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High alert over Australia bushfires

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 23:02
Crews battle out-of-control bushfires threatening homes in South Australia and Victoria, with blazes near Adelaide deemed the worst since 1993.

Sangakkara passes 12,000 Test runs

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 22:56
Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara becomes the fastest player to reach 12,000 Test runs, during his side's second Test in New Zealand.

Saturday's gossip column

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 22:30
Liverpool want to re-sign Gerrard on loan, West Brom want £20m for Berahino, Man Utd target Gundogan, plus more.

Prince Andrew claims 'unbelievable'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 21:10
A US lawyer alleged to have had sex with a minor denies the claims - and says allegations against Prince Andrew must also be "presumed" false.

Search to resume on Italy ferry

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 20:14
Rescue workers will try again to search for victims in the charred car deck of Italy's Norman Atlantic ferry, after safety fears halted operations.

Underwater Cameras Said To Identify AirAsia Jet

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-02 20:04

Bad weather continues to hamper the search for bodies, but the chief search official says a remotely operated vehicle has found the missing jet that crashed last Sunday.

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7-Year-Old Survives Ky. Small Plane Crash

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-02 19:55

The girl walked to a home nearby and reported the crash, which killed the other four people on board.

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'Girl survivor' reports US plane crash

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 19:42
A seven-year-old US girl walks to a home in Kentucky to report her plane has crashed, with the four others on board confirmed dead, police say.

Mapped: The beaches where Lego washes up

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 18:50
The shipwrecked Lego pieces washing up on beaches, mapped

'Big objects found' in AirAsia hunt

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 18:40
Search teams scouring the Java Sea for the wreckage of AirAsia flight QZ8501 find "two large objects", Indonesian officials say.

Tories to cap public sector pay-offs

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 16:53
The Conservatives vow to cap public sector redundancy payouts to £95,000 if the party wins the next general election.

Learning disability checks 'success'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 16:34
A scheme to encourage GPs to offer annual health checks to patients with learning disabilities is helping to pick up problems, research suggests.

VIDEO: Insurance relief for 'stranded' baby

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 16:00
A Lincolnshire couple, stranded in America after their baby was born 11 weeks early, will have their medical bills paid by an insurance company.

CES 2015: Preview of the gadget-fest

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 15:56
Look ahead to 2015's giant CES tech show

Party murder accused due in court

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 15:54
A man charged with murder following the death of a 43-year-old man at a New Year's Eve party in east London is due to appear in court later.

Mario Cuomo: He was a powerful, poetic speaker

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-01-02 15:51

Three-term New York governor Mario Cuomo died Thursday at 82 from heart failure.

Cuomo is remembered for, among other things, his rhetorical skills. Perhaps most notable is his speech at the 1984 Democratic National Convention, where he talked about inequality and rebuked President Ronald Reagan's notion that America is "a shining city on a hill."

"There is despair, Mr. President, in the faces that you don't see, in the places that you don't visit in your shining city," Cuomo said.

"It was partly numbers," says poet Robert Pinsky. "And it was understanding how to make numbers comprehensible and forceful that was so powerful in that speech."

The speech has influenced the way politicians talk about economic inequality on both sides of the aisle. Watch it below.

Mario Cuomo and the language of divide

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-01-02 15:51

Three-term New York governor Mario Cuomo died Thursday at 82 from heart failure.

Cuomo is remembered for, among other things, his rhetorical skills. Perhaps most notable is his speech at the 1984 Democratic National Convention, where he talked about inequality and rebuked President Ronald Reagan's notion that America is "a shining city on a hill."

"There is despair, Mr. President, in the faces that you don't see, in the places that you don't visit in your shining city," Cuomo said.

"It was partly numbers," says poet Robert Pinsky. "And it was understanding how to make numbers comprehensible and forceful that was so powerful in that speech."

The speech has influenced the way politicians talk about economic inequality on both sides of the aisle. Watch it below.

Snow Angels: Men Dig Out Moose Buried By Avalanche

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-02 15:28

The snowmobilers who found the moose said they couldn't leave it to die. But they risked becoming buried in an avalanche themselves to save it.

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Europe's ethical dilemma over migrants

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 15:24
Europe doesn't want to encourage migrants - but doesn't want them to die trying to get here, says Richard Hamilton.

Film in 2015: A look-ahead

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 15:17
Star Wars, Bond and Shaun the Sheep

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