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#FreeSpeechStories: France accused of 'double standards'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 03:18
Why is controversial comedian not afforded free speech, fans ask

Abusive commuter punched conductor

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 03:05
An appeal is launched to trace a commuter who punched a train conductor when he stopped him from boarding after he was verbally abusive.

Man in court over arson attacks

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 02:30
A man appears in court accused of arson following a series of fires in Oxfordshire, including one that caused major damage to council headquarters.

Pietersen leads Big Bash run-scorers

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 02:22
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen is the leading run-scorer in the Big Bash after an unbeaten 67 for Melbourne Stars.

UN peacekeeper killed in Mali attack

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 02:20
Gunmen launch an attack on a UN camp in northern Mali, killing a UN peacekeeper and injuring at least one other, residents and eyewitnesses say.

£70m spent on enterprise zone jobs

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 02:16
Enterprise zones in Wales create or safeguard 5,000 jobs at a cost of £70m, figures reveal.

Hammer threat to grocery shop worker

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 01:56
A shop worker is threatened with a hammer by a masked man in north Belfast.

VIDEO: Crowds sigh as Pope leaves early

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 01:52
An approaching storm forces the Pope to cut short his visit to the city of Tacloban, disappointing a large crowd.

Coach suspended after record win

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 01:34
A California high-school basketball coach is suspended for two games after his team won a match 161-2.

Lower Gas Prices, Faster Economy Float Boating Industry

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-17 01:27

With hiring up and fuel prices down, a sales rebound is in the boating forecast. For power boaters, gas prices make a big difference: They measure fuel consumption in gallons per hour.

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Do You Harp A Slib Of The Ling? One Small Town's Opaque Language

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-17 01:27

Tiny Boonville, California, is known for a few things. Its wineries, its tight-knit community, and its very own language. Boontling was created in the late 1800s as a way to gossip covertly.

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Sing at Wembley before FA Cup final

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 01:25
BBC Sport teams up with Songs of Praise to offer a fans' choir the chance to sing 'Abide With Me' at Wembley.

Top Yemen official seized in Sanaa

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 01:17
Yemen president's chief of staff has been abducted by gunmen in the capital Sanaa, security officials say.

Warning of 'hazardous' conditions

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 01:09
Drivers have been urged to be extra cautious on routes in some parts of Scotland due to the wintry conditions.

Japan pledges $2.5bn for Middle East

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 00:59
Japanese leader Shinzo Abe pledges $2.5bn (£1.7bn) in aid to the Middle East, and $200m of non-military assistance for countries fighting Islamic State.

VIDEO: MH17: Seeking answers six months on

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 00:49
Six months on from the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine, the families of many of the victims are still seeking answers.

Oscars head calls for more diversity

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 00:27
Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs says she wants to see more diversity in Oscar nominations, responding to a row about this year's nominees.

VIDEO: Scientists prepare for sub-Antarctic rat cull

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 00:26
British scientists are preparing for the world's biggest rat cull on a sub-Antarctic island.

VIDEO: Plane misses runway after Pope departs

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 23:47
A plane carrying Filipino government officials overshot the runway at Tacloban airport on Saturday, shortly after Pope Francis departed early due to an approaching storm.

Allotment body inquiry continues

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 23:17
A post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out on a body found at an allotment by police investigating the suspected murder of a Cardiff woman.