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With Fearlessness And A 'Code Name,' Iraqi Helped Navy SEALs

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-09 14:04

Interpreter "Johnny Walker" accompanied the U.S. military on countless missions in his war-torn home country of Iraq. His memoir, Code Name: Johnny Walker, details his experiences with the SEALs and his family's long path to U.S. citizenship.

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Eight shot dead in Pakistani city

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 13:41
Gunmen on motorbikes shoot dead eight people, including an eight-year-old girl, in an attack in the restive southern Pakistani city of Karachi.

'Hundreds' evacuated from Syria city

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 13:35
More than 600 civilians are reportedly evacuated from the rebel-held quarter of the Syrian city of Homs, despite mortar fire and shooting in the area.

Jones savours 'fantastic experience'

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 13:25
GB Olympic medallist Jones savours 'fantastic experience'

Funeral Home Kiosks Offer Shoppers The Ultimate Deal

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-09 13:18

To see what services the Forest Lawn company has to offer, there's no need to go to an actual funeral home or cemetery. In shopping centers across Southern California, the business is setting up kiosks that look like they could as easily be marketing homemade pottery instead of urns.

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Prospectors See A Golden Lining In California's Drought

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-09 12:55

The state's historic drought has been bad for farmers but good for gold seekers, who can now pan areas that have long been buried under feet of water.

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VIDEO: Sochi locals 'excited' by games

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 12:43
People living in Sochi have told the BBC they are excited that the 2014 Winter Olympic games are taking place in their home town.

Shopping for rhino horn with a hidden camera

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 12:33
Record numbers of rhinos are being poached and killed in South Africa for their horn - and many of those horns end up on sale illegally in Vietnam.

Swiss narrowly back migration curbs

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 12:04
Swiss voters narrowly back a referendum proposal to bring back strict immigration quotas, with 50.3% giving their support.

Stoch wins men's ski jumping gold

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 11:40
Poland's Kamil Stoch wins gold in the men's normal hill ski jumping.

Giraffe killed despite campaign

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 11:15
Campaigners fail in a last-ditch campaign to save Marius the giraffe from being destroyed at Copenhagen Zoo to comply with rules over in-breeding.

Manchester United 2-2 Fulham

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 10:41
Darren Bent scores an injury-time equaliser for Fulham in a remarkable 2-2 draw at Manchester United.

LaBeouf walks out of news conference

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 10:40
US actor Shia LaBeouf walks out of a press conference at the Berlin Film Festival before appearing on the red carpet with a paper bag on his head.

Boat found in search for kayaker

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 10:27
A boat is found in the search for a kayaker missing in a swollen river in Powys.

Four-Legged Athletes Compete With Olympic-Sized Heart

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-09 10:22

Sure, Sochi has competitors who perform feats of superhuman strength and skill. But the agility contest at the Westminster Dog Show had nothing but cheerful contestants and good sports.

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Four-Legged Athletes Compete With Olympic-Sized Heart

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-09 10:22

Sure, Sochi has competitors who perform feats of super-human strength and skill. But the agility contest at the Westminster Dog Show had nothing but cheerful contestants and good sports.

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Man's river death 'unexplained'

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 10:04
The death of a man who was found in a river in Kilmarnock town centre on Saturday morning is being treated as unexplained.

Syrian Official Says 600 Evacuated From Rebel-Held Homs

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-09 10:04

The refugees were reportedly leaving the besieged city of Homs on the same day that a United Nations aid convoy came under fire.

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Dead boy's dad 'had battled floods'

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 09:59
The father of a boy who died in a flood-hit town in Surrey had been pumping water from his house since January, it has emerged.

Johnson-Thompson secures double gold

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 09:56
Heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson wins long jump gold at the British Indoor Championships in Sheffield.

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