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Double gold for Briton Christie

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 05:13
Britain's Elise Christie wins gold in the 500m and 1500m at the Short Track Speed Skating European Championships in the Netherlands.

Many Clouds wins Cheltenham thriller

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 05:02
Hennessy winner Many Clouds follows up with victory in the Betbright Cup at Cheltenham on Festival Trials Day.

Heavy Fighting Resumes In Eastern Ukraine

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-24 04:59

Rebel rocket fire hit an open-air market in the port city of Mariupol, killing at least 15 civilians.

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Celtic striker Griffiths arrested

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 04:54
Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has been arrested in connection with an incident at an Edinburgh pub.

Roof fire at building was accidental

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 04:53
The Fire and Rescue Service say they believe a fire on the roof of Belfast's tallest building was accidental.

VIDEO: Anti-Trident 'peace scarf' protest

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 04:46
Anti-Trident demonstrators have circled the Ministry of Defence with a 'peace scarf' to protest against the replacement of the UK's nuclear weapons system.

Facebook Aims To Weed Fakes From Your News Feed

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-24 04:42

No, Macauley Culkin didn't die — that was a fake news story you saw on Facebook. This week, Facebook added a feature for reporting hoaxes. NPR's Laura Sydell explains the details to Scott Simon.

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Foe Of 'Fiscal Waterboarding' Leads As Greek Election Nears

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-24 04:42

Greece could elect an anti-austerity party on Sunday, a development which could trigger another Greek debt crisis.

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Spain arrests jihadist suspects

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 04:21
Four suspected members of an Islamist militant network are arrested in the Spanish territory of Ceuta bordering Morocco.

Obama To Cut Short India Visit For Stop In Saudi Arabia

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-24 04:10

The president will shave one day from the planned three-day visit to India to make room in his schedule to visit the new Saudi king in Riyadh.

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Tangerine Dream's Froese dies at 70

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 04:03
Edgar Froese, the founding member of the German ambient electronic group Tangerine Dream, dies in Vienna at the age of 70.

Part of M4 closed after 10-car crash

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 04:00
The M4 is closed between junction 33 Capel Llanilltern and junction 34 Miskin following two separate accidents on either side of the carriageway.

'What Do I Do?' For Sexual Assault Survivors, An App Has All The Answers

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-24 03:57

The D.C.-based smartphone tool connects people with a ride to the hospital and a team of medical professionals trained in dealing with sexual assault. But students aren't rushing to download the app.

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The man trapped in constant deja vu

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 03:48
What causes deja vu - and how does it feel to have it constantly?

Kvitova out in Australian Open shock

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 03:22
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is out of the Australian Open after a 6-4 7-5 defeat by 19-year-old Madison Keys.

'En Garde' Takes On New Urgency In A Duel With Machetes

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-24 03:03

The short film 'Papa Machete,' which is having its U.S. premiere this week at Sundance, introduces viewers to a 70-year-old Haitian farmer who's the master of a secret martial arts form.

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Fresh anti-rebel protests in Yemen

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 02:01
Thousands of Yemenis take to the streets in the capital Sanaa to protest against Shia Houthi rebels who have taken over much of the city.

Rockets 'kill 10' in Ukraine port

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 01:57
Rockets fired by pro-Russian rebels have killed at least 10 people in Ukraine's government-held port city of Mariupol, police say.

Goldman Sachs warns on Britain and the EU

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 01:38
Goldman Sachs president tells BBC - don't risk London's position as global financial capital.

'Machete' attack prompts murder probe

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 00:54
A murder inquiry is launched after a man died in a machete attack outside a Gloucester pub.