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Why Do We Love Football So Much? Theater Tackles Tough Questions

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-31 01:31

A play based on interviews with former NFL players, their families and fans digs deep: What's so fun about a sport that devastates bodies and brains? And what if it can't be made safer?

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Johnson eyes 'fast' wicket for final

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 00:50
Australia pace bowler Mitchell Johnson is eager to play on a "bouncy wicket" in Sunday's tri-series final against England.

VIDEO: Starlings 'ballet' thrills city

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 00:41
People in Norwich have been turning their heads skywards at thousands of starlings performing a "mesmerising murmuration" en route to a new city roost.

Pupils receive transfer test results

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 00:32
Thousands of children in Northern Ireland are due to receive the results of their post-primary school entrance exams on Saturday.

VIDEO: Donations pour in for mugged pensioner

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 00:26
Well-wishers donate more than £56,000 to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his Gateshead home.

Merkel rules out Greek debt relief

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 00:07
German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects any cancellation of Greece's debt, saying banks and creditors have already made substantial cuts.

Louis Armstrong Desert Discs online

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 00:07
Louis Armstrong's personal copy of his appearance on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs is among the recordings to be added to the show's online archive.

Victim fund reaches £62k in two days

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 00:06
Well-wishers donate more than £62,000 in two days to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his Gateshead home.

VIDEO: Guitar 'that changed world' up for auction

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 23:56
The very first Les Paul guitar, the Black Beauty, is to be auctioned in New York in February.

Podemos to hold Madrid mass rally

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 23:39
The far-left Spanish party, Podemos, is to hold a mass rally in the centre of Madrid looking to build on the recent victory of Syriza in Greece.

Efforts To Free Japanese ISIS Captive 'Deadlocked'

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-30 23:38

A top Japanese diplomat says indirect negotiations to free a captive journalist from the militant Islamic State group have reached a "state of deadlock."

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'Golden hellos' idea to attract GPs

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 23:16
Newly-qualified doctors should be offered "golden hellos" to entice them to work in general practice in Wales, Plaid Cymru says.

Murray favourite, says Navratilova

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 22:36
Andy Murray starts as favourite in Sunday's Australian Open final against Novak Djokovic, says Martina Navratilova.

Saturday's gossip column

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 22:30
Manchester City prepare world record Ronaldo bid, Liverpool want Hannover's Stindl, Hull close in on Tottenham's Lennon, plus more.

GB's Swan beaten in girls' final

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 21:48
Britain's Katie Swan is beaten in straight sets by Slovakian Tereza Mihalikova in the Australian Open girls' final.

Ireland's heroine who had sex in her baby's tomb

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 21:02
Why Ireland's heroine had sex in her baby son's tomb

Venezuela 'US reporter' ad dropped

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 20:56
Venezuelan TV withdraws a tourism advert which features an image of a US reporter detained while covering the 2013 elections.

VIDEO: Floods and mudslides hit Peruvian Amazon

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 20:46
Large parts of the Peruvian Amazon are under water after torrential rains caused rivers to burst their banks, affecting more than 3,000 families

'Skype plan' for mental health care

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 19:32
A health trust's proposal to treat patients with depression by using "staff from lower wage countries" via Skype is criticised.

Tasers 'needed for all police'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 19:08
All front-line police officers should be offered a Taser to protect them against the increased terrorism threat, the head of the Police Federation says.