National / International News

Voices: Bulgaria and Romania working rights in EU

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 16:49
Bulgarian and Romanian views on job-hunting in EU

Global notable deaths of 2013

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 16:46
Hollywood stars, influential writers and a world statesman - BBC News Magazine's annual look back at global lives lost from the past 12 months.

Island at the end of the earth

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 16:27
It is one of the most isolated island communities in the world and most of the inhabitants of the tiny Pacific island of Palmerston are descended from one man - an Englishman who settled there 150 years ago.

Kallis: Cricket's least celebrated great?

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 15:56
Jacques Kallis is rarely spoken of in the same terms as Tendulkar or Sobers, despite his extraordinary record with bat and ball

VIDEO: Two held after North Sea ferry fire

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 15:44
Two men have been arrested after a fire on a North Sea ferry led to six people being airlifted to hospital.

Remembering Eydie Gorme, A Vegas Singer Without The Drama

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 14:40

Eydie Gorme was most famous for being half of the husband-and-wife singing duo Steve and Eydie, with her husband of nearly 60 years, Steve Lawrence. But on her own she was known for her range, her deftness in English and Spanish and her sense of humor. She passed away in August in Las Vegas.

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Garth Crooks's Team of the Week

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 14:36
Arsenal return to the top, while Manchester City and Chelsea win to keep up the pressure but who has made Garth Crooks's Team of the Week?

VIDEO: New Ukraine anti-government protests

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 14:24
Tens of thousands of Ukrainians have gathered in Kiev in fresh anti-governments protests.

The FBI Investigator Who Coined The Term 'Serial Killer'

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 14:13

Robert Ressler spent his career researching crimes that were tough to understand. He thought that by figuring out how — and why — violent criminals worked, he could help police identify suspects. He came face to face with notorious killers like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy. Ressler died earlier this year. He was 76.

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El Salvador volcano begins eruption

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 14:09
Thousands of people in eastern El Salvador are leaving their homes as the Chaparrastique volcano spews hot ash and smoke into the air.

'Suicide bomber' hits Russia station

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 14:05
A suicide bomber carried out an attack at a train station in the southern Russian city of Volgograd that killed 16 people, officials say.

Teenage woman on fire dies in street

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 13:40
An 18-year-old mother of a young boy dies after she was found on fire in a street in south-west London.

Air Evacuation Is Being Considered For Antarctic Passengers

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 13:39

Two vessels with ice breaking equipment have failed to rescue the ship. A third is on its way, but if it fails, passengers may have to be rescued via helicopter.

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Mourinho accuses Suarez of diving

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 13:17
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says Liverpool's Luis Suarez should have been booked for diving as the Blues beat the Reds 2-1.

Saudi '$3bn grant' for Lebanon army

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 13:13
Lebanon's president announces a $3bn grant from Saudi Arabia, shortly after the funeral of a senior politician killed in a car bomb on Friday.

S Sudan forces 'clash with youths'

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 12:52
There are conflicting reports from South Sudan where youths loyal to rebel leader Riek Machar are said to be marching on the strategic town of Bor.

French High Court OKs 75 Percent Tax For Top Earners

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 12:22

The millionaire tax was a campaign promise from French President François Hollande. Film star Gerard Depardieu famously fled the country to avoid paying the tax.

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'League Of Their Own' Inspiration Didn't Mind A Dirty Skirt

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 12:00

Baseball legend Lavonne "Pepper" Paire Davis was the inspiration for Geena Davis' character in A League of Their Own. In the 1940s, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League put young women on the field at a time when they just didn't play ball. Paire Davis died earlier this year at age 88.

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Lebanese Ambassador To U.S. Remembered As A Voice For Moderation

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 11:35

At his funeral in Beirut, Sunnis discussed what Mohamad Chatah's killing means for the future of moderation in Lebanon.

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Hague urges South Sudan ceasefire

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 11:10
Foreign Secretary William Hague speaks to leaders of both sides in the conflict in South Sudan and urges them to commit to an immediate ceasefire.

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