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Fears grow for 'Syria-bound' girls

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 20:19
Fears are growing for the safety of three east London schoolgirls who police believe are trying to cross the Turkish-Syrian border to join the Islamic State terrorist group.

Russia to remember Ukraine 'coup'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 20:11
Russian government supporters are to rally in Moscow to mark the first anniversary of what they view as a "coup" in neighbouring Ukraine.

Nascar star suspended over 'assault'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 19:21
Nascar suspends star driver Kurt Busch indefinitely after a court ruling that he probably physically abused his ex-girlfriend, accusations he denies.

Crews tackle large warehouse fire

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 18:40
A large fire breaks out at a warehouse in south-east London.

New US defence chief in Afghanistan

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 18:17
New US Defence Secretary Ash Carter arrives in Afghanistan, days after taking up the post, saying he wants "lasting success" for the country.

Tudor sisters' plague graffiti found

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 18:00
Hidden "heartbreaking" graffiti discovered in a Cambridgeshire church reveals how three sisters from one family died in the same Tudor plague.

NHS foundation trusts deficit rises

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 17:48
NHS foundation trusts are £321m in deficit, as the use of expensive agency staff is having a drastic impact on budgets, says the health regulator Monitor.

West Coast Ports, Dockworkers Reach Tentative Deal

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-20 17:38

Negotiations with unions had been stalled for nine months; the dispute has snarled recent traffic at the facilities, which handle $1 trillion in cargo each year.

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India PM religious attacks warning

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 17:19
Narendra Modi has been forced to promise to protect religious freedom during an address to a gathering of Christians, says Sanjoy Majumber

The buses you choose because of their music

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 16:51
The buses you choose because of their dance music

Men in miniskirts campaign for women's rights

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 16:43
The protest spreads after a minibus murder case

Screaming from the only studio with a bidet

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 16:39
Screaming from the only radio studio with a bidet

What is it like to win an Oscar?

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 16:36
How it feels to win an Oscar

VIDEO: Russell Crowe in-depth Interview

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 16:32
Hollywood actor Russell Crowe, who is part owner of the South Sydney Rabbitohs, tells the story of his side's rise.

DSK's bizarre pimping trial

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 16:16
Dominique Strauss-Kahn's trial was a bizarre affair that ended in a call for his acquittal. But the entire case has never been straightforward, says the BBC's Hugh Schofield.

'The day I sang with The Beatles'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 16:08
The Brazilian fan who sang with The Beatles

Warnings issued for wintry weekend

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 16:05
Forecasters issue warnings of wintry weather over the weekend, with the risk of travel disruption and hazardous driving conditions.

Saturday's gossip column

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 15:32
Man Utd eye Lazio's Lucas Biglia, David Moyes wants Sammy Ameobi, Man City offer Martin Demichelis a new deal, plus more.

Fire rips through Dubai skyscraper

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 15:30
A fire has ripped through the Torch skyscraper in Dubai, one of the tallest residential buildings in the world.

VIDEO: How to do the perfect Oscars speech

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 15:11
How to make the perfect Oscars acceptance speech