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McGuinness urges dissident ceasefire

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 09:36
Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness urges dissident republicans, on the IRA ceasefire 20th anniversary, to "take that same step into politics and away from conflict".

VIDEO: Paris building demolished in blast

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 09:10
Four people have been killed and eleven others injured after an explosion rocked a four-storey building in Rosny-sous-Bois, Paris on Sunday morning.

Gaza's Shattered Airport, Once A Symbol Of Sovereignty

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 08:46

The sad spectacle of Gaza's bombed-out airport doesn't deter Palestinians from hoping to someday have another airport of their own.

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Diver, 41, dies after quarry rescue

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 08:22
One diver dies and two others are treated in hospital after an incident at a disused quarry in Gwynedd.

Iceland issues new volcano alert

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 08:17
Iceland issues an aviation alert after a fresh lava eruption from a fissure near the Bardarbunga volcano, but the warning is later lowered.

The stories behind five deadline-day panic buys

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 07:42
From falling asleep at the airport to paying over the odds, we look at five transfers with more than a hint of panic about them.

Rebels Reportedly Seize Part Of U.S. Embassy Compound In Tripoli

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 07:39

A YouTube video shows a large group of men occupying a building that the U.S. ambassador to Libya says appears to be the embassy's residential annex.

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Hong Kong Activists Protest China's Control Of Leadership Vote

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 07:04

People in the former British colony are angered that a vote for the territory's next chief executive will be from a list of candidates hand-pickled by Beijing.

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Putin Calls For Talks To Consider Statehood For Southeastern Ukraine

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 06:06

The Russian leader said "substantive, meaningful talks" were needed to decide the outcome in the region, while a spokesman clarified that the region should remain part of Ukraine.

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How 'Sassy' Came To Mean Something Both Sweet And Sour

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 06:05

Since the new Lifetime show Girlfriend Intervention has resurrected the tired old cliche of the "sassy black woman," one black woman decided "sassy" needed some scrutiny.

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