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2015 Rock Hall Of Fame Class Includes Lou Reed, Joan Jett, Green Day

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 22:03

The Smiths and N.W.A. were left off of the list of inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as Hall voters opted for acts such as Lou Reed, Bill Withers, and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

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Councils consider cost-cutting plans

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 21:55
Leaders of three Welsh councils hold crucial meetings as they look at ways of cutting costs rather than services.

VIDEO: Suspected killer 'remains at large'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 21:31
A suspected gunman is on the run after six people were shot dead and three wounded in the US state of Pennsylvania, police say.

Russia's fast track to ruin

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 21:26
The emergency massive increase in interest rates by Russia's central bank may reinforce fears that its government is almost powerless to ward off a meltdown.

NI parties set to continue talks

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 21:17
Further discussions are due to take place among Northern Ireland's political parties on Tuesday, ahead of formal talks with the British and Irish governments the following day.

VIDEO: Bob Dylan gives super-fan solo show

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 21:14
a Bob Dylan super-fan was treated to a private performance by the singer at Philadelphia's Academy of Music.

VIDEO: Raped when drunk: A student's tale

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 19:32
'It's not my fault for passing out, it's his fault for raping me'

Alps police 'incompetent and racist'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 19:21
The brother of a man shot dead with his wife and mother-in-law while holidaying in France accuses police of racism and botching the investigation.

Three hurt in Xinjiang knife attack

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 18:59
Chinese authorities have arrested a knife-wielding man who injured three people at a bus stop in Xinjiang, local media report.

VIDEO: 'Sea of flowers' as Sydney grieves

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 18:44
The siege of a cafe in the Australian city of Sydney has ended and many people have come to the scene of the siege to place flowers.

'English votes' plans to be unveiled

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 18:33
The government is expected to set out a range of proposals for introducing "English votes for English laws" later after the parties failed to reach agreement on the way forward.

Sydney cafe siege probe begins

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 18:30
Australian police begin an investigation into the deaths of three people during a deadly 16-hour siege in a central Sydney cafe.

China's manufacturing in contraction

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 17:50
China's factory activity is in contraction at the year-end, based on a private survey, reinforcing calls for more stimulus.

US court upholds LA condom law

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 17:40
A US court rules that a law requiring porn actors in Los Angeles County to wear condoms does not infringe constitutional rights to free speech.

Superbug found in Rio Olympic waters

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 17:21
Researchers in Brazil discover a "super-bacteria" in the sea waters where sailing and windsurfing events will be held during the 2016 Olympics.

Councils 'turn homeless teens away'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 17:03
Children are ending up sleeping rough because local authorities are failing in their duty to protect them, says a charity.

Gay Russians in fear as attacks increase

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 16:49
Gay Russians gays see big rise in homophobia

German naval assault on UK recalled

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 16:41
When the German Navy shelled UK civilians during WW1

MPs urge changes to new planning law

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 16:34
The government's flagship planning policy has seen "inappropriate and unwanted" housing development spring up across England, MPs have said.

Gay marriage law comes into effect

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 16:14
A new law allowing those in same-sex relationships to get married in Scotland comes into effect.