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Portugal ex-PM held over tax fraud

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 05:24
The former prime minister of Portugal, Jose Socrates, has been arrested in Lisbon as part of an investigation into money-laundering and bribery.

Diplomats Look To Solve Iran's Nuclear Issue As Deadline Nears

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-22 05:22

More diplomats are joining the discussions this weekend, hoping to broker a deal to ease years of disputes over Iran's nuclear program.

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Balcony collapse victims named

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 05:12
Two Polish men who died after a balcony collapsed in west London on Friday are named as Tomasz Procko, 22, and Karol Szymanski, 29.

101 non-emergency number restored

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 04:38
The 101 non-emergency number for police forces across Wales is restored following a technical fault.

West 'seeks Russia regime change'

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 04:26
Western sanctions against Russia over its role in Ukraine are aimed at forcing regime change in Moscow, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says.

Shots are fired at house in city

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 04:25
Police are investigating reports that shots were fired at a house in Londonderry on Friday night.

Police and NHS phone lines 'restored'

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 04:21
Non-emergency police and health phone numbers are working again following technical problems, telecommunications company Vodafone says.

Iraq troops battle IS in Ramadi

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 04:18
Iraq's army launches an operation to retake parts of Ramadi in Anbar province, a major city largely controlled by Islamic State militants.

Breaking Bad spin-off to air in February

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 03:59
The show will debut in the US with Netflix streaming it across Europe shortly after.

Non-emergency calls hit by glitch

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 03:57
Some callers are facing problems getting through to police and NHS 24 on the non-emergency phone numbers 101 and 111.

Oman Recalls Its Trade Empire With Hand-Built Boats

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-22 03:51

The country of Oman once ran a vast maritime trading network. Today, a group there devotes itself to preserving that legacy by recreating the traditional boats that sailed the seas back then.

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Asians Benefit, Not Just Latinos, From Obama's Immigration Action

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-22 03:51

President Obama used executive action this week to reshape the country's immigration system. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Karthick Ramakrishnan of the University of California about the new policies.

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Obama Grandmother Continues Life's Work Of Educating Young Kenyans

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-22 03:51

Sarah Obama, 94, received an award from the United Nations on Wednesday, and hopes to raise money during the trip to build a school and hospital in her home village.

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Starfish Illness Harms Other Sea Creatures

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-22 03:51

Starfish in the Pacific northwest are being decimated by what's called wasting disease. Researcher Drew Harvell tells NPR's Scott Simon that warming seas are making it worse.

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Shoveling Off To Buffalo Promises A Snowy Holiday Challenge

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-22 03:51

While snowed-in Buffalo, N.Y. digs out, some Buffaloans are trying to figure out how to get home for Thanksgiving. That includes college students preparing for a difficult drive.

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In Las Vegas, Obama Sells His Immigration Plan

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-22 03:51

President Obama has begun to try to sell the American public on his controversial executive action on immigration. He started Friday, with a visit to Del Sol High School in Las Vegas.

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London's Mayor Calls U.S. Tax Bill 'Outrageous'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-22 03:51

NPR's Scott Simon explains the controversy London Mayor Boris Johnson waded into recently. He's a U.S. citizen, and the Internal Revenue Service says he owes them taxes.

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Tensions In Ferguson Simmer As Grand Jury Meets

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-22 03:51

A grand jury decision on whether Officer Darren Wilson will face charges for killing Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. may be near. The grand jury met behind closed doors Friday.

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Bank fines should go to NHS - Labour

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 03:36
A billion pounds raised from banking fines in the UK should be spent on the NHS, Labour's shadow chancellor Ed Balls says in a speech.

Wheelie bin fire death man named

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 03:21
A man found following a wheelie bin fire on North Tyneside is named as Darren Robson from Whitley Bay.