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Man charged over assault rifle find

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 06:56
A man is to appear in court charged with having a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life, after police recovered an assault rifle in west Belfast.

VIDEO: Alan Henning memorial held

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 06:55
Family and friends of murdered aid worker Alan Henning attended a private service at Eccles Parish Church in Eccles, Greater Manchester.

Ebola 'stable' in Guinea - WHO

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 06:33
The deadly Ebola outbreak is now "stable" in Guinea, the country where the latest crisis began, the World Health Organization says.

Pro-indy newspaper details revealed

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 06:17
Details are released of a pilot which could lead to a new daily, pro-independence newspaper for Scotland.

Shops to hide 'sexual' front pages

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 06:09
Tesco and Waitrose are to change the way they display newspapers because of concerns that children are being exposed to sexualised content.

Highway Bandits Steal Blood Believed To Contain Ebola Virus

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-22 06:08

A roadway robbery in Guinea resulted in an alarming haul this week, as thieves made off with cash, personal items – and a batch of Red Cross blood samples.

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Rosberg beats Hamilton to pole

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 05:51
Nico Rosberg beat Lewis Hamilton to pole position at the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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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