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Need To Evade Would-Be Captors? There's A Class For That

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 13:02

Conflict and terrorism can be good for business — if your business is teaching people to avoid kidnapping, use a barrette to get out of handcuffs or escape from the trunk of a car.

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Erdogan wins Turkey presidency

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 12:52
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan wins his country's first direct presidential election, promising a period of "social reconciliation".

Marquez wins record 10th race in row

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 12:41
Marc Marquez wins his 10th MotoGP in a row, equalling Mick Doohan's record, to continue his 100% record in 2014.

Boxing's Maloney reveals gender change

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 12:23
The former boxing promoter, Frank Maloney, reveals he is undergoing gender reassignment and now lives as a woman called Kellie.

In search of Obama's Iraq strategy

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 12:17
Does Obama have a long term strategy, asks Nick Childs

Radwanska beats Venus to clinch title

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 11:19
Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska wins her 14th career title at the Rogers Cup in Montreal, beating Venus Williams 6-4 6-2.

Recovery Coach Helps An Addict Resist Heroin's Lure

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 11:06

A Cape Cod treatment center says it is breaking addiction's hold — and saving money — by offering newly released patients daily, or even hourly, coaching by paid consultants.

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Turkey's Erdogan Wins First Direct Presidential Election

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 11:02

The country's prime minister for the past decade has said he wants to expand the powers of the until-now largely ceremonial post.

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Samsung faces Asian mobile rivals

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 10:59
Xiaomi and Micromax outsell global giant Samsung

US PGA final round resumes after rain

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 10:40
The US PGA Championship final round has resumed after a delay of one hour 50 minutes due to a waterlogged course at Valhalla.

Pellegrini hopeful of title defence

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 10:37
Boss Manuel Pellegrini is confident Manchester City can retain the Premier League despite their Community Shield defeat.

Look For The Super-Est Moon Of The Summer

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 10:34

The second of three so-called "supermoons" this year can be seen under clear skies Sunday night, but some argue the term is a bit of a stretch.

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VIDEO: At the 'final front line' in Iraq

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 10:31
US forces carry out strikes around the Kurdish controlled city of Irbil, where thousands of Christians have taken refuge.

Private Prisons House More Latinos Than Do Public Ones, Study Finds

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 10:27

An analysis of federal data by a University of Oregon sociologist echoes earlier research suggesting that white inmates are underrepresented at private prisons relative to public facilities.

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Heavy rain and wind cause disruption

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 10:25
Storms and heavy rain cause disruption across Britain as the remnants of what was Hurricane Bertha sweep across the country.

UK to 'step up' aid drops to Iraq

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 09:29
The UK is to "step up" aid supplies and send more "humanitarian advisers" to parts of Iraq under threat from Islamist militants, Downing Street says.

Wiggins in 125-mile London bike race

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 09:17
Sir Bradley Wiggins was among the star names taking part in a 125-mile cycle race from London's Olympic Park, amid warnings of storms and heavy rain.

St. Louis Police: Black Teen Shot In Altercation With Officers

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 09:05

An 18-year-old man identified as Michael Brown, who was reportedly unarmed, was shot several times and killed on Saturday in what police say was a struggle that ensued after he assaulted an officer.

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Four released over GBH attack on man

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 08:54
Four teenagers arrested over an attack which left an 18-year-old man with a broken jaw and a fractured eye socket are released on bail pending further inquiries.

West African Border Crossings On Lockdown Amid Ebola Spread

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 08:54

Guinea denied earlier reports that it had closed its border with neighboring Liberia, but sources on the scene say trucks are blocking the crossings.

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