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VIDEO: Colin Firth on being an unlikely villain

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 03:42
Actor Colin Firth has said the director of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Matthew Vaughn, cast him in the film because he was so unlikely to be seen as a villain.

Sniper film 'stoking Islamophobia'

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 03:21
The release of the film American Sniper has led to an increase in threats against Muslims in the US, an Arab-American civil rights group says.

VIDEO: Sturgeon: SNP should vote on some English laws

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 03:00
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says it is 'perfectly legitimate' for SNP MPs to vote on issues such as health service because of their direct impact on Scotland's budget.

Carberry's Perth beat KP's Melbourne

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 02:42
Michael Carberry helps Perth Scorchers beat Kevin Pietersen's Melbourne Stars to reach the Australian Big Bash final.

Is there a diversity dividend?

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 02:25
Studies have shown that diversity in the workplace leads to higher revenues and dividends, but there are still road-blocks on the route to achieving a more balanced labour force.

Bradford boss snubs Mourinho handshake

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 02:20
Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson refused Jose Mourinho's handshake before full time in the 4-2 FA Cup win over Chelsea.

Abraham Lincoln hair fetches $25,000

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 02:18
A lock of President Abraham Lincoln's hair fetches $25,000 (£16,600) at an auction of memorabilia that sells for more than $800,000 in total.

Arrest over 'guns and bomb parts'

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 01:56
Guns, ammunition and suspected pipe bomb parts had been found during an overnight search of a house in west Belfast, police say.

Hundreds take murder-hunt DNA tests

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 01:44
More than 500 men volunteer for DNA screening to eliminate themselves from suspicion in the hunt for the killer of a woman in West Sussex.

Farage hits back at defecting MEP

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 01:20
An MEP who has defected to the Conservatives had "reached the end of the road" with UKIP, party leader Nigel Farage says.

Cruise ship hit by engine room fire

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 01:13
A cruise ship with more than 1,000 people on board was left temporarily without power off the coast of Morocco after a fire in the engine room.

Failed bid to raise AirAsia fuselage

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 01:09
The Indonesian official leading efforts to recover AirAsia flight QZ850 says the fuselage appears to be too fragile to be lifted, after failed bids to raise it.

Second anniversary of police murder

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 01:08
The family of a murdered Irish police officer will mark the second anniversary of his death at a church service later, as his colleagues renew their appeal for information.

M4 crashes investigated by police

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 01:00
Police are continuing to investigate two crashes on the M4 involving a small coach and six vehicles which caused 28 people to be taken to hospital.

Magee expansion 'crucial' for jobs

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 00:52
The expansion of Ulster University's Magee campus in Londonderry would be an economic "game-changer" for the area, a leading Derry businessman says.

Boko Haram attacks key Nigeria city

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 00:48
Fighters from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram launch an attack on the key city of Maiduguri in north-eastern Nigeria, reports say.

Virtual Games Try To Generate Real Empathy For Faraway Conflict

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-25 00:48

A corner of the video game industry is covering the news through immersive experiences. One game transports players into the middle of the Syrian civil war.

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The NFL's deflated balls explained

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 23:50
The 'deflate-gate' saga has been eating up column inches and causing outrage all week, with chat-show hosts, cartoonists and even Kevin Costner having their say.

Missing dog Sylvia found drowned

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 23:46
A missing dog whose owner hired a helicopter to look for her is found drowned a few miles from where she disappeared on Anglesey.

VIDEO: Kosovo protests after 'savages' slur

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 23:37
Police in Kosovo have fired teargas to disperse thousands of ethnic Albanians after violence at the end of an anti-government protest in the capital Pristina on Saturday.