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Pope praises Jordan as tour begins

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 07:13
Pope Francis praises Jordan for its "generous welcome" to Syrian refugees at the start of a three-day visit to the Middle East.

Tech Week: Baby Photos Online, Facebook V. Shazam, Ebay's Fail

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 07:04

Also in the week's tech headlines, cops are wearing video cameras in New Orleans, a new GIF-making camera is available on Kickstarter and IBM's in trouble.

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China tries to block Xinjiang blast memorial

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 06:58
China tries to block mourning for Xinjiang blast

Second Summer Post-Sandy, Jersey Shore Hopes For Tourist Boom

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 06:38

Memorial Day weekend kicks off the tourism season on the Jersey Shore, an area that's still rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy. At last, homeowners and businesses say, things are looking up.

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WRU explains league restructure

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 06:37
The Welsh Rugby Union contacts each member club to address concerns over its plan to restructure the Welsh League next season.

Militants attack Somali parliament

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 06:22
At least 10 people are reported killed as al-Shabab militants attack parliament in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

Wind turbine plan is overturned

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 06:21
Plans for a wind turbine at a Powys beauty spot are overturned after a businessman challenged a council decision in the High Court.

Conservatives Brainstorm To Win Voters In The Middle

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 06:11

Election watchers say Republicans could take control of the Senate in 2014, but to guarantee a win, some conservatives are floating ideas to broaden the party's appeal to the middle class.

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Warning issued of more heavy rain

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 05:50
Forecasters upgrade a yellow warning of heavy rain and thunder for much of Wales and southern and central Britain.

Rugby brings fresh M4 tolls delays

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 05:45
Motorway traffic into Wales is facing delays for a second day, partly due to the Heineken Cup Final in Cardiff later.

Rosberg takes controversial pole

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 05:42
Nico Rosberg beats Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to pole position at the Monaco Grand Prix in controversial circumstances.

Pakistan's Prime Minister Will Attend India's Narendra Modi's Swearing In

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 05:41

This is a historic first for two countries with strained ties. Nawaz Sharif will also meet with Modi for bilateral talks following the ceremony.

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Lie test courses for probation staff

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 05:38
Probation officers in England and Wales are to be trained to carry out compulsory lie detector tests on sex offenders, the Ministry of Justice says.

Prince makes Leeds concert debut

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 05:21
Pop star Prince makes his first ever appearance in Leeds, as part of his Hit and Run tour.

Ultras united: Fans rally for Ukraine

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 04:49
How the revolution brought Ukrainian football rivals together

Gates open for Radio 1's Big Weekend

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 04:36
Fifty thousand fans are expected at Glasgow Green over the next two days for the station's free music festival.

NHS staff form 'Yes' campaign group

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 04:27
About 100 health service staff form a new group to campaign for a "Yes" vote in September's referendum.

Man denies attacking father's killer

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 04:12
A west Belfast man appears in court accused of attacking his father's killer.

VIDEO: Pope greets BBC's Bowen on plane

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 03:54
Pope Francis took the time to meet the reporters accompanying him as he travels to the Middle East.

Ultra-Nationalist Party Surges In Hungary

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 03:47

Hungary's far-right Jobbik party is expected to win a quarter of the country's seats in upcoming EU elections. The country is also experiencing growing anti-Semitism that has Jewish leaders worried.

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