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Blackrock outlines Yes vote 'risks'

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 05:15
The world's biggest investment fund manager says Scottish independence would bring "major uncertainties, costs and risks," for Scotland and the rest of the UK.

VIDEO: Obamas visit Great Wall of China

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 04:35
US First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters visit the Great Wall of China on the fourth day of their week-long visit to the country.

Pistorius trial extended to mid-May

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 04:19
The trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend, will now run until mid-May after both sides agree to an extension.

Labour mustn't be too clever - MP

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 04:13
A Labour MP warns the party is trying to be "too clever" and urges Ed Miliband to be "much clearer" with voters.

Massive Mudslide Kills 4 In Washington State

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 04:12

The mudslide also cut off part of State Route 530. On Sunday, seven people had been rescued and about 18 were still unaccounted for.

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Man charged in river murder inquiry

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 04:11
A 28-year-old man is charged with murder after the body of a 45-year-old man was discovered partially submerged in a Cardiff river.

Charity ride cyclist killed in crash

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 04:10
A cyclist killed in a crash with a car in Kent was on a 24-hour fund-raising bike ride for the mental health charity Mind, it emerges.

Poet's great-uncle's chapel grant

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 04:00
An 18th Century chapel where the great-uncle of poet Dylan Thomas preached is set to be restored to its former glory.

New Test Improves Detection Of Performance-Enhancing Drugs

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 04:00

A group of scientists has developed a doping test 1,000 times more sensitive than those currently used. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with lead researcher Daniel Armstrong about how the test works.

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1994 Colosio Assasination Was Start Of Mexico's Catastrophic Year

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 04:00

In late March of 1994, Mexico's leading presidential candidate was assassinated by a gunman. Conspiracy theories about his death still abound.

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Congressmen Are Bullish On The Borderlands

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 04:00

The U.S.-Mexico border isn't just about immigration. Local politicians in El Paso, Texas, say their city is misunderstood. Being located across the river from Mexico is part of their potential.

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Michelle Obama Convenes 'First Wives Club' In China

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 04:00

Michelle Obama is making an official visit to China — but it's not supposed to be political. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with writer Evan Osnos in Beijing about the geo-politics of her vacation.

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The Lingering Legacy Of The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 04:00

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondents Jeff Brady and Debbie Elliott about the accident and the lessons learned.

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Some Crimeans Dread The Switch To Russian Rule

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 04:00

In Crimea, everything from the time zone to the currency is changing under Russian rule. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with resident Maxim Kornilov about his decision to leave the country.

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Pope Names Former Victim To Sex Abuse Panel

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 04:00

Pope Francis has named a woman who was molested as a child by a priest to be part of a panel to help the Church address the sexual abuse of minors.

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Ukraine Crisis Expected To Dominate Obama's Europe Trip

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 04:00

President Obama leaves for a four-nation trip Sunday night. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with correspondent Ari Shapiro about what's on the president's travel agenda.

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'Puppy love' leads to wedding bells

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 03:53
A couple say "puppy love" led them to tie the knot after their guide dogs "fell for each other" at a training camp.

Satellite Spots More Potential Debris, But Still No Sure Sign Of Plane

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 03:43

A French satellite spotted objects of interest near the spot where authorities think Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing. Expeditions for similar objects have come up empty.

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Man left blind after street attack

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 03:38
A 31-year-old man is left blind in one eye after being seriously injured in an attack by a group of people.

Church auctions forgotten painting

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 03:12
A painting found at the back of a cupboard is to be auctioned to help pay for a new church in Surrey.

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