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Golden Gate Bridge To Get Suicide Net

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 03:49

San Francisco officials approved $76 million to install suicide prevention nets around the Golden Gate Bridge. NPR's Scott Simon notes that last year a record 46 people jumped to their deaths.

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Region's Leaders Promise To Protect Iraq's Holy Sites

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 03:49

Last week, Iran's president vowed to protect Shiite holy sites in Iraq, but will that be possible in the midst of a civil war? NPR's Scott Simon talks to Karim Hendili, an Arab specialist for UNESCO.

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Sarajevo Celebrates WWI Centennial With Joy And The Macabre

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 03:49

Saturday marks 100 years since the Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent Ari Shapiro about how Sarajevans are commemorating the event.

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In Argentina, Pope Francis' Legacy Is Complex

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 03:49

The pope was a young priest during his nation's "Dirty War." Journalist Alma Guillermoprieto talks with NPR's Scott Simon about Francis' controversial history and her article "Francis's Holy War."

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Soul legend Bobby Womack dead at 70

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 03:39
Legendary soul singer and songwriter Bobby Womack, who worked alongside many of the greatest musicians of the 20th Century, dies at 70.

Basketball, dinner & Ricky Gervais

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 03:39
Basketball and Ricky Gervais at Wimbledon

VIDEO: What is ordinary life like in Kabul?

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 03:03
The BBC's Bill Turnbull has been meeting residents of the Afghan capital Kabul to see what life there is really like - and if it is any safer.

VIDEO: Lanterns light up Ramadan festivities

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 02:55
Cairo's streets light up for Ramadan as demand for the traditional lantern rises.

Burns' career at top is over - Hearn

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 02:48
Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn says Ricky Burns will not fight at world title level again after his defeat by Dejan Zlaticanin.

BP seeks to wrest back compensation

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 02:35
BP asks a US court to order a "vast number" of businesses to repay part of the compensation awards they were paid in the wake of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Missing man's family fly to Crete

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 02:05
Family and friends of a Denbighshire pensioner who went missing while on holiday in Crete fly out in a bid to find him.

Oklahoma, Arizona Inmates Sue To Stop Executions

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 02:05

The suits take aim at the kind of multi-drug execution procedures that resulted in botched executions in Oklahoma and Ohio, calling them a form of human experimentation.

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Boys held over Jewish graves attack

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 01:34
Two 13-year-old boys are arrested after Swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti were daubed on graves at a Jewish cemetery in Manchester.

Uruguay coach to quit Fifa in protest

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 01:28
Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez is to step down from two Fifa panels in protest at the "excessive severity" of Luis Suarez's ban.

Liverpool closing in on £25m Lallana

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 01:22
Liverpool are expected to confirm Adam Lallana's £25m arrival from Premier League rivals Southampton early next week.

VIDEO: Glastonbury Festival back after storm

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 01:18
Stormy weather causes a temporary shutdown to the Glastonbury Festival, as Lizo Mzimba reports.

Tech Week: Google's Plans, Aereo's Loss And Occupied Stalls

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 01:13

Google rolled out a slew of new products and ideas at its annual developers conference, the Supreme Court dealt a blow to a TV startup, plus more headlines in this week's tech news roundup.

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A Rogue Libyan General Tries To Impose Order With An Iron Fist

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 01:10

Khalifa Hifter was one of Moammar Gadhafi's top generals who eventually fled to the U.S. Now he's back in Libya, a polarizing figure waging a harsh crackdown on Islamist militants.

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A Rogue Libyan General Tries To Impose Order With An Iron Fist

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 01:10

Khalifa Hifter was one of Moammar Gadhafi's top generals who eventually fled to the U.S. Now he's back in Libya, a polarizing figure waging a harsh crackdown on Islamist militants.

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Older Moms Take Heart: You May Be More Likely To Live Longer

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 01:08

There's mounting evidence that women who have children later in life are also more likely to make it to 95 or 100. But delaying childbearing just to live longer is not a good idea.

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