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Army retakes key South Sudan town

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 13:50
South Sudan's military recaptures the key town of Bor from rebel forces, with Uganda confirming it helped in the operation.

Syria opposition to attend Geneva II

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 13:30
Syria's main political opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition, agrees to attend the Geneva II peace talks in Switzerland next week.

BBC World TV's Komla Dumor dies

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 13:13
BBC television presenter Komla Dumor has died suddenly at his home in London at the age of 41, it has been announced.

VIDEO: Tributes paid to the BBC's Komla Dumor

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 13:05
Mike Wooldridge looks back on the life and career of BBC TV presenter Komla Dumor, who has died suddenly at his home in London at the age of 41.

Lord Rennard allies threaten action

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 12:42
Allies of Liberal Democrat peer Lord Rennard are threatening to take legal action unless he is readmitted to the party's group in the Lords.

Watch: The Metrodome Roof Deflates In 35 Minutes

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-18 12:15

Deflating the roof marked the end of a 31-year era in Minneapolis. The Vikings played their final game in the dome on Dec. 29.

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Western Scientists Look To Chinese Medicine For Fresh Leads

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-18 11:56

Some scientists say traditional remedies might help them crack diseases like cancer. Some notable successes include a treatment for a form of leukemia and an anti-malaria medicine that has become the gold standard. But there are more misses than hits.

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Leicester 19-22 Ulster

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 11:55
Ulster secure a home quarter-final as they end Leicester's 25-match unbeaten home run in the Heineken Cup.

Flood warning as heavy rain expected

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 11:51
Parts of southern England and Wales could see flooding as heavy rain is expected to fall, the Met Office warns.

Schoolboy, 16, reaches South Pole

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 11:46
A 16-year-old sets a new world record at the South Pole.

Hollande's partner leaves hospital

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 11:44
France's First Lady Valerie Trierweiler leaves a Paris hospital, a week after allegations of President Hollande's affair with an actress.

Cardiff City can stay up - Solskjaer

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 11:09
Bottom-placed Cardiff City are good enough to survive in the Premier League, says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Mikaeel mother held as body found

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 10:57
Police investigating the disappearance of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular find a body and detain his mother.

Missouri Bill Would Add Firing Squad As Death Penalty Option

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-18 10:46

In recent months, states have been running out of a drug used for the lethal injection. This bill aims to give Missouri another option. One of the bill's sponsors says a firing squad is "no less humane than lethal injection."

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VIDEO: Injuries as set falls on audience

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 10:42
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.

Manchester City 4-2 Cardiff City

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 10:37
Manchester City pass 100 goals for the season as they beat Cardiff 4-2 to stay one point behind league leaders Arsenal.

Kabul bomb victim lived in Limavady

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 10:22
One of the two Britons killed in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan on Friday night had been living in Limavady with his partner and two children.

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.

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