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Family escapes arson attack on home

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 02:52
A family, including a three-year-old boy, is forced to jump to safety from a first-floor bedroom after an arson attack on their home.

Sri Lanka beat England to win series

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 02:52
Kumar Sangakkara leads Sri Lanka to a 4-2 one-day series victory over England on a miserable day for Alastair Cook.

Police Arrest Suspect In Shooting Outside Portland High School

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 02:35

Authorities say they stopped a vehicle around 1:30 a.m. Saturday and arrested a 22-year-old man. A handgun was found in the vehicle.

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Murphy named Scottish Labour leader

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 02:32
Former Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy is named as the new leader of the Scottish Labour Party.

VIDEO: Revolutionaries' time capsule found

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 02:08
A centuries old time capsule thought to have been buried by Samuel Adams and Paul Revere has been discovered in Massachusetts, USA.

Three held over death of 'frail' man

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 02:07
Three men are arrested in connection with the death of a "frail" man at his home in Prestwick, South Ayrshire.

VIDEO: 'A fresh start' for Scottish Labour

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 02:03
Former Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy has been named as the new leader of Scottish Labour.

VIDEO: Skydive 'dancers' perfect their moves

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 01:51
Skydiving has been a popular pastime for daredevils for years, but the rise in indoor wind tunnels means that young and old can now experience the thrill without the fear factor.

Baraclough is new Motherwell manager

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 01:51
Motherwell chose former Scunthorpe and Sligo Rovers boss Ian Baraclough to succeed departed manager Stuart McCall.

Mourinho: Terry is happy at Chelsea

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 01:49
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes John Terry is happy again after undergoing an uncertain period at the club.

Plaque for murdered schoolteacher

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 01:45
A plaque dedicated to murdered schoolteacher Ann Maguire is unveiled in her hometown in Greater Manchester.

Man burned in gas explosion at flat

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 01:31
A man is taken to hospital with burns after a suspected gas explosion at a flat in Somerset.

Two young women killed in car crash

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 01:26
Two young women were killed when the car they were passengers in struck a wall in the New Forest, police say.

Hanukkah History: Those Chocolate Coins Were Once Real Tips

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 01:19

Many Jewish families celebrate the holiday by handing out gelt, chocolate coins covered in gold and silver. These days they're treats for kids. But the practice began as a way to thank labor.

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Hanukkah History: Those Chocolate Coins Were Once Real Tips

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 01:19

Many Jewish families celebrate the holiday by handing out gelt, chocolate coins covered in gold and silver. These days they're treats for kids. But the practice began as a way to thank labor.

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Syrian Women Displaced By War Make Tragedy Of 'Antigone' Their Own

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 01:19

Sophocles' ancient Greek play chronicled a princess' plight after a horrible civil war 2,000 years ago. Syrian refugee women in Beirut are incorporating their lives into a new production of the drama.

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Tech Week: Instagram Vs. Twitter And Europe Vs. Google

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 01:18

Instagram beat Twitter on a key metric, but Twitter's co-founder says he doesn't care. And Google's woes in Europe continued as the tech giant shut down Google News in Spain over a new law there.

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VIDEO: Churchill paintings under the hammer

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 01:09
A number of paintings by Sir Winston Churchill are to be auctioned by Sotherby's in London, alongside other items from the estate of his daughter Mary Soames, who died in May.

Taliban kill Afghan court official

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 01:03
A senior Supreme Court official is shot dead in Kabul by Taliban militants, while two Nato soldiers are killed in a separate incident north of the capital.

Injury may end my career - Clarke

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 00:40
Australia captain Michael Clarke says his career could be over after he suffers a new hamstring injury against India.

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