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US and Turkey discuss IS and Syria  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:39:48 GMT
The US vice-president and Turkish president discuss ways to fight Islamic State and strengthen the Syrian opposition, despite reports of strained ties. 
Colombia general 'free next week'  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:21:47 GMT
Colombia's Farc rebels will release five captives, including Gen Ruben Dario Alzate, next week, President Juan Manuel Santos says. 
Benghazi report clears US response  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:22:13 GMT
A US inquiry finds no wrongdoing by the Obama administration in responding to the deadly 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya. 
Obama defends immigration reform  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:22:14 GMT
US President Barack Obama vows to press for further immigration reform, as Republicans condemn his use of executive powers on the issue. 
Mental health nursing cuts warning  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:08:02 GMT
Staff cuts and bed shortages are leaving mental health services "under unprecedented strain", says the nurses' union. 
Call to sanction failing universities  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:07:53 GMT
It should be easier to remove the degree-awarding powers of universities that fail to meet academic and consumer standards, a report by Which? says. 
NHS staff fly out to fight Ebola  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:36:16 GMT
The first group of NHS volunteers set off from London Heathrow, bound for Sierra Leone where they will help in the fight against Ebola. 
Police and NHS phone lines restored  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:31:09 GMT
Non-emergency police and medical phone lines are now working, Vodafone says, after technical problems disrupted services for a number of hours. 
Week in pictures: 15-21 November 2014  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:43:22 GMT
The best news photos from around the world 
Day in pictures: 21 November 2014  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:31:30 GMT
24 hours of news images: 21 November 
In pictures: Snow chaos in north-eastern US  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:54:20 GMT
Snowstorm hits north-east of the United States 
Picture power: Bird flu  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:38:24 GMT
The story behind the picture 
In pictures: Mike Nichols films  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:34:30 GMT
A glimpse at the work of film director Mike Nichols 
Day in pictures: 20 November 2014  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:08:45 GMT
24 hours of news images: 20 November 
In pictures: Scarcity and Waste  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:11:28 GMT
Finalists of Syngenta Photography Award 
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National News From NPR
Some In Las Vegas Not Sold On Obama's Immigration Pitch  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:20:00 -0500
Ferguson Grand Jury Will Reportedly Meet Again Monday  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:19:00 -0500
UVA Bans Fraternities Until January In Wake Of Campus Rape Article  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:01:00 -0500
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Kenya bus gunmen 'want religious war'  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:14:16 GMT
'Big gaps' hamper Iran nuclear talks  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:10:22 GMT
West 'seeks Russia regime change'  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:09:49 GMT
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