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VIDEO: Fire crew rescues stranded seagull

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 06:11
A seagull stranded on a balcony since Christmas Day is rescued by fire crews.

VIDEO: Outlook for the week ahead

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 06:09
BBC Weather's Matt Taylor casts his eye over an unsettled week ahead.

At Least One Rocket Fired From Lebanon Hits Israel

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 05:58

The flare-up in tensions comes while Israelis and Palestinians negotiate a peace deal and just as Israel announced it would release 26 longtime Palestinian prisoners.

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'Suspicious' death of man at flat

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 05:41
A police investigation is under way after a man died following a disturbance at a flat in Clydebank in the early hours of the morning.

To Save The Black Rhino, Hunting Club Bids On Killing One

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 05:27

Fewer than 5,000 black rhinos are thought to exist in the wild, but the Dallas Safari Club is auctioning off a permit to hunt one down. It says the controversial fundraiser is a conservation effort.

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Biker killed 'sliding under bus'

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 05:06
A motorcyclist dies after apparently skidding on ice and ending up beneath an oncoming bus in Stanley, County Durham, police say.

Blast At Russian Train Station Leaves 15 Dead

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 04:55

At least 15 people were killed on Sunday when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device inside a train station in Volgograd, Russia.

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John Kerry's Ambitious First Year

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 04:40

The secretary of state set big goals this year, from restarting the Mideast peace process to ending the civil war in Syria and curbing Iran's nuclear program. NPR's Jennifer Ludden talks with David Ignatius of The Washington Post about how much progress Kerry has made this year.

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Security, Logistics Problems Plague Syria's Weapons Removal

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 04:40

The end of December is a crucial deadline for removing chemical weapons from Syria. Now the OPCW, the international organization overseeing that transfer, is backing away from that deadline. NPR's Geoff Brumfiel discusses the plan for chemical weapons removal and disposal, and why it's been so hard.

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'Terrorist' Label Is A Massive Setback For Muslim Brotherhood

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 04:40

On Wednesday, Egypt declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. New York Times Middle East reporter Kareem Fahim speaks with NPR's Jennifer Ludden on the latest developments from Cairo.

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Family Leave Laws Enacted In 10 Cities And States In 2013

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 04:40

Ten cities and states have passed laws guaranteeing access to some kind of family leave this year, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families. NPR's Jennifer Ludden speaks with director Vicki Shabo about efforts to make family leave mandatory.

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France's 75% tax rate gets approval

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 04:34
France's highest court approves a 75% tax on high earners that is one of President Francois Hollande's signature policies.

TV star returns to Duck Dynasty

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 04:16
Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson will be returning to the hit US reality show following his suspension earlier this month over derogatory remarks he made about homosexuality.

Thousands Still Without Power As More Snow Due To Fall

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 04:16

A massive post-Christmas package of precipitation is headed up the East Coast today.

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Barrel bombs 'kill 517 in Aleppo'

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 04:05
Barrel bombs dropped on the Syrian province of Aleppo have killed 517 since 15 December, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.

Ian Paisley in hospital for tests

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 04:04
Northern Ireland's former first minister Ian Paisley has been admitted to hospital for what his family say are "necessary tests".

Ashes rout spells death of a team

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 03:46
Tom Fordyce watches the 'death' of the England team

'Debt crisis will affect millions'

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 03:45
Millions of UK households will face "perilous" levels of debt when interest rates begin to rise, according to a think tank focused on living standards.

Benghazi attack: 'No al-Qaeda role'

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 03:24
Al-Qaeda had no direct involvement in the September 2012 attack on the US mission in Benghazi that killed the US ambassador, the New York Times reports.

Quango bosses 'pay gap' highlighted

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 03:06
More than half the bosses of non governmental public bodies in Scotland earn more than Scottish ministers, according to a think-tank.

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