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Magical Girl wins top film award

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 07:05
Magical Girl wins best picture at Spain's San Sebastian film festival while its director Carlos Vermut also picks up the best director award.

Kwiatkowski wins road world title

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 07:03
Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski wins the World Championships road race in Spain after breaking clear with four miles to go.

Wales offered tax-varying powers

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 06:56
Wales is to be offered more flexible income tax-varying powers following a U-turn by the UK government.

Gay Pride march held in Serbia

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 06:56
Serbia holds a Gay Pride march in the capital Belgrade amid massive security - an event that was called off for several years due to violence.

Facebook Requires Real Names. What Does That Mean For Drag Queens?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 06:56

Dozens of queens' profiles were deactivated recently because they used stage names. Facebook says requiring real names curbs abuse, but LGBT groups say it's restricting — for drag queens and others.

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With Savvy And New-Age Speeches, A First Couple Runs Nicaragua

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 06:53

Daniel Ortega is not the bombastic revolutionary of years past. He's toned down the rhetoric and his wife runs day-to-day operations. Critics say it's not unlike the regime he toppled 30 years ago.

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Air France pilots end long strike

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 06:47
Air France pilots call off a strike that has lasted for two weeks and cost the airline hundreds of millions of euros.

Turkey Signals Willingness To Join Coalition Against ISIS

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 06:46

Saying his country will do "whatever is needed" to help fight the extremist group ISIS, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has reached what media are calling "a point of determination."

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Japan volcano rescue finds 31 bodies

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 06:35
The bodies of 31 hikers are found near the peak of Japan's Mount Ontake as rescuers search for those missing since Saturday's sudden volcanic eruption.

What Drives Abortion: The Law or Income?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 06:25

About 5 million women worldwide are admitted to hospitals each year because of complications after an abortion. But the key to stopping these injuries may have nothing to with changing the law.

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Jailed Jayalalitha successor named

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 06:12
The party of India's jailed controversial politician Jayaram Jayalalitha names O. Panneerselvam to succeed her as chief minister of Tamil Nadu.

With The End In Sight, Holder Reflects On His Legacy

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 06:12

Attorney General Eric Holder tells NPR's Carrie Johnson that he's sorry his parents couldn't see Obama's tribute to him on Thursday — and that his greatest regret hit home on a visit to Newtown.

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RAF drafted in for Alice search

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 06:00
The RAF is drafted in to help with the search for missing Alice Gross, as runners taking part in the Ealing Half Marathon wear yellow ribbons in support.

It's been a very tough week - Murray

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 05:57
An emotional Andy Murray praises the support of his family as he secured the Shenzhen Open after a "very tough week".

VIDEO: Mr and Mrs Clooney step out in Venice

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 05:44
Hollywood actor George Clooney has shown off his wife, Amal Alamuddin, the day after the couple married in Venice.

Hong Kong Police Use Tear Gas On Large Pro-Democracy Protest

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 05:36

Video footage from earlier in the day showed protesters using umbrellas to try to deflect pepper spray and water cannons as officers attempted to disperse the crowd.

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Bellingham to stop cancer treatment

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 05:30
Actress and TV presenter Lynda Bellingham says she has chosen to stop chemotherapy for cancer in November "in order to pass away by the end of January".

Reporter's Notebook: In Eastern Ukraine, A Bellicose Mood Prevails

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 05:04

On a return trip to eastern Ukraine, NPR's Eleanor Beardsley found a ceasefire that feels shaky and separatists who are full of swagger and determined to press their fight for independence.

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VIDEO: Tory predicts UKIP Clacton 'walkover'

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 04:51
David Davis says the Clacton by-election for a previous Tory seat "looks like it is going to be a walkover" for UKIP.

PM defends Iraq air strike strategy

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 04:49
David Cameron defends efforts to combat Islamic State militants in Iraq using air strikes, saying the UK's military approach is not "simplistic" but part of a comprehensive strategy.
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