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Sainsbury's sees sales drop again

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 23:45
Sainsbury's says it expects the market to "remain challenging for the foreseeable future" after reporting a drop in like-for-like sales for a fifth consecutive quarter.

Jack Bruce tribute gig for hospices

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 23:38
Musical stars are turning out for a tribute gig to Cream's Jack Bruce, and children's hospices will benefit from the money raised.

In Intense Desert Training, A Dozen Women Fight For Place On Front Lines

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-16 23:22

The Marines are being tested in California's Mojave Desert to see if they have what it takes to serve in infantry units. Injuries in earlier training kept another dozen women from getting that far.

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A New Community Rises In The West Bank ... And It's Not Israeli

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-16 23:21

Much of the new building in the territory involves Jewish settlements. The Palestinians now have a new city, but the project has been slowed because until recently Israel did not allow a water hookup.

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Modi concern over India nun rape

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 23:18
Indian PM Narendra Modi voices concern over attacks on a nun and a church and demands 'immediate action' against the perpetrators.

Are Humans Really Headed To Mars Anytime Soon?

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-16 23:17

Public passion is all well and good, but it will take more than big talk to get to Mars by 2025, space specialists say. Even several rockets-worth of cash won't easily solve the technical challenges.

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US official to meet Gerry Adams

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 23:03
A US State Department official is to meet Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams on St Patrick's Day in Washington DC.

VIDEO: 'My sons did not kill Boris Nemtsov'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 22:52
Two and a half weeks on from the murder of a key Russian opposition politician, Boris Nemtsov, five Chechen men are in custody, but very few details of the investigation have emerged.

Trio guilty of Burma 'Buddha insult'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 22:44
A New Zealander and two Burmese men are found guilty of insulting religion in Myanmar over a poster promoting a drinks event depicting Buddha with headphones.

Derbyshire sign Sri Lanka's Dilshan

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 22:42
Derbyshire sign veteran Sri Lanka batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan for two spells with the club in the 2015 season.

VIDEO: Tackling extremism in French prisons

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 22:38
The French government is pushing forward a series of measures designed to counter Islamic extremism in the country's prisons.

NI parades to mark St Patrick's Day

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 22:23
Thousands of people are expected to attend St Patrick's Day parades in towns and cities across Northern Ireland on Tuesday.