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VIDEO: News of peace deal reaches front line

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 13:35
The United States has welcomed a ceasefire agreement aimed at ending the war in Ukraine but demanded that Russia end its support for the separatists.

Kane worth England place - Hodgson

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 13:30
England manager Roy Hodgson all but confirms that prolific Tottenham striker Harry Kane will be in his next squad.

Zynga shares plunge on loss

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 13:26
Shares in Farmville-maker Zynga plunge over 10% after the company reports widening losses as it struggles to continue to attract users to its games.

Obama Signs Act Designed To Prevent Suicide Among Veterans

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-12 13:24

On Thursday, President Obama signed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention Act. Is it enough? Rachel Martin puts that question to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald.

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Salford Red Devils 6-52 St Helens

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 12:58
St Helens run in 10 tries to blow away a disappointing Salford Red Devils in a 52-6 Super League victory.

Freed visa prisoner arrives home

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 12:57
A 25-year-old man jailed in a notorious Indonesian prison after breaking visa rules has an emotional reunion with family at Cardiff Airport.

Facebook Offers New Options For Digital Life After Death

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-12 12:57

The company is introducing a new policy that allows users to appoint an executor who will keep their account active posthumously.

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Castle Toward buyout plan collapses

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 12:55
Plans for a community buyout of a 19th century country house have collapsed after a disagreement over its price.

New Romantic icon Steve Strange dies

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 12:54
Steve Strange, lead singer of 1980s pop band Visage, has died aged 55 following heart attack, his record label says.

CBS Journalist Bob Simon Remembered For 'Unbelievable' Career

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-12 12:53

Rachel Martin talks with longtime CBS producer Harry Radliffe about Bob Simon's work and legacy. The journalist died Wednesday night in a car accident at the age of 73.

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Federal Judge Orders Alabama Official To Hand Out Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-12 12:47

Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore ordered officials to ignore higher court rulings and not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, sparking a battle between the state and federal judiciary.

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Like Yelp For Labor Rights: This App Rates How Restaurants Treat Workers

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-12 12:45

Want to know if your favorite restaurant pays its servers a living wage? An app encourages diners to ask before they dig in.

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Lawro's predictions v the FA Cup giant-killers

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 12:31
BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on FA Cup heroes Mickey Thomas and Nigel Jemson for the FA Cup fifth round.

Report: Despite Bans, Pregnant Prisoners Still Shackled During Birth

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-12 12:28

Across the country, it's common practice to handcuff a pregnant prisoner to her hospital bed while she gives birth.

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Colombia's Farc: No soldiers under 17

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 12:22
Colombia's left wing Farc guerrillas announce that they will no longer look to recruit soldiers below the age of 17.

Police-Involved Shooting In Washington Sparks Protest

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-12 12:19

A police shooting of a homeless man in Pasco, Wash., is under investigation. Officers shot the man at a busy intersection after he was reportedly throwing rocks at cars. It was the town's fourth fatal police shooting in the past six months.

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Low Oil Prices Great For Consumers, Less So For Investors

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-12 12:19

Much of the oil industry is gathered in Houston this week for an annual conference that serves as a deal-making forum for producers large and small. Deals may be harder to reach this year because there is so much uncertainty about the price of oil.

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Ukraine Dominates Meeting Of E.U. Leaders In Brussels

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-12 12:19

Thursday's summit of EU leaders in Brussels was dominated by news of a possible ceasefire in Ukraine, but other crises like Greek debt and the threat of terrorism were also on the agenda.

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Nigeria Is On The Verge Of Bidding Goodbye To Polio

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-12 12:19

It's the last country in Africa where polio is hanging on. The good news: There hasn't been a case in more than 6 months. But that doesn't mean the virus is history.

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8 Million Tons Of Plastic Clutter Our Seas

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-12 12:09

A scientist estimating the weight of candy wrappers, bags, bottles, syringes and other plastic trash in the world's water sees a synthetic tsunami. Should China and India create more landfills?

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