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Deadly blast hits convoy in Pakistan

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 23:05
At least 20 soldiers are killed and 24 injured in a bomb attack on an army convoy in north-western Pakistan, which the Taliban say they carried out.

Djokovic and Ferrer reach Melbourne quarters

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 22:38
Novak Djokovic and David Ferrer reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Why pro-independence Catalans envy Scotland

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 22:07
Why Catalan independence dream differs from Scots'

Royal press offices set to merge

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 21:08
Press offices of the Queen and the Prince of Wales are to merge, in a further sign of preparations for the day the prince becomes king.

Savile claims and royal 'job-share'

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 20:57
Reports about the scale of Jimmy Savile's offending and a partial handover from one HRH to another both appear on Sunday's front pages.

US hails Syria opposition talks move

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 20:41
US Secretary of State John Kerry welcomes a decision by Syria's main political opposition group to attend next week's peace talks in Switzerland.

Ivanovic stuns Williams in Melbourne

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 20:28
Five-time champion Serena Williams crashes out of the Australian Open in a stunning upset against Ana Ivanovic in round four.

Are you a lark or an owl?

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 16:54
Rising habits all come down to our parents

VIDEO: India experiments with physical theatre

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 16:46
Inspired by their international counterparts, Indian directors are now experimenting with forms of physical theatre which use light, sound and body movements to tell the story.

VIDEO: The secret lives of kaftan-makers

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 16:41
Moroccan charity uses kaftan business to challenge people's ideas about refugees

Musketeers return for 21st Century audience

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 16:36
Musketeers reinvented for a 21st Century audience

The perils of losing a dog in corrupt Mali

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 16:30
Getting back a runaway dog in Mali - without paying a bribe

Tories in sex offender identity call

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 16:25
The identities of sex offenders who breach the terms of their release should be made public, according to the Scottish Conservatives.

O'Sullivan races into Masters final

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 14:24
Defending champion Mark Selby faces world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan in the Masters final after both win comfortably.

The NFL: Big Business With Big Tax Breaks

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-18 14:00

The administrative branch of the National Football League is tax-exempt, and many wealthy team owners can get generous subsidies from local governments for stadiums. Critics argue the public money could be better spent elsewhere. But can you put a price on the love of the game?

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Hoboken Mayor Says Christie Administration Held Sandy Aid 'Hostage'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-18 13:57

A spokesman for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called the allegations "outlandishly false."

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Army retakes key South Sudan town

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 13:50
South Sudan's military recaptures the key town of Bor from rebel forces, with Uganda confirming it helped in the operation.

Syria opposition to attend Geneva II

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 13:30
Syria's main political opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition, agrees to attend the Geneva II peace talks in Switzerland next week.

BBC World TV's Komla Dumor dies

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 13:13
BBC television presenter Komla Dumor has died suddenly at his home in London at the age of 41, it has been announced.

VIDEO: Tributes paid to the BBC's Komla Dumor

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 13:05
Mike Wooldridge looks back on the life and career of BBC TV presenter Komla Dumor, who has died suddenly at his home in London at the age of 41.

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