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Hong Kong Protesters Renew Push For Electoral Reform

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 05:43

Although turnout was far short of what activists had hoped for, demonstration leaders have promised nightly vigils to push for direct elections for the territory's next chief executive.

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Runaway mum will 'never give up'

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-14 05:26
A mother who went on the run with her three-year-old son for more than two weeks says she will never give up on trying to keep her "beautiful baby".

VIDEO: A redhead emoji, Diego Maradona's grandson and more trends of the week

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-14 05:16
A redhead emoji and more trends of the week

Science Fair Winner Designs Device To Cut Virus Spread On Planes

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 05:03

When 17-year-old Raymond Wang read about how easily some diseases spread on planes, he thought airlines could do better. So he went to work — and won $75,000 at the international science fair.

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South African Court Orders Sudan's President Detained For War Crimes

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 04:51

The court's decision to prevent visiting President Omar Hassan al-Bashir from leaving the country is at odds with the South African leader's promise of immunity.

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For Yemen's Ex-President, A Five-Star Exile With No End In Sight

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 04:25

Talks to resolve the conflict in Yemen begin Monday in Geneva. Yemen's ousted president and his former ministers are hoping it will lead to a return to their homeland.

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Philae comet lander wakes up

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-14 04:11
The European Space Agency says its comet lander, Philae, has woken up and contacted Earth.

Haskins ready for world stage

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-14 04:11
IBF interim bantamweight champion Lee Haskins says he will fight anyone in the division after his stunning victory over Ryosuke Iwasa.

Israel Bringing Its Years Of Desalination Experience To California

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 04:09

After decades of work, Israel now gets about a quarter of its water from the sea. But experts say desalination is not a magic bullet, and conservation and infrastructure fixes are also needed.

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Fifa official issues Blatter warning

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-14 04:03
The man tasked with leading Fifa out of its latest crisis appears to warn president Sepp Blatter not to rethink resigning.

Murder suspect's workplaces attacked

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-14 04:01
A Turkish barber's shop and a bar in west Belfast where a man charged with murdering a young boxer worked, have both been attacked and damaged.

Stamos arrested for drink driving

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-14 03:57
Full House actor John Stamos has been arrested for driving under the influence in Los Angeles, California.

10 Dead, Zoo Animals Loose As Flooding Hits Tbilisi

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 03:52

The rising waters wrecked the animals' enclosures, sending tigers, lions, bears, wolves and at least one hippo into the streets of the Georgian capital.

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Brutal Attacks On Nuns Puts India's Christians On Edge

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 03:42

Despite a rash of attacks in recent weeks, Christians in India seem more willing to believe that the crimes were committed by thugs than Hindu religious extremists.

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Female Scientists Unleash Comedic Revenge At #Distractinglysexy

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 03:42

After the sexist comments of Nobel Prize-winning British scientist Tim Hunt went viral, female scientists staged a counterblow on social media.

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U.S. May Send Tanks And Infantry Vehicles To Eastern Europe

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 03:42

The Pentagon is seeking approval for a plan to put heavy weaponry into countries on the border with Russia. NPR's Rachel Martin and correspondent Tom Bowman discuss the proposal.

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Hot Jazz, Cool Teacher: How One New Orleans Man Fosters Greatness

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 03:42

For struggling students, music can often be what keeps them going. The same is true for this New Orleans band director.

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Clinton Picks A Park With No Ceiling, Glass Or Otherwise, For Launch

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 03:42

At her first major campaign rally Saturday, Hillary Clinton struck a populist tone, pushing for a more inclusive economy and policies such as paid family leave and equal pay for women.

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Injured Boult ruled out of tour

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-14 03:32
New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult is ruled out of the rest of their tour of England with a back injury.

Pakistan reverses closure of charity

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-14 03:28
Pakistan suspends a decision to close the national branch of Save the Children, in a move welcomed by the charity.