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VIDEO: Van Gaal on 'culture of England'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 09:40
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal expresses mixed feelings on life in England, on and off the pitch, ahead of his side's trip to Stoke on New Year's Day.

Child porn tops Tor hidden site visits

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 09:24
The majority of visits to sites hidden on the Tor network go to those dealing in images of child sexual abuse, suggests a study.

Former President George H.W. Bush Is Released From Hospital

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-30 08:55

Bush was taken to a hospital in Houston a week ago after he experienced shortness of breath. He is now resting at home.

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George Bush Sr home from hospital

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 08:53
Former US President George Bush Sr is released from hospital in Texas more than a week after being admitted suffering from a shortness of breath.

Bale will never leave Real - Perez

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 08:53
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says world record signing Gareth Bale will "never leave" the La Liga club.

First same-sex weddings to be held

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 08:50
Scotland's first same-sex weddings will take place in the early hours of Hogmanay after the new law on same-sex marriages came into effect.

New York Congressman Grimm resigns

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 08:33
Representative Michael Grimm has said he will resign from Congress effective next week, shortly after pleading guilty to a tax fraud charge.

Kazakh dissident charged in Austria

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 08:28
A former son-in-law of Kazakhstan's president who became a critic is charged with murdering two people in his home country by Austrian prosecutors.

US strike 'killed al-Shabab chief'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 08:27
Somali officials say an intelligence chief from the al-Shabab Islamist group was among those killed by a US air strike on Monday.

Baggies quash Berahino move rumours

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 08:25
West Bromwich Albion describe reports linking striker Saido Berahino with a £23m move to Liverpool as "fabrication".

Haiti parliament's mandate extended

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 08:18
Haiti's President Michel Martelly reaches a deal with lawmakers to extend the mandate of legislators and avoid a political vacuum.

Plasma treatment for UK Ebola patient

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 08:11
Healthcare worker Pauline Cafferkey, who is battling Ebola at a London hospital, is to be treated with plasma from patients who have fought off the disease.

S Korea 'nut rage' woman detained

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 08:07
Prosecutors in South Korea detain former Korean Air executive Cho Hyun-ah, who delayed a plane over how nuts were served to her.

Ebola Survivor: Faith And Oral Rehydration Salts Got Her Through

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-30 08:06

It was "the worst news that I can hear in my life," says Dr. Ada Igonoh. She had Ebola. Her husband said she looked like a zombie. She wondered: "What's the cure for a disease that has no cure?"

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Hospitals Win In States That Chose To Expand Medicaid

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-30 07:58

In negotiations over the Affordable Care Act, hospitals agreed to cuts in federal payments for uncompensated care in the expectation that millions of people would get Medicaid coverage.

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Name Palace boss soon, urges Millen

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 07:54
Caretaker boss Keith Millen urges Crystal Palace to appoint a manager quickly, with Newcastle's Alan Pardew the clear favourite.

VIDEO: Hundreds join Navalny protest

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 07:48
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been arrested at a protest in Moscow. Steve Rosenberg describes the mood among his supporters.

Ethiopians Seeking Birth Control: Caught Between Church And State

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-30 07:36

The Orthodox church may not like it, but the powerful government is pushing family planning.

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Report: Number Of Police Officers Killed Spikes In 2014

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-30 07:33

In total, 126 officers were killed in 2014, a 24 percent increase from the 102 killed in 2013. The report also found that "ambush-style" attacks increased.

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Russian Opposition Figure Detained Hours After Suspended Sentence

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-30 07:25

Alexei Navalny broke his house arrest after he was convicted of fraud and given a 3 1/2-year suspended sentence. Navalny was a leader of the protests by opposition groups in Moscow three years ago.

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