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VIDEO: Obama apologises for wedding move

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 05:45
President Barack Obama calls a couple who had to move their Hawaii wedding because he was playing golf.

Travel firms sue cheap airfare site

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 05:14
United Airlines and travel firm Orbitz have launched legal action against a site that finds cheap airfares.

'Migrant ship' in distress off Corfu

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 05:03
A cargo ship said to be carrying migrants near the Greek island of Corfu sends out a distress signal amid reports there are armed people on board.

First Ebola case linked to bat play

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 05:02
The Ebola victim who triggered the current outbreak - a two year old boy from a small village in Guinea - may have been infected by playing in a hollow tree housing a colony of bats, say scientists.

Iraqi forces 'oust IS from Dhuluiya'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 04:54
Iraqi government forces have retaken the town of Dhuluiya from Islamic State, sources say, reportedly inflicting heavy causalities on the jihadist group.

VIDEO: Confusion over ferry fire numbers

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 04:46
Two Albanian seamen have been killed on a tugboat while towing the fire-stricken Norman Atlantic ferry.

Quiz: Outside the continent, part of the Core

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-12-30 04:46
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Human remains found at nature park

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 04:45
Human skeletal remains are found by a member of the public at a nature reserve.

VIDEO: Llama on the loose in Littleborough

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 04:37
A llama that fled from a field in Littleborough, Greater Manchester, after being scared by a dog, managed to evade capture for six hours.

Christmas trees munched by goats

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 04:12
Goats at a Dorset community farm are used as an alternative means of recycling Christmas trees.

Rep. Steve Scalise: 'I Went And Spoke To Any Group That Called'

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-30 04:01

The recently-elected majority whip in the House is explaining his appearance at a gathering of white supremacists. Scalise says when he spoke to the group, he had no knowledge of the ties.

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Broncos aim for Super League return

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 04:00
Owner David Hughes says London Broncos' new-look squad are capable of securing an immediate return to Super League.

Camilla's stolen tree to be replaced

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 03:58
A stolen Wedding Cake tree which was planted by the Duchess of Cornwall to celebrate the marriage of William and Kate will be replaced.

North Sea field starts production

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 03:49
Production from the Kinnoull field in the central North Sea has started, BP announces.

Greece sent back to brink of crisis

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 03:29
Greeks are preparing for more political turmoil, after MPs rejected the government's presidential nominee and triggered snap parliamentary elections, says the BBC's Lucy Williamson.

House prices and the economy

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 03:27
UK housing figures just out show that prices have risen fairly strongly this year, but are slowing.

PODCAST: Consumer confidence trending upwards

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-12-30 03:00

Investors in Europe have been moving their portfolios away from risk in the day since it became clear a new general election will occur in Greece in the coming weeks. More on that. Plus, the last snapshot of American consumer confidence for the year came out today. Consumer Confidence rose from November to December. We have context on those statistics. And we'll also talk about the current state of manufacturing jobs in the U.S.

AirAsia says debris is missing plane

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 02:59
Indonesian officials confirm that bodies and debris found in Indonesia's Java Sea are from AirAsia flight QZ8501 that went missing on Sunday.

Court boost to India BJP chief

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 02:56
The powerful chief of India's governing BJP party Amit Shah is cleared in the extra-judicial killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, a Muslim civilian.

VIDEO: Football as an alternative to gangs

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 02:52
The BBC's Alpa Patel reports on a social programme built around football hopes to give young people an alternative to gang violence.

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