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VIDEO: Glastonbury's recycling mountain

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 06:45
Andrew Plant takes a look at the amount of rubbish generated at Glastonbury every day and the efforts to recycle as much as possible.

VIDEO: Who owns the Banksy in Cheltenham?

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 06:35
Campaigners have been trying to stop a Banksy work, known as Spy Booth, being removed in Cheltenham.

Murder police appeal for witnesses

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 06:15
Detectives investigating the death of a man who was killed in "an extremely vicious attack" in Swindon appeal for witnesses to get in touch.

Funeral for Guildford Four's Conlon

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 06:14
The funeral takes place in Belfast for Gerry Conlon, who was wrongly convicted of the 1974 Guildford IRA pub bombings in Surrey, England.

Suspect In Benghazi Attacks Now On U.S. Soil, Pleads Not Guilty

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 06:05

Khattala made a brief appearance at a federal courthouse in Washington, D.C. He is facing charges in connection to the attacks that left four Americans dead.

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Man, 18, killed in one-vehicle crash

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 05:52
An 18-year-old man from Belcoo is killed in a one-vehicle crash in County Fermanagh.

Report Blames 'Corrosive Culture' For Problems In VA System

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 05:11

President Obama received the report on Veterans Affairs Saturday. It said the "corrosive culture" led to personnel problems that affected the timeliness of health care.

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New clashes test Ukraine ceasefire

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 05:05
A ceasefire in eastern Ukraine comes under increasing strain amid fresh clashes between government forces and pro-Russia separatists.

Man in hospital after 24-hour hunt

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 04:58
A 60-year-old man remains under police guard at the Royal Cornwall Hospital following a 24-hour armed police hunt in Widegates near Looe.

VIDEO: Bobby Womack dies aged 70

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 04:45
The American soul singer and songwriter Bobby Womack has died at the age of 70.

Several dead in north Nigeria blast

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 04:32
At least 10 people have been killed and 14 injured in an explosion in the northern Nigerian city of Bauchi, police say.

BT apologises for broadband problem

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 04:19
BT apologises after "many" users in the UK had problems connecting to the internet, but says the issue has now been resolved.

Golden Gate Bridge Board Approves Funding For Suicide Barrier

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 04:17

Since the iconic bridge opened in 1937, some 1,600 people have jumped to their deaths. A record 46 committed suicide off the bridge last year.

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Four charged with IRA membership

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 04:11
Four Belfast men are remanded in custody charged with IRA membership and other offences.

Tackling Sexual Assault On Campus With Comedy

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 04:03

"The fault in our schools," Comedy Central's Jon Stewart suggests, is that rape culture still exists on many American college campuses.

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Kerry Urges Mideast Leaders To Contain ISIS

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 03:49

The U.S. can't do much in Iraq without support from the Saudis, Emiratis and other regional players, as international correspondent Jackie Northam tells NPR's Scott Simon.

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Golden Gate Bridge To Get Suicide Net

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 03:49

San Francisco officials approved $76 million to install suicide prevention nets around the Golden Gate Bridge. NPR's Scott Simon notes that last year a record 46 people jumped to their deaths.

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Region's Leaders Promise To Protect Iraq's Holy Sites

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 03:49

Last week, Iran's president vowed to protect Shiite holy sites in Iraq, but will that be possible in the midst of a civil war? NPR's Scott Simon talks to Karim Hendili, an Arab specialist for UNESCO.

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Sarajevo Celebrates WWI Centennial With Joy And The Macabre

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 03:49

Saturday marks 100 years since the Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent Ari Shapiro about how Sarajevans are commemorating the event.

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In Argentina, Pope Francis' Legacy Is Complex

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 03:49

The pope was a young priest during his nation's "Dirty War." Journalist Alma Guillermoprieto talks with NPR's Scott Simon about Francis' controversial history and her article "Francis's Holy War."

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