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Funding boost for NHS in Scotland

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 04:03
The Scottish government announces that it will make an extra £65m available to the NHS in the next financial year.

Kym Marsh hits back at Voice bullies

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 03:50
Following her daughter's appearance on the BBC1 show, the actress says online bullies make her 'sick'.

Mideast Conflict Could Bog Down International Criminal Court

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 03:49

Palestinians have joined the International Criminal Court hoping to see investigations against Israel. But, some ICC watchers say this is dangerous territory for a court that is floundering elsewhere.

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For The Record: Aging Out and Moving On

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 03:49

The number of Americans over the age of 65 is expected to double in 35 years. That means more families grappling with what to do when a loved one can't live alone anymore.

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Giving Coats To Syrian Refugees To Fend Off A Bitter Winter

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 03:49

Winter weather is making a vulnerable situation even worse for millions of Syrian refugees. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to UNICEF's Lucio Melandri about a program to provide winter clothes to refugees.

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Despite Charlie Hebdo, Optimism On The Future Of Islam In Europe

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 03:49

A decade ago, Irshad Manji called for reform within Islam in her book, The Trouble with Islam Today. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Manji about her reaction to the recent events in France.

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Voices Of The Week: The 'Grim Reality' Of The Paris Attack

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 03:49

We hear perspectives on the Charlie Hebdo attack, from Secretary of State John Kerry, French philosopher Bernard Henri Levy, Conan Obrien, Imam Anjem Choudary and Somali-born writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

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Eric Holder Heads To Paris In Wake Of Charlie Hebdo Attack

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 03:49

Attorney General Eric Holder is attending international talks in Paris after the deadly attack on the satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to reporter Lauren Frayer in Paris.

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PM 'running scared of TV debates'

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 03:47
Broadcasters should "empty-chair" David Cameron if he refuses to take part in TV debates on the general election, Ed Miliband says.

World Leaders Converge To Join Unity March In Paris

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 03:37

Many will also join an expected crowd of hundreds of thousands marching in solidarity with the victims and in support of the republican ideals of free speech.

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Emergency numbers 'spike by 7.5%'

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 03:35
Eighteen hundred extra people attended hospital emergency departments across Northern Ireland in the past 15 days, the chief medical officer has said.

Cruise terminal predicts record year

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 03:25
Greenock's cruise terminal predicts that this year it will become the first Scottish port to handle 100,000 passengers.

Mexican Carpoolers: A Photographer's View Of Truck Bed Commuters

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 03:03

In the backs of pickup trucks, construction workers lie among tools and blankets, headed to the city for a day's work. Alejandro Cartagena turned his camera on the carpoolers.

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Federer secures 1,000th career win

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 02:49
Roger Federer secures the 1,000th victory of his career by beating Milos Raonic to win the Brisbane International title.

La Dolce Vita star Anita Ekberg dies

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 02:36
Anita Ekberg, star of La Dolce Vita, dies in hospital at the age of 83.

Man freed in murder investigation

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 02:15
One of seven people arrested over the murder of a Chinese restaurant owner in County Antrim on Thursday is released unconditionally.

VIDEO: Miliband: 'Let's reduce energy bills'

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 02:13
Labour leader Ed Miliband calls for new rules to force energy companies to reduce customers' bills.

'Tasty': How Flavor Helped Makes Us Human

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 02:02

From an evolutionary standpoint, flavor has long helped define who we are as a species, journalist John McQuaid argues in his new book, an exploration of the art and science of taste.

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Power supplies off for third day

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 02:02
Almost 10,000 people in the north of Scotland are still without electricity after gale force winds brought down power lines on Friday.

'Tasty': How Flavor Helped Make Us Human

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 02:02

From an evolutionary standpoint, flavor has long helped define who we are as a species, journalist John McQuaid argues in his new book, an exploration of the art and science of taste.

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