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Ukraine leader pledges crisis talks

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 17:35
Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych agrees to negotiate with pro-EU protesters after a day of violent clashes in the capital Kiev.

Why are India's tigers killing humans?

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 17:03
Why has India seen a sudden rise in tiger attacks on humans?

The Minnesota starvation experiment

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 16:41
Why conscientious objectors volunteered to be starved for six months during World War Two.

10 myths about WW1 debunked

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 16:35
Much of what we think we know about the 1914-18 conflict is wrong, says historian Dan Snow.

VIDEO: Collector's cars are movie stars

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 16:21
Gino Lucci has supplied cars for TV shows and movies for four decades. He spoke to the BBC about helping directors matching the star with the right on-screen car.

Battle looms on digital spectrum

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 16:15
The battle to secure space on the radio spectrum

Car boss who swapped Ford for speed

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 16:07
The car boss who gave up a top job at Ford to lead tiny McLaren

'Brokers posing as lenders' warning

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 16:02
Citizens Advice is warning that some credit brokers are posing as payday lenders before charging consumers unexpected fees.

Interest rates 'should stay' at 0.5%

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 16:00
Interest rates should be held at their current level, says economic forecaster the EY Item Club - despite the possibility of rapid improvements in the labour market.

Broncos, Seahawks Headed To The Super Bowl

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-19 15:53

Seattle's top-ranked defense forced two late turnovers, lifting the Seahawks into their second Super Bowl with a 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC championship Sunday. Earlier in the day, the Denver Broncos took a 26-16 win over the New England Patriots in the AFC title game.

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Lord Rennard faces 'disrepute' claim

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 15:49
Lib Dem peer Lord Rennard, who is due to rejoin the Lords on Monday, is accused of bringing his party into disrepute by refusing to apologise over harassment claims.

VIDEO: Meet Britain's energy thieves

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 15:48
As energy prices increase, a growing number of people across the UK are choosing to steal their gas and electricity.

'Reality bites for Moyes and Man Utd'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 15:35
A resounding defeat at Chelsea means Manchester United have no option but to adjust their focus this season, says Phil McNulty

How clever Chelsea saw off Man Utd threat

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 15:24
Chelsea dealt with Manchester United's pace then punished their poor defending, says Robbie Savage

Mars Or Bust: Putting Humans On The Red Planet

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-19 15:20

Some of the earliest science fiction imagined voyages to Mars. We now have the space-faring technology to make reaching the Red Planet possible. It would involve massive resources and many potential dangers, but some believe the rewards would be massive.

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United Nations Invites Iran To First Day Of Syrian Peace Negotiations

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-19 15:16

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon says Iran agrees that there needs to a political transition in Syria.

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Deutsche Bank posts surprise loss

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 15:01
Deutsche Bank reports a surprise loss for the final quarter of 2013, publishing its results before they were expected.

Call to end Syria rebel infighting

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 14:43
A call for reconciliation with rival Syrian rebels is reportedly made by an al-Qaeda linked group after fierce clashes left many dead.

Fairness In Covering Israel And The Palestinians: The End Of An Accounting

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-19 14:30

Over 11 years, John Felton has reviewed more than 4,000 NPR stories related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in quarterly reports that form an extraordinary study of American journalism. This is his last one. His summation: some flaws, but that the critics who charge bias really want bias for their side.

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Clashes in Kiev after protest ban

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 14:02
Violence erupts as tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators rally in Ukraine's capital Kiev in defiance of new curbs on public protests.

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