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Militants 'kill 20 Iraqi soldiers'

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 03:34
Militants have killed 20 Iraqi soldiers in an attack on a base near the violent northern city of Mosul, officials say.

Beating The Odds To Become First Female Chief Nuclear Officer

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 03:33

There are nine men for every woman in nuclear engineering. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Maria Korsnick, the first female chief nuclear officer in the U.S., about her experience as a woman in the industry.

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U.N. Panel Could Find Vatican Guilty Of Torture

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 03:33

This week the Vatican faced a U.N. panel investigating priest sex abuse. The panel called for an end to what it called a Vatican "climate of impunity."

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Plenty Of Women Enter Academic Science. They Just Don't Stay

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 03:33

Women are underrepresented in the senior ranks of academic science, but they attend grad school in equal numbers as men. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to science correspondent Joe Palca about the disparity.

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Seperatists Hold Referendum On East Ukraine Independence

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 03:33

Pro-Moscow separatists hold their unofficial referendum on independence for eastern Ukraine on Sunday. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to correspondents Corey Flintoff and Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.

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In Run-Up To Egyptian Election, A Crackdown On Dissent

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 03:33

In Egypt, campaign season has kicked off for the presidential election later this month. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Leila Fadel from Cairo.

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The Squabble That Never Ends: Britain and Spain Duel Over Gibraltar

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 03:33

The Rock of Gibraltar is on a peninsula attached to Spain. It's been sovereign British territory for 301 years, but many Spaniards still say it belongs to them.

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Portrush Open 'some distance' away

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 03:16
The Royal and Ancient says it remains "some distance" from being able to stage the Open Championship in Northern Ireland.

VIDEO: Missouri town struck by tornado

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 03:01
A tornado has ripped through a small town in Missouri, severely damaging homes and downing trees and power lines.

Dzeko deserves player award - Mourinho

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 02:41
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says Edin Dzeko's "spectacular" season should have seen him win the player of the year award.

Cameron 'bullish' about EU talks

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 02:40
Prime Minister David Cameron says he is "upbeat, bullish and optimistic" he will succeed in renegotiating the UK's relationship with the European Union.

Bank boss 'understands' pay concern

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 02:37
The boss of Barclays, Antony Jenkins, says he understands the public's concern about bankers pay but that levels of pay need to be competitive.

VIDEO: Antony Jenkins on Marr: Full interview

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 01:54
Barclays Group CEO Antony Jenkins talks to Andrew Marr about the new direction of the group and the changing nature of retail banking.

On Income Inequality: A French Economist Vs. An American Capitalist

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 01:40

Thomas Piketty says governments must impose heavy taxes to break up concentrations of wealth. Edward Conard says governments should cut taxes to encourage wealthy people to pursue even bigger profits.

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Did Homer Simpson Actually Solve Fermat's Last Theorem? Take A Look

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 01:33

Simon Singh spotted the equation on a Homer Simpson blackboard. Had Homer just solved one of the toughest puzzles in math? His solution, crazily, seemed "valid" – so Singh checked Homer's numbers.

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Afghan front-runner gains support

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 01:32
Afghan presidential front-runner Abdullah Abdullah wins the backing of a key rival - forming the contest's first major coalition.

Nintendo 'sorry' in same-sex row

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 01:24
The game-maker apologises for not allowing same-sex couples in a life-simulation.

VIDEO: Cameron: 'Judge us on our record'

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 01:21
Prime Minister David Cameron has spoken up in support of free schools, after allies of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg accused the Education Secretary Michael Gove of "lunacy".

Two dead, one injured in road crash

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 01:05
Two people die in a road collision in Pembrokeshire.

Voting Begins On Independence For Eastern Ukraine

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 01:02

Residents of two fractious regions of eastern Ukraine began voting in a controversial referendum over sovereignty from the central government in Kiev.

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