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Dozens Killed In Nigerian Election Violence As Polling Continues

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 06:07

Boko Haram extremists are being blamed for more than 40 deaths, including one lawmaker, as balloting continues in a closely-fought presidential elections.

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At Palm Sunday Mass, Pope Remembers Germanwings Crash Victims

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 05:14

Francis noted that schoolchildren were aboard the aircraft thought to have been deliberately crashed by its co-pilot. The pontiff also paid tribute to "martyrs" killed for their faith.

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Cameron 'would give new leader time'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 05:08
The Conservatives will have to choose a new leader before the end of the next Parliament if David Cameron wins a second term as PM, Iain Duncan Smith says.

VIDEO: Powell and Neil clash in TV interview

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 05:02
Labour's campaign co-ordinator Lucy Powell accused presenter Andrew Neil of interrupting her as he questioned the party's deficit reduction plans.

Clarke dedicates victory to Hughes

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 04:57
Captain Michael Clarke dedicates Australia's fifth World Cup title to his former team-mate Phillip Hughes.

Indiana Governor: Lawmakers To 'Clarify' Anti-Gay Law

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 04:36

Mike Pence, who signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act last week, says he didn't anticipate the level of hostility the law has engendered.

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SNP backs 50p rate of tax across UK

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 04:19
The SNP will support the introduction of a 50p top rate of income tax across the UK after the general election, the party's John Swinney says.

Frankfurt 7-0 Bristol Academy Ladies

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 04:16
Bristol Academy are again thrashed as Frankfurt reach the Women's Champions League semi-finals with a 12-0 aggregate win.

Alexander: Labour majority 'doable'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 04:07
A Labour majority in the general election would be "difficult but doable", the party's election co-ordinator Douglas Alexander says.

Afghan Chief Executive: Leaders Set Aside Egos To Rally For Nation

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 04:05

Abdullah Abdullah and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, once fierce political rivals, traveled together to Washington last week to undo years of hostility between their predecessor and Obama.

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How Singapore Became One Of The Richest Places On Earth

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 03:38

The founder of modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, used both free-market principles and strong central planning to transform the tiny former British colony into an economic powerhouse.

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Meningitis vaccine agreed for babies

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 03:25
A vaccine for meningitis B will be made available for all babies in Wales after a deal with drug manufacturers, the Welsh government confirms.

Greek Voters Want Their Government To Show Some Fight

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 03:24

The leftist Syriza party swept into office on a promise to stand up to European austerity demands. But the new government has had to soften its tone. Some Greeks worry the party is giving in.

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As Iraqi Forces Press Into Tikrit, Hundreds Of ISIS FIghters Remain

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 03:24

Following bombing raids on ISIS targets in Tikrit, Iraqi forces are preparing to retake the strategic city. Correspondent Alice Fordham tells NPR's Rachel Martin about her recent visit to the front.

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Clinton Seeks A 'New Relationship' With The Press

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 03:24

Some of Hillary Clinton's most vocal critics are from those in the media. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to correspondent Mara Liasson about Clinton's evolving relationship with the press.

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Ukrainian Protestants Say Religious Intolerance Rising In Donetsk

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 03:24

Protestants from the separatist regions of eastern Ukraine say they are being persecuted by the Russian Orthodox Church. Many evangelicals have left because of a crackdown on religious freedom.

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SNP backs new gender balance rules

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 03:14
The SNP introduces new rules which could result in all-women shortlists for constituencies where nationalist MSPs are stepping down.

Arab League to create military force

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 03:06
Arab League countries meeting in Egypt agree to create a joint Arab military force amid a crisis in Yemen and regional jihadist threats.

Disgraced MP to stand in election

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 02:59
Disgraced MP Mike Hancock tells BBC News he will stand in the general election as an independent candidate.

World Cup not for 'window dressing'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 02:53
The development of associate members must go beyond the 'window dressing' of a World Cup, the International Cricket Council says.

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