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BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 14:36
Adnan Januzaj tipped for Everton loan, Man Utd planning Mats Hummels deal, Stoke in for Emmanuel Adebayor, plus more.

Heavy Fighting Resumes In Eastern Ukraine As Truce Talks Collapse

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 14:12

Russian-backed rebels are shelling a strategic rail hub in the Donetsk region a day after cease-fire discussions fell apart.

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Abbott to scrap parental pay scheme

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 13:59
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is to scrap a controversial parental leave scheme amid growing questions about his leadership.

VIDEO: Into Kobane: 'Destruction is everywhere'

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 13:48
A BBC team including correspondent Quentin Sommerville and cameraman Tim Facey have become the first western TV crew to return to Kobane - and they sent this report.

'Arsenal do not need new midfielder'

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 13:16
Former Arsenal defender and MOTD2 pundit Martin Keown on why the Gunners do not need a new signing in midfield.

Japan hostage killing: Critical test for PM Abe

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 13:14
The killing of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto by Islamic State militants represents a critical test for PM Shinzo Abe, writes Dr John Swenson-Wright.

Barcelona 3-2 Villarreal

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 13:09
Lionel Messi scores the winner as Barcelona twice come from behind to beat Villarreal and make it eight straight victories.

The Success Of Fox's 'Empire' Reveals A Few Dos And Don'ts For TV

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 13:09

Fox's hip-hop drama is a growing hit that could rescue the network. In a fragmented marketplace, the TV industry is learning the value of creating shows for under-served audiences.

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To Save Two Colo. Cows, All It Took Was A Good Ice-Breaker

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 13:05

This week, the Fountain, Colo., Fire Department repurposed some firefighting tools for a chillier job: Rescuing cows that had fallen through a half-foot of ice into the freezing water of a local pond.

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For Colorado's Undocumented, The Wait At The DMV Just Got Longer

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 13:05

Last year, the state became the 10th to offer driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. This year, Colorado Republicans made it virtually impossible for those immigrants to get a slot at the DMV.

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Another Florida Case Puts Crosshairs On 'Stand Your Ground'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 13:05

Marissa Alexander, a Jacksonville woman behind bars for three years for firing a "warning shot" near her estranged husband, was recently released. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Larry Hannan of the Florida Times-Union.

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VIDEO: How important is the Super Bowl?

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 13:03
Why is the American sports game so big?

Is it extreme to make universities combat extremists?

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 13:02
Critics fear new legislation to clamp down on extremism at universities is an attack on democratic freedom, says Dominic Casciani.

Kidnapped Libya Opec official found

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 12:58
One of Libya's most senior energy officials, Opec representative Samir Salem Kamal, is released more than two weeks after being kidnapped.

Agreement at South Sudan talks

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 12:57
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir signs power-sharing agreement with rebel commander Riek Machar to end conflict

Murray - leaner, quicker & positive

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 12:28
Andy Murray may have lost a fourth Australian Open final but there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic, says Piers Newbery.

Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Activists Stage New Protest

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 12:07

Organizers say 13,000 showed up for the rally, far fewer than had joined previous protests against China's insistence on hand-picking candidates for the territory's next chief executive.

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Seahawks, Patriots, Face Off For Super Bowl XLIX

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 10:49

Seattle, the defending champs, hope to do it again in Glendale, Ariz., but the face slightly favored New England.

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Mark Ronson continues chart reign

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 10:02
Mark Ronson continues his reign at the top of the UK singles chart, notching up a seventh week at number one.

Obama plans tax on overseas profits

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 09:52
US President Barack Obama plans to tax US firms on profits made and cash held overseas, raising funds for a major road-improvement plan in the US.

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