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VIDEO: Pakistan rally calls for PM to resign

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 17:11
Thousands of protesters gathered in Pakistan's capital Islamabad as rally leaders Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri called for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down.

Getting to grips with depression

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 16:42
How trapeze therapy can benefit mind and body

Alcohol tax urged to fund rehab

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 16:35
Alcohol taxes should be increased to fund rehabilitation services, a leading centre-right think tank urges.

MH17: Netherlands wrestles with huge criminal case

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 16:21
How Dutch are grappling with MH17 evidence

VIDEO: Dutchman returns Holocaust medal

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 16:10
A Dutchman honoured by Israel for hiding a Jewish child during World War Two has handed back his medal after six of his relatives were killed in an Israeli air strike on Gaza.

Colombia victims join peace talks

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 16:06
A group of victims of five decades of conflict in Colombia for the first time join government negotiators and Farc rebel leaders at peace talks.

The cave dwellers of Bamiyan

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 16:02
The poor who can only live in the caverns of Bamiyan's Buddhas

Manics cancel V Festival appearance

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 15:53
Welsh rock band the Manic Street Preachers cancel their Chelmsford V Festival appearance because of airport delays in Budapest.

Chad army 'rescues 85 Nigerians'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 15:47
Chadian troops rescue some 85 Nigerian villagers who were abducted earlier this week by suspected Boko Haram militants, reports say.

'Retracing my lost son to Lockerbie'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 15:12
A mother who only learned last year that her son was killed in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing has made an emotional visit to the town.

NHS becomes referendum battleground

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 15:10
The health service becomes a key battleground in the Scottish independence campaign as the Tories accuse the SNP of a "smear campaign".

My SMS relationship with al-Shabab

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 15:07
Getting text messages in bed - from al-Shabab

A country where toilet paper is rarer than partridge

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 15:03
A country where toilet paper is rarer than partridge in brine

PM warns of possible IS threat to UK

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 14:53
Islamic State militants in Iraq could grow strong enough to target people "on the streets of Britain" unless action is taken, warns David Cameron.

Texas governor vows to fight charges

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 14:00
Texas Governor Rick Perry vows to fight an indictment against him for abuse of power, which he has dismissed as a politicised "farce".

No transfers fallout with Pulis - Parish

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 13:34
Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish says ex-manager Tony Pulis did not leave because of a transfers disagreement.

Sen. McCaskill On Ferguson: 'We're Going To Get All The Facts'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 13:12

Tess Vigeland speaks with Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill about the week of violence and tension in Ferguson, discussing the way forward for the community.

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In Work Of Ferguson Photographer, Snapshots Of Chaos

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 13:09

Scott Olson, a photojournalist with Getty Images, has captured some of the striking images of the protests in Ferguson, Mo., following the police shooting of Michael Brown.

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Perry Pushes Back Against Allegations He Overstepped His Authority

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 13:07

Tess Vigeland talks to Ben Philpott of member station KUT about the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry on charges of abuse of power. The governor spoke for the first time since the charges, saying he acted within his power.

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To Combat Looting In Ferguson, Mo. Governor Institutes Curfew

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 13:07

A week after the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, the situation in Ferguson, Mo., remains tense. Protesters took to the streets again overnight, and there were reports of looting.

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