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UK health worker monitored for Ebola

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 02:52
A British healthcare worker is brought back to the UK for Ebola monitoring after suffering a needle-stick injury in Sierra Leone.

'Mistake' to arm police with Tasers

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 02:47
A Welsh police and crime commissioner says the proposal to offer Tasers to all front-line police officers is a mistake.

Ice, snow, wind to blast Scotland

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 02:38
The Met Office issues a further warning of snow and ice covering much of Scotland from Saturday afternoon until noon on Sunday.

Sports for 2020 Games confirmed

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 02:19
Taekwondo and badminton are among the 22 sports confirmed for inclusion at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

VIDEO: Helicopter river rescue for trapped dog

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 02:15
Firefighters in Los Angeles have carried out a dramatic rescue of a dog trapped in a river.

VIDEO: Cumberbatch: Pardon convicted gay men

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 02:00
Benedict Cumberbatch and members of codebreaker Alan Turing's family are among those calling for thousands of men who were prosecuted for being gay to be pardoned.

Royal household 'like Wolf Hall'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 02:00
Clarence House is fraught with rivalries that have led to it being compared to the court of Henry VIII, according to a new biography of the Prince of Wales.

Appeal to help toads cross the road

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 01:55
Animal lovers across Gloucestershire are being asked to volunteer to help toads to cross the roads.

Clarke denies Australia rift reports

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 01:51
Captain Michael Clarke denies he is in dispute with Cricket Australia after making 51 on his return from surgery.

Funerals for Pakistan mosque victims

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 01:41
Funerals take place in Pakistan for the victims of a suicide attack on a Shia mosque during Friday prayers which killed at least 60 people.

A Former Child Soldier Finds Escape, Heaven Through His Music

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-31 01:33

Starved, brainwashed and beaten, Emmanual Jal was a child soldier who escaped Sudan's war. Now he's an actor, musician and activist. But he says he still gets nightmares.

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A Former Child Soldier Finds Escape, Heaven Through His Music

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-31 01:33

Starved, brainwashed and beaten, Emmanual Jal was a child soldier who escaped Sudan's war. Now he's an actor, musician and activist. But he says he still gets nightmares.

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Why Do We Love Football So Much? Theater Tackles Tough Questions

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-31 01:31

A play based on interviews with former NFL players, their families and fans digs deep: What's so fun about a sport that devastates bodies and brains? And what if it can't be made safer?

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Why Do We Love Football So Much? Theater Tackles Tough Questions

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-31 01:31

A play based on interviews with former NFL players, their families and fans digs deep: What's so fun about a sport that devastates bodies and brains? And what if it can't be made safer?

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Johnson eyes 'fast' wicket for final

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 00:50
Australia pace bowler Mitchell Johnson is eager to play on a "bouncy wicket" in Sunday's tri-series final against England.

VIDEO: Starlings 'ballet' thrills city

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 00:41
People in Norwich have been turning their heads skywards at thousands of starlings performing a "mesmerising murmuration" en route to a new city roost.

Pupils receive transfer test results

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 00:32
Thousands of children in Northern Ireland are due to receive the results of their post-primary school entrance exams on Saturday.

VIDEO: Donations pour in for mugged pensioner

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 00:26
Well-wishers donate more than £56,000 to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his Gateshead home.

Merkel rules out Greek debt relief

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 00:07
German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects any cancellation of Greece's debt, saying banks and creditors have already made substantial cuts.

Louis Armstrong Desert Discs online

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 00:07
Louis Armstrong's personal copy of his appearance on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs is among the recordings to be added to the show's online archive.

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