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Cairns murders: Court plea rejected

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 17:34
A woman charged with the murders of eight children in the Australian city of Cairns has failed to have her case transferred to a mental health court.

Picture power: Abandoned on the border

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 17:29
Photographer Murad Sezer explains why he shot an abandoned baby's cradle on the Syrian Turkish border.

New York killer boasted to onlookers

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 17:24
The gunman who shot dead two New York policemen told people "watch what I'm going to do" shortly before the killings, police say.

Germany wants more women in boardroom

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 17:23
A new measure aims to increase the number of women in senior positions in German industry - but it must overcome deep-seated antagonism, says Jenny Hill.

City workers expect bigger bonuses

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 17:15
Senior workers in London's financial services sector are expecting an average 21% rise in their bonus payouts for this year, a survey found.

VIDEO: Family appeal for 'co-existence'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 17:06
The family of a New York police officer fatally shot on Friday appeals to the city's communities to "find an amicable path to peaceful co-existence".

Argentine town bans beauty contests

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 16:50
A town in Argentina becomes the first in the country to ban beauty queen competitions in its traditional festivities, arguing they are sexist.

Tim Burton fixes sights on Big Eyes

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 16:36
Tim Burton on the art fraud that shocked America

Quiz of the year part pt 2: The year gone viral

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 16:24
Who, and what, went viral in 2014?

Good Omens: How Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett wrote a book

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 16:20
How Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett wrote a book

The mystery of Chopin's death

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 16:13
His pickled heart has provided scientists with few answers

DNA revolution, and 'the great light switch-off'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 16:07
Monday's newspapers cover the launch of the 100,000 Genomes project, promising a revolution in personalised healthcare. There is also news of how the country is being plunged into darkness.

U.S. Women's Soccer Team Finishes Second In Brazilian Tournament

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-21 15:47

Brazil and the U.S. played to a 0-0 draw in the final of the International Tournament of Brasilia, giving Brazil the first-place finish overall. None of the games were televised in the U.S.

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Labour attacks street light cuts

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 15:44
Street lights are being switched off or dimmed to save money in three quarters of England's council areas, according to Labour Party research.

The hard side of China's soft power

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 15:19
The hard side of soft power in China's Confucius institutes

VIDEO: Who wants to send the Christmas mail?

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 15:12
Meet the temporary Christmas posties

Builders issue skills funding call

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 15:06
Scottish construction firms call for increased funding to help recruit and train more apprentices.

VIDEO: Testing out a hoverboard

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 15:06
The BBC's Richard Taylor tests out a hoverboard that uses magnetic levitation.

Gadget insurance complaints rise

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 15:04
The Financial Ombudsman Service says it received 2,200 complaints about gadget warranties last year, double that of the previous year.

'Real change' in Scots NHS urged

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 15:04
The chairman of the BMA in Scotland calls for "real change" to ensure the NHS in Scotland is sustainable for future generations.