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Obama: Marijuana Is Not 'More Dangerous Than Alcohol'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-19 12:42

The president told The New Yorker magazine that he thinks it's a "bad idea" but is not more dangerous than alcohol to the "individual consumer."

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Deaths as floods hit southern France

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 12:34
Two people have died and more than 150 others are airlifted to safety after floods hit the Var area of south-eastern France, authorities say.

We won't give up on title, says Moyes

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 12:03
Manchester United manager David Moyes refuses to give up on retaining the Premier League title despite defeat at Chelsea.

Bodies burnt in street in CAR

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 11:26
A Christian mob in the Central African Republic kills and burns two Muslims in the street, a day before MPs choose an interim president.

Mikaeel mother charged over death

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 11:25
The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular is charged in connection with the death of her son after his body was found in Fife.

UKIP suspends gay blame councillor

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 11:21
UKIP suspends Oxfordshire councillor David Silvester, who blamed the recent flooding on the government's decision to legalise gay marriage.

Former GB athlete Chataway dies

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 11:15
Sir Chris Chataway, the first winner of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, dies at the age of 82.

Chelsea 3-1 Manchester United

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 11:08
Samuel Eto'o scores a hat-trick as Chelsea severely dent Manchester United's title hopes with victory at Stamford Bridge.

Springsteen scores 10th number one

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 11:01
Rock star Bruce Springsteen gets his 10th UK number one album, while Oscar nominee Pharrell Williams tops the singles chart.

'Betray Me And You're Dead': How Loyalty Leached Out Of Politics

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-19 11:00

Several recent episodes — Chris Christie's bridge scandal, Robert Gates' memoir and Hillary Clinton's "hit list" — have illustrated the limits of political loyalty. Top politicians know they can never fully trust all those around them, but it doesn't always pay to try to get even.

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House Intelligence Chairman Implies Snowden Had Help From Russians

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-19 10:39

Rep. Mike Rogers said NSA leaker Edward Snowden acted beyond his technical capabilities and that raises questions on whether had help from the Russians.

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Assad: Quitting not up for debate

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 10:32
Syria's President Assad is quoted as saying he has no intention of quitting, and the issue is not up for discussion at peace talks in Switzerland.

Four in hospital after M4 crash

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 09:58
Four people are taken to hospital after a car crashed on the M4 near Swansea.

New York's Medical Marijuana Experiment Begins With Caution

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-19 09:50

New York's program would be the most restrictive in the country and would be limited to 20 hospitals. Critics wonder how Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to get the marijuana and why hospitals — which must abide by federal law — would want to participate.

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VIDEO: Fire ravages Norwegian village

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 09:48
Residents of a heritage village in southern Norway have been evacuated after a raging fire broke out, threatening its unique wooden buildings.

British man murdered in St Lucia

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 09:41
A British man has been murdered on the Caribbean island of St Lucia in an attack that left his wife injured, police confirm.

VIDEO: Clashes in Kiev after protest ban

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 09:41
There have been clashes between Ukrainian riot police and demonstrators at a rally in the capital Kiev.

£100,000 painting stolen in scam

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 09:14
A £100,000 painting, items of jewellery and bank cards are stolen from the home of a elderly woman in London after she is tricked in a telephone banking scam.

Berlusconi makes political comeback

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 09:09
Italy's controversial ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi returns to the centre of the political stage, striking a reform deal with a centre-left rival.

Christie wins Euro short-track title

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 08:56
Britain's Elise Christie strengthens her credentials for a short-track medal at Sochi 2014 by retaining her European 1,000m title.

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