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'Dozens killed' in CAR mine collapse

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 04:14
At least 25 people have died in the collapse of a rebel-held gold mine in the southern Central African Republic, officials say.

Russian Convoy Leaves Ukraine After Reportedly Delivering Aid

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 04:12

Kiev and Moscow confirm that the convoy, which crossed the border into rebel-held territory on Friday without permission, is exiting Ukrainian territory.

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VIDEO: SpaceX rocket explodes during testing

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 03:52
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded shortly after lift-off on Friday at the company's site in McGregor, Texas.

Three in court over city shooting

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 03:49
Three prominent loyalists appear in court charged with the attempted murder of two men in north Belfast earlier this week.

Buying '£1,300 cheaper than renting'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 03:41
First-time buyers save £1,300 a year by taking out a mortgage rather than renting, according to Britain's largest lender, the Halifax.

VIDEO: Israel continues Gaza air strikes

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 03:35
Air strikes on targets in the Gaza Strip have continued following the death of a four-year-old Israeli killed in a mortar attack. as Quentin Somerville reports.

Freckleton Air Disaster memorial

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 03:32
A memorial service takes place to mark the 70th anniversary of an aeroplane crash on a Lancashire village which killed 61 people.

U.S. Continues Airstrikes Against Islamic State

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 03:32

Journalist James Foley was killed this week by the Islamic State. Will airstrikes be enough to hold back the militants? CNN's Peter Bergen talks with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Nashville To African-Americans: Join Your Police Department!

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 03:32

In the wake of the protests in Ferguson, law enforcement officials around the country are trying to figure out how to lay the groundwork for peaceful collaborations between police and citizens.

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Borders Close As Ebola Spreads In West Africa

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 03:32

Nearly 1,500 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, and more nations in the region are closing their borders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the epidemic.

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Antarctic Lakes, Rivers, Wetlands — All Under A Kilometer Of Ice

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 03:32

Biologists have discovered what may be the largest unexplored ecosystem on earth, and it's all hidden under the Antarctic ice sheet. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the lead scientist, Brent Christner.

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Doctor: Ebola Fatality Rate Running At 70 Percent

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 03:32

Dr. Gabriel Fitzpatrick has been treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone with Doctors Without Borders. He spoke with NPR's Scott Simon about what the news of two cured Americans means for his efforts.

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Mackay faces fresh text allegations

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 03:15
Malky Mackay is facing fresh allegations about text messages he is claimed to have shared with Iain Moody while Cardiff boss.

Life Goes On, Even With The Spectre Of Ebola

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 03:03

Ebola-stricken West Point is typically described as a slum in Liberia's capital city. That is true. But it is also a place of natural beauty and strong spirits.

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Bottas quickest in final practice

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 02:34
Williams' Valtteri Bottas sets the pace from Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo in a wet-dry final practice at the Belgian Grand Prix.

New Zealand cruise to record victory

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 02:08
New Zealand secure a bonus point in a record 51-20 win over Australia in the second round of the Rugby Championship.

Coach children made ill by fumes

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 02:04
School children on a church trip are treated for the effects of fume inhalation after falling ill on a coach.

AUDIO: How well does comedy travel?

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 01:47
How well does stand up comedy travel outside the US and UK?

Motorcyclist dies in road crash

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 01:46
A motorcyclist dies following a crash on the A465 in Monmouthshire.

VIDEO: Stand up paddle boarding takes off

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 01:40
BBC Breakfast's Mike Bushell tries out stand up paddle boarding ahead of the national water sports festival to see why it has become so popular.
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