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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.

Two held over North Sea ferry fire

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 10:58
Two men are arrested after a fire on a North Sea ferry sailing from Tyneside to Amsterdam saw six people airlifted to hospital.

Two held over missing teenage boy

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 10:52
Two men are arrested by police investigating the disappearance of a 17-year-old boy who failed to return home after a night out.

Years Of Turmoil Weigh On Beirut As Syria Strains Lebanon

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 10:37

Violence from the crisis next door in Syria has been seeping into Lebanon for months. The city is also absorbing a new flood of Syrian refugees. One man who has lived in the city his whole life says it might finally be time to leave.

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Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 10:27
Chelsea move to within two points of league leaders Arsenal and inflict a second successive defeat on Liverpool.

Walk in memory of missing man, 24

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 10:10
A walk is held in memory of a missing man - who police believe has been murdered - almost a year after he disappeared.

VIDEO: Deadly train station blast in Russia

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 10:10
An explosion at a train station in the southern Russian city of Volgograd has killed at least 15 people, according to reports.

VIDEO: Missing man's family release balloons

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 10:06
A walk is staged and 500 balloons released in memory of a missing man almost a year after he disappeared.

VIDEO: Farage speaks up for Syria refugees

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 10:01
The UK should take in some refugees from Syria's civil war, UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has said.

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