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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.

Leeds United 0-1 Leicester City

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 06:49
David Nugent's late winner at Leeds sees leaders Leicester go seven points clear at the top of the Championship.

Two Britons killed in Kabul attack

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 06:43
Two Britons, one of them a Labour Party MEP candidate, were among 21 victims of a suicide attack at a restaurant in Afghanistan, the Foreign Office says.

UPDATED: Student In Philadelphia School Shooting Surrenders

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-18 06:36

The shooting injured two fellow students. Police say teens may have been playing with a gun when it went off.

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MEP candidate killed in Kabul blast

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 06:33
Labour MEP candidate for the South East Del Singh is killed in a suicide bomb and gun attack in the Afghan capital Kabul.

Donors Pitch In To Protect Detroit's Art And Pensions

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-18 06:26

Under a deal mediated by a federal bankruptcy judge, a group of local and national foundations this week pledged more than $330 million to help Detroit's pension fund and protect the city's valuable art collection. Bio-chemical entrepreneur Paul Schaap is one of the donors; he speaks with NPR's Lynn Neary about the effort.

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Tory grandee Lord McAlpine dies

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 05:48
Lord McAlpine, former UK Conservative Party deputy chairman has died, his family announces.

Security probe after Kabul attack

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 05:42
Three Afghan officials are suspended as an investigation begins into an attack on a restaurant that killed 21 people, many of them foreigners.

Union raises Ulster Bank job fears

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 05:40
A trade union which represents bank workers has said it fears Ulster Bank could be preparing to announce job losses.

Men in court over Syria terror claims

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 05:17
Two men from Birmingham appear in court in London charged with travelling to Syria to engage in acts of terrorism.

Ukraine's President Approves Anti-Protest Law

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-18 05:14

The new law prohibits almost any type of demonstration. The opposition has vowed to fight, calling for a big protest on Sunday.

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Offensive Mikaeel tweet investigated

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 04:40
Police are investigating an offensive comment made on social media site Twitter in relation to the Mikaeel Kular case.

Young GB squad win World Cup bronzes

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 04:29
Britain's men and women finish third in their team sprint events at the final World Cup event of the season in Mexico.

Week in pictures: 11-17 January 2014

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 04:17
News photos from around the world

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