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Contador sees off Froome challenge

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 08:54
Alberto Contador all-but seals the Vuelta a Espana title after winning stage 20 and extends his overall lead from Briton Chris Froome.

A Talent That Bridged Genres: Jazz Pianist Joe Sample Dies

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 08:48

Heard on songs by musicians from Miles Davis to Tupac Shakur, Joe Sample's music incorporated elements of soul and funk into jazz.

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VIDEO: BBC hears gunfire near Donetsk airport

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 08:43
Gunfire has been heard from Donetsk airport where Ukrainian government troops say they have repelled an attack by pro-Russian rebels.

Well-wishers overwhelm dogs' home

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 08:43
Cheshire Dogs' Home is forced to tell people to stay away after hundreds of people travelled to the site to adopt dogs and bring animal supplies.

Southampton 4-0 Newcastle United

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 08:36
Italian striker Graziano Pelle scores twice as Southampton overwhelm a poor Newcastle side at St Mary's Stadium.

VIDEO: Reeva's mother 'unhappy with verdict'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 08:28
The parents of Reeva Steenkamp say they are "disappointed and sad" after Oscar Pistorius was acquitted of murdering their daughter.

Chelsea 4-2 Swansea City

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 08:12
Diego Costa scores his first Chelsea hat-trick as the Blues beat Swansea to maintain their 100% start to the season.

Hundreds at rally for Yes vote

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 08:07
About 400 people take part in a rally in Cardiff to urge Scotland to vote Yes in next week's referendum.

Minister criticises Pistorius ruling

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 07:48
A South African government minister says the decision to acquit athlete Oscar Pistorius of murdering his girlfriend is "extremely disappointing".

Egypt key to fighting IS - Kerry

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 07:40
Egypt has a key role to play in countering Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, US Secretary of State John Kerry says on a visit to Cairo.

Ukraine 'repels rebels at airport'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 07:38
Ukraine says its forces have repelled a rebel attack on Donetsk airport, as the prime minister says Russia wants to "eliminate" his country.

Van Baarle takes narrow lead in Tour

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 07:38
Belgium's Julien Vermote wins the seventh stage of the Tour of Britain as Dutchman Dylan van Baarle takes the overall lead.

Kingston Hill wins the St Leger

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 07:34
Kingston Hill, the 9-4 favourite, comes from deep to beat second-place Romsdal and Snow Sky in the St Leger.

Phoenix Mercury Wins WNBA Title In A Sweep Of Chicago

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 07:23

Thanks to Candice Dupree and Diana Taurasi, the Phoenix Mercury overcame the absence of star center Brittney Griner, who averaged nearly 4 blocks per game this season.

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Business row in Scots weekend campaign

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 07:00
A row over the intervention of business leaders and banks in the Scottish independence referendum intensifies on the final weekend of campaigning.

Pope decries 'piecemeal WWIII'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 06:50
A World War III "fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction" may have started, Pope Francis says at a ceremony honouring WWI victims.

Beijing stages first Formula E race

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 06:45
A Brazilian driver wins the first Formula E, a new electric motor racing championship backed by some of the sport's biggest brands, in Beijing.

Hundreds search for hidden diamonds

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 06:42
Hundreds of people take part in a treasure hunt to win one of ten diamonds hidden around Cheltenham, each valued at £1,000.

Wendy Davis Tells Of Her Own Difficult Abortions In 'Forgetting'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 06:40

A champion of abortion rights, the Texas gubernatorial candidate reveals she terminated two of her pregnancies — once because her life was endangered.

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Poets Give Voice To The Toll Of Type 2 Diabetes

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 06:34

Doctors and poets are collaborating in California to encourage young people to tell stories about Type 2 diabetes in their communities.

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