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VIDEO: Lives at risk in Australian bushfires

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-03 00:05
Residents in parts of southern Australia are being told their lives are at risk as bushfires rage out of control - they are the worst in the area for more than 30 years.

Ancient coins hoard 'unprecedented'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-03 00:04
More than 5,000 ancient coins found in a Buckinghamshire field are an "unprecedented" find, the county's keeper of archaeology says.

Libya al-Qaeda suspect dies in US

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 23:58
Alleged al-Qaeda commander Anas al-Liby has died just days before going on trial in New York over the 1998 US embassy attacks in Africa, lawyers say.

Man, 22, dies after fall from roof

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 23:53
A 22-year-old man dies after falling off a roof in Rhondda Cynon Taff.

VIDEO: The clowns saving lives in Lebanon

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 23:38
Children in south Lebanon are being educated about the dangers of mines and unexploded bombs by a troupe of clowns,

Flood defences 'saved 75,000 homes'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 23:36
Flood defences saved 75,000 Welsh homes from flooding a year ago when storms and tidal surges battered coastal areas, Natural Resources Wales says.

VIDEO: Charity warning over Christmas debts

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 23:32
More people will struggle to pay their Christmas debts, a financial advice charity warns, and urges people to seek advice.

VIDEO: Large objects found in plane search

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 23:29
Search teams scouring the Java Sea find "two large objects" believed to be from the wreckage of AirAsia flight QZ8501, Indonesian officials say.

VIDEO: US sanctions North Korea over Sony

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 23:22
The US has imposed new sanctions on North Korea in response to a cyber-attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.

VIDEO: Call for lower lorry drink drive limit

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 23:18
The new drink-drive limit in Scotland should be lowered even further for commercial drivers - according to the Scottish National Party's MSP, Christian Allard.

High alert over Australia bushfires

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 23:02
Crews battle out-of-control bushfires threatening homes in South Australia and Victoria, with blazes near Adelaide deemed the worst since 1993.

Sangakkara passes 12,000 Test runs

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 22:56
Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara becomes the fastest player to reach 12,000 Test runs, during his side's second Test in New Zealand.

Saturday's gossip column

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 22:30
Liverpool want to re-sign Gerrard on loan, West Brom want £20m for Berahino, Man Utd target Gundogan, plus more.

Prince Andrew claims 'unbelievable'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 21:10
A US lawyer alleged to have had sex with a minor denies the claims - and says allegations against Prince Andrew must also be "presumed" false.

Search to resume on Italy ferry

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 20:14
Rescue workers will try again to search for victims in the charred car deck of Italy's Norman Atlantic ferry, after safety fears halted operations.

Underwater Cameras Said To Identify AirAsia Jet

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-02 20:04

Bad weather continues to hamper the search for bodies, but the chief search official says a remotely operated vehicle has found the missing jet that crashed last Sunday.

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7-Year-Old Survives Ky. Small Plane Crash

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-02 19:55

The girl walked to a home nearby and reported the crash, which killed the other four people on board.

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'Girl survivor' reports US plane crash

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 19:42
A seven-year-old US girl walks to a home in Kentucky to report her plane has crashed, with the four others on board confirmed dead, police say.

Mapped: The beaches where Lego washes up

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 18:50
The shipwrecked Lego pieces washing up on beaches, mapped

'Big objects found' in AirAsia hunt

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 18:40
Search teams scouring the Java Sea for the wreckage of AirAsia flight QZ8501 find "two large objects", Indonesian officials say.