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After Decade-Long Fight, Ski Jumper Lindsey Van Is 'Ready To Fly'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-02 14:18

The 29-year-old from Park City, Utah, will compete on the U.S. Olympic team in Sochi this month. What it took to get there is more than she ever imagined.

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VIDEO: Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 14:16
The awarding-winning American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead at his flat in New York, at the age of 46.

Murray seals GB victory over USA

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 14:06
Andy Murray beats Sam Querrey to give Great Britain victory over the USA and a first Davis Cup quarter-final since 1986.

How to make a beauty queen

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 14:00
Creating beauty queens in the Philippines

Can couples really get stuck together during sex?

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 13:45
Stories of getting stuck during sex have been with us for centuries – and some of them might just be true.

Scandal and drama at the Winter Olympics

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 13:33
As athletes prepare to take part in the Sochi Winter Olympics, competitors from previous years share the drama and emotion of their own personal stories.

Marijuana-Laced Treats Leave Colorado Jonesing For Food-Safety Rules

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-02 13:11

From sodas to truffles to butter, foods infused with THC — the chemical in marijuana that gives you a high — are already for sale in Colorado. But the federal government still considers pot illegal, so the state has to create from scratch its own system to regulate these foods.

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Time for Mourinho to park the bus?

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 11:35
BBC football pundits Robbie Savage and Mark Lawrenson look at Chelsea's best hope of stopping Manchester City in Monday's Premier League clash

Etihad and Alitalia close to deal

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 11:23
Etihad Airways and debt-laden Alitalia are in the "final phase" of talks to agree an investment deal, the companies said on Sunday.

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Oscar-Winner, Found Dead At 46

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-02 11:08

The actor, whose repertoire includes an eclectic array of challenging roles, won a best actor Oscar for the title role in the 2005 film Capote.

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VIDEO: Fans' views on World Cup licence

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 10:55
Fans react angrily to the decision to prevent the extension of pub licensing hours during England's opening World Cup match.

Car disappears down 30ft sinkhole

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 10:51
A 30ft deep sinkhole opens up on the driveway of a house in High Wycombe and swallows the family's car.

Who should be England's next head coach?

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 10:43
Who is in the frame to pick up the pieces of English cricket?

The maverick 'King of Corn' who wants to buy Leeds

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 10:38
Meet Massimo Cellino, the eccentric Italian who has sacked 35 managers in 21 years and fears the number 17

VIDEO: Girl, 9, on being abducted for work

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 10:30
Shilpa Kannan reports on the thousands of Indian children who have been abducted and forced to work in homes in cities.

Arsenal 2-0 Crystal Palace

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 10:21
Arsenal return to the top of the Premier League with victory over a dogged Crystal Palace side at Emirates Stadium.

VIDEO: Bus hit by tidal wave on Welsh coast

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 10:15
Ten people were rescued after a bus was hit by a large wave in Newgale during high winds and high tides along the Welsh coast on Saturday night.

Race Toward Afghan Election Starts, With Skepticism In The Lead

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-02 10:05

With the presidential campaigns underway, one of the questions commonly asked around Kabul is whether the election will be held at all this year. If it is, there are a handful of candidates who are likely to come out ahead.

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VIDEO: London tries to lure Indian tourists

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 10:00
Simon Atkinson looks at how the UK is trying to tap into India's growing overseas tourism market.

Poll: Support For High School Football, Despite Concussion Risks

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

An NPR poll finds that just 7 percent of Americans say concussion risks are too great to continue offering football as a high school sport. But 44 percent of those surveyed said equipment and safety need to be improved.

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