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VIDEO: South Africa's eminent hip-hop poet

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 15:03
South Africa's eminent poet and hip hop artist

Sturgeon in 'good faith' Smith pledge

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 15:02
The SNP's Nicola Sturgeon pledges to work in good faith with the commission, set up to boost Holyrood's powers after the independence 'No' vote.

In pictures: George Clooney wedding

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 14:49
George Clooney marries Amal Alamuddin in Venice

India's Modi calls for reform of UN

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 14:38
Narendra Modi uses his first speech to the UN as India's prime minister to renew his country's call for reform of the Security Council.

VIDEO: DJ gig that became a political rally

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 13:49
Meet the man with the soundtrack to Imran Khan's political campaign

I Thought It Was Just Stress, Until It Broke My Heart

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 13:25

Sure, she felt sick, but it was probably just stress. She had to make it to the crucial meeting at her son's school and solve the day care problem. But all along her heart was whispering, "enough."

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George Clooney marries in Venice

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 13:16
Hollywood star George Clooney marries human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in Venice, in one of the most anticipated events of the showbusiness year.

Van Gaal accepts Rooney's red card

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 12:57
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says captain Wayne Rooney's red card against West Ham was the "right" decision.

At U.N., India's Modi Discusses Pakistan, Terrorism, And Peace

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 12:53

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke at the U.N. one day after Pakistan's prime minister, Nawaz Sharif. Modi said it's up to Pakistan to create an "appropriate atmosphere" for peace talks.

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Tory minister Brooks Newmark resigns

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 12:24
Conservative MP for Braintree Brooks Newmark resigns as minister for civil society over allegations to be published in a Sunday newspaper.

Who can give Watson his own Medinah moment?

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 12:21
If US captain Tom Watson can conjure a Ryder Cup comeback on Sunday, it would be his greatest golfing achievement, writes Tom Fordyce.

Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 11:26
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's equaliser earns Arsenal a point in an entertaining north London derby against Tottenham.

Second Tory MP defects to UKIP

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 11:21
Mark Reckless becomes the second Tory MP to defect to UKIP, announcing his decision on the eve of the Conservative party conference.

County Armagh Orange hall targeted

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 11:16
The Orange Order has said a crude device has partially exploded outside an Orange hall in County Armagh.

McGinley warns against complacency

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 11:09
Captain Paul McGinley puts out a strong top order for Sunday's singles as Europe seek four points to retain the Ryder Cup.

Why Youngstown, Ohio, Loved 'Jimbo' Traficant

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 10:48

Former congressman Jim Traficant, who died Saturday at age 73, served prison time for bribery and racketeering. But he always remained popular in Youngstown — a city that felt abandoned by others.

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Deadly landmine in Guinea-Bissau

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 10:41
A landmine kills at least 22 people travelling in a vehicle some 60km north-east of the capital of Guinea-Bissau, police say.

Ohio's James Traficant Dies, Days After Accident On Farm

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 10:37

The Ohio politician whose career included 17 years in Congress and a conviction for bribery has died at age 73. He was critically hurt in a tractor accident earlier this week.

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Cuba bans Che and Chavez perfumes

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 10:10
The Cuban government says it will punish state employees who launched perfumes named after Ernesto Che Guevara and Hugo Chavez.

VIDEO: Clooney marries in Venice

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 09:59
George Clooney's representative says the actor has married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in Venice, Italy.