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Red Sea shark attack kills tourist

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-22 04:58
A 52-year-old German tourist is killed in a shark attack off an Egyptian Red Sea resort, police say, the first such death in five years.

Terry Pratchett pub sign unveiled

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-22 04:56
A pub sign commemorating the work of fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett, is unveiled in Somerset.

Fire tackled at Hunterston coal port

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-22 04:39
At least 10 fire engines are in attendance at a large fire at the Hunterston coal port in Ayrshire.

Farah sets Euro half marathon best

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-22 04:38
Mo Farah sets a new European record and becomes the first Briton to break 60 minutes in winning the Lisbon half marathon.

36 grass fires started in 30 hours

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-22 04:22
Firefighters tackle 36 deliberately started grass fires in just 30 hours over the weekend putting livestock at risk.

Salmond predicts vote-by-vote deal

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-22 04:15
Alex Salmond predicts a "vote by vote arrangement" between a minority Labour government and the SNP is the most likely outcome of the election.

Gen. Allen: Iran's Involvement Complicates Anti-ISIS Effort

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-22 03:59

Host Rachel Martin speaks with reporter Teri Schultz about her exclusive interview with Gen. John Allen, the man charged with U.S. efforts to counter the self-described Islamic State.

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William Electric Black Tackles Gun Violence In 5 Ambitious Plays

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-22 03:59

William Electric Black, the first African American writer for Sesame Street and winner of several Emmys, has a new project: a five-play cycle on gun violence.

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Putin Critics Said To Be On Russian 'Kill List'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-22 03:59

After the killing in Moscow of an opponent of President Vladimir Putin, other opposition figures in Russia are said to be on a hit list. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Corey Flintoff in Moscow.

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Ted Cruz Reportedly Set To Announce Presidential Bid

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-22 03:59

The firebrand Texas senator is expected to bypass an exploratory committee and launch directly into the campaign for the Republican party nomination.

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Elderly woman in hospital after fire

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-22 03:51
An elderly woman is taken to hospital following a fire at sheltered housing complex in the Scottish Borders.

VIDEO: Flowers placed on Richard III coffin

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-22 03:41
A ceremony marking the start of Richard III's reburial is held at the University of Leicester.

Clarkson: BBC comment was 'a joke'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-22 03:39
Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson says expletive-filled comments he made criticising the BBC last week were meant as a joke.

Six arrested after synagogue attack

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-22 03:30
Six men are arrested after they forced their way into a synagogue in north London, attacking a man as he tried to stop them.

Man in 70s dies in farm accident

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-22 03:26
A man, believed to be in his 70s, dies in an accident in a farm near Strangford in County Down.

Cook fails on first-class return

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-22 03:21
England Test captain Alastair Cook is dismissed for just three playing for the MCC against Yorkshire in Abu Dhabi.

Appeal after man dies on bypass

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-22 03:18
Police are appealing for witnesses following the death of a pedestrian who was in a collision with a car in Gwynedd.

Climate change 'big threat to China'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-22 03:10
Climate change could harm crop yields and the environment in China, says the country's top meteorologist, in a rare official admission.

VIDEO: Farage: 'I have been ruthless'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-22 03:08
Nigel Farage tells the BBC that he has been "utterly ruthless" when it comes to UKIP candidates who have "stepped over the line".

'How Unromantic It Is To Die Of Tuberculosis In The 21st Century'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-22 03:03

That's what a patient in Russia said a few years ago. In fact, 1.5 million people do die of the airborne infection each year. Here's what the world needs to do to fight this generally curable scourge.

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