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Turkish jets attack IS Syria targets

BBC - Sat, 2015-08-29 05:20
Turkish fighter jets attack Islamic State group targets in Syria for the first time, the Turkish foreign ministry says.

Passengers trapped after bus crashes

BBC - Sat, 2015-08-29 05:17
Two bus passengers are trapped and a further 10 are injured when a bus crashes into a tree in east London.

VIDEO: Minute's silence for Shoreham dead

BBC - Sat, 2015-08-29 04:51
Memorial events are being held to mark one week since the Shoreham air crash in which 11 people are thought to have died.

Northants beat Bears to reach final

BBC - Sat, 2015-08-29 04:49
Richard Levi hits an unbeaten 63 as Northants beat Birmingham Bears to reach the T20 Blast final at Edgbaston.

Texas Sheriff's Deputy Gunned Down At Gas Station

NPR News - Sat, 2015-08-29 04:41

A man walked up behind Darren Goforth as he was gassing up his patrol car and fired several shots into the deputy. A manhunt has been launched for the killer.

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Migrant truck death accused in court

BBC - Sat, 2015-08-29 04:29
Three Bulgarians and an Afghan appear in court in Hungary in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants found in the back of a lorry in Austria.

VIDEO: Farah completes historic double

BBC - Sat, 2015-08-29 03:57
Great Britain's Mo Farah completes a historic 'triple-double' with victory in the 5,000m at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing.

The Sounds Of A Murder: News Or Not?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-08-29 03:54

Here's how NPR thought through whether the gunshots that killed two TV journalists should be replayed on the radio and online.

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A Decade After Flood's Devastation, Love Keeps New Orleans Afloat

NPR News - Sat, 2015-08-29 03:50

New Orleans lost much since Hurricane Katrina, and the failed levees that flooded the city. But Gwen Thompkins says the passions that survived the flood kept her city alive too.

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Reading crowd's 'chilled' reaction to headliners Mumford & Sons

BBC - Sat, 2015-08-29 03:46
Music fans give their verdict on Mumford & Sons' headlining the traditionally rock music festival at Reading.

50 Percent Off A College Education? Not Such A Good Deal After All

NPR News - Sat, 2015-08-29 03:28

Why so many private colleges are giving out massive discounts.

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No More Standing By The Spigot: Messaging App Alerts Water Availability

NPR News - Sat, 2015-08-29 03:03

A startup in India — where an aging, ad hoc system limits water availability — is using text messages to let people know when their faucets should work, so they don't waste hours awaiting the deluge.

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Defoe hits back at PA ad criticism

BBC - Sat, 2015-08-29 02:54
Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe hits back at criticism levelled at him following his advert for a personal assistant.

HSBC 'working to fix' missing payments

BBC - Sat, 2015-08-29 02:50
HSBC says payments delayed by an IT glitch "should be processed today" - despite previously saying the issue would be fixed on Friday night.

For Inca Road Builders, Extreme Terrain Was No Obstacle

NPR News - Sat, 2015-08-29 02:49

A new exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian highlights the engineering prowess of the Inca, whose great road once spanned mountains, deserts and forests in 6 South American countries.

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VIDEO: Egypt verdict 'a dangerous message'

BBC - Sat, 2015-08-29 02:46
The conviction of three al-Jazeera journalists by an Egyptian court "sends a dangerous message", lawyer Amal Clooney says.

Egyptian Court Sentences 3 Al-Jazeera Journalists To 3 Years In Prison

NPR News - Sat, 2015-08-29 01:57

Saturday's ruling in Cairo is the latest twist in a long-running trial which was criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.

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De Bruyne to have Man City medical

BBC - Sat, 2015-08-29 01:46
Kevin de Bruyne is set to have a medical at Manchester City before a club-record move to the Premier League side.

Martinez critical of Stones pursuit

BBC - Sat, 2015-08-29 01:37
Everton manager Roberto Martinez says Chelsea cannot "click their fingers" and buy England defender John Stones.

VIDEO: McKellen: Fight not over on gay rights

BBC - Sat, 2015-08-29 01:31
Actor Sir Ian McKellen has played a variety of amazing parts in his career, but one role he has always held dear in his personal life is as a gay rights campaigner.

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