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Pietersen returns to Surrey side

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 06:35
Kevin Pietersen makes himself available to play for Surrey in their County Championship home game against Lancashire.

Free-range cows on loose in city

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 06:30
A herd of escaped cows take up residence in gardens and driveways when they go on the loose in Sheffield.

Nigeria's Boko Haram hit Maiduguri

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 06:03
Boho Haram militants kill least 13 people in Nigeria's north-eastern city of Maiduguri, just after Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in as president.

Newly Re-Elected, FIFA's Sepp Blatter Denies Ties To Corruption

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-30 06:00

At a press conference Saturday, newly re-elected FIFA president Sepp Blatter was defiant, insisting he had nothing to fear from the ongoing investigation. NPR's Scott Simon talks with AP's Rob Harris.

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Choir boy, golden boy, tractor boy

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 05:47
The different faces of England's record-setting batsman

Cook breaks England Test run record

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 05:28
Alastair Cook passes Graham Gooch's tally of 8,900 runs to become England's leading scorer in Test history.

VIDEO: Stars attend Anne Kirkbride's memorial

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 05:26
A public memorial service has taken place at Manchester Cathedral to commemorate the life and work of Coronation Street star Anne Kirkbride.

Under Cover Of Conflict, Hamas Killed Palestinians, Amnesty Alleges

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-30 05:21

The human rights organization says Hamas deliberately killed at least 23 Palestinians during the war with Israel last summer. Those killed were accused by Hamas of collaborating with Israel.

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Death Toll In Texas, Oklahoma Floods At 28

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-30 05:14

The region is expecting more rain and officials warn that the Colorado River at Wharton could crest today, causing even more flooding in what has been the wettest May on record for the state.

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Cancer drug impact hope 'remarkable'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 05:01
The potential impact of a new cancer drug invented in Cardiff is described as "remarkable" at the world's biggest gathering of oncologists.

FA Cup gets first title sponsor

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 04:57
The FA Cup will be rebranded as The Emirates FA Cup as the Dubai-based company sign a three-year deal with the FA.

Rio Ferdinand announces retirement

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 04:37
Former QPR, Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand announces his retirement at the age of 36.

'Thugs' target Bulger charity dinner

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 04:34
A group of protestors break into a Liverpool hotel during a charity dinner to raise money in memory of murdered toddler James Bulger.

Ennis-Hill jumps to second in Gotzis

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 04:34
Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill is an impressive second after two events of her heptathlon return in Gotzis.

VIDEO: One World Observatory opens to public

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 04:23
The observation deck at the top of the One World Trade Centre has opened to the public.

Tributes after Still Game actor dies

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 04:21
The cast of BBC Scotland sitcom Still Game leads tributes to actor Jake D'Arcy, who has died.

Syria 'barrel bomb strikes kill 71'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 04:20
At least 71 people have been killed in Syria's northern Aleppo province by barrel bombs dropped from government helicopters, activists say.

Egypt Agrees To Deport U.S. Citizen Sentenced For Protests

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-30 04:10

In April, Mohamed Soltan, 27, was sentenced to life in prison for his ties to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. He had been on a more than year-long hunger strike.

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Strong quake hits off Japan coast

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 04:08
A powerful undersea earthquake strikes south of Japan, shaking buildings in Tokyo almost 900km (550 miles) away.

Pakistan hosts match despite attack

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 04:04
Pakistan will host a third and final cricket match against Zimbabwe despite a deadly bomb attack near the venue of Friday's game, officials say.