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Hamilton wins Sports Personality

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 13:34
Lewis Hamilton is the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014, with golfer Rory McIlroy second and athlete Jo Pavey third.

LA's Unclaimed Dead Receive Prayers, And A Final Resting Place

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 13:29

Every year since 1896, Los Angeles County has buried the cremated remains of people who die in the region, but whose bodies are never claimed. This year, the county buried the remains of 1,489 people.

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Climate deal heralds historic shift

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 13:26
Amid pessimism over the outcome of UN climate talks in Peru, some see signs of hope for the next negotiations in Paris, the BBC's Matt McGrath reports.

Ronaldo wins BBC Overseas award

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 13:10
Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo claims the BBC's 2014 Overseas Sports Personality award.

England women win BBC team award

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 13:06
England's Women's Rugby World Cup winners claim the Team of the Year award at the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year.

He Just Flew In From South Africa To Join 'The Daily Show'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 13:03

And boy, are his arms tired. Because he's been holding them up so the U.S. police don't attack him. That joke launched Trevor Noah's "Daily Show" gig. He got raves — but a few barbs from fans at home.

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Carrick 'catalyst for Man Utd form'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 11:23
MOTD2 pundit Didi Hamann explains the part Michael Carrick has played in the turnaround in Manchester United's form.

Cheney On Enhanced Interrogation: 'I'd Do It Again In A Minute'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 11:11

The former vice president doubled down on his defense of the Bush administration's use of such techniques, calling the Senate's recent report "seriously flawed."

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Turkey criticised over media arrests

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 11:10
Top European Union officials sharply criticise the mass arrest of Turkish media representatives linked to opposition political movements.

Sports Personality: Phone vote numbers

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 11:08
All the phone numbers for each of the 10 candidates in the running to be named BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014.

Muted opening weekend for epic Moses

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 10:53
Sir Ridley Scott's latest film Exodus: Gods and Kings has topped the US box office, but takings are less than epic.

Turkey Launches Crackdown On Government Critics

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 10:11

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government has rounded up two dozen journalists, television producers and police with close ties to an exiled cleric who is fiercely critical of the government.

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VIDEO: Thousands of nesting penguins gather

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 10:08
Tens of thousands of penguin couples gather in Antarctica for their nesting season.

Ronson's Uptown Funk at number one

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 10:00
Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk, which was rush-released after an X Factor cover topped iTunes, leads the UK singles chart.

Swansea City 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 09:44
Christian Eriksen scores a late winner as Tottenham move seventh in the Premier League with victory at Swansea.

Syria battle over Aleppo supply hill

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 09:12
Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad close in on a hill controlling a vital rebel supply line into the divided city of Aleppo.

Jockey Spencer scraps plan to retire

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 08:59
Two-time champion jockey Jamie Spencer will continue racing next season after deciding not to retire.

Prince George's Christmas Snapshots

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 08:59

The newest member of the British royal family is seen in 3 new photos released by his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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Mignolet is dropped 'indefinitely'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 08:51
Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is dropped "indefinitely", with Brad Jones to retain his place.

Sides await Champions League draw

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 08:32
Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea are in Monday's draw for the Champions League last 16.

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