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VIDEO: Film fans set for 2015 blockbusters

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-03 05:42
With the Oscars just weeks away and some famous franchises set to return, the BBC's Lizo Mzimba takes a look at what film fans can expect in 2015.

Heart of Midlothian 1-1 Hibernian

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-03 05:38
Jamie Walker's long-range goal earns Hearts a point in the Edinburgh derby and keeps their unbeaten record intact.

PJ Harvey glass box album a sell out

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-03 05:29
Tickets to see award-winning musician PJ Harvey record her next album in a glass box at London's Somerset House sell out.

UK Ebola nurse critical - hospital

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-03 05:27
UK nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who was diagnosed with Ebola after returning from Sierra Leone, is now in a critical condition, the Royal Free Hospital says.

Djokovic out of final with fever

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-03 05:17
Novak Djokovic pulls out of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship final against Andy Murray with a fever.

Six Education Stories To Watch in 2015

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-03 05:03

A veteran reporter's view on the hot-button issues in the coming year: Police in schools, the fallout from the Vergara case and more.

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Man in court on assault charge

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-03 04:30
A man appears at Selkirk Sheriff Court accused of assaulting a woman to the danger of her life after an incident in Galashiels.

Derby County v Southport

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-03 04:14
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's FA Cup game between Derby County and Southport.

Man Accused In 1998 Bombings Of U.S. Embassies Dies In Custody

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-03 04:07

Abu Anas al-Libi, who was captured in 2013, stood accused of conspiracy to kill Americans in connection with the explosions at embassy compounds in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people.

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Villagers kidnapped in north Nigeria

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-03 04:04
Suspected Boko Haram militants have kidnapped about 40 boys and young men in a raid on a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, residents say.

NASA Hopes A Hack Will Overcome Mars Rover's Memory Gap

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-03 03:58

The Mars rover Opportunity is getting on in years. It has been on Mars' surface for over a decade, and now it's having memory problems. NASA has come up with a plan to fix it.

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The Week In Sports: NFL Playoffs, College Football Finals

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-03 03:58

College football has a championship coming, the NBA's LeBron James is out with injuries, and the NFL playoffs are starting. ESPN's Howard Bryant tells NPR's Eric Westervelt what to watch for.

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Utilities Fight For Revenue Lost To Solar Power

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-03 03:58

Solar energy had a banner year in 2014. But as more U.S. households make their own electricity, they're paying electric utilities less. Utility companies across the nation are fighting back.

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Rift Between NYC Mayor And Police Could Become Dangerous

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-03 03:58

NPR's Eric Westervelt talks to New York Times police reporter David Goodman about what's behind New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's fraught relationship with the city's police.

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Orca Calf Shows Signs Of Orca Midwifery

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-03 03:58

A whale researcher has a new hypothesis about orca whales: Whale "midwives" may be assisting births.

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Author: Mitch McConnell's Focus On Winning Is 'Single-Minded'

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-03 03:58

The new Senate majority leader will soon take office. NPR's Eric Westervelt asks Alec MacGillis, author of The Cynic: The Political Education of Mitch McConnell, what his leadership might look like.

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U.S. Sanctions Against North Korea Are Mostly Symbolic

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-03 03:58

The cyber attack on Sony has prompted the U.S. to impose new sanctions on North Korea. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with correspondent Tamara Keith about why the U.S. is taking this action.

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U.N.'s Anthony Banbury: Zero Cases Of Ebola Is The Only Option

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-03 03:58

Anthony Banbury is stepping down as the head of the U.N.'s Ebola mission. He says the Ebola can't become entrenched in West Africa. And he thinks the fight is heading in the right direction.

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New Palace boss Pardew eyes signings

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-03 03:55
New Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew says the club's situation is "little bit sticky" and new signings are needed.

Japanese woman 'gang-raped' in India

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-03 03:49
Five men are arrested and charged with kidnapping and repeatedly raping a Japanese student over several weeks, police in Calcutta say.