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VIDEO: Fleeing the shelling in eastern Ukraine

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 13:28
Peace talks aimed at ending the violence in Ukraine have ended in Belarus without a deal after just a few hours.

Tunisia 1-2 Equatorial Guinea (aet)

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 13:26
Equatorial Guinea beat Tunisia in controversial circumstances to reach the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.

Greek PM offers olive branch on debt

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 13:20
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras seeks to repair relations with creditors, amid fears of a showdown over Greece's efforts to roll back austerity measures.

Mindy Kaling's Super Bowl Ad: Are Indian Women Invisible?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-31 13:13

In a commercial, the comedian pretends no one can see her. One Indian journalist says there's more to the ad than selling insurance. Being visible comes with a risk of violence for women in India.

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After Alzheimer's Diagnosis, 'The Stripping Away Of My Identity'

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-31 13:04

Greg O'Brien talks about how his life has changed in the five years since he was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. "More and more I don't recognize people," he says.

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Pellegrini 'not happy with a point'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 12:36
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says he is disappointed to draw at Chelsea as his side created more chances.

Cumberbatch Wants Britain To Pardon Men Convicted Under Anti-Gay Law

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-31 12:15

The Oscar-nominated star of the Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game has joined actor and comedian Stephen Fry in calling for a blanket pardon of 49,000 men punished under long-defunct law.

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'Older brother' proud of Sterling

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 12:05
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge says he is "proud" of the performances of fellow Liverpool man Raheem Sterling.

Ex-Colombia spy chief held in Panama

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 12:05
Former Colombian intelligence chief Maria del Pilar Hurtado is detained in Panama and flown to Bogota to face charges of illegal wire-tapping.

Video Appears To Show Beheading Of Japanese Hostage Kenji Goto

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-31 11:50

The SITE Intelligence group has acquired footage that appears to show the execution of the Japanese journalist a week after another Japanese hostage was killed by the so-called Islamic State.

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Japan hostage Goto 'killed' - video

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 11:46
A video is released online purporting to show the beheading by Islamic State militants of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto.

Chernova ban 'needs long, hard look'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 11:39
Jessica Ennis-Hill's coach Toni Minichiello wants Russian heptathlete Tatyana Chernova's drugs ban to be re-examined.

No Game of Thrones book until 2016

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 10:55
George RR Martin's publisher says his next Game of Thrones book, The Winds of Winter, won't be released this year.

VIDEO: Venice comes alive for Carnival

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 10:49
The annual Carnival of Venice is under way

No-one can stop us, declares Bolasie

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 10:39
DR Congo forward Yannick Bolasie believes his side can become unbeatable after their 4-2 win over Congo in their Afcon quarter-final.

Chelsea 1-1 Manchester City

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 10:21
Jose Mourinho's side remain five points clear at the top of the table after David Silva cancels out Loic Remy's opener.

Actress Geraldine McEwan dies

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 09:48
Actress Geraldine McEwan, known for playing Agatha Christie sleuth Miss Marple on ITV, has died aged 82, her family says.

Whitney's daughter 'found in bath'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 09:36
Bobbi Kristina Brown. daughter of late American singer Whitney Houston, is found unresponsive in a bathtub in a home in Georgia, US police say.

VIDEO: NASA launch to study soil moisture

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 09:29
NASA has launched an Earth-observing satellite, which will measure the amount of moisture in soil.

Islamic State Blames Coalition Airstrikes For Losing Kobani

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-31 09:22

For the first time, the extremist group acknowledges its defeat earlier this week in the heavily contested Syrian border town.

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