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VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 15:51
The latest iPhone debate - and more weekly trends in 60 seconds

Frozen faeces in gut infection trial

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 15:26
Capsules containing frozen faecal material could help people with C. difficile gut infections, results from an early-stage trial suggest.

The fatal attraction of lead

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 15:23
The wine-sweetening metal that may have caused a crime wave

How Morocco was once a haven for gay Westerners

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 15:22
How Morocco became a haven for gay writers in the 1950s

VIDEO: Ponies munch a meadow back to life

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 15:20
Researchers track wild ponies with GPS collars as they graze an abandoned meadow back to its former glory

Salmond seeks Treasury investigation

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 15:03
The first minister asks for an investigation into allegations that the Treasury disclosed market-sensitive information about RBS.

VIDEO: Battle for Kobane continues

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 14:08
The US carries out further airstrikes against extremists from Islamic State, who have besieged the Syrian town of Kobane for nearly a month.

VIDEO: UK tests Ebola outbreak response

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 13:56
A national exercise takes place to test how the UK would deal with a potential outbreak of the Ebola virus.

Ferguson weekend protests gain pace

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 13:25
More than 1,000 people have joined a second day of planned rallies in the US city of Ferguson near St Louis to protest against police shootings.

UN chief in Libya to make peace plea

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 13:10
The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, calls for peace in Libya during a surprise visit to Tripoli as part of a UN-brokered reconciliation process.

The Empire Strikes Back: The Fan-Made Version

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-11 13:08

A follow-up to 2010 Emmy-winner Star Wars Uncut, the film is a pastiche of live action, stop-motion and animation that shows both the contributors' talents and their passion for the original.

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Northern Ireland 2-0 Faroe Islands

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 12:43
Northern Ireland make it two wins out of two as they move to the top of Euro 2016 qualifying Group F by beating the Faroe Islands.

Baghdad car bombs kill dozens

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 12:27
Three car bombs explode in mainly Shia Muslim areas of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, killing at least 38 people, as fighting continues in the north.

Syria Kobane toll 'passes 500'

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 12:20
At least 553 people are reported killed in the battle for Kobane, the Kurdish town on Syria's border with Turkey under Islamic State attack.

Former Haiti ruler Duvalier buried

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 11:57
Hundreds of people attend the funeral of the notorious former ruler of Haiti, Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, in Port-au-Prince.

St Helens 14-6 Wigan Warriors

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 11:18
St Helens clinch their first Super League title since 2006 with victory over 12-man Wigan in the Grand Final.

UK expects 'handful' of Ebola cases

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 11:12
The UK should expect a "handful" of Ebola cases in the coming months, the chief medical officer says, as she defends airport screening.

Frozen Poop Pills Fight Life-Threatening Infections

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-11 11:03

The antibiotic-resistant bacteria C. difficile can be deadly. Fecal transplants often can cure infections, but have a major ick factor. Capsules of fecal matter deliver the cure more politely.

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VIDEO: Oscar Pistorius - in 60 seconds

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 10:10
BBC News looks at the key events in the Olympic athlete's life - in 60 seconds.

Scotland 1-0 Georgia

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 10:05
A first-half own goal is enough to give Scotland a Euro 2016 qualifying win against a stubborn Georgia at Ibrox.

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