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VIDEO: Murphy says he will run for FM

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 05:29
Scottish Labour's new leader Jim Murphy says he will be an MSP and Labour's candidate for first minister by 2016.

Japan's Ruling Party Poised For Landslide In Snap Elections

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 05:07

The victory is seen as a mandate for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic overhaul plan, even as Japan has fallen back into recession in the second half of 2014.

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Murphy: 'I'll be an MSP by 2016'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 04:48
Scottish Labour's new leader Jim Murphy says he will be an MSP and Labour's candidate for first minister by 2016.

Tsunami orphans open children's home

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 04:46
Two brothers orphaned in the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami are to open a children's home dedicated to their parents in the country where they died.

Christmas attraction closes down

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 04:45
A Christmas attraction in Harrogate criticised by some visitors closes permanently.

No NI deal 'will delay tax decision'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 04:21
Northern Ireland's secretary of state says a decision on corporation tax devolution is likely to be delayed unless there is deal this week in the ongoing cross-party talks.

Nations Salvage Deal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 04:16

The deal is the first-ever to require all nations to reduce emissions, but it doesn't include a mechanism to monitor compliance.

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VIDEO: Peake: 'We don't support carers enough'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 04:12
Oscar-tipped film The Theory of Everything, featuring actress Maxine Peake, is based on the life of Stephen Hawking, and pairs Peake with Eddie Redmayne.

Amir Khan: I'm approaching my peak

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 03:58
Amir Khan says he is nearing his peak after beating Devon Alexander and wants to fight Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao.

Prayers for women killed in crash

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 03:58
Prayers are said at a church service for two women who died in a crash in the New Forest.

Thousands March Across U.S. Demanding Police Reforms

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 03:46

Tens of thousands gathered in cities across the country Saturday to draw attention to several high profile deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police.

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Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 03:46

The Senate voted late Saturday to pass a bill that will fund the government through the end of the fiscal year. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Mara Liasson about the rare Saturday session.

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Tenant Blacklist Can Haunt New York Renters For Years

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 03:46

Disputes between tenants and landlords often end up in the courts. And in New York City, win or lose, tenants may end up with a bad rap that can make it hard to rent again.

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Uber's Traffic Jammed In Netherlands, India And Spain

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 03:46

Uber says it has worked in 52 countries since its 2010 launch, but our number cruncher Mona Chalabi tells NPR's Rachel Martin the tally is changing as some countries try to ban the ride-sharing service.

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Police Violence Protesters Divided By Generation

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 03:46

Thousands gathered in Washington, D.C., to protest the police killings of unarmed black men. NPR's Gene Demby was there and noticed a sometimes-contentious generational divide among the protesters.

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Two Views Of The CIA's 'Enhanced' Interrogations

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 03:46

The Senate Intelligence Committee released a report Tuesday on the interrogation techniques used by the CIA after 9/11. The report has elicited a number of sharply differing perspectives.

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Gritty Ganta: The Liberian Town That Can't Catch A Break

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 03:46

Bedraggled Ganta sprawls over red-dirt hills. Buildings destroyed in the civil war have not been rebuilt. And now the border town is suffering again in the battle against Ebola.

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VIDEO: On the ground in battle for Jalawla

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 03:38
The BBC's Paul Wood returns to Jalawla, in Iraq, where Kurdish forces have retaken territory taken by the so-called Islamic State in the summer

VIDEO: Theme music from Wolf Hall

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 03:24
Composer Debbie Wiseman and her band perform some of the Wolf Hall score on The Andrew Marr Show.

Pensioners die in separate accidents

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 03:21
Two pensioners are killed after being struck by vehicles in separate accidents in the west of Scotland.