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VIDEO: Six Nations Catch-Up - Week Two

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 14:03
Watch the biggest hits, the funniest moments and the best of the weekend's action with the Six Nations Catch-Up.

Psychosis 'link' to potent cannabis

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 13:38
Using potent forms of cannabis is a factor in 24% of new psychosis cases analysed by King's College London researchers.

Miss Saigon dominates theatre awards

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 13:05
Musical Miss Saigon has dominated this year's WhatsOnStage awards, winning nine trophies including best West End show.

FAA Proposal On Drones Highlights Safety Over Privacy Concerns

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 13:00

The Federal Aviation Administration has unveiled a long-awaited proposal for rules governing the use of small drones. If approved, the rules could expand the use of drones throughout the country.

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U.N. Security Council Passes Resolution Targeting ISIS Revenue

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 13:00

The U.N. Security Council resolution targets funding streams for the so-called Islamic State. The militant group has been raking in millions of dollars through oil smuggling, antiquities and ransoms.

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Ukraine Cease-Fire Largely Holds, Despite Shelling Reports

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 13:00

The cease-fire took effect Sunday morning, but there have already been accusations of shelling in the city of Debaltseve. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Karoun Demirjian from The Washington Post on the latest from the conflict zone.

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Fake It Till You Make It, Then Come Clean: A Sportscaster's Big Break

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 13:00

How do you become a sportscaster when you've never done it before? Adrián García Márquez, now La Voz De Los Lakers, faked a demo tape with the help of a Sega console and FIFA '95.

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VIDEO: Cartoonist: 'I was gunman's target'

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 12:05
Cartoonist Lars Vilks, who was attending a debate on free speech in a cafe in Denmark when a gunman opened fire, says he was probably the target of the attack.

Suspect In Foiled Canadian Mall Shooting Left Social Media Trail

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 11:59

The young man who apparently killed himself as police closed in on him was said to have identified with the 1999 Columbine High School shooters.

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Jewish graves vandalised in France

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 11:41
Hundreds of Jewish graves are desecrated at a cemetery in eastern France, an act condemned by French officials.

Freedom Ride: Turning point in Australia's race relations

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 11:38
Retracing the journey that changed Australia's race relations

ISIS Video Purports To Show Mass Beheading Of Coptic Christians

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 11:31

The footage is supposed to show militants from the self-declared Islamic State executing 21 Coptic Christians captured by the extremist group last week.

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Philip Levine, Who Found Poetry On Detroit's Assembly Lines, Dies At 87

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 11:29

In his six-decade career, Levine found grace and beauty in the lives of working people, especially the people and places of his youth. He was a United States Poet Laureate and a Pulitzer Prize winner.

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Christian captives 'killed by IS'

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 11:15
A video emerges purportedly showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians who had been seized by Islamic State (IS) in Libya.

India's 'macaroon queen'

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 11:06
The young woman building an empire of cake shops in Mumbai

Bid to rescue 1,000 migrants in Med

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 10:41
The Italian coastguard says it has launched a major rescue operation to try to save more than 1,000 migrants in difficulty on the Mediterranean Sea.

Murder probe after three found dead

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 10:39
A double murder investigation begins after police visiting the next of kin of a recently deceased man discover two bodies in a Paddington property.

Stead: Sunderland win tops Chelsea

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 10:28
FA Cup: Jon Stead claimed Bradford's 2-0 victory over Sunderland topped their shock win at Chelsea in the last round.

Why world's gaze fell on Adelaide

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 10:02
India and Pakistan fans at the Cricket World Cup relish a rare chance to see the rival teams face each other.

Uptown Funk hits million milestone

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 10:01
Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk reaches the one million sales mark, 10 weeks after it was first released, according to Official Charts Company data.