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Bahrain opposition leader 'arrested'

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 08:41
The main Shia opposition movement in Bahrain, al-Wefaq, says its leader, Sheikh Ali Salman, has been arrested.

Iraq troops arrest MP in deadly raid

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 07:57
Iraqi forces have arrested an MP, killing his brother and five of his guards who had opened fire on the officers, police say.

Appeal after man found unconscious

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 07:51
Police cordon off an area at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff after a man is found unconscious.

Baby for Robin Hood and Maid Marian

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 07:48
Nottingham's official Robin Hood and Maid Marian announce the birth of a girl, Scarlett Louise.

Mountainous wins Welsh National

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 07:47
Mountainous beats Hawkes Bay and Tidal Bay in a tight three-way finish to win the Welsh National at Chepstow.

Tenerife blast injures British pair

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 07:40
A British woman and her eight-year-old daughter are among several people who have suffered burns after an explosion at a poolside bar on the Spanish resort island of Tenerife.

Deadly fire engulfs India train

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 07:35
At least 26 people, including two children, die after a fire breaks out on a train in Andhra Pradesh, India - with many trapped inside the inferno.

VIDEO: Deadly fire engulfs India train

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 07:21
At least 26 people, including two children, have died after a fire broke out on a train in southern India, media reports say.

VIDEO: South Sudan truce offer 'genuine'

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 07:20
The offer of a truce between government forces and rebels is "genuine", the country's vice president has said.

West Ham United 3-3 West Bromwich Albion

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 07:19
West Ham remain in the bottom three after failing to hold onto the lead against fellow strugglers West Brom.

Police 'confident' body is hiker's

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 07:15
Rescuers in New Zealand are "confident" the body recovered at the bottom of a 300ft (100m) cliff is that of a missing British hiker.

Strike on Syria market 'kills 21'

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 07:14
A Syrian government airstrike on a crowded market in the northern city of Aleppo has killed at least 20 people, activists say.

Brazil jail fights kill 59 in 2013

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 07:10
At least 59 inmates have been killed in a single northern Brazilian prison this year, according to a judicial report detailing torture and sexual violence.

A Scientist's New Job: Keeping The Polar Bears' Plight Public

NPR News - Sat, 2013-12-28 07:10

Global warming is pushing species like the polar bear to the brink of extinction. It's not a typical conservation problem, so one government biologist discovered the best way he could help save the great white bears was to quit his job.

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VIDEO: Britney begins Las Vegas residency

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 07:08
Singer Britney Spears begins her two-year residency at the Las Vegas Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

Mass China poll bribe resignations

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 06:51
More than 500 municipal lawmakers in one Chinese province have stood down following an electoral fraud scandal, according to state media.

A Tragic Year For Wildland Firefighters Ends In Reflection

NPR News - Sat, 2013-12-28 06:49

Thirty-four firefighters died in the line of duty this year. The unusually high number is sparking a larger conversation about the dangers firefighters face as more homes are built in and around drought-stricken forests.

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Up Next For Joe Biden, A Busy Year — And A Choice

NPR News - Sat, 2013-12-28 06:23

As the vice president enters his sixth year as President Obama's second-in-command, there comes the natural question: What's next? A long-time senator, Biden has run for president before, and is making some moves that suggest he may do so one last time.

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Man responsible for house shootings

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 06:14
A man found dead at a house in Nottinghamshire was responsible for shooting a woman and himself, according to police.

VIDEO: Ecstasy warning after man's death

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 06:10
Police in Northern Ireland issue a warning over a type of yellow ecstasy known as "speckled Rolex" after one man died and four others were hospitalised.

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