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Bangladesh ex-PM in protest lockdown

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 03:27
Security forces in Bangladesh stop opposition leader Khaleda Zia from leaving her party offices and ban all protests in the capital.

Goodbye to Language wins US film prize

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 03:27
French director Jean-Luc Godard's Goodbye to Language is named best picture of 2014 at the 49th annual US National Society of Film Critics awards.

Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 03:19
Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals, including churchmen from Tonga, Ethiopia and Myanmar.

Saracens wear 'concussion' devices

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 03:01
Saracens players wear impact sensors behind their ears against London Irish as the club launches a concussion research programme.

VIDEO: Jamie Cullum gives piano to school

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 02:57
Musician Jamie Cullum has donated his most prized possession, his grand piano, to Commonweal School in Swindon.

Proper checks in place for Ebola - PM

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 02:55
Britain has "proper arrangements" in place to screen people who may have contracted Ebola, the PM insists, as questions are raised about the screening of a nurse with the virus.

Anzhi youth team player shot dead

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 02:50
Gasan Magomedov, a 20-year-old Anzhi Makhachkala footballer, is shot dead while driving his car near his home.

Two charged over pub 'axe attack'

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 02:27
Two men are charged with murdering a builder in an alleged knife and axe attack in Plymouth on New Year's Day.

Police appeal over 'party' assault

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 02:21
Police appeal for witnesses after a 22-year-old woman and 27-year-old man man were assaulted in Perth on New Year's Day.

Christmas tree gift for zoo lions

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 02:15
Lions at a Cambridgeshire zoo are given old trees to play with as a post-Christmas treat.

VIDEO: Lifeboat video shows Solent rescue

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 01:55
An RNLI volunteer describes how he and his team found some of the crew members from the grounded Hoegh Osaka cargo ship in 'precarious positions'.

VIDEO: Debris spotted in AirAsia jet search

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 01:44
A BBC crew has filmed what appears to be debris from missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 which disappeared en route from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore.

How Ebola Took A Toll On One American Church

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-04 01:33

Congregants at Trinity Episcopal Church come from many countries, including in West Africa. No one had visited the virus-stricken nations, yet fearful worshippers began skipping services.

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If You Shouldn't Call It The Third World, What Should You Call It?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-04 01:31

There are many ways to refer to the parts of our planet where people lack decent health care, education and services like electricity and clean water. And just about every label has its problems.

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Paralympic Champion Makes The Case For Meningitis Vaccine

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-04 01:29

Amy Purdy lost both legs below the knee to meningitis at age 19. She's now using her cred as a champion snowboarder to encourage teenagers to get vaccinated.

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Evans in talks with League One club

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 01:28
Convicted rapist Ched Evans is in talks about joining an unnamed League One club, who will hold a news conference on Monday.

VIDEO: First footage of beached Solent ship

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 01:24
Crew members were in 'definite danger' after their ship ran aground in the Solent, a coastguard spokesman explains.

Warner faces 'emotional' SCG return

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 01:14
Australia's David Warner does not know how he will react as he returns to the ground at which Phillip Hughes was fatally struck.

Operation to free cargo ship begins

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 01:11
A major operation is under way to free a car transporter ship which ran aground in the Solent, off the Isle of Wight.

Teenager held over bus stabbing

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 01:05
A 14-year-old boy is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed on a bus, police say.

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