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For World's Oil Exporters, Falling Prices Have A Domino Effect

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 23:24

Falling oil prices have been good news for the U.S. But it's causing multiple problems for some exporters. Government budgets are strained. Economies are struggling. Currencies are crashing.

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US hostage's family in video appeal

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 23:19
The family of UK-born American hostage Luke Somers release a video appealing to al-Qaeda militants in Yemen to "show mercy" and release him.

Catholic Church cuts adoption links

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 23:18
The Catholic Church is to end its relationship with an adoption service following changes in legislation allowing same-sex couples to adopt.

VIDEO: Lowest rail fare rise for five years

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 23:01
Average rail fares will rise by 2.2% from 2 January, marking the lowest rise for five years. Richard Westcott reports.

Argentine junta-era child discovered

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 22:29
An Argentine campaign group says it has found another child snatched from political prisoners detained and killed under military rule in the 1970s.

Organ transplant concerns allayed

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 22:21
Patients must not be put off accepting donor organs following the deaths of two men who received kidneys infected with a parasitic worm, experts say.

Jones wins World Grand Prix crown

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 22:12
Britain's Olympic champion Jade Jones beats world number one Eva Calvo Gomez to be crowned champion in Mexico.

VIDEO: Women fight for football on grass

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 22:08
Some of the world's best female footballers are taking legal action to try to prevent the women's World Cup being held on plastic pitches.

Lowest rail fare rise for five years

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 22:02
Most rail fares in England will rise by 2.5% from 2 January, the government has confirmed, marking the lowest rise for five years.

Five questioned after terror raids

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 21:58
Police continue to question five men arrested under the Terrorism Act following raids in Cardiff and Barry.

VIDEO: Mandela anniversary: At Soweto home

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 21:56
On the anniversary of Nelson Mandela's death, Milton Nkosi visits the late South African leader's former home in Soweto.

Photos reveal storm surge damage

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 21:45
Aerial photographs reveal the extent of the damage caused to the Norfolk coastline by the biggest storm surge for 60 years.

Investigation after body found

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 21:39
Police Scotland launch a major investigation after the body of a woman is found at a house in Falkirk.

North South council meet in Armagh

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 21:34
Northern Ireland Executive minister are due to meet their counterparts from the Irish government at a north-south ministerial conference in Armagh later.

New protests over Eric Garner death

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 21:02
Protesters take to the streets in New York and other US cities for a second night, over the choking death of a black man restrained by a policeman.