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Sink or Swim? The global drowning crisis

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 15:23
Playpens to drones - how to solve the global drowning crisis

First minister backs voter event

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 15:22
The first minister marks national voter registration week by urging people in Scotland to register to vote in May's General Election.

Oil summit to hear pleas for action

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 15:20
A plan for a summit to look at the challenges facing the North Sea oil industry is announced by Aberdeen City Council.

VIDEO: Bollywood star 'succumbed' to twitter

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 15:01
Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan says that he has "succumbed" to social media as a way to connect with his fans and well-wishers.

The Swedish Schindler who disappeared

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 15:00
The man who saved thousands of Jews then disappeared

The great Kuwaiti cat-meat scandal

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 15:00
The great Kuwaiti cat-meat scandal

Stamp was not on purpose - Costa

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 14:30
Chelsea striker Diego Costa says there was no malicious intent behind his stamp on Liverpool's Emre Can.

VIDEO: Geraldine McEwan dies aged 82

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 14:21
The actress, Geraldine McEwan, best known for playing Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, has died at the age of 82.

Chile proposes to end abortion ban

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 14:01
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announces plans to end a total ban on abortions in the predominantly Roman Catholic country.

Title race - all you need to know

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 13:57
BBC Sport picks out some of the key statistics as Chelsea and Manchester City battle for the Premier League title.

Phoenix Nights actor collapses

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 13:30
A performance of comedy Phoenix Nights Live at the Manchester Arena is cancelled after performer Ted Robbins collapses on stage.

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.