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Russian tourists spend 28% less in UK

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 06:02
The UK's hotels and shops saw spending by Russians fall 28% last year largely thanks to the plunge in the rouble.

Minister: No plan for nude weddings

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 05:59
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling dismisses reports the government is planning to allow nude weddings as part of a review of marriage laws.

Ukraine Launches Major Offensive To Retake Donetsk Airport

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-18 05:57

After a night of intense shelling by government forces, much of the airport has reportedly been retaken from Russian-backed separatists.

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Ghana v Senegal

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 05:32
Preview followed by live coverage of Monday's Africa Cup of Nations game between Ghana and Senegal.

Tech Program Helps Put Latinos On A Path To Silicon Valley

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-18 05:23

A unique class of college students from California's Salinas Valley — many the children of farmworkers and immigrants — is working toward careers in major tech companies.

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Walker dies after Lake District fall

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 05:11
A man dies after falling from "very steep snowy ground" on a Lake District mountain.

'Coldest night' of -15C forecast

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 05:08
The temperature could dip as low as -15C in some parts with the coldest night of the winter so far forecast for much of Scotland.

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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