National / International News

Church accused of 'dumbing down'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 06:28
The Church of England is accused of "dumbing down" Christian teaching by removing the requirement to repent sins and reject the devil in an alternative baptism service.

VIDEO: Flood risk remains for parts of UK

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 06:27
More storms, high tides and gale-force winds are expected across many parts of the UK as communities already affected begin to assess the damage.

New York Weighs Easing Limits On Marijuana Use

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-05 06:00

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is reportedly considering allowing the use of the drug for medicinal purposes. An announcement is expected Wednesday during his annual State of the State address. Medical marijuana is already legal in 20 states and the District of Columbia.

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VIDEO: Footballer Eusebio dies aged 71

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 05:45
Football legend Eusebio da Silva Ferreira has died at the age of 71 from a heart attack.

Arrest over Sports Direct baby birth

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 05:38
A woman is arrested on suspicion of wilful neglect after a baby was born in "unusual circumstances" at a sports retail warehouse.

Eusebio: Pace, poise and politeness

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 05:29
Portugal great Eusebio, who has died aged 71, had it all as a footballer and was "the kind of guy that everyone loved"

UK hooked on cheap labour - Miliband

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 05:24
Ed Miliband vows to stop firms exploiting cheap foreign labour if his party wins the next election - but the CBI accuses him of putting jobs at risk.

'Polar Vortex' Brings Bitter Cold, Heavy Snow To U.S.

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-05 05:22

The National Weather Service warns of "life-threatening wind chill" in the North and Central U.S. On top of the extreme temperatures, heavy snow is expected Sunday in parts of the Midwest.

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How Media Outlets Sometimes Agree To Agree

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-05 05:08

Certain issues brook no dissent. But how do media outlets decide if and when a strong enough consensus has emerged to safely dismiss other viewpoints?

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Cameron refuses TV debate challenge

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 04:33
David Cameron again refuses to take part in a televised debate with Alex Salmond ahead of the referendum on Scottish independence.

Caerphilly budget plan under fire

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 04:01
Opposition councillors are challenged to find alternatives after criticising plans to save £14.53m in Caerphilly in the next financial year.

Man held over death at city flat

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 03:56
Police arrest a 26-year-old man in connection with the death of a man in the Shettleston area of Glasgow in October.

Libya restarts southern oil field

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 03:49
Libya restarts oil production at the El Sharara field in the south of the troubled country after protesters ended a blockade.

Jail plea over drink drive killer

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 03:48
The mother of a Scottish woman who was killed by a drunk driver in Canada calls for her killer to be jailed for at least 25 years.

Former top jockey Biddlecombe dies

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 03:43
Three-time champion jump jockey Terry Biddlecombe, the husband of former trainer Henrietta Knight, dies aged 72.

VIDEO: Benefits immigration wrong, says PM

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 03:28
Prime Minster David Cameron says the government needs to crack down on EU movement to claim benefits.

Four treated after 'deliberate' fire

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 03:24
Four people are treated for smoke inhalation after a fire in a block of flats which was started deliberately.

Coen brothers win US critics prize

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 03:10
The Coen brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis wins best film at the National Society of Film Critics awards.

England are too insular - Agnew

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 03:08
Team must learn Ashes lessons, says Jonathan Agnew

End of an era for England - Flower

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 03:06
Coach Andy Flower says "change of some description" must follow England's Ashes series whitewash in Australia.

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