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Heavy rain as storm repairs begin

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 10:14
Heavy rain falls across south and west Wales as the Met Office warns of the risk of localised flooding.

'Aid enters' besieged Damascus camp

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 10:11
Aid reaches the besieged Palestinian camp Yarmouk in the Syrian capital Damascus for the first time in months, Palestinian officials say.

Injuries as set falls on audience

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 10:10
Three members of the public and a performer are injured when part of the set collapses on to the audience during an acrobatic show in north London.

And The Best Supporting Actor Award Goes To ... Side Dishes

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-18 10:10

In the Oscar-nominated film The Wolf Of Wall Street, just about everything is over the top – including the side dishes. But it turns out, a memorable scene involving extravagantly priced sides isn't so far from the truth. These days, chefs are giving these former afterthoughts starring roles of their own – and they come with big price tags to match.

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And The Best Supporting Actor Award Goes To ... Side Dishes

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-18 10:10

In the Oscar-nominated film The Wolf Of Wall Street, just about everything is over the top – including the side dishes. But it turns out, a memorable scene involving extravagantly priced sides isn't so far from the truth. These days, chefs are making these former afterthoughts starring roles of their own – and they come with big price tags to match.

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Fugitives face extra jail time

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 09:54
Criminals who go on the run to avoid being sent back to prison could face an extra two years in custody under a new law announced by the government.

Syrian Coalition Votes To Attend Geneva Peace Talks

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-18 09:37

Ahmad Jarba, the president of the Syrian Coalition, said this was "a major step from tyranny to freedom for the people of Syria."

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Arsenal 2-0 Fulham

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 09:27
Santi Cazorla scores twice as Arsenal beat Fulham to claim a fifth successive Premier League victory and remain top.

Family of five killed in shooting

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 09:16
Five members of the same family, including two women from Northampton, are found shot dead in the US state of Utah.

'Gay marriage to blame' for floods

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 09:03
A UKIP councillor from Oxfordshire blames the recent storms and floods on the Government's decision to legalise gay marriage.

Dissenters Pushed Aside, Egyptian Voters Approve New Constitution

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-18 08:50

The charter increases the power of institutions crucial in the overthrow of Mohammed Morsi. The vote was marked by many irregularities as well as voter intimidation.

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98 Percent Of Egyptians Approve New Constitution, Officials Say

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-18 08:50

The charter increases the power of institutions crucial in the overthrow of Mohammed Morsi. The vote was marked by many irregularities as well as voter intimidation.

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Under Government Pressure, Mexican Vigilantes Vow To Fight On

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-18 08:30

Federal forces are backing away from a plan to disarm the civilian militias that are defending their communities from ruthless drug traffickers. In the western state of Michoacan, it's unclear how long the fragile peace will last.

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Seven killed in Dagestan siege

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 08:28
Russian security forces kill seven people suspected of attacking a restaurant in Dagestan, officials say, amid a crackdown before the Winter Olympics.

'No evidence' for vigilante claim

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 08:26
Claims made by the Chief Inspector of Constabulary that some communities take justice into their own hands are denied by the Chief Constable of West Midlands Police.

India Reels Over Sudden Death Of Official's Wife

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-18 08:06

Sunanda Pushkar's death was preceded by a very public Twitter feud about an alleged affair by her husband.

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In Appalachia, Poverty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-18 07:38

Eastern Kentucky is a place known as the poster child of the War on Poverty. When NPR's Pam Fessler traveled there to report, she was warned that people would be reluctant to talk because they were tired of being depicted as poor. Instead, she got an earful.

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Saracens 64-6 Connacht

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 07:34
David Strettle scores three of Saracens' 11 tries as they thrash Connacht to squeeze into the Heineken Cup last eight.

Sunderland 2-2 Southampton

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 07:18
Adam Johnson's fourth goal in two games helps Sunderland come back from 2-0 down to draw against Southampton.

Iran diplomat dies in Yemen attack

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 06:50
An Iranian diplomat has been killed in a gun attack outside the ambassador's residence in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, local officials say.

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