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Russian clocks go back for last time

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 09:36
After experimenting with permanent summer hours, Russia is adopting permanent winter hours due to fewer hours of daylight in the north.

'Near-Space Dive' Sets New Skydive Record, 25 Miles Above Earth

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-25 09:05

Google's Alan Eustace fell from an altitude of more than 135,000 feet, plummeting for some 15 minutes. The jump broke the record of 127,852 feet that Felix Baumgartner set in 2012.

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Last farewell for cancer blog boy

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 08:43
Award-winning seven-year-old Laughlin Whiteley who died from cancer is given a final farewell by the people in his home town.

Man killed in west Belfast shooting

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 08:19
A man dies in hospital after he was shot in a west Belfast alleyway 30 minutes after a serious brawl broke out in a nearby street.

Iran woman's hanging draws protests

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 08:19
Iran hangs a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her, drawing protests from human rights groups and western countries.

Britain must pay EU bill, says MEP

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 08:05
The rest of Europe expects the UK to settle a £1.7bn EU budget demand "and that's that", a vice president of the European Parliament has said.

Protesters scuffle at N Korea border

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 08:04
Scuffles break out as South Korean residents try to prevent activists sending balloons into the North carrying anti-government leaflets.

New Incan Find One-Ups Peru's Famous 12 Angle Stone

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-25 07:54

The find was announced by Peru's Ministry of Culture, which says the 13-angled stone was part of a water system that irrigated a strategically important area southeast of Lima.

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Pellegrini remains calm after defeat

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 07:39
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini plays down the damage of a defeat at West Ham to his side's league title defence.

Peer condemns 'chronic underfunding'

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 07:32
Successive UK governments are responsible for the "deliberate" and "chronic underfunding" of Welsh public services, says former Plaid Cymru leader Lord Wigley.

Cream bassist Jack Bruce dies, aged 71

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 07:22
Scottish musician Jack Bruce, the bassist and singer with 1960s supergroup Cream, dies aged 71, his publicist confirms.

Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 07:00
The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak passes 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization's latest report says.

Details Emerge About Washington State High School Shooting

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-25 06:52

Students of Marysville-Pilchuck High School describe a desperate scene — and in at least one case, a teacher is being credited with helping to prevent more killing.

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Weather warning over heavy rain

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 06:30
An amber weather warning is issued for the west Highlands and the Western Isles for Sunday and Monday.

RAF pilot training boost welcomed

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 06:21
The move to bring basic pilot training for the RAF and Royal Navy to Anglesey is warmly welcomed by island economic development portfolio holder.

Mass protest over Italy job reforms

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 06:04
A mass protest is held in the Italian capital, Rome, against Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's plans for labour market reform.

Fourth Portsmouth man killed in Syria

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 05:52
A fourth man from Portsmouth who went to fight in Syria for Islamic State is believed to have been killed.

VIDEO: Gun battles on streets of Lebanon

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 05:48
Lebanese army forces and Sunni Islamist militants, thought to be linked to Islamic State, have been involved in intense fighting in the country's second city, Tripoli.

VIDEO: Dangers of doping in rugby union

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 05:00
A year ago, rugby player Sam Chalmers' world collapsed after he admitted using prohibited substances.

Health Care Worker Tests Negative For Ebola In NJ, Stays In Quarantine

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-25 04:36

The woman was isolated Friday as she returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa. She had no symptoms of the disease; she developed a fever and was taken to a nearby hospital.

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