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In Easter Address, Pope Condemns Violence Against Christians

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Francis, in his annual Urbi et Orbi message, decried the bloodshed in Africa and the Middle East. He also expressed hope for the framework deal on Iran's nuclear program.

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Man Retires, Moves, Discovers His Doppelganger

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Neil Richardson and John Jemison were strangers until they moved to the same town in Essex and found they shared an uncanny resemblance. This is how they came face to face.

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In Greece, Getting By On The Brink Of A Financial Meltdown

Sunday, April 05, 2015

A teacher, a student and an entrepreneur say the economic and social crisis in Athens has forced them to re-calibrate their expectations.

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Hard Hats And Loud Vests On The Prime Minister's Campaign Bus

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Correspondent Jonny Dymond is the BBC's man on the David Cameron election bus. He filed an essay with three weeks to go before the UK's national election.

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Colorful Fringe Candidates Vie For Prominence In UK Election

Saturday, April 04, 2015

With just over a month to go before general elections in Britain on May 7, snap polls show no clear front runner as the countdown begins.

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All Things Considered

New Evidence Supports Theory That Lubitz Purposely Crashed Plane

Friday, April 03, 2015

Investigators in France say new evidence supports the view that the Germanwings flight which crashed in the French Alps last month was deliberately flown into the ground.

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Vatican? More Like Vatican't! Eat Spaghetti, That Is

Friday, April 03, 2015

Pope Francis' doctors are telling him to lay off pasta and get more exercise. But Francis, who reportedly eats a plate of spaghetti every day, has not taken well to the suggestions.

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Did A 19th-Century Brothel Tunnel Cause A Sinkhole In Dublin?

Friday, April 03, 2015

An Irish historian says, "There are tunnels under here going down Dame Street, which are linked to the Bank of Ireland up the block, which was formerly the House of Commons and the House of Lords."

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Morning Edition

Julianne Moore Refuses To Reshoot Tourism Film; Project Collapses

Friday, April 03, 2015

Officials in Turkey hired Julianne Moore for a documentary promoting Turkey. She shot a scene recalling a visit to Turkey as a child. Turkish media say officials accused Moore of poor acting.

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The Value Of Wild, Risky Play: Fire, Mud, Hammers And Nails

Friday, April 03, 2015

A new short documentary on an adventure playground in Wales explores "the nature of play, risk and hazard."

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Germanwings Co-Pilot Accelerated Toward Crash, Officials Say

Friday, April 03, 2015

France's aviation safety agency says co-pilot Andreas Lubitz "changed the automatic pilot settings to increase the speed of the airplane in its descent" before last week's deadly crash.

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All Things Considered

Local Volunteer Groups Lead Effort To Help Ukraine's Displaced Citizens

Thursday, April 02, 2015

People fleeing the fighting in the separatist cities of Donetsk and Luhansk are big burden for Ukraine's financially strained government, but Kharkiv residents are stepping up to help.

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All Things Considered

World Leaders Reach Tentative Deal In Iranian Nuclear Talks

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Iran and six world powers announced Thursday that they have reached a framework that puts them on track for a nuclear deal within three months.

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Prosecutors: Co-Pilot's Computer Shows Searches On Suicide, Cockpit Doors

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Separately, French prosecutors say the second black box of Flight 4U 9525 has been recovered. The plane crash last week in the French Alps killed all 150 people onboard.

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Citing Plagiarism, Indian Journal Retracts Paper On Plagiarism

Thursday, April 02, 2015

And in other plagiarism news, a French lawmaker is being mocked for lifting sections on the Assyrian genocide from Wikipedia to craft a draft law.

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Dozens Killed In Sinking Of Russian Fishing Trawler

Thursday, April 02, 2015

The vessel reportedly capsized while bringing in its nets off the Kamchatka Peninsula. Authorities in Moscow have denied reports that it was overloaded.

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Morning Edition

After Nazi Plunder, A Quest To Bring Home The 'Woman In Gold'

Thursday, April 02, 2015

A new movie tells the true story of Maria Altmann, who fought her way to the U.S. Supreme Court to force the Austrian government to return a painting of her aunt.

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All Things Considered

Germanwings Crash Highlights Workplace Approaches To Mental Health

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The case of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz has focused attention on what Lufthansa, or any employer, can really know about an employee's state of mind. Requiring a psychological evaluation has risks, too.

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CEOs Of Germanwings, Lufthansa Visit Crash Site

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Speaking with reporters, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr did not respond to questions about the co-pilot's medical history.

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Greece Cracks Down On Longtime Tax Evasion Problem

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Greeks don't trust their own state to give them good services, so for decades they have evaded taxes.

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