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AUDIO: Lord warns of risk to sovereignty

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 05:44
Allowing the European Court of Human Rights to set laws on social matters could pose a threat to parliamentary sovereignty, a former lord chief justice has said.

'Lyon takes on the big beasts and chews them up'

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 05:30
England's dizzy decline on the third day at the MCG may be the nadir of an unhappy tour, says chief sports writer Tom Fordyce

More Than 1 Million Americans Lose Unemployment Benefits

NPR News - Sat, 2013-12-28 05:20

Beyond drastically curtailing a safety-net for jobless workers, allowing the benefits to expire sets up a major political fight for the coming new year.

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England's worst display - Vaughan

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 04:36
Former captain Michael Vaughan says the players must take the blame for England's latest batting collapse down under.

Kazakhs back in Italy after scandal

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 04:23
The wife and daughter of a Kazakh dissident are allowed to return to Rome after a deportation case that caused a political storm in Italy.

Europe court 'risks UK sovereignty'

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 03:55
Suggestions the European Court of Human Rights can set law on social issues is a threat to the sovereignty of Parliament, says a former lord chief justice.

Thai activist killed as crisis grows

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 03:36
A Thai anti-government protester is shot dead in Bangkok amid further signs that the country's political crisis is deepening.

Sprinter Sacre undergoes heart tests

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 03:10
Sprinter Sacre undergoes heart tests after being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat in Friday's Desert Orchid Chase.

Eden Project backed by public funds

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 03:05
Hundreds of thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money is used to fund the Eden Project attraction, council figures reveal.

New Cardiff boss to have large funds

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 02:45
Cardiff's new boss will be given extensive transfer funds in January by owner Vincent Tan following Malky Mackay's sacking.

England in a mess after more batting woe

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 02:41
England in a mess after more batting woe

Deep sea creatures 'new to science'

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 02:36
Four animals previously unknown to science discovered in deep water off Scotland, says the Scottish government.

Bus station plagued by delays opens

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 02:29
A new bus station built as part of the £100m regeneration of Newport city centre opens after months of delays.

Man and woman killed in car crash

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 02:09
Two people die and a third is seriously injured in a crash in Gloucestershire.

Delhi swears in new chief minister

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 02:06
Arvind Kejriwal, the leader of a new anti-corruption party in India, is sworn in as Delhi's chief minister at the city's Ramlila Ground.

On The Trail Of A Mountain Lion, Hunters Hope To Help

NPR News - Sat, 2013-12-28 02:02

Mountain lions are slowly making a comeback, but they live at constant risk of getting hit by cars or shot. In Santa Cruz, Calif., one project tracks how the lions live — and it's already helping to protect the big cats nationwide.

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Rushing Toward Chaos: Covering The Aftermath Of Typhoon Haiyan

NPR News - Sat, 2013-12-28 02:00

NPR's Jason Beaubien and David Gilkey have covered calamities all over the globe. But the recent aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines was particularly daunting. Jason describes the extreme challenges they faced.

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M11 driver has 'incredible escape'

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 01:44
A driver had an "incredible escape" from serious injury when a car was "sliced" in two as it hit a sign on the M11, Essex Fire Service says.

Power restored to homes after storms

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 01:42
About 400 customers are still without electricity following damage caused by strong winds and heavy rain on Friday.

Starmer in victim treatment review

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 01:36
Former chief prosecutor Keir Starmer is to advise Labour on how to protect rape victims and abused children from harrowing questioning in court.

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