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Catalonia approves independence vote

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 13:30
Catalonia's parliament votes to give its leader the power to call a secession consultation, a move the Spanish government has criticised.

Toure needs support, says Pellegrini

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 13:29
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini admits that under-performing midfielder Yaya Toure needs support from the club.

WATCH: First Guy In Perth To Get Hands On New iPhone Drops It On Live TV

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-19 13:29

Jack Cooksey, 18, was unpacking his brand-new iPhone 6 for a local TV reporter, when he accidentally dropped it. The rest of the customers still in line groaned.

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Sierra Leone: Where Colin Powell Felt His Roots

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-19 13:27

The West African nation is in the news today because of the tragic Ebola outbreak. It once played a part in another tragedy: the U.S. slave trade.

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Salmond to quit after Scots vote No

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 13:24
Alex Salmond is to step down as first minister of Scotland and Scottish National Party leader after voters rejected independence in Thursday's referendum.

Hiding currency in the Dark Wallet

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 13:18
The bitcoin wallet with controversial users

VIDEO: UK mosques condemn hostage takers

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 13:15
Muslim leaders in the UK have condemned the actions of Islamist extremists holding British hostages.

St Helens 41-0 Castleford Tigers

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 13:13
James Roby scores two first-half tries as St Helens beat Castleford to reach the Super League play-off semi-finals.

Platini will not return £16,000 watch

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 13:08
Uefa president Michel Platini insists he will not return a watch given to him by the Brazilian Football Confederation.

Should The U.S. Pay Ransom For ISIS Hostages?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-19 13:08

Videotaped murders by Islamic State have sparked outrage around the world. But while some European countries have paid ransom to retrieve victims taken by ISIS, Britain and the U.S. have not.

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Mother unlawfully killed son, four

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 13:07
A four-year-old boy died when his mother set fire to their Liverpool home a day before he was due to be handed into the custody of his father, an inquest hears.

Kerry says Iran can help defeat IS

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 13:03
US Secretary of State John Kerry says Iran has a role to play in the fight against Islamic State despite not being part of the US-led coalition.

NFL boss sorry over abuse scandals

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 13:01
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he 'got it wrong' in dealing with issues of domestic violence that have plagued the league over the past weeks.

Alice suspect's bike is recovered

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 12:43
Police recover the mountain bike ridden by a convicted murderer wanted over the disappearance of 14-year-old schoolgirl Alice Gross.

Alibaba shares surge on NY debut

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 12:31
Alibaba's shares closed significantly above their initial price on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, a sign of the excitement surrounding the Chinese internet giant.

Sarkozy comeback ahead of 2017 poll

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 12:23
Sarkozy II: Urgency, passion, devotion - plus self-awareness?

VIDEO: Guinea Ebola team found killed

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 12:21
Eight members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers using machetes and clubs in Guinea, officials say.

Artist wins top painting prize at 80

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 12:18
Artist Rose Wylie wins the John Moores Painting Prize, one of the UK's most prestigious art awards, at the age of 80.

VIDEO: 'Good spider season' is predicted

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 12:15
Experts have said people can expect to see more spiders in their homes than usual this autumn.

Inside An Ebola Kit: A Little Chlorine And A Lot Of Hope

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-19 12:15

The Ebola epidemic is growing exponentially. And clinics don't have space for patients. So the U.S. government is giving families kits for treating people at home. Will this help slow the epidemic?

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