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First new year rally in Ukraine

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 09:04
Several thousand people turn out in central Kiev for the first Ukrainian opposition protest of the new year against the president's pro-Russia policy.

The Campaign For Jobless Benefits Begins In Congress

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-05 08:58

Senate Democrats will ring in the New Year with a vote on a three-month extension of benefits for the long-term unemployed. Benefits for those jobless for more than six months expired on Dec. 28. Prospects for a revival of benefits are uncertain at best in the Senate, and the measure faces even bigger hurdles in the House.

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Pope Francis Says He'll Visit Holy Land In May

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-05 08:50

He made the announcement Sunday while giving his weekly blessing at the Vatican. The trip would be the pope's second foreign trip, following his visit to Brazil in July 2013.

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Derby County 0-2 Chelsea

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 08:33
John Mikel Obi and Oscar score second-half goals for Chelsea to knock Derby out of the FA Cup third round.

Israel's Sharon Fights For Life, But Doctors 'Pessimistic'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-05 08:27

The head of the hospital where Ariel Sharon is being treated says the former Israeli prime minister is "fighting like a lion," but his condition is still critical. The 85-year-old has been in a coma since suffering a stroke in 2006.

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Eusebio 'will always be a great'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 08:26
Leading global football figures pay tribute to Portugal and Benfica legend Eusebio, who has died at the age of 71.

U.S. Icebreaker On The Way To Rescue Ships Trapped In Antarctic

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-05 07:53

The Polar Star, a Coast Guard cutter, is expected to take seven days to reach the 123 crew members still stuck on the Russian and Chinese vessels. Meanwhile, the 52 scientists and paying passengers who were trapped aboard the Russian vessel are on their way home.

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River fall mobility scooter man dies

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 07:42
A man on a mobility scooter dies after falling into the River Thames when trying to pass a flooded pathway.

Dozens hurt in Saudi jet landing

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 07:13
A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 767 flying from Iran makes an emergency landing in Medina, injuring 29 people, three seriously, officials say.

African migrants protest in Israel

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 07:13
Thousands of African migrants rally in the city of Tel Aviv to protest against their treatment by the Israeli government.

Arsenal draw Coventry in FA Cup

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 07:11
Arsenal's reward for beating rivals Tottenham is a home tie against League One Coventry City in the FA Cup fourth round.

No Relief Forecast After One Of California's Driest Years Ever

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-05 07:10

While the East Coast is digging out from a major winter storm, California is praying for rain. The state just finished one of the driest years on record, and that has water managers, farmers and others worried.

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At Least 20 Dead In Baghdad Blasts; Fighting In Anbar Continues

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-05 06:58

A wave of blasts in the capital targeted Shiite areas. The attacks come as Sunni militants step up their campaign against the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Al-Qaida-linked militants have taken over parts of Ramadi and Fallujah in Anbar province.

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St Mirren 0-4 Celtic

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 06:44
Celtic fire in four second-half goals to dismantle St Mirren and extend their lead at the top of the Premiership.

Charity runner crosses Australia

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 06:41
A Northumberland man who abandoned, then resumed, an attempt to run across Australia completes his 2,400-mile challenge.

Nottingham Forest 5-0 West Ham United

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 06:37
Nottingham Forest add to West Ham's woes by knocking the struggling Premier League side out of the FA Cup.

US backs Iraq but will not return

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 06:32
The US says it will help Iraq fight al-Qaeda-linked militants, but not with troops, after the government loses control of key city Fallujah.

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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