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State school fee call for better-off

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 08:43
Parents who earn a combined income of more than £80,000 should have to pay if their children go to the most popular state schools, the headmaster of a private school says.

South Texas: The New Hot Spot For Illegal Crossing

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-19 08:43

For the third consecutive year, one section of the U.S.-Mexico border had a higher rate of illegal crossing than any other — the Rio Grande Valley. It's the closest crossing for Central Americans fleeing violence at home, but for them, the U.S. crossing is just the last, deadly portion of the trip.

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VIDEO: 'Hunger for vengeance' in Bangui

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 08:34
Thomas Fessy reports from Bangui, where mob rule on the streets has already left two men dead.

Fire chars wooden village in Norway

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 08:05
A night-time blaze consumes at least 30 buildings in a heritage village in southern Norway, famous for its unique wooden buildings.

Swansea City 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 07:57
Emmanuel Adebayor is on target twice as Tottenham brush aside Swansea to record their fifth win in six league matches.

'Foreign spies' behind Kabul attack

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 07:56
Afghanistan's National Security Council has accused "foreign intelligence services" of being behind Friday's deadly attack on a Kabul restaurant.

Egypt's Morsi to face fourth trial

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 07:45
The ousted president of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, is to face a fourth trial, this time on charges of insulting the judiciary.

Syria Denies Reports Of President Assad's Defiant Comments

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-19 07:40

Quotes attributed to Bashar Assad, saying he would not step down, are inaccurate, Syria said. Such a comment, observers said, would be stumbling block in peace negotiations.

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Former NBA Star Dennis Rodman Checks Into Alcohol Rehab

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-19 07:19

Rodman is just back from a controversial trip to North Korea. He was slammed for caustic comments he made about an American being detained in the country.

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In pictures: Screen Actors Guild Awards

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 07:10
20th Screen Actors Guild Awards

Seven in hospital after house fire

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 06:37
A family of seven are taken to hospital with smoke inhalation after a house fire in Carmarthenshire.

VIDEO: Ukraine protesters and police clash

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 06:36
Anti-government protesters in and riot police in Ukraine have clashed on the sidelines of a rally in defiance of new laws aimed at curbing public protests.

'Dangerous criminal dumped' on city

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 06:22
An MP writes to the Home Office asking why a "dangerous criminal" has been rehomed in Newport.

Man dies after being swept into sea

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 06:19
A man who died after being swept into the sea at Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire is formally identified by police.

Policeman badly beaten in street

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 05:50
A police officer's leg is broken in an attack as he responds to a call in Norwich's nightlife area.

Governments 'may intervene' on Haass

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 05:33
Irish Foreign Minister Eamon Gilmore says if necessary there will be joint intervention by the Irish and British governments to get the NI parties to agree a way forward on the Haass proposals.

Dozens Injured By Blast At Anti-Government Rally In Thailand

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-19 05:10

On Friday a grenade attack on protesters injured 39. The attacks are raising fears that the country's political crisis is worsening.

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Obituary: Christopher Chataway

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 05:07
Obituary of Sir Chris Chataway who died today

Madonna apologises for racial slur

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 05:00
Pop star Madonna apologises for using a racial slur to refer to her son on an Instagram post.

Cook may quit as England ODI captain

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 04:57
England captain Alastair Cook admits he could step down after his team lost the one-day series with Australia.

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