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VIDEO: Beach submerged in foam after storm

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 04:42
A beach off the west coast of Ireland has been completely submerged in sea foam, after it was battered by gale force winds.

Minister's pledge over flooding

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 04:36
The environment secretary says "everything possible" is being done to help those affected by flooding - as more bad weather is due to bring further problems on Sunday.

Oscars: Song disqualification explained

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 04:34
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences details the reasons why a contender for this year's best original song Oscar had its nomination revoked.

England tour ends with T20 whitewash

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 04:32
England's tour of Australia finishes with a Twenty20 whitewash as the hosts win the final match by 84 runs in Sydney.

Afghan election campaign under way

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 04:20
The campaign for Afghanistan's 5 April presidential election is formally launched, with rallies for key candidates in the capital, Kabul.

Virus shuts Blumenthal's restaurant

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 04:19
Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal shuts his central London restaurant after it was hit by an outbreak of a vomiting virus.

New York area ready for Super Bowl

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 04:03
The Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday's Super Bowl at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

Yarnold 'can handle Sochi pressure'

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 03:52
Great Britain's Lizzy Yarnold says she can handle the pressure of being labelled a Winter Olympics medal favourite.

VIDEO: No commotion: Lloyd Cole returns

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 03:48
Lloyd Cole and The Leopards perform Opposites Day, a song from their latest album, on The Andrew Marr Show.

Health watchdog attacks NHS culture

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 03:46
The health watchdog criticises the NHS in England for a culture that "doesn't listen" and is jeopardising safety - while warning it could go bust without serious change.

VIDEO: Harman: No 'rubber stamp' on leaders

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 03:42
Harriet Harman, deputy Labour leader, has denied there would be a 'rubber stamping' of proposals to alter how the party selects its leadership.

World Cup late licence bid rejected

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 03:38
There will be no national extension of pubs' licensing hours during the opening and closing weekends of the 2014 football World Cup, the Home Office says.

Rare chance to see Shakespeare folio

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 03:32
Birmingham Library gives the public a "rare opportunity" to see one of William Shakespeare's first published collections.

VIDEO: River rises 'in two minutes'

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 03:23
Sophie Long reports from the banks of the River Severn, where three severe flood warnings are in place following a tidal surge.

Woody Allen sex abuse claim renewed

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 03:18
The adopted daughter of Woody Allen and actress Mia Farrow renews claims, in an open letter, that the filmmaker "sexually abused" her as a child.

School discipline 'tough' line urged

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 03:08
Teachers in England can dispense "tough but proportionate" punishments to tackle bad behaviour in schools, advises the education secretary.

VIDEO: Top adventurer in amazing triple feat

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 03:08
An adventurer has just completed three massive challenges in a row, despite being told he might never walk properly again.

Fans condemned after Lennon spat at

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 02:40
Aberdeen condemn fans who spat and threw coins at Celtic manager Neil Lennon during the League Cup semi-final.

5 Points To Help Simplify Sunday's Super Bowl

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-02 02:31

Ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl XLVIII, NPR's Mike Pesca dams up the river of hype to create a cool lagoon of Super Bowl reason.

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Press Here To Say You Survived The Latest Bomb In Lebanon

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-02 02:31

Bombings are a frequent reality of living in Lebanon, so Lebanese student Sandra Hassan made an app to alert let friends and family know you're okay after violence strikes. It's getting a lot more attention that she had originally imagined.

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