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Screaming from the only studio with a bidet

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 16:39
Screaming from the only radio studio with a bidet

What is it like to win an Oscar?

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 16:36
How it feels to win an Oscar

VIDEO: Russell Crowe in-depth Interview

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 16:32
Hollywood actor Russell Crowe, who is part owner of the South Sydney Rabbitohs, tells the story of his side's rise.

DSK's bizarre pimping trial

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 16:16
Dominique Strauss-Kahn's trial was a bizarre affair that ended in a call for his acquittal. But the entire case has never been straightforward, says the BBC's Hugh Schofield.

'The day I sang with The Beatles'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 16:08
The Brazilian fan who sang with The Beatles

Warnings issued for wintry weekend

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 16:05
Forecasters issue warnings of wintry weather over the weekend, with the risk of travel disruption and hazardous driving conditions.

Saturday's gossip column

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 15:32
Man Utd eye Lazio's Lucas Biglia, David Moyes wants Sammy Ameobi, Man City offer Martin Demichelis a new deal, plus more.

Fire rips through Dubai skyscraper

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 15:30
A fire has ripped through the Torch skyscraper in Dubai, one of the tallest residential buildings in the world.

VIDEO: How to do the perfect Oscars speech

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 15:11
How to make the perfect Oscars acceptance speech

VIDEO: The art that the UK forgets to love

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 15:11
The BBC's Will Gompertz asks whether the UK is falling out of love with art.

'Dementia friends' reach one million

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 15:02
One million people have signed up to be "dementia friends" in England, the charity Alzheimer's Society announces.

NASCAR's Kurt Busch Is Suspended Indefinitely Over Domestic Abuse

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-20 14:57

The suspension follows an opinion from a family court that Busch likely abused his ex-girlfriend. During the hearing, Busch tried to refute the claims by saying his ex was a trained assassin.

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Boxing's last bona fide super-fight?

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 14:56
Boxing's last bona fide super-fight?

'Schoolgirl jihadi brides' - front pages

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 14:53
Papers focus on concerns for the safety of three schoolgirls who have flown to Turkey, amid fears they are en route to Syria to join Islamic State.

Man charged with wedding murder

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 14:45
A man is to appear in court charged with murdering a 63-year-old man at a wedding in County Fermanagh.

For The Evolution Of Marine Creatures, Bigger Is Better, Study Says

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-20 14:20

A new study published in Science looked at thousands of marine animals over a 540-million-year evolutionary span. Their conclusion: Most of them got larger.

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Thailand's crackdown on 'wombs for rent'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 14:07
Why Thailand has passed its new law on surrogacy

VIDEO: Behind-the-scenes ahead of Oscars

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 14:04
The 87th Academy Awards take place this Sunday in Los Angeles but are the statues given out based on performance or gentle persuasion from lobbyists?

U.K. Police Look For 3 Missing School Girls Suspected Of Heading To Syria

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-20 13:50

The teenagers left home on Tuesday and took a flight to Turkey. Authorities suspect they are headed to Syria, lured by Islamic State militants.

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Greece saved from disaster - for two days

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 13:45
Greece believes it has been given permission by the Eurogroup to ease up on austerity - although there will be months of fraught negotiations on a new financial settlement for this recession battered country.

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