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'Older brother' proud of Sterling

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 12:05
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge says he is "proud" of the performances of fellow Liverpool man Raheem Sterling.

Ex-Colombia spy chief held in Panama

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 12:05
Former Colombian intelligence chief Maria del Pilar Hurtado is detained in Panama and flown to Bogota to face charges of illegal wire-tapping.

Video Appears To Show Beheading Of Japanese Hostage Kenji Goto

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-31 11:50

The SITE Intelligence group has acquired footage that appears to show the execution of the Japanese journalist a week after another Japanese hostage was killed by the so-called Islamic State.

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Japan hostage Goto 'killed' - video

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 11:46
A video is released online purporting to show the beheading by Islamic State militants of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto.

Chernova ban 'needs long, hard look'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 11:39
Jessica Ennis-Hill's coach Toni Minichiello wants Russian heptathlete Tatyana Chernova's drugs ban to be re-examined.

No Game of Thrones book until 2016

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 10:55
George RR Martin's publisher says his next Game of Thrones book, The Winds of Winter, won't be released this year.

VIDEO: Venice comes alive for Carnival

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 10:49
The annual Carnival of Venice is under way

No-one can stop us, declares Bolasie

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 10:39
DR Congo forward Yannick Bolasie believes his side can become unbeatable after their 4-2 win over Congo in their Afcon quarter-final.

Chelsea 1-1 Manchester City

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 10:21
Jose Mourinho's side remain five points clear at the top of the table after David Silva cancels out Loic Remy's opener.

Actress Geraldine McEwan dies

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 09:48
Actress Geraldine McEwan, known for playing Agatha Christie sleuth Miss Marple on ITV, has died aged 82, her family says.

Whitney's daughter 'found in bath'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 09:36
Bobbi Kristina Brown. daughter of late American singer Whitney Houston, is found unresponsive in a bathtub in a home in Georgia, US police say.

VIDEO: NASA launch to study soil moisture

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 09:29
NASA has launched an Earth-observing satellite, which will measure the amount of moisture in soil.

Islamic State Blames Coalition Airstrikes For Losing Kobani

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-31 09:22

For the first time, the extremist group acknowledges its defeat earlier this week in the heavily contested Syrian border town.

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Congo 2-4 DR Congo

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 09:17
DR Congo fight back from two goals down to beat neighbours Congo and reach the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.

Pirate Bay file-sharing site returns

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 08:52
File-sharing website The Pirate Bay claims it is "about to take the biggest step" in its history after relaunching.

Liverpool 2-0 West Ham United

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 08:31
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge scores on his comeback after injury as the Reds overcome West Ham United at Anfield.

Manchester United 3-1 Leicester City

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 08:20
Manchester United easily beat bottom side Leicester to move up to third place in the Premier League table.

Egypt leader warns of 'long battle'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 08:10
Egypt faces a long and difficult battle with militants, the country's president says, in his first remarks since a deadly attack in the Sinai region.

Dundee United 2-1 Aberdeen

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 07:52
Nadir Ciftci's late goal clinches a place in the Scottish League Cup final as Dundee United defeat Aberdeen 2-1.

Letter from Africa: Giving Kenyans a voice

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 07:46
In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu, the presenter of a BBC debate programme on governance in Kenya, reflects on what he has learned in nearly three years travelling around the country.