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Nadal through, but Ivanovic out

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 21:30
Rafael Nadal returns to Grand Slam action with a win, but Ana Ivanovic is a shock exit on day one of the Australian Open.

VIDEO: Guinea's Ebola culture battle

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 21:19
The BBC's Ibrahima Diané returns to his home country to look at the particular problems facing Guinea in its fight against Ebola.

Jet data theft 'shows cyber-spy risk'

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 21:07
The reported theft by Chinese spies of designs for Australia's new warplane, the US-built F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet, highlights cyber-espionage risks, Australia's FM says.

Minister to unveil budget to MLAs

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 20:59
Finance Minister Simon Hamilton will officially unveil the budget at Stormont later.

Villiers to discuss On the Runs

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 20:55
Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers is due to appear before the Westminster committee investigating the On the Runs scheme.

EU holds talks over terrorism threat

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 20:26
EU foreign ministers are meeting to discuss the threat of terrorism in Europe in the wake of recent deadly attacks in France.

Boyhood adds to awards haul

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 20:16
Coming-of-age drama Boyhood has added to its haul of film awards by winning the top prize from the London Critics' Circle.

Disease threat to wild bees

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 20:12
The trade in bees used for honey or to pollinate crops could have a devastating impact on wild bees and other insects, say scientists.

Yemen rebels exchange fire with army

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 20:12
Houthi rebels exchange fire with the army in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, two days after they abducted the president's chief of staff.

Smoke Got In His Eyes And Inspired A New Kind Of Lamp

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-18 19:59

As a boy in Kenya, Evans Wadongo struggled to do his homework by the light of kerosene and firewood. Now he has designed a solar-charged lamp made of scrap metal for sub-Saharan Africa.

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Richest 1% to own more than the rest

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 19:49
Wealth amassed by the richest 1% will soon overtake the amount owned by everyone else in the world, says charity group Oxfam.

Protests intensify at PNG asylum camp

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 19:37
Protests continue at Australia's Manus Island asylum detention camp in PNG, with hundreds of detainees reportedly on hunger strike and some barricaded in.

VIDEO: Malawi floods displace 200,000

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 19:34
More than 170 people are killed and 200,000 displaced by torrential rain and flooding in Malawi.

Straight-sets opening win for Murray

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 19:31
Andy Murray makes a solid start to his Australian Open campaign with a straight-sets win over India's Yuki Bhambri in Melbourne.

VIDEO: Pope Francis's farewell to Philippines

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 19:31
Pope Francis leaves the Philippines at the end of his six-day tour of Asia.

Pope leaves Asia after record crowds

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 18:26
Pope Francis departs for Rome after drawing huge crowds and spreading a message of alleviating poverty in the Philippines.

VIDEO: Greek vigil for Elgin marbles

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 18:12
Hundreds of people hold a candlelit vigil outside the Acropolis Museum in Athens to call for the return of the Parthenon Marbles.

Bishop warns on drug executions

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 18:08
Executing Australian smugglers will not solve Indonesia's drug problem, FM Julie Bishop says, a day after six traffickers were executed in Indonesia.

The challenge of reporting cyberwar

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 17:48
Cyberwar could be the defining story for a generation, but journalists face an unprecedented challenge in reporting accurately.

Shanghai sharply lower in Asia trade

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 17:39
Mainland Chinese shares open almost 6% lower on Monday as brokerages fell on a crackdown by authorities over margin trading.