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Japan hostage killing: Critical test for PM Abe

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 13:14
The killing of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto by Islamic State militants represents a critical test for PM Shinzo Abe, writes Dr John Swenson-Wright.

Barcelona 3-2 Villarreal

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 13:09
Lionel Messi scores the winner as Barcelona twice come from behind to beat Villarreal and make it eight straight victories.

The Success Of Fox's 'Empire' Reveals A Few Dos And Don'ts For TV

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 13:09

Fox's hip-hop drama is a growing hit that could rescue the network. In a fragmented marketplace, the TV industry is learning the value of creating shows for under-served audiences.

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To Save Two Colo. Cows, All It Took Was A Good Ice-Breaker

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 13:05

This week, the Fountain, Colo., Fire Department repurposed some firefighting tools for a chillier job: Rescuing cows that had fallen through a half-foot of ice into the freezing water of a local pond.

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For Colorado's Undocumented, The Wait At The DMV Just Got Longer

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 13:05

Last year, the state became the 10th to offer driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. This year, Colorado Republicans made it virtually impossible for those immigrants to get a slot at the DMV.

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Another Florida Case Puts Crosshairs On 'Stand Your Ground'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 13:05

Marissa Alexander, a Jacksonville woman behind bars for three years for firing a "warning shot" near her estranged husband, was recently released. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Larry Hannan of the Florida Times-Union.

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VIDEO: How important is the Super Bowl?

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 13:03
Why is the American sports game so big?

Is it extreme to make universities combat extremists?

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 13:02
Critics fear new legislation to clamp down on extremism at universities is an attack on democratic freedom, says Dominic Casciani.

Kidnapped Libya Opec official found

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 12:58
One of Libya's most senior energy officials, Opec representative Samir Salem Kamal, is released more than two weeks after being kidnapped.

Agreement at South Sudan talks

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 12:57
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir signs power-sharing agreement with rebel commander Riek Machar to end conflict

Murray - leaner, quicker & positive

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 12:28
Andy Murray may have lost a fourth Australian Open final but there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic, says Piers Newbery.

Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Activists Stage New Protest

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 12:07

Organizers say 13,000 showed up for the rally, far fewer than had joined previous protests against China's insistence on hand-picking candidates for the territory's next chief executive.

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Seahawks, Patriots, Face Off For Super Bowl XLIX

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 10:49

Seattle, the defending champs, hope to do it again in Glendale, Ariz., but the face slightly favored New England.

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Mark Ronson continues chart reign

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 10:02
Mark Ronson continues his reign at the top of the UK singles chart, notching up a seventh week at number one.

Obama plans tax on overseas profits

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 09:52
US President Barack Obama plans to tax US firms on profits made and cash held overseas, raising funds for a major road-improvement plan in the US.

Pearce leaves post as Forest boss

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 09:50
Stuart Pearce leaves his position as manager of Championship side Nottingham Forest after just seven months.

'England have plenty to work on'

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 09:34
What is right with England, what is wrong and how might the problems be tackled before their World Cup opener against Australia.

Roadchef staff win 17-year pay battle

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 09:28
Hundreds of Roadchef employees will receive thousands of pounds each after winning a legal row over shares promised to them by a former boss.

Ghana 3-0 Guinea

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 09:16
Ghana ease into their fifth consecutive Africa Cup of Nations semi-final by comfortably beating Guinea in Malabo.

Pioneering paralysis patient in UK

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 08:12
The world's first paralysed patient to walk again after a pioneering transplant using cells from his nose, is in Britain. Darek Fidyka is here to help raise funds to continue the pioneering research.

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