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Emperor's Choice wins Welsh National

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 06:44
Emperor's Choice denies Benvolio and Glenquest in a thrilling finish to win the Welsh Grand National at Chepstow.

McAuley charged after wife stabbed

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 06:41
Prominent Irish republican Pearse McAuley is charged after his wife Pauline was stabbed at their home, in County Cavan.

VIDEO: Japan's new island still growing

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 06:36
Authorities in Japan say a new island near Tokyo has grown more than 10 times in size since emerging during an underwater eruption in November 2013.

A footballer's Christmas revealed

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 06:31
Amid a busy period of festive fixtures, footballers find time to enjoy the Christmas celebrations.

Police, Politicians, Gather In New York For Ramos Funeral

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 06:07

Officer Rafael Ramos is being remembered at a service at Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens a week after he and his partner were fatally shot in an unprovoked attack.

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For Cubans In Key West, A Longing To Fill In 'Gaps Of Who We Are'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 05:21

Some Cuban-American families are rejoicing at the possibility of visiting their homeland, but not everyone has embraced President Obama's new policy toward the island nation.

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Top Somalia Extremist Leader Reportedly Surrenders

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 05:17

Reports vary as to whether al-Shabab's Zakariye Ismail Ahmed Hersi turned himself in or was captured in a raid. The U.S. had placed a $3 million bounty on the leading Islamist extremist.

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Hibernian 4-0 Rangers

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 05:08
Hibernian turn in an impressive display to hammer Rangers on Kenny McDowall's first game in charge of the Ibrox side.

Egypt cuts 'gay wedding' sentences

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 05:06
A court in Egypt reduces to one year the three-year jail sentences given to eight men for appearing in a video alleged to be of a gay marriage.

Top al-Shabab militant 'surrenders'

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 04:51
Top al-Shabab militant, Zakariya Ahmed Ismail Hersi, gives himself up, Somali officials say.

Rail passengers face disruption

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 04:44
Rail passengers travelling to and from south Wales and London face "chaos" after engineering works overrun.

'Blocked drug proposals' revealed

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 04:38
Former minister Norman Baker releases details of civil servants' recommendations for reforming drugs policy whose publication he says was blocked by the home secretary.

Four 'stable' after bin lorry crash

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 04:36
Four people remain in two Glasgow hospitals following the bin lorry crash in the city's George Square on Monday.

North Korea Says U.S. Caused Internet Outages

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 04:36

Pyongyang has accused President Obama of "reckless words and deeds" and said the U.S. is "playing hide and seek as children with runny noses would."

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Sports club gutted in 'arson' attack

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 04:36
A sports and social club in west Belfast is gutted in a suspected arson attack.

Predictions: Lawro v Jack O'Connell

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 04:30
BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Unbroken star Jack O'Connell in his latest Premier League predictions.

Rural firms 'catching up on towns'

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 04:26
Faster broadband and improved transport could help productivity grow faster in the English countryside than towns, the Environment Secretary says.

Screech actor charged over stabbing

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 04:14
Dustin Diamond, who played Screech in Saved by the Bell, is accused of stabbing a man in a bar fight in the US.

Murder inquiry after death in city

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 04:03
Detectives investigating the death of a man in his 40s in east Belfast begin a murder inquiry and say he was beaten with an electric guitar.

No plan for Balotelli exit - Rodgers

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 03:56
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has no plans to offload striker Mario Balotelli during January's transfer window.

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