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Failed bid to raise AirAsia fuselage

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 01:09
The Indonesian official leading efforts to recover AirAsia flight QZ850 says the fuselage appears to be too fragile to be lifted, after failed bids to raise it.

Second anniversary of police murder

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 01:08
The family of a murdered Irish police officer will mark the second anniversary of his death at a church service later, as his colleagues renew their appeal for information.

M4 crashes investigated by police

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 01:00
Police are continuing to investigate two crashes on the M4 involving a small coach and six vehicles which caused 28 people to be taken to hospital.

Magee expansion 'crucial' for jobs

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 00:52
The expansion of Ulster University's Magee campus in Londonderry would be an economic "game-changer" for the area, a leading Derry businessman says.

Boko Haram attacks key Nigeria city

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 00:48
Fighters from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram launch an attack on the key city of Maiduguri in north-eastern Nigeria, reports say.

Virtual Games Try To Generate Real Empathy For Faraway Conflict

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-25 00:48

A corner of the video game industry is covering the news through immersive experiences. One game transports players into the middle of the Syrian civil war.

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The NFL's deflated balls explained

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 23:50
The 'deflate-gate' saga has been eating up column inches and causing outrage all week, with chat-show hosts, cartoonists and even Kevin Costner having their say.

Missing dog Sylvia found drowned

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 23:46
A missing dog whose owner hired a helicopter to look for her is found drowned a few miles from where she disappeared on Anglesey.

VIDEO: Kosovo protests after 'savages' slur

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 23:37
Police in Kosovo have fired teargas to disperse thousands of ethnic Albanians after violence at the end of an anti-government protest in the capital Pristina on Saturday.

Birdman given boost in Oscars race

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 23:33
Michael Keaton's film Birdman emerges as a strong contender for the Academy Awards after being given the Producers Guild of America's top award.

US condolences over Japan 'IS death'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 23:30
US President Barack Obama calls Japan's PM to offer condolences after the apparent murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State.

VIDEO: Icy mystery: Pluto ready for close-up

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 23:30
The US space agency's mission to Pluto is about to take its first pictures of the mysterious icy world.

President Obama Welcomed To India With A Significant Hug

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-24 23:18

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the Obamas at the airport in New Delhi, starting off a three-day trip. The leaders are expected to discuss trade, climate change and global terrorism.

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Broadmoor fraud claims investigated

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 22:45
An investigation is launched into allegations of fraud and overspending at the trust which runs Broadmoor high security hospital.

VIDEO: How do you 'bounce' water? - 15 Secs

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 22:45
Scientists at the University of Rochester in New York have developed "self-cleaning" metal that enables water droplets to gather dust particles, then bounce and slide away.

Defector calls UKIP 'vanity project'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 21:04
An MEP who defected from UKIP to the Conservatives has branded his old party a "vanity project" for its leader Nigel Farage, who runs it "like a dictator".

£700k cost of mile-long waste cleanup

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 20:36
A council says it has "started work" on bringing 11 or more prosecutions over a "mile-long" fly-tipping site in Essex.

Sharapova through to face Bouchard

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 20:21
Maria Sharapova will face Eugenie Bouchard in the Australian Open quarter-finals after the pair won in contrasting styles.

Libya's Ansar confirms chief's death

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 20:05
Libya's Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia confirms its leader Mohammad al-Zahawi has died, after apparently being wounded in October.

VIDEO: Miniature festival in Bolivia

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 19:56
People in Bolivia have been holding a fair with a difference. Everything is in miniature.

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