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Is Australia facing an obesity crisis?

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 13:04
Is Australia turning into one of the fattest countries in the world?

For Some Olympians, Games Are Golden Ticket To Politics

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-16 12:58

At least six former Olympians have been elected to Congress. The games offer ambitious athletes something essential to a career in politics: name recognition.

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Penalty decision strange - Rodgers

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 12:53
Liverpool should have had a "blatant" second penalty in their 2-1 FA Cup defeat by Arsenal, says manager Brendan Rodgers.

VIDEO: BBC talks to stars on Bafta red carpet

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 12:47
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Leonardo DiCaprio and Dame Judi Dench are just some of the stars on the Bafta film awards red carpet

VIDEO: Widow on cruise ship 'pandemonium'

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 12:42
The wife of a cruise ship passenger who died when the vessel was hit by a wave criticises the vessel as "badly maintained".

Colombian army corruption 'unveiled'

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 12:41
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos promises a full investigation into allegations that senior army officers were involved in massive corruption.

GB curlers face battle to reach semis

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 12:39
Great Britain's curlers face decisive round-robin matches on Monday as they look to secure semi-final places at the Winter Olympics.

SA miners refuse to come out of pit

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 12:19
An operation to rescue illegal gold miners trapped in an abandoned mine in South Africa is halted as miners refuse to leave fearing arrest.

'Rapid inspection' of flood defences

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 12:07
The Army is to carry out a "rapid inspection" of England's flood defences within five weeks to assess the damage left by unprecedented flooding.

Mourinho embarrassed Chelsea - Wenger

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 11:54
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Jose Mourinho embarrassed Chelsea by calling him a "specialist in failure".

Norwegian Mass Killer Demands 'Adult' Video Games In Prison

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-16 11:54

Anders Behring Breivik, the right-wing extremist who was convicted in the 2011 massacre of 77 people, says his prison conditions are nothing short of "torture."

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Katy B enjoys first number one album

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 11:11
Katy B celebrates her first number one album with Little Red as Clean Bandit cling on at the top of the singles chart.

PSNI treating attack as hate crime

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 10:47
Police say they are treating an attack on a house in north Belfast as a hate crime.

VIDEO: DiCaprio causes frenzy at Baftas

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 10:43
Leonardo DiCaprio has been greeted by chants from the crowd at the Bafta Film Awards at London's Royal Opera House

States Want Kids To Learn A Lot — Maybe Too Much

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-16 10:37

When state legislators impose mandates on schools, educators get nervous. Sometimes, lawmakers want kids to learn legitimate skills; other times, they try to micromanage lessons down to the historical event.

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Stars arrive on Bafta red carpet

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 10:31
The stars begin arriving at the Bafta film awards in London, where Gravity has the most nominations

Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 10:24
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scores one and sets up the other as Arsenal beat Liverpool to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Research Shows New Flu Viruses Often Arise In Domestic Animals

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-16 10:17

Scientists have apparently been wrong about where new flu viruses come from, and they've underestimated the viruses' connection to horses. The dogma is that new viruses always incubate in wild migratory birds first, then get into domestic poultry, and then jump into mammals — especially pigs and humans.

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U.S. Men's Hockey Beats Slovenia, Securing Spot In Quarterfinals

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-16 10:15

The 5-1 victory at Sochi's Shayba Arena comes a day after the Americans defeated the Russians in a preliminary round.

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US murder suspect claims death spree

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 09:51
A Pennsylvania woman charged with murder claims she killed at least 22 others around the US as part of a satanic ritual.

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