National / International News

Kurds 'take' part of Sinjar from IS

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 06:33
Kurdish authorities say their forces have taken control of a "large area" of the town of Sinjar, which was captured by Islamic State in August.

Newcastle United 0-1 Sunderland

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 06:23
Adam Johnson scores in the 90th minute to give Sunderland their fourth successive win over Newcastle in the North East derby.

Strictly final draws 11.5m viewers

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 06:00
A total of 11.5 million people watch as TV presenter Caroline Flack wins this year's series of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.

Obama Calls North Korean Hack 'Cybervandalism'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-21 05:58

On CNN's State of the Union, the president expanded on earlier remarks he made criticizing a decision by Sony Pictures to pull distribution of The Interview.

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A History Lesson On The Philippines, Stuffed In A Christmas Chicken

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-21 05:40

Rellenong manok is a deboned chicken filled with a jumble of ingredients. If it seems hard to pin down how this dish got all its fillings, it's because of the complexity of the Philippines' culture.

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Ready To Hit The Cuban Beach? Americans Still Have To Wait

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-21 05:36

Travel to Cuba for business or education will be much easier as the U.S. eases restrictions, but until the embargo is completely lifted, going to Cuba simply for tourism still won't be allowed.

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Dundee United 2-1 Celtic

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 05:08
Dundee United beat Celtic to go second in the Premiership and move to within four points of the league leaders.

Firefighters tackle city shop blaze

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 04:41
Fire crews are tackling a blaze at a shop in the Murraygate area of Dundee city centre with surroundings streets closed off.

May 'could disband child abuse panel'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 04:39
The independent panel set up to support the planned public inquiry into historical child abuse could be disbanded, the BBC understands.

Gunman Made Anti-Police Posts Before Killing NYPD Officers

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-21 04:33

The assailant, identified as 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, is thought to have shot his ex-girlfriend and then used her Instagram account to post threatening messages.

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VIDEO: Shetland ponies race at Olympia

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 04:23
Meet the future star jockeys learning their trade racing Shetland Ponies at Olympia.

Hartlepool rule out signing Evans

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 04:21
League Two club Hartlepool rule out the signing of convicted rapist Ched Evans, who was released in October.

Grieving mum's distress at burglary

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 04:17
A grieving County Down mother speaks of her distress at her house being burgled, just days after the burial of her daughter.

With Election, Tunisia Solidifies Its Democracy Success Story

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-21 04:15

Tunisians are casting a historic vote as they choose their first elected president since the ouster of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. The country has been a bright spot in a region roiled with violence.

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Filmmaker: Sony Hack Will Make Satirists Think Twice About Content

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-21 04:15

Sony has canceled its new film, The Interview, which depicts the assassination of North Korea's leader. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with filmmaker Kevin Smith about writing controversial comedies.

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On The Pakistani Taliban: 'You Can't Do Politics ... Killing Children'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-21 04:15

Peshawar, Pakistan has long been a breeding ground for the Taliban. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Michael Semple about Peshawar in the wake of the horrific school massacre that left more than 140 dead.

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Two Cops Killed In Brooklyn; Fleeing Suspect Kills Himself

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-21 04:15

Two police officers were killed in their patrol car in Brooklyn. The suspect then fled and killed himself on a subway platform. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to WNYC reporter Robert Lewis for the latest.

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VIDEO: Tunisia holds landmark election

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 04:10
Voters in Tunisia are choosing their first freely elected president in a run-off election seen as a landmark in the country's move to democracy.

Murder probe after death of man

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 03:47
A murder investigation is under way after a man found with serious injuries in a street in Glasgow's southside died in hospital.

Flintoff struggles on Brisbane debut

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 03:42
Former England captain Andrew Flintoff fails to impress on his debut for Brisbane Heat in the Australian Big Bash.