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American Hustle tops SAG awards

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 02:21
The cast of 1970s crime caper American Hustle takes the top prize at the Screen Actors Guild awards, while Breaking Bad and Modern Family dominate the TV categories.

From Ashes To Ashes To Diamonds: A Way To Treasure The Dead

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-19 02:17

Diamonds are supposed to be a girl's best friend. Now, they might also be her mother, father or grandmother. Turning your loved one's ashes into a diamond is one way to keep them close forever.

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Cooking With Conifers: An Evergreen Trick That's Newly Hip

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-19 02:16

American chefs from coast to coast are using evergreens to develop unique flavors in dishes from white fir and sorrel broth to pine needle vinegar to smoked mussels. It's a food trend with roots that go back centuries.

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New attack on Thai protest camp

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 01:52
Attackers throw explosives at anti-government protesters in Bangkok, injuring at least 28, days after a similar attack left one person dead.

Hundreds attend Mikaeel memorial

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 01:17
A memorial service has been held for three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, whose body is believed to have been found in Fife after a massive search.

Leisure trust could run Newport services

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 01:16
Leisure services in Newport could be run by an independent trust in a bid to save the council £440,000.

VIDEO: American Hustle stars top SAG Awards

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 01:12
American Hustle has scooped a top prize at the Screen Actors' Guild (SAG) Awards in Los Angeles.

New tax power useless, minister says

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 01:05
Income tax powers on offer to the Welsh assembly are "pretty much useless", the first minister says, due to the restrictions attached to them.

Dennis Rodman checks into rehab

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 00:46
Former basketball star Dennis Rodman seeks treatment for alcohol problems, his agent says, days after returning from North Korea.

VIDEO: British schoolboy reaches South Pole

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 00:35
A 16-year-old boy from Bristol has set a new record by becoming the youngest person to trek to the South Pole.

Jamaica near Sochi bobsleigh spot

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 00:13
Jamaican bobsleigh "confident" they have qualified for Sochi 2014 but are seeking funding to secure a berth.

Obama tries to allay German concerns

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 23:56
President Barack Obama says he will not let controversial surveillance by US intelligence services undermine Washington's ties with Germany.

Egypt constitution 'backed by 98%'

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 23:43
A new Egyptian constitution wins the backing of 98.1% of voters with a turnout of 38.6% in last week's referendum, officials say.

England close in on Women's Ashes win

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 23:31
England are within one victory of retaining the Women's Ashes after a seven-wicket win over Australia in the first ODI.

ICC looks at two-division Test system

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 23:28
The ICC will discuss two-tier Test cricket and greater control for the governing bodies of England, Australia and India.

Deadly blast hits convoy in Pakistan

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 23:05
At least 20 soldiers are killed and 24 injured in a bomb attack on an army convoy in north-western Pakistan, which the Taliban say they carried out.

Djokovic and Ferrer reach Melbourne quarters

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 22:38
Novak Djokovic and David Ferrer reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Why pro-independence Catalans envy Scotland

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 22:07
Why Catalan independence dream differs from Scots'

Royal press offices set to merge

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 21:08
Press offices of the Queen and the Prince of Wales are to merge, in a further sign of preparations for the day the prince becomes king.

Savile claims and royal 'job-share'

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 20:57
Reports about the scale of Jimmy Savile's offending and a partial handover from one HRH to another both appear on Sunday's front pages.

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