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Russian Opposition Figure Detained Hours After Suspended Sentence

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-30 07:25

Alexei Navalny broke his house arrest after he was convicted of fraud and given a 3 1/2-year suspended sentence. Navalny was a leader of the protests by opposition groups in Moscow three years ago.

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Why Greek election makes EU nervous

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 07:20
Does Greek political turmoil mean instability for the eurozone again? The BBC's Laurence Peter examines what is at stake in Greece's early election.

VIDEO: Ebola screening process 'chaotic'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 07:12
Dr Martin Deahl, a consultant psychiatrist who travelled back from Sierra Leone with Ms Cafferkey, criticises the screening process at Heathrow.

Man hurt in shop escalator plunge

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 07:10
A man is in a life-threatening condition after falling from a height from an escalator in a department store in south-west London.

Woman's death ruled non-suspicious

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 07:00
Police release two men without charge after a woman's death in Ceredigion is ruled non-suspicious.

Putin critic defies house arrest

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 06:58
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he is defying house arrest to join a protest after his brother is jailed for three and a half years.

VIDEO: ATM thief's explosive mistake

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 06:52
Police in Australia have released CCTV footage in search of a man who tried to rob an ATM by blowing it up.

Pakistan Detains Suspect In Mumbai Attack A Day After His Ordered Release

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-30 06:42

Police registered an unrelated kidnapping case against Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi. He is believed to have been the operational chief of a group blamed for the deadly 2008 attack on Mumbai.

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VIDEO: 'I was booked on AirAsia flight'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 06:24
Sharanjit Leyl meets a woman who was due to fly on AirAsia QZ8051 but changed her booking, as she and her family watch the search for the missing aircraft.

What's in store for China in 2015?

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 06:08
What's in store for China in 2015? The BBC's Carrie Gracie takes a look at the issues facing the country as well as its prospects for the new year.

VIDEO: Investigation into fatal caravan fire

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 06:00
A woman and two children have died in a fire in a caravan near Lingfield, Surrey.

VIDEO: Obama apologises for wedding move

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 05:45
President Barack Obama calls a couple who had to move their Hawaii wedding because he was playing golf.

Travel firms sue cheap airfare site

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 05:14
United Airlines and travel firm Orbitz have launched legal action against a site that finds cheap airfares.

'Migrant ship' in distress off Corfu

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 05:03
A cargo ship said to be carrying migrants near the Greek island of Corfu sends out a distress signal amid reports there are armed people on board.

First Ebola case linked to bat play

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 05:02
The Ebola victim who triggered the current outbreak - a two year old boy from a small village in Guinea - may have been infected by playing in a hollow tree housing a colony of bats, say scientists.

Iraqi forces 'oust IS from Dhuluiya'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 04:54
Iraqi government forces have retaken the town of Dhuluiya from Islamic State, sources say, reportedly inflicting heavy causalities on the jihadist group.

VIDEO: Confusion over ferry fire numbers

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 04:46
Two Albanian seamen have been killed on a tugboat while towing the fire-stricken Norman Atlantic ferry.

Quiz: Outside the continent, part of the Core

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-12-30 04:46
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Human remains found at nature park

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 04:45
Human skeletal remains are found by a member of the public at a nature reserve.

VIDEO: Llama on the loose in Littleborough

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 04:37
A llama that fled from a field in Littleborough, Greater Manchester, after being scared by a dog, managed to evade capture for six hours.

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