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Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock Taught Us Acceptance Is Highly Logical

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 00:33

The Star Trek actor died Friday in Los Angeles, and NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Nimoy's signature role taught fans the power of accepting their differences rather than fighting them.

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VIDEO: Mariupol's volunteer defence force

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 00:19
Fighting has died down in Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions in recent days, after a ceasefire agreed between the government and pro-Russian rebels.

Lesotho votes in snap elections

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 00:12
People in Lesotho are voting in polls aimed at resolving political tensions following an attempted coup last year.

VIDEO: Samurai prince escapes wig ordeal

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 23:52
Prince William was transformed into a samurai warlord, but escaped the ordeal of wearing a wig, as he visited Japan's public broadcaster NHK.

England set for key Sri Lanka clash

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 23:48
Ex-spinner Graeme Swann on who England should drop and how to stop Kumar Sangakkara in Sunday's "must-win" group game.

Pegida UK stages first demonstration

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 23:36
Police are in Newcastle for the first rally in Britain by a group opposed to what it calls the "Islamisation of Europe".

McIlroy set for Honda Classic exit

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 23:17
World number one Rory McIlroy looks destined to miss the cut at the Honda Classic after a four-over-par second round.

England women win NZ ODI series

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 23:17
England's women defeated New Zealand by five wickets in the final ODI between the sides, and sealed the series victory.

Funeral held for Bath crash victim

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 23:16
The funeral is due to take place for one of the victims of a crash involving a 30-tonne tipper truck in Bath that killed four people.

William dressed as samurai warrior

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 23:05
The Duke of Cambridge dresses as a famous samurai warrior during a visit to the set of a long-running historical drama in Japan.

Nyong'o stolen dress 'recovered'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 23:02
A dress "resembling" the $150,000 (£97,000) outfit worn by Lupita Nyong'o at this year's Oscars has been found, Los Angeles police say.

NZ scrape to victory over Australia

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 21:54
New Zealand survive a late collapse to beat Australia by one wicket in a thrilling climax to their World Cup Pool A game.

VIDEO: 'Russia always an issue of concern'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 21:01
The former chief of MI6 says that Russia has always been an "issue of concern" for the security services.

UK 'must prepare for Russian threat'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 21:01
Russia has become a danger to Britain and the country must be prepared to take steps to defend itself and its allies, the former head of MI6 says.

VIDEO: Missing Oscars dress 'found'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 20:51
Police in California say they have found a dress which could be the one worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars.

VIDEO: Hungarian village up for rent

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 20:50
A small Hungarian village has put itself up for tourists to rent, in an attempt to raise money to revitalise it.

Emwazi had anger therapy - teacher

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 19:50
A former teacher of the man named as extremist "Jihadi John" says he received anger management therapy at secondary school after getting into fights.

Former Colombian spy chief convicted

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 19:42
The former head of Colombia's secret police, Maria del Pilar Hurtado, has been found guilty of spying on politicians, judges and journalists.

Compensation call over energy switch

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 18:02
Energy price comparison sites should compensate customers who changed to tariffs that may not have been the cheapest deals, MPs say.

India to unveil reform test budget

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 17:50
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is due to unveil its first full budget in what is seen as a key test of his appetite for reform.