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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.

Searches end after explosives find

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 10:02
A four-day security operation ends at a County Fermanagh farm, where police discovered "a significant amount" of explosives and other weapons.

Tory Brooks Newmark to quit as MP

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 09:35
Tory MP Brooks Newmark, who quit as a minister over explicit images, says he is to stand down at the next election over "media intrusion".

Army to drive strike-day ambulances

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 09:34
About 130 military drivers are to be drafted in to replace striking ambulance drivers on Monday, the Ministry of Defence confirms.

New Hepatitis C Pill Promises Faster Treatment, At A Higher Cost

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-11 09:27

The new product brings several advances, but it also has a steep price tag, reported at $1,125 per tablet. Its maker reported billions in sales of a related drug approved last year.

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VIDEO: Hundreds join protest over trade deal

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 09:23
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Parliament Square to demonstrate against the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

'Anger' over pupil sickness leaflet

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 09:10
A leaflet sent to parents in south Wales telling them how much time children should have off for sickness has caused "confusion and anger", says a chair of governors.

It's 2014. All Children Are Supposed To Be Proficient. What Happened?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-11 08:49

The No Child Left Behind law famously set this year as the date when, well, no children would be left behind. So now what?

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Coptic landmark restored in Cairo

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 08:48
The restoration of one of Egypt's oldest Coptic Christian churches, the Virgin Mary church in Cairo, is completed after 16 years.

Police investigate gun incident

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 08:48
A police operation is under way in the Corstorphine area of Edinburgh following reports that a firearm had been discharged.

VIDEO: Ebola screening 'not a PR stunt'

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 08:33
The chief medical officer has defended the UK's Ebola screening programme, saying it will alert people early to the risks posed by the virus.

Murder probe launched in Wrexham

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 08:08
A murder investigation is launched in Wrexham following an incident some time between Friday evening and the early hours of Saturday.

Republican And Democrat Make Headlines For 'Nicest' Election Race

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-11 07:59

The two have agreed not to mess with each other's yard signs. "This office is bigger than us," one candidate for a county sheriff's post in northern Kentucky says.

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