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Top India politician is jailed

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 07:20
One of India's most controversial politicians, Jayaram Jayalalitha, is jailed for four years after conviction in a long-running corruption case.

Strictly wins Friday night TV battle

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 06:59
Strictly Come Dancing beat ITV's X Factor in their Friday night ratings battle, with the BBC One show pulling in 700,000 more viewers.

Confined In China, Ai Weiwei Directs Alcatraz Exhibit From Afar

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 06:44

The dissident Chinese artist uses San Francisco's former island prison to contrast themes of freedom and restriction.

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Catalonia leader decrees referendum

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 06:21
The president of the Spanish region of Catalonia signs a decree for a referendum on independence, in a move opposed by central government.

Liberia chief doctor in quarantine

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 06:15
Liberia's chief medical officer puts herself under quarantine for 21 days, after a colleague was killed by the deadly Ebola virus.

Hiker Catches Volcano's Eruption On Video, And Is Overtaken By Ash

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 05:49

The sudden eruption in central Japan surprised and stranded hikers, and caused one death. A hiker managed to shoot video of the shocking sight of an immense billowing gray cloud speeding toward them.

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McNarry: 'UKIP membership rising'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 05:01
UK Independence Party (UKIP) MLA David McNarry tells the party's annual conference that membership is growing in Northern Ireland.

Catalonia Defies Spain As Leader Signs Decree For Breakaway Vote

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 04:20

Catalonia's leader has set a November date for a vote on whether the northeast region of Spain should become independent. Spain's central government has said it will block the vote.

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India Zooms To Mars Much More Cheaply, But With Trade-Offs

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 04:02

A U.S. probe cost $637 million to get to Mars; an Indian mission cost about a tenth as much. There are at least a few reasons why, both teams agree — starting with the differing shapes of each orbit.

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Tech Week That Was: Apple's Gaffes, Shellshock And Hello Ello

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 03:55

Apple's very bad week with bending phones and iOS flaws, a new bug that's so nasty it has two names and the social network of the moment lead our look back at the top tech headlines.

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Culinary Diplomacy Takes Texan Chef To The Land Of Grilled Yak

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 03:03

Is food the oldest instrument of diplomacy? The U.S. State Department just sent award-winning chef Tim Byres to Kyrgyzstan, where he ate a sheep's eye and wowed his hosts with Texan spices.

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Alice police review 300 CCTV cameras

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 01:59
Police investigating the disappearance of Alice Gross are reviewing footage from 300 CCTV cameras in the area the schoolgirl went missing.

VIDEO: What happens when you speed up golf?

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 01:05
BBC Breakfast's Mike Bushell tries out the latest craze - speed golf.

A&E shake-up in its final stages

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 00:57
Doctors have give more detail about how a controversial shake-up at Prince Philip Hospital's accident and emergency department is to work.

VIDEO: Volcano erupts in central Japan

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 00:45
Mount Ontake in Japan erupted on Saturday, sending a large plume of ash into the sky.

VIDEO: Dementia friendly design

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 23:42
Well designed surroundings can make a big difference to the lives of people with dementia, so one school teaches simple techniques to make homes dementia friendly.

VIDEO: 'I cried so much when I married at 13'

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 23:06
The BBC's Shumaila Jaffery reports from a remote village in Pakistan to speak to one woman who was told she had to marry her cousin at the age of 13.

Chelsea Clinton gives birth to girl

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 22:31
Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, gives birth to a baby girl.

US-led air strikes 'damaging IS'

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 21:48
The US armed forces head says air strikes are damaging Islamic State in Syria but will not alone defeat it, as jihadists close in on a Kurdish town.

VIDEO: Top 50 FA Cup goals: Rush swivel shot

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 21:33
BBC Sport looks back at 50 iconic FA Cup goals in the build-up to the first round proper, which takes place in November.