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VIDEO: 'Gay' bull Benjy settles in new home

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 18:32
Benjy, the two-year-old gay bull saved by an online campaign supported by Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon, has arrived at his new Norfolk home.

VIDEO: 'Armed offender holding hostages'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 18:27
New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione has said an armed offender is holding hostages in the Martin Place area of Sydney.

Arctic sea ice volume holds up

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 18:05
Two cool summers in a row have now allowed the pack ice in the Arctic to increase and then hold on to a good deal of its volume.

'Gay' bull Benjy arrives at new home

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 18:04
A bull branded gay that was saved from slaughter thanks to the help of Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon arrives at his new Norfolk home.

Alcatraz escapees 'may have survived'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 18:02
Three prisoners who escaped from the US island prison Alcatraz in 1962 may have made it to land alive, a new study suggests.

Timeline: Australia's terror threat

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 17:58
Concern has been growing in Australian over the effect on domestic security of Australian nationals fighting with Islamist militant groups in Iraq and Syria. The BBC looks at how events have developed.

Reports: Hostages Held In Cafe In Sydney, Australia

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 17:32

Multiple hostages are apparently being held at a Lindt cafe in Sydney, Australia. Several nearby buildings have been evacuated.

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Minister faces MPs over flight chaos

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 16:59
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin is due to be questioned by MPs about why the UK's national air traffic control centre went down last week.

Benefits cap getting 'more to work'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 16:19
The government's cap on benefits is providing an incentive for people who are affected to find work, new research suggests.

Broken-back skier hopes for return

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 16:03
Top alpine skier Charlie Guest hopes to be fit for the World Championships in February despite breaking her back last month.

Scots economy 'growing but slowing'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 15:55
Scotland's economy appears to be "growing but slowing", according to Bank of Scotland chief economist Donald MacRae.

Churches key to combating slavery

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 15:53
The UK has taken new measures to tackle people trafficking, but a global effort is needed, and churches will be key, says Caroline Wyatt.

Terror law reform signals fundamental shift

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 15:52
Should ministers be able to ban British citizens from coming home, asks Dominic Casciani?

Provincial Russia feels economic squeeze

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 15:48
Provincial Russians face hardship - but Putin escapes blame

The hidden lives of those who care

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 15:46
The hidden lives of full-time carers

How the Taliban groom child suicide bombers

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 15:44
How the Taliban turns children into suicide bombers

The unlikely love affair between two countries

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 15:43
Who's pouring millions of dollars into a failed state?

VIDEO: Who is most at risk to be murdered?

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 15:42
Who is most at risk of being murdered?

'When dad hurts mum'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 15:40
Telling learning-disabled about violence, without words

'Quiz Blair' call and Miliband's migrant move

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 15:38
Lots of news about the Labour Party in Monday's press, including a call for former PM Tony Blair to be quizzed over the torture row, and Ed Miliband's plans to stop foreigners 'undercutting' British workers' pay.