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Attack on man was 'murder attempt'

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-01 09:04
An attack on a 25-year-old man in north Belfast is being treated as attempted murder by police.

VIDEO: Fake pocket money loan shop opens

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-01 08:59
A payday lending firm that appears to offer pocket money advances to children has opened in north London.

A Taliban Hostage's Story: Educating Children Who Have No Teachers

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-01 08:43

During his four years as a prisoner, professor Ajmal Khan came across boys in remote Waziristan who were hungry to learn. He taught them math and science, but his captivity became a lesson, too.

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Card glitch 'could lead to fraud'

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-01 08:16
Criminals could steal large amounts of money using a mobile phone, because of a glitch in Visa's contactless credit cards, researchers say.

IS militants carry out mass killing

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-01 07:56
Militants from Islamic State (IS) have killed at least 50 members of an Iraqi tribe in western Anbar province, officials and tribal leaders say.

Coral Jones to give tribute to April

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-01 07:52
The mother of murdered schoolgirl April Jones will pay tribute to her daughter at a Christmas carol service for families of other missing people.

National Blackout: Bangladesh Hit By Massive Power Outage

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-01 07:20

The blackout struck around 11:30 a.m. Saturday, after a connection that brings power in from India tripped. Most of the country's more than 160 million people were without power for hours.

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Kenya police 'killed in ambush'

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-01 07:11
At least seven police officers have been killed in an ambush by local tribesmen during a security operation in northern Kenya, reports say.

Men killed in fireworks blaze named

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-01 06:55
Two men killed in an explosion and blaze at a fireworks warehouse in Stafford are identified as a 41-year-old employee and a 57-year-old customer.

S Lanka mudslide toll revised down

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-01 06:33
Rescue teams searching for bodies after a deadly landslide on a Sri Lankan tea plantation have revised the numbers of missing or dead down to 38.

Abuse inquiry 'must start soon'

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-01 06:31
The government is urged to get an inquiry into historical child sex abuse moving quickly after Fiona Woolf stood down as its chairwoman.

Three Years In Prison For Egyptian Men In Purported Gay Marriage Video

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-01 06:25

The event included the presentation of a ring and a cake featuring two of the men. After a video was posted online, one site asked, "Is This Egypt's First Gay Marriage?"

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VIDEO: Australia bushfire 'out of control'

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-01 06:05
A bushfire burning out of control in Australia's Blue Mountains has destroyed at least one house and threatens more, according to Australian media.

Bangladesh hit by major blackouts

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-01 05:59
Bangladesh is hit by major power blackouts after a power line connecting the country to India's electricity grid failed, reports say.

Sound design for rhino breeding

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-01 05:49
Researchers in the US investigate whether the hum and rumble of urban life is what makes rhinos reluctant to breed in captivity.

VIDEO: Kobane living conditions 'dire'

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-01 05:46
The BBC's Jiyar Gol reports from the Turkey-Syria border, as Peshmerga fighters head for the besieged city of Kobane hoping to defeat Islamic State.

VIDEO: Labour 'to replace Lords with senate'

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-01 05:35
Ed Miliband says that Labour would replace the House of Lords with an elected senate if the party won the general election in May 2015.

Egypt jails 'gay wedding video' men

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-01 04:37
Egypt court sentences eight men to three years in prison for appearing in a video alleged to be of a gay marriage.

Man dies following Holywood crash

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-01 04:12
A man in his 30s dies following a crash on the A2 in Holywood, County Down.

Boko Haram Says Kidnapped Girls Are Now 'Married'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-01 04:11

The Nigerian extremist group says more than 200 girls it kidnapped from a school in April have been married to fighters. The group also denies stories that it has reached a cease fire deal.

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