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Does this article make you feel awkward?

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 16:45
Does this article make you feel awkward?

Eurovision 2014: Reporter's diary

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 16:40
All the action from Copenhagen for the grand final

Austria wins Eurovision Song Contest

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 16:32
Austrian drag act Conchita Wurst is crowned the winner of the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest in Denmark's capital, Copenhagen.

VIDEO: Escape from Syria: Mohamed's story

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 16:28
Mohamed is 17. He escaped from Syria after he was put under surveillance by the government. He tells his story from a refugee camp in Bulgaria.

What's the point of scented cars?

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 16:22
Car manufacturers are dabbling with fragrance systems. Just what is the point of scenting a car?

Secrets of the maple syrup farmers

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 16:10
The secrets of Canada's maple syrup farmers

VIDEO: Game of Thrones boost to economy

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 16:04
Fantasy drama series Game of Thrones is providing an unexpected economic boost in Northern Ireland.

Remembering the nine Stockline dead

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 15:46
Families mark the 10th anniversary of the Stockline Plastics factory explosion which left nine employees dead.

Mexico sets up new Michoacan force

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 15:37
Mexico starts to swear in members of its newly-created rural police force in Michoacan, as part of a drive to disarm local vigilantes.

Austria's Conchita Wurst Takes Top Prize At Eurovision

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 15:37

The backlash against this year's winner, who performed in drag, highlights a rift between Europe's liberal side and the traditional values of Russia and other nations taking part.

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Rams Pick Michael Sam, First Openly Gay Player Drafted In NFL

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 15:29

In the seventh round of the NFL draft, the St. Louis Rams have picked Michael Sam, paving the way for him to be the first openly gay player in the league.

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VIDEO: France and Germany warning to Russia

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 15:27
The leaders of Germany and France have warned of further EU sanctions against Russia, if presidential elections fail to take place in Ukraine later this month

What is the Queen's Baton Relay?

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 15:20
Where Queen's Baton has been ahead of Commonwealth Games

VIDEO: Austria 'Rise Like a Phoenix'

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 15:06
Austria has been crowned the winner of the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest held in Denmark's capital, Copenhagen.

Athletes Chased By Technology In The Sport Of Anti-Doping

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 14:40

As testing for doping in sports becomes more sophisticated, so do the drugs. Looking at the recent history of cycling can make you wonder how many cheaters continue to slip by undetected.

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S Sudan ceasefire comes into effect

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 14:28
A ceasefire to end a five-month conflict in South Sudan comes into effect, with the UN urging both sides to facilitate deliveries of emergency aid.

VIDEO: Graham Norton's Eurovision surprise

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 13:44
Eurovision presenter Graham Norton looked surprised when live coverage from the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen cut to him.

VIDEO: British troops leave Helmand outpost

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 13:23
British troops have pulled out of their last outpost in Helmand.

Descendants Of Chinese Laborers Reclaim Railroad's History

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 13:21

America's first transcontinental railroad was completed with a golden spike 145 years ago. Thousands of Chinese workers helped build it, but their faces were left out of photos from that historic day.

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UK troops leave last Helmand outpost

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 13:19
British forces pull out of their last forward base in Afghanistan
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