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VIDEO: Sunni fighters seize Iraqi city

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 18:01
The Iraq government has lost control of the city of Fallujah, west of Baghdad, to al-Qaeda-linked militants.

VIDEO: Putin tests out Olympic ice rink

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 17:53
Russian President Vladimir Putin has visited Sochi ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics - and taken part in an ice hockey match.

Colman relishes spurned wife role

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 17:41
Olivia Colman on playing spurned wife in BBC drama The 7.39

Exporting Gran to care homes abroad

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 17:22
Is it wrong to send elderly relatives to care homes abroad?

The escorts who want to rebrand male prostitution

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 17:20
Most people think of male prostitution as dangerous, exploitative work. But some are attempting to reinvent it.

Been and gone: Hat-maker to the royals and the artist behind Korky the Cat

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 17:18
Hatmaker to the royals and Korky the Cat's artist

The three-month flight along the Nile

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 17:14
The mechanic behind a 1914 flight along the Nile

Brazil: Gangs set four buses alight

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 16:58
Brazilian gangs acting on orders from inmates at a notorious jail have set fire to four buses in the north-eastern city of Sao Luis, officials say.

Better school food standards urged

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 16:41
School kitchens in Scotland have been ordered to improve food hygiene standards 83 times in the past five years, according to figures.

Nicaragua canal construction delayed

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 16:21
The head of the Nicaragua canal project, linking the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, says construction will not begin this year as planned.

VIDEO: Tackling growing cash machine crime

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 16:14
Almost eight million people use a cash machine every day in Britain but who is watching the thieves trying to access our bank accounts using 'skimming'?

VIDEO: Lebanon's al-Qaeda chief Majid dies

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 16:02
Al-Qaeda's commander in Lebanon, Majid al-Majid, has died in custody in a Beirut hospital, Lebanon's army says.

Putin relaxes ban on Sochi protests

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 15:57
The Russian authorities relax a ban on protest rallies at the Sochi Winter Olympics but set strict conditions for demonstrations.

VIDEO: US braced for more snow storms

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 14:59
Parts of Canada and the north-eastern United States are bracing themselves for more heavy snow and freezing temperatures as forecasters warn the winter storm is likely to continue throughout the weekend.

Some Women Decide Their Place Isn't In The Illegal Gun Trade

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-04 14:57

Women play an outsized role in the underground firearms marketplace. Often they handle illegal guns that are not for for their own use, but for men close to them. One Boston program is campaigning against gun violence, drawing connections between "crime guns" and domestic violence.

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VIDEO: Singer Phil Everly dies aged 74

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 14:55
Phil Everly, one half of the rock and country duo the Everly Brothers, has died in California at the age of 74, of complications from lung disease.

VIDEO: Teen missing after photographing storm

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 14:50
People are being warned to brace themselves for floods on England's coasts and rivers.

Phil Everly: Harmony To His Brother's Melody

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-04 14:20

The Everly Brothers influenced an entire generation of popular musicians. Don's voice usually handled the melody, but Phil gave the higher accompanying harmony to that melody, which defined the brothers' sound. Phil Everly died Friday from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 74.

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Controversial Since Day 1, Bowl Championship Series To End

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-04 14:08

On Monday, the BCS National Championship featuring Florida State and Auburn University will mark the end of the confusing and controversial Bowl Championship Series. Dennis Dodd from CBS Sports speaks with NPR's Arun Rath about what this means for the future of NCAA football.

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Iraq's Anbar Province Under Threat From Al-Qaida

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-04 14:08

Heavy fighting has been reported in the Anbar province of Iraq this week. NPR's Arun Rath speaks to Middle East specialist Kirk Sowell about what it means.

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