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Singer Joe Cocker Dies At Age 70

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-22 10:13

Joe Cocker, the raspy-voiced British singer famous for hit songs such as "Feelin' Alright" and "Up Where We Belong," has died, his management agency says.

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Witnesses tell of 'horrible scenes'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 09:59
Eyewitnesses describe the "horrible scenes" after a bin lorry crashed into pedestrians in central Glasgow, killing six people.

Singer Joe Cocker dies aged 70

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 09:31
Singer Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of the Beatles' With A Little Help From My Friends, dies aged 70.

Is murder the price of 'anti-police' rhetoric?

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 09:30
Is New York's mayor to blame for rising tensions?

Two men charged with PC's murder

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 09:22
Two men are charged with the murder of off-duty Merseyside police constable Neil Doyle.

Man dies after he is hit by train

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 09:15
A man dies after he is hit by a train at Dunmurry Halt station on the outskirts of Belfast.

Pakistan ready to ramp up executions

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 08:51
More than 50 people convicted of terrorism in Pakistan face imminent execution after the president rejected mercy petitions, officials say.

Big Brother tops TV complaints list

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 08:45
Big Brother is the most complained about TV show of the year, with X Factor, EastEnders, Coronation Street and X Factor all in the top 10.

Muhammad Ali is 'vastly improved'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 08:39
The condition of boxing legend Muhammad Ali has "vastly improved" since he was taken to hospital with pneumonia on Saturday, his spokesman says.

VIDEO: 'Lost' seal rescued from field

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 08:29
Police firefighters and animal welfare officials rescue a common seal found in a Merseyside field about 20 miles (32km) from the sea.

Body found in missing party man hunt

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 08:28
Police divers searching a canal for missing Stoke-on-Trent man James Brindley find a body.

Builder fined for opening sluice gate

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 08:26
A builder who tampered with sluice gates during last winter's floods on the Somerset Levels is fined £1,000.

Cheap spyware used by stalkers

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 08:25
Stalkers and abusers are increasingly using cheap spyware to monitor and harass their victims, a new charity claims.

VIDEO: Strong wind causes plane to divert

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 08:18
A British Airways plane has had to abort a landing at Leeds Bradford Airport due to strong winds.

Deadly blast at Nigeria bus station

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 08:16
At least 20 people have been killed in a bombing at a bus station in Gombe city in north-eastern Nigeria, emergency workers say.

1 Dead In Protest At Chinese-Backed Copper Mine Project In Myanmar

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-22 08:11

The protest at the Letpadaung project comes two years after police forcefully dispersed demonstrators at the site. Villagers had complained of health and environmental problems related to the project.

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VIDEO: How to make artificial snow

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 08:09
BBC Weather's Carol Kirkwood visits Snow Business, a company in Stroud, Gloucestershire, which makes snow for the film industry.

King George VI Chase wide open

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 08:02
Boxing Day's King George VI Chase is one of the most competitive for years, says horse racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght.

Oyston apologises for abusive texts

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 07:32
Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston "unreservedly apologises" for "unacceptable comments" he sent in reply to texts he received from a fan.