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'Exquisite' gravity probe leaves UK

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 01:54
UK industry completes construction of the modules that make up the Lisa Pathfinder satellite - a remarkable probe that will test the key technologies needed to detect gravitational waves in space.

Man is shot in 'targeted attack'

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 01:36
A man has been shot in the shoulder in a "targeted attack" in Liverpool, police say.

NI applies to EU over cattle disease

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 01:12
Stormont's Department of Agriculture is to apply to the European Union for Northern Ireland cattle to be declared free of the disease brucellosis.

The rise of Yemen's Houthi rebels

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 01:11
Ansar Allah, or the Houthi movement, began as a defence of the Zaidi religious tradition but experienced several major transformations in arriving at its current dominance of Yemeni politics, Charles Schmitz writes.

Driver quizzed over boy's death

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 01:02
A 25-year-old man is still being questioned on suspicion of causing the death of a boy by dangerous driving.

Can You Dig It? More Evidence Suggests Humans From The Ice Age

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 00:43

Initially dismissed as a hoax a century ago, scientists have found evidence in Florida of humans living 14,000 years ago. If the findings hold up, they will help rewrite the history of early man.

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Can You Dig It? More Evidence Suggests Humans From The Ice Age

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 00:43

Initially dismissed as a hoax a century ago, scientists have found evidence in Florida of humans living 14,000 years ago. If the findings hold up, they will help rewrite the history of early man.

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A German Muslim Asks His Compatriots: 'What Do You Want To Know?'

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 00:35

Inside his dentist's office, Sadiqu al-Mousllie is treated like any other German. It's different when the Syrian-born man steps outside. He's trying to fight Islamophobia, one question at a time.

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A German Muslim Asks His Compatriots: 'What Do You Want To Know?'

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 00:35

Inside his dentist's office, Sadiqu al-Mousllie is treated like any other German. It's different when the Syrian-born man steps outside. He's trying to fight Islamophobia, one question at a time.

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Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock Taught Us Acceptance Is Highly Logical

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 00:33

The Star Trek actor died Friday in Los Angeles, and NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Nimoy's signature role taught fans the power of accepting their differences rather than fighting them.

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Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock Taught Us Acceptance Is Highly Logical

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 00:33

The Star Trek actor died Friday in Los Angeles, and NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Nimoy's signature role taught fans the power of accepting their differences rather than fighting them.

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VIDEO: Mariupol's volunteer defence force

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 00:19
Fighting has died down in Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions in recent days, after a ceasefire agreed between the government and pro-Russian rebels.

Lesotho votes in snap elections

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 00:12
People in Lesotho are voting in polls aimed at resolving political tensions following an attempted coup last year.

VIDEO: Samurai prince escapes wig ordeal

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 23:52
Prince William was transformed into a samurai warlord, but escaped the ordeal of wearing a wig, as he visited Japan's public broadcaster NHK.

England set for key Sri Lanka clash

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 23:48
Ex-spinner Graeme Swann on who England should drop and how to stop Kumar Sangakkara in Sunday's "must-win" group game.

Pegida UK stages first demonstration

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 23:36
Police are in Newcastle for the first rally in Britain by a group opposed to what it calls the "Islamisation of Europe".

McIlroy set for Honda Classic exit

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 23:17
World number one Rory McIlroy looks destined to miss the cut at the Honda Classic after a four-over-par second round.

England women win NZ ODI series

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 23:17
England's women defeated New Zealand by five wickets in the final ODI between the sides, and sealed the series victory.

Funeral held for Bath crash victim

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 23:16
The funeral is due to take place for one of the victims of a crash involving a 30-tonne tipper truck in Bath that killed four people.

William dressed as samurai warrior

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 23:05
The Duke of Cambridge dresses as a famous samurai warrior during a visit to the set of a long-running historical drama in Japan.

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