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ISIS Frees 200 Elderly Yazidis; Reportedly 'Too Expensive To Feed'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-18 05:07

The mostly infirm refugees from the religious minority were released by the self-declared Islamic State. Speculation is that they had become a burden to the militants.

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Obama's Trouble Articulating The State Of The Economy

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-18 05:05

It's easy to give a rousing State of the Union speech when the economy is doing well, but Obama has had a hard time hitting the right note in years when the country was hurting.

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Water pumped from stricken ship

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 04:48
About 800 tons of water has so far been pumped from the stricken cargo ship Hoegh Osaka, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency says.

Stal triumphs after Kaymer collapse

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 04:47
Gary Stal of France claims his first European Tour title at the Abu Dhabi Championship as Martin Kaymer loses a 10-shot lead.

German 'anti-Islamisation' rally off

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 04:40
A planned rally by Germany's "anti-Islamisation" Pegida group is called off after police receive a "concrete" threat against one of the organisers.

Clegg: 'Snoopers' charter 'un-British'

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 04:19
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg defends his opposition to the so-called "snoopers' charter", insisting a "blanket" approach to data retention is "not very British".

Police examine footballer 'assault'

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 04:18
Police investigate an alleged assault against a Nottingham Forest player at the end of a match.

Indonesia executions prompt spat

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 04:15
Brazil and the Netherlands recall their ambassadors from Indonesia following the execution of their nationals over drug trafficking.

O'Neal quits Celebrity Big Brother

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 04:15
Soul singer Alexandra O'Neal chooses to quit Channel 5's Celebrity Big Brother - the third contestant to leave outside its usual elimination process.

VIDEO: May: 'Wipe out anti-Semitism'

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 04:14
Home Secretary Theresa May says the UK must "redouble its efforts to wipe out anti-Semitism" at a gathering in London to mark the attacks in Paris.

Irish health minister says he is gay

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 04:14
Irish Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has revealed that he is gay, in a radio interview.

Couple dead in 'murder-suicide'

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 04:14
A magistrate and her husband die in a suspected murder-suicide at a house in Greater Manchester.

Record Turnout For Pope's Sunday Mass In Manila

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-18 04:08

Francis concludes his four-day visit to the region's only predominately Catholic country advocating for the poor and warning against the government's "insidious" family planning program.

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Work harder to end anti-Semitism - May

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 03:45
The UK must redouble its efforts to "wipe out anti-Semitism", Home Secretary Theresa May says.

Education to benefit from NI budget

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 03:41
Finance Minister Simon Hamilton says department of education will receive the "lion's share" of additional money in the Stormont budget.

De Villiers hits fastest ODI century

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 03:41
South Africa batsman AB de Villiers hits a century off 31 balls to record the fastest ever one-day international ton.

Researchers Learn To Dust Feathers For Fingerprints

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-18 03:40

Researchers in Scotland say they have a new way to investigate the killing of large birds of prey. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to forensic scientist Dennis Gentles about dusting birds for fingerprints.

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State Of The Union Is Obama's Big Chance To Frame The Debate

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-18 03:40

During his State of the Union address, President Obama will announce a plan to help the middle class and raise taxes on the wealthy. NPR's Mara Liasson previews the speech with NPR's Rachel Martin.

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Guards Watch Muslim, Jewish Sites As Dark Mood Descends On Paris

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-18 03:40

Police continue making arrests in Europe, saying they've halted terrorist plots. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston discusses the latest on the investigation into the attack in Paris with NPR's Rachel Martin.

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Longtime Church Organist Keeps Traditional Hymns Alive

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-18 03:40

Churches are retiring their hymnals and organs, hoping to attract younger crowds, but at West Auburn Congregational in Maine, Charles Marshall has been playing for 70 years with no plans to retire.

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