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Memorial service held for Jayden

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 09:15
A memorial service is held for Jayden Parkinson in the Oxfordshire church near where the teenager's body was unearthed.

Uganda gay sex case man returns home

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 09:03
A British man who was facing charges in Uganda of possessing a gay sex video arrives home after being deported.

Smoker May Have Caused Retirement Home Fire; Dozens Still Missing

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-25 08:19

The official death toll from the blaze that swept through the Residence du Havre in Quebec province is eight, but 30 people are still unaccounted for in the frozen debris.

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Jailed reporter urges Egypt pressure

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 08:13
An Australian journalist, who is being held in an Egyptian jail, calls his detention an "attack" on press freedom, in a letter sent from prison.

Heavy rain warning for south Wales

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 08:13
Heavy rain and winds are expected to sweep across south and west Wales, with up to 25mm (1in) of rain on Sunday.

New Ferrari duo both aim for F1 title

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 08:05
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen say they will race each other flat out in 2014 but do not expect friction.

Pair escape injury in gun attack

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 07:56
A family escapes injury as a gunshot is fired through the living room window of their home in County Antrim.

Three Years Later, Tahrir Protesters Drained And Defeated

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-25 07:54

On Jan. 25, 2011, millions of Egyptians took to the streets of Cairo to demand President Hosni Mubarak step down. Now those who led the revolution have all but disappeared, and iconic Tahrir Square is a bitter place for many — a reminder of a momentary high in a battle they say they have lost.

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Boy arrested after girl found dead

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 07:41
A 16-year-old boy is arrested on suspicion of murder after a 17-year-old-girl is found dead in Surrey.

Bournemouth 0-2 Liverpool

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 07:25
Liverpool score a goal in each half to beat Championship side Bournemouth in the FA Cup fourth round.

Odemwingie poised for Stoke switch

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 07:22
Cardiff forward Peter Odemwingie is set to join Stoke in a deal that will take Potters striker Kenwyne Jones the other way.

Warburton signs WRU central contract

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 07:11
Wales captain Sam Warburton ends speculation about his future by signing a Welsh Rugby Union national contract.

Women's voices 'need to be heard'

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 07:10
The deputy first minister and shadow Scottish secretary address a convention on Scottish independence amid concerns women's voices are not being heard.

Amnesty plea over blasphemy case

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 07:03
Amnesty International calls for the immediate release of a man from the UK who is facing death under Pakistan's blasphemy laws.

Li Wins Australian Open; Ralph Lauren Overdoes Olympic Cardigan

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-25 07:03

The Australian Open is drawing to a close with Li Na of China winning the women's tournament on Saturday. If Rafael Nadal wins on Sunday, he'll be the first man to win all the majors twice in the era of opens. Howard Bryant of and ESPN the Magazine joins NPR's Jacki Lyden to talk tennis and weigh in on the U.S. Olympic team's uniforms.

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Security Fears Jangle Olympic Nerves In Sochi

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-25 06:57

The Olympics are less than two weeks away. The Russian host city of Sochi is busily preparing for the influx of athletes and media, but it's the security preparations that have people talking. Andrei Soldatov, the editor-in-chief of, spoke to NPR's Jacki Lyden about security for the Games.

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A Ghost Ship With Cannibal Rats? A Story Too Grim To Be True

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-25 06:56

Newspapers from the U.K. to the U.S. were reporting a sensational story this week about an abandoned cruise ship drifting across the Atlantic with a crew of cannibal rats aboard. It sounded too outrageous to be true, so we dug into the story and smelled, well, a rat.

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American University Of Afghanistan Rocked By Kabul Bombing

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-25 06:53

When a suicide bomber and gunmen attacked a popular restaurant in Kabul on Jan. 17, two of those who died worked for the American University of Afghanistan. Their deaths have shaken the young campus, which has been largely immune from violence. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks to the university's president, C. Michael Smith, about how the bombing has affected both students and faculty.

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U.S. Team Trains In Brazil To Prepare For World Cup

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-25 06:46

The U.S. World Cup soccer team is in Brazil for 12 days of training and acclimation. The team drew a challenging schedule for the competition and will be playing in the northern cities of Natal and Recife as well as the Amazonian city of Manaus.

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Aid Organizations Hope Talks Lead To Mobility In Syria

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-25 06:40

Fighting in Syria has internally displaced some 4 million people, and aid has only reached half of them. Humanitarian groups hope the talks in Geneva will allow them to get more aid into the country. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with Khaled Erksoussi, the head of operations for the Syrian Arab Red Crescent.

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