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Knighthood for actor John Hurt

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 13:30
Veteran actor John Hurt receives a knighthood in the New Year Honours. and Joan Collins and Esther Rantzen are made dames in the New Year Honours.

VIDEO: Tower poppy designer awarded MBE

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 13:30
Tom Piper, theatrical designer of the Tower of London poppy installation, is honoured by the Queen in her New Year Honours List.

VIDEO: Joan Collins: 'Thrilled to be a dame'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 13:30
Actress Joan Collins talks about how she feels about being made a dame in the New Year Honours List.

VIDEO: Hillsborough dad 'pleased' with CBE

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 13:30
Trevor Hicks, who lost two of his daughters in the Hillsborough disaster, has been given a CBE for his services to other families bereaved by the tragedy.

VIDEO: Rantzen 'can't adjust' to being a Dame

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 13:30
Esther Rantzen, the former television presenter and founder of ChildLine, has been made a Dame in the New Year's Honours list.

Poppy duo and acting stars honoured

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 13:30
The creators of the World War One ceramic poppy display at the Tower of London join acting grandees Joan Collins and John Hurt on the New Year Honours list.

Lawro's predictions v Steve Wilson

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 13:04
BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Match of the Day commentator Steve Wilson in his New Year's Day Premier League predictions.

Derby County 2-0 Leeds United

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 13:04
Steve McClaren's Derby side move up to third in the Championship with an easy victory over Leeds at the iPro Stadium.

Canada police probe multiple deaths

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 13:02
Police in Edmonton, Alberta, find several bodies at multiple locations but have not yet said if the deaths are linked.

F1 driver Bianchi has rehabilitation

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 12:46
Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi is receiving a "very painstaking programme of rehabilitation therapy", his parents confirm.

Beyond Free Lunch: Schools Open Food Pantries For Hungry Families

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-30 12:42

Over 8 million American children don't get enough to eat. In Sacramento, one school is helping families cope with hunger by sending students home for the weekend with a backpack of groceries.

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Police revisit Belfast murder scene

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 12:40
Detectives investigating the murder of a man in east Belfast revisit the scene of the attack exactly a week after the victim was last seen alive.

VIDEO: AirAsia pilot 'humble and professional'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 12:26
Tributes have been paid to the pilot of AirAsia flight QZ8501, which went missing en route from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore.

Comcast-Time Warner Deal Tops A Year Of Corporate Mergers

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-30 12:20

This was a big year for corporate mergers, with $3 trillion worth of deals announced worldwide. Analysts say the strong acquisitive trend is expected to continue into next year.

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Common Core Repeal, The Day After

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-30 12:20

The Common Core had a rough year. The learning standards were repealed in three states, including Oklahoma. But what happens the day after a state repeals its academic standards?

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Inmates 'drunk on hooch' in disorder

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 12:14
Prisoners believed to have been drunk on home-made alcohol were at the centre of disorder at a prison in Lancashire, an internal prison report finds.

Hangover Helper: Tips To Prevent A Horrible Headache

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-30 12:01

Champagne and other booze flow freely New Year's Eve. But if you want to wake to a new year without the side effects of alcohol, don't fret: Science offers some guidance.

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US woman killed by two-year-old boy

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 11:57
A woman in the US state of Idaho is killed after a two-year-old boy accidentally shot her with a gun he took from her handbag in a Wal-Mart store.

U.N. To Vote On Palestinian Resolution To End Israeli Occupation

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-30 11:51

But the proposal faces strong opposition — and a veto — from the U.S. in the Security Council. The Palestinian plan calls for, among other things, an end to the Israeli occupation by late 2017.

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New York City arrests drop by 66%

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 11:43
Arrests in New York City are down 66% since two officers were killed on duty, but police unions deny ordering a work slowdown as a protest.