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Gilmore Girls star Herrmann dies

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 00:25
Actor Edward Herrmann, who starred in The Lost Boys and Gilmore Girls, dies after being diagnosed with brain cancer.

VIDEO: Walking the length of the Nile

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 00:23
Levison Wood is the first person to walk the length of the River Nile. On the nine month journey, the former soldier faced wildlife, armed robbers and arrest.

Bono guitar fears after bike crash

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 00:15
U2 frontman Bono says he fears that he may never play guitar again following a bike accident last year.

Gerrard confirms Liverpool departure

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 00:12
Departing Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard calls his decision to leave the club "the toughest" of his life.

Gloucester deal for England's Morgan

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 00:10
England number eight Ben Morgan signs a new contract with Premiership club Gloucester.

VIDEO: Reviving the Afghan musical soul

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 00:09
A new generation of musicians in Afghanistan is reviving the country's cultural traditions after years of living in a country where music was banned by the Taliban.

Rail fares rise on Welsh trains

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 23:55
Fares on Arriva Trains Wales services rise along with other rail operators across England and Wales.

RBS shares fall as FTSE gains ground

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 23:44
London's leading shares open higher in the first trading session of 2015, but Royal Bank of Scotland falls 1.2% on reports that US authorities could fine it £5bn.

Why Buy When You Can Borrow? App Connects People And Stuff

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-01 23:27

Millions of people use apps to share their homes and their cars. Now Peerby, an app developed in the Netherlands, helps people to share things like power drills and bicycle pumps with people nearby.

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Age 85 And Still Stylish On The Streets Of Berlin

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-01 23:26

In Berlin, street fashion's trendiest figure is Ali Akdeniz, age 85. His dapper attire is the focus of a blog that went viral. Its creator, Zoe Spawton, won Germany's most prestigious design prize.

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Where Could Ebola Strike Next? Scientists Virus Hunt In Asia

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-01 23:24

A handful of ecologists knew for years that West Africa was at risk for an Ebola outbreak. Now they're figuring out where else in the world the virus could be hiding. Many signs point to Asia.

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Kenya court blocks security law

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 23:20
Kenya's High Court suspends some sections of the controversial new security law which was enacted last month despite fierce opposition.

VIDEO: Exclusive look at new train station

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 23:18
The cost of rail fares has been the subject of fierce debate for years, but the government argues that rail modernisation needs to be financed.

VIDEO: Struggling to get a mobile signal

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 23:03
It has been 30 years years since the first ever mobile phone call was made in Britain, but there are still some places in the UK that do not have any coverage.

Motson's FA Cup third-round shocks

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 22:24
From Ronnie Radford's rocket to Mickey Thomas's memorable strike, commentator John Motson picks out 10 FA Cup third-round shocks

Outrage over 'Muslim' terror drill

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 22:21
Mock security drills in India cause outrage after videos emerge showing the "militants" wearing Muslim skullcaps and shouting pro-Islam slogans.

Civic centre set to go on sale

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 22:18
Money raised from selling Swansea's civic centre will be used to fund "ambitious plans" to redevelop the city centre, the council leader says.

Ronnie Radford: Ultimate FA Cup hero

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 22:05
How one hopeful swing of a boot 43 years ago defined a giant-killing hero and fuelled the romance of the FA Cup.

Commuter clocks up £1k delay claims

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 22:04
A commuter photographs the £1,090-worth of train delay compensation vouchers he received in 2014 to show problems on the route.

Care revamp 'lessons to be learnt'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 22:03
A shake-up of home care services in Powys ran into difficulty because of problems including poor communication and staffing issues, a review says.

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