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Inquiry planned on historical abuse

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 21:40
BBC Scotland learns that a public inquiry into historical sex abuse is to be announced by Scottish ministers this week.

Independent inquiry into flight chaos

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 21:28
An independent inquiry is to be set up to investigate the air traffic control computer failure which disrupted flights at UK airports last week.

Former Mivan employees win payout

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 21:27
Former employees at the County Antrim construction firm Mivan win a compensation payout after they were made redundant without warning.

NI leaders to attend talks with PM

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 21:24
Northern Ireland's first and deputy first ministers are to join other UK leaders for talks with David Cameron in Downing Street on Monday morning.

What should Uruguay do with its Nazi eagle?

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 20:30
Uruguay has yet to decide what to do with a four-tonne bronze eagle salvaged from a Nazi battleship which was scuttled off its coast in 1939.

Brazil police demand more protection

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 20:16
Hundreds of Brazilian police officers and their relatives protest in Rio de Janeiro to demand tougher legislation for crimes against the police.

Police clear final HK protest site

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 20:15
Hong Kong police are clearing the last remaining pro-democracy protest site of Causeway Bay after the main camp was dismantled last week.

Labour told 'keep quiet' on immigration

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 19:59
A leaked Labour document instructs Labour MPs not to campaign on immigration because it risks undermining support for the party.

Smith named as Australia's captain

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 19:26
Steve Smith is chosen to replace injured Michael Clarke as Australia captain for the rest of the Test series against India.

VIDEO: 'Gay' bull Benjy settles in new home

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 18:32
Benjy, the two-year-old gay bull saved by an online campaign supported by Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon, has arrived at his new Norfolk home.

VIDEO: 'Armed offender holding hostages'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 18:27
New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione has said an armed offender is holding hostages in the Martin Place area of Sydney.

Arctic sea ice volume holds up

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 18:05
Two cool summers in a row have now allowed the pack ice in the Arctic to increase and then hold on to a good deal of its volume.

'Gay' bull Benjy arrives at new home

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 18:04
A bull branded gay that was saved from slaughter thanks to the help of Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon arrives at his new Norfolk home.

Alcatraz escapees 'may have survived'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 18:02
Three prisoners who escaped from the US island prison Alcatraz in 1962 may have made it to land alive, a new study suggests.

Timeline: Australia's terror threat

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 17:58
Concern has been growing in Australian over the effect on domestic security of Australian nationals fighting with Islamist militant groups in Iraq and Syria. The BBC looks at how events have developed.

Reports: Hostages Held In Cafe In Sydney, Australia

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 17:32

Multiple hostages are apparently being held at a Lindt cafe in Sydney, Australia. Several nearby buildings have been evacuated.

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Minister faces MPs over flight chaos

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 16:59
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin is due to be questioned by MPs about why the UK's national air traffic control centre went down last week.

Benefits cap getting 'more to work'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 16:19
The government's cap on benefits is providing an incentive for people who are affected to find work, new research suggests.

Broken-back skier hopes for return

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 16:03
Top alpine skier Charlie Guest hopes to be fit for the World Championships in February despite breaking her back last month.

Scots economy 'growing but slowing'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 15:55
Scotland's economy appears to be "growing but slowing", according to Bank of Scotland chief economist Donald MacRae.