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Hiker Catches Volcano's Eruption On Video, And Is Overtaken By Ash

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 05:49

The sudden eruption in central Japan surprised and stranded hikers, and caused one death. A hiker managed to shoot video of the shocking sight of an immense billowing gray cloud speeding toward them.

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St Mirren 1-2 Celtic

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 05:42
John Guidetti secures a hard-fought victory for champions Celtic at St Mirren Park in the Scottish Premiership.

Bomb squad called to bag of rubbish

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 05:32
A "suspicious bag" that caused disruption at Southend Airport was found by a bomb disposal team to contain clothes and rubbish.

McNarry: 'UKIP membership rising'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 05:01
UK Independence Party (UKIP) MLA David McNarry tells the party's annual conference that membership is growing in Northern Ireland.

US-bound Modi brushes off controversy

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 04:47
Gujarat riots still cast shadow over Indian PM

Murder inquiry launched by police

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 04:31
Police say they are following a "positive line of inquiry" following the death of a man in Bishopbriggs.

Catalonia Defies Spain As Leader Signs Decree For Breakaway Vote

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 04:20

Catalonia's leader has set a November date for a vote on whether the northeast region of Spain should become independent. Spain's central government has said it will block the vote.

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Nadal to make comeback next week

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 04:04
Rafael Nadal returns to action in next week's China Open having been ruled out by a wrist injury since Wimbledon.

India Zooms To Mars Much More Cheaply, But With Trade-Offs

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 04:02

A U.S. probe cost $637 million to get to Mars; an Indian mission cost about a tenth as much. There are at least a few reasons why, both teams agree — starting with the differing shapes of each orbit.

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Tech Week That Was: Apple's Gaffes, Shellshock And Hello Ello

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 03:55

Apple's very bad week with bending phones and iOS flaws, a new bug that's so nasty it has two names and the social network of the moment lead our look back at the top tech headlines.

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Reward offered in Thai murders probe

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 03:49
A group of Thais are the latest to be questioned as police offer a £13,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the killers of David Miller and Hannah Witheridge.

Water restored to Bristol properties

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 03:40
The water supply is restored to homes in Bristol following a burst main that caused disruption for three days.

Fresh appeal over missing woman

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 03:40
A fresh appeal is made by police in Aberdeen city centre in the hope of gathering more information about a missing woman.

Tories plan under-40s homes discount

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 03:24
First-time buyers in England under the age of 40 will be offered the chance to buy one of 100,000 new homes at a 20% discount, the Conservatives pledge.

Culinary Diplomacy Takes Texan Chef To The Land Of Grilled Yak

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 03:03

Is food the oldest instrument of diplomacy? The U.S. State Department just sent award-winning chef Tim Byres to Kyrgyzstan, where he ate a sheep's eye and wowed his hosts with Texan spices.

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Denying Ebola Turns Out To Be A Very Human Response

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 03:03

There's a long tradition of denial, superstition and wishful thinking when it comes to health. Ebola is no exception. It's all too human to let fear interfere with facts.

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Hong Kong police clear protesters

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 03:00
Police in Hong Kong arrest more than 60 pro-democracy protesters after clearing them from a government compound they had occupied overnight.

Hosni Mubarak verdict postponed

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 02:48
A verdict is postponed in the retrial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who faces charges of ordering the killing of protesters.

RAF set for strikes on IS targets

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 02:26
British warplanes are in Cyprus, ready to launch missile strikes against Islamic State targets after MPs backed military action in Iraq.

'Most-wanted' held during poker game

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 02:14
One of the UK's most-wanted men, suspected drug smuggler Robert Knight, is arrested in Spain by armed police as he played poker in a bar.
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