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First same-sex weddings to be held

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 08:50
Scotland's first same-sex weddings will take place in the early hours of Hogmanay after the new law on same-sex marriages came into effect.

New York Congressman Grimm resigns

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 08:33
Representative Michael Grimm has said he will resign from Congress effective next week, shortly after pleading guilty to a tax fraud charge.

Kazakh dissident charged in Austria

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 08:28
A former son-in-law of Kazakhstan's president who became a critic is charged with murdering two people in his home country by Austrian prosecutors.

US strike 'killed al-Shabab chief'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 08:27
Somali officials say an intelligence chief from the al-Shabab Islamist group was among those killed by a US air strike on Monday.

Baggies quash Berahino move rumours

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 08:25
West Bromwich Albion describe reports linking striker Saido Berahino with a £23m move to Liverpool as "fabrication".

Haiti parliament's mandate extended

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 08:18
Haiti's President Michel Martelly reaches a deal with lawmakers to extend the mandate of legislators and avoid a political vacuum.

Plasma treatment for UK Ebola patient

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 08:11
Healthcare worker Pauline Cafferkey, who is battling Ebola at a London hospital, is to be treated with plasma from patients who have fought off the disease.

S Korea 'nut rage' woman detained

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 08:07
Prosecutors in South Korea detain former Korean Air executive Cho Hyun-ah, who delayed a plane over how nuts were served to her.

Ebola Survivor: Faith And Oral Rehydration Salts Got Her Through

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-30 08:06

It was "the worst news that I can hear in my life," says Dr. Ada Igonoh. She had Ebola. Her husband said she looked like a zombie. She wondered: "What's the cure for a disease that has no cure?"

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Hospitals Win In States That Chose To Expand Medicaid

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-30 07:58

In negotiations over the Affordable Care Act, hospitals agreed to cuts in federal payments for uncompensated care in the expectation that millions of people would get Medicaid coverage.

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Name Palace boss soon, urges Millen

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 07:54
Caretaker boss Keith Millen urges Crystal Palace to appoint a manager quickly, with Newcastle's Alan Pardew the clear favourite.

VIDEO: Hundreds join Navalny protest

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 07:48
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been arrested at a protest in Moscow. Steve Rosenberg describes the mood among his supporters.

Ethiopians Seeking Birth Control: Caught Between Church And State

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-30 07:36

The Orthodox church may not like it, but the powerful government is pushing family planning.

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Report: Number Of Police Officers Killed Spikes In 2014

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-30 07:33

In total, 126 officers were killed in 2014, a 24 percent increase from the 102 killed in 2013. The report also found that "ambush-style" attacks increased.

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Russian Opposition Figure Detained Hours After Suspended Sentence

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-30 07:25

Alexei Navalny broke his house arrest after he was convicted of fraud and given a 3 1/2-year suspended sentence. Navalny was a leader of the protests by opposition groups in Moscow three years ago.

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Why Greek election makes EU nervous

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 07:20
Does Greek political turmoil mean instability for the eurozone again? The BBC's Laurence Peter examines what is at stake in Greece's early election.

VIDEO: Ebola screening process 'chaotic'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 07:12
Dr Martin Deahl, a consultant psychiatrist who travelled back from Sierra Leone with Ms Cafferkey, criticises the screening process at Heathrow.

Man hurt in shop escalator plunge

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 07:10
A man is in a life-threatening condition after falling from a height from an escalator in a department store in south-west London.

Woman's death ruled non-suspicious

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 07:00
Police release two men without charge after a woman's death in Ceredigion is ruled non-suspicious.

Putin critic defies house arrest

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 06:58
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he is defying house arrest to join a protest after his brother is jailed for three and a half years.

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