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Saved By A Bad Taste, The Last 'Radium Girl' Dies At 107

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 13:36

In the 1920s, working-class women were hired to paint radium onto glowing watch dials — and told to sharpen the brush with their lips. Most died within a few years, but Mae Keane quit, and survived.

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Remembering The Pioneering Audiologist Who Tested Hearing At Birth

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 13:22

Until the early '90s, young children often weren't tested for hearing loss until they had already missed out on a critical period for learning language. Dr. Marion Downs was determined to change that.

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Darts legend Taylor reaches last 16

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 13:09
Sixteen-time champion Phil Taylor convincingly beats Welshman Mark Webster 4-0 in PDC Championship second round.

VIDEO: Will Mallan ever score a better goal?

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 12:21
St Mirren youngster Stephen Mallan scores with an incredible solo run, his first in senior football, and one that could be a contender for goal of the season.

Pope John Paul II's Would-Be Assassin Lays Roses At His Tomb

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 11:53

In 1981, Mehmet Ali Ağca shot the pontiff twice at close range as the pope's open motorcade passed through St. Peter's Square. He was jailed for three decades before his release in 2010.

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Millen 'ready' for Palace top job

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 11:24
Crystal Palace caretaker boss Keith Millen says he is ready to become the club's full-time manager.

Thousands Of Motorists Stranded By Snow In French Alps

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 10:44

People have been unable to move for two days due to heavy snow and ice on the road to and from major ski resorts in the Savoie region.

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Briton on fire ferry contacts mother

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 10:39
A British woman says she is anxiously waiting for news from her son who is caught on a stricken ferry off Greece.

VIDEO: What might have gone wrong with QZ8501?

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 10:38
Following the disappearance of AirAsia flight QZ8501, BBC Transport Correspondent Richard Westcott considers what investigators will focus on in their search for answers.

Briton on missing AirAsia flight named

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 10:14
The British national on AirAsia flight QZ8501, which has gone missing with 162 passengers on board, is Chi-Man Choi, the BBC understands.

We struggled for life - Van Gaal

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 10:01
Man Utd manager Louis van Gaal on his team's draw at Tottenham, title chances and the busy Christmas schedule.

Ronson single reclaims number one

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 10:00
Mark Ronson reclaims the number one spot in the chart with his single Uptown Funk, knocking X Factor winner Ben Haenow off the top spot.

Which World Leader Had The Best And The Worst Year In 2014?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 09:51

Vladimir Putin got off to a great start, then it all turned sour. Bashar Assad looks to be better positioned today than back in January. Perhaps the pope had the best year of all.

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Dons can mount challenge - Miller

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 09:44
Former manager and captain Willie Miller believes Aberdeen are capable of pushing Celtic in the title race.

VIDEO: 'Complicated rescue' after ferry fire

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 09:11
A rescue operation has been launched after a fire broke out on a car ferry travelling from Greece to Italy.

AirAsia 'devastated' by missing jet

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 09:03
AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes says he is "devastated" that a plane carrying 162 people from Indonesia to Singapore has gone missing.

Campaign against Chelsea - Mourinho

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 08:53
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says after a 1-1 draw against Southampton that there is a "campaign" against his side.

Man and woman found dead at house

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 08:36
Police are investigating the sudden deaths of a man and a woman whose bodies were found at a house in County Cork in the Republic of Ireland.

Boys aged 17 and 12 held over murder

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 08:13
Police investigating the murder of a man in east Belfast have arrested two boys aged 17 and 12 following searches on Sunday.