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Developers Continue Push To Make Virtual Reality Mainstream

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 04:08

As virtual reality becomes more lifelike and the technology more consumer friendly, developers continue to push it as the new heart of the video game and movie experience.

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For Women's Day, Group Takes A Messge To The Vatican

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 04:08

To mark International Women's Day, the Vatican is opening its doors to a group of women pushing for a greater role in the Catholic Church. The organizers hope to raise issues of church inequality.

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Obama Evokes The 'Eternal Struggle' In Selma

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 04:08

President Obama was in Selma, Ala., for the anniversary of the voting rights march Saturday. Thousands came out to celebrate the moment.

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GOP Hopefuls Do A Balancing Act At Ag Summit

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 04:08

A parade of Republican presidential hopefuls took turns blasting the Obama administration but showed their differences on energy subsidies at the Iowa Agriculture Summit in Des Moines Saturday.

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Selma Mayor: 'An Awesome Time For Our City'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 04:08

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the mayor of Selma, Ala., George Patrick Evans, about the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and how the small city is dealing with the international attention.

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Obama In Selma: 'The Race Is Not Yet Won'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 04:08

President Obama, declaring in Selma, Ala., that the "march is not yet over," joined other dignitaries to mark the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and honor veterans of the civil rights movement.

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Dementia care home dog up for award

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-08 03:45
A dog credited with transforming the lives of residents of a dementia care home is nominated for an award at Crufts.

Industrial fire blazes for 14 hours

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-08 03:40
A fire blazes for 14 hours at a Cumbrian industrial estate as 60 firefighters battle to bring it under control.

Sheen: 'NHS values being undermined'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-08 03:38
Actor Michael Sheen says the core values of the NHS are being undermined by party politics.

Maxwell hits ton in Australia win

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-08 03:38
Glenn Maxwell hits the second-fastest century in World Cup history as Australia beat Sri Lanka by 64 runs to reach the last eight.

Russia relations prickly - Hammond

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-08 03:23
The UK and Russia will continue to have a "prickly relationship" with no clear change in Vladimir Putin's intentions towards Ukraine, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.

First female bishop to be installed

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-08 03:21
The first female bishop in the Church of England will be installed at Chester Cathedral later.

Boys aged 13 and 14 killed in crash

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-08 03:17
Two boys aged 13 and 14 are killed when a car they are travelling in leaves the road and hits a tree "at speed" in Leeds.

Efforts to refloat grounded ship

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-08 03:08
Efforts are being made to refloat a 91m cargo ship which ran aground at Corpach on the west coast of Scotland.

Why China's Pollution Could Be Behind Our Cold, Snowy Winters

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 03:03

A video from NASA shows how air pollution moves around the world. So what happens when emissions from Asia blow across the Pacific Ocean to North America?

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A 12-Year-Old Girl Shows Us What It's Really Like To Face TB

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 03:03

After you hear her story, you'll never think the same way about the disease. That's the goal of Visual Epidemiology, which makes videos about individual battles instead of the big picture.

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VIDEO: Mosque lifts lid on domestic violence

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-08 01:47
An East London mosque is working with the police to raise awareness and provide support for victims of domestic violence.

FA investigating pitch invasion

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-08 01:45
The FA is investigating the pitch invasion by Aston Villa fans after their side's home FA Cup win over West Brom.

China trade surplus hits new record

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-08 01:32
China's monthly trade surplus hit a record $60.6bn (£40.3bn) in February, as exports grew and imports slid back.

Woman arrested over city stabbing

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-08 01:31
A 27-year-old woman is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man is stabbed in Newry.