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VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 15:54
Social media trends from around the world

The tourist town with a few surprises

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 15:48
The tourist town where you could make a hash of your holiday

Will the floods in California end the drought?

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 15:39
Will heavy rainfall end California's three-year drought?

The delicate material that takes months to weave

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 15:37
The intricate fabric that takes months to make

Poor hygiene 'deadly in childbirth'

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 15:04
Leading health experts say sanitation facilities in birth clinics need to be given greater priority in low-income countries to prevent maternal and newborn deaths.

Prince Harry to give Invictus award

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 15:02
Prince Harry will present Invictus Games competitors with the Helen Rollason Award at the BBC Sports Personality show on Sunday.

Tax helplines 'not good enough'

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 15:00
The government vows to improve helplines for people seeking tax advice as a Which? survey finds almost 30% of callers to two lines were cut off.

It was like Swan Lake, says Bruce

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 14:46
Pundits, managers and football fans have their say on Gary Cahill's dive against Hull.

Man, 70, found stabbed to death

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 14:39
A 70-year-old man has been stabbed to death in central London, the Met says, as officers arrest a man on suspicion of murder.

Bolivia targets 'unfit' officers

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 14:21
Bolivia's security forces are registering their overweight members after President Evo Morales complained too many were unfit.

Christmas pictures of prince released

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 13:31
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge release three official Christmas photographs of Prince George, Kensington Palace says.

Yemen kills 'militants wearing veils'

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 13:21
Several suspected al-Qaeda militants, disguised as fully veiled women, are reportedly shot dead by Yemeni security forces near the Saudi border.

Japan votes in Abe's snap election

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 13:01
Millions of Japanese voters are heading to the polls in a snap election called by Shinzo Abe to boost support for his economic reforms.

Leinster 14-13 Harlequins

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 12:58
Leinster secure a narrow win over Harlequins and the sides are now level on points at the top of a competitive Pool Two.

Wenger 'thankful' to Arsenal fans

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 12:55
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he is "thankful" to fans after they sing his name in the 4-1 win over Newcastle United.

Mali: 4 Al-Qaida Linked Militants Swapped For French Hostage

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 12:38

Mali's justice minister says Serge Lazarevic, released earlier this week, was freed as part of the deal. But Paris has refused to confirm any such agreement.

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Black Fraternities And Sororities Split On Protest Policy

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 12:18

Members of African-American fraternities and sororities are among the thousands of people who have joined recent demonstrations. But some of those groups discourage displaying official gear.

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A Reason To Respect The Miss World Pageant

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 11:43

They parade in swimsuits. They swan in evening gowns. And they bring global health issues into the spotlight.

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Sudan leader hails 'victory' over ICC

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 11:31
President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan claims victory over the International Criminal Court after it halts its Darfur war crimes investigations.

Starmer to contest safe Labour seat

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 10:45
Former director of public prosecutions Sir Keir Starmer is selected to fight a safe Labour seat in next year's general election.