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FA must stamp out diving - McClaren

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 14:55
Derby County manager Steve McClaren calls on the Football Association to take retrospective action against divers.

Venezuelans in US sanction protest

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 14:53
Thousands of government supporters march in Venezuela to protest against sanctions approved by the US Congress last week.

Terror in Sydney - the papers

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 14:46
The hostage-taking that shocked Australia is the lead story in most of the day's papers, with powerful images of people fleeing the scene on front pages.

VIDEO: Tennis star Martina Navratilova marries

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 14:43
The tennis star Martina Navratilova has married her long-term partner Julia Lemigova in New York.

The U.S. Has A Surgeon General, For The First Time In 17 Months

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 14:31

A job that's been open in President Obama's administration since July of 2013 was finally filled Monday, as the Senate voted to confirm Vivek Murthy as America's new surgeon general.

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Does culture in the North need help?

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 14:30
The government is trying to boost culture as part of its plans for a "northern powerhouse". With great music, drama and art, does the north of England need it?

Councils flex muscle in search for local power

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 14:18
Could super-councils be the next stage in the devolution of power from Whitehall, asks Prof Tony Travers?

Me, my friend Pru, and our memories

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 14:08
Joan Bakewell on her friend Prunella Scales and the battle against dementia

Russia Boosts Interest Rates To 17 Percent Amid Currency's Slide

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 13:50

The central bank says the move to raise rates from 10.5 percent is aimed at limiting the ruble's slide and curbing inflation. The ruble is the world's worst-performing major currency this year.

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Russia raises interest rate to 17%

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 13:40
The Russian central bank announces a huge rise in its key interest rate - to 17% from 10.5% - to try to stem the rouble's fall.

Everton 3-1 Queens Park Rangers

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 13:35
Ross Barkley's strike helps Everton move into the top half of the Premier League with victory over Queens Park Rangers.

VIDEO: City job ban for fare-dodging banker

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 13:35
A city fund manager who lost his job after being caught fare-dodging has now been banned from working in the financial services industry, as Gareth Furby reports

Man Utd can win title - Phil Neville

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 13:31
Former player and assistant coach Phil Neville says Manchester United are now genuine title contenders.

MPs back firefighter pension changes

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 13:29
Government plans to make firefighters in England work until they are 60 and to increase their pension contributions are backed by MPs.

Jayawardene set for final home game

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 13:23
Mahela Jayawardene will play a last international in Sri Lanka in Tuesday's seventh and final one-dayer against England.

Chinese Man Cleared Of Rape, Murder 18 Years After His Execution

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 13:20

Chinese authorities offered a rare apology to the family of the 18-year-old from Inner Mongolia. Another man had confessed to the crime after his arrest in 2005.

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Dr. Kent Brantly: The Lessons He's Learned From Fighting Ebola

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 13:12

"We run the risk of going from hysteria to a sense of indifference," says the now-recovered physician. "And I think that is even more dangerous than our fear."

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Sydney Residents Rally To Head Off Anti-Muslim Violence

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 13:12

Audie Cornish talks to Australian terrorism expert David Kilcullen about the relationship between the Australian government and Muslim communities.

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Herrera named in match-fixing probe

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 13:08
Manchester Utd's Ander Herrera and Swansea's Jefferson Montero are among 41 people named in a Spanish match-fixing investigation.

VIDEO: US suspect 'armed and dangerous'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 13:08
A suspected gunman is on the run after six people were shot dead and three wounded in the US state of Pennsylvania, police say.