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New York Prepares For Slain Officer's Funeral

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-04 04:07

NYPD officer Wenjian Liu will be laid to rest Sunday. Liu and his partner were killed last month. Cops from around the U.S. will attend, and questions remain about how they'll greet Mayor de Blasio.

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Boko Haram 'seizes Nigerian army base'

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 03:56
Officials in Nigeria say Boko Haram has seized a town and a military base used by a multinational force set up to fight the Islamist group.

VIDEO: Brad Pitt leads awards sing-along

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 03:53
Brad Pitt leads a sing-along at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in a bid to encourage the correct pronunciation of actor David Oyelowo's name.

CDC Recommends Antiviral Drugs For At-Risk Patients

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-04 03:46

If you think the flu season is especially bad, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says you're right. He also tells NPR's Rachel Martin why taking antivirals are a good idea.

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Newark Mayor Ras Baraka: From Poetry To Power

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-04 03:46

He was a poet and a community activist. Now, as mayor of Newark, N.J., Ras Baraka faces the challenges of struggling schools, municipal corruption and mistrust between citizens and police.

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Border Businesses Lose Bank Accounts Amid Money Laundering Fears

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-04 03:46

Some U.S. banks are closing the accounts of certain businesses along the Mexican side of the border. It's part of an effort to stay in line with anti-money laundering regulations.

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Newark's New Mayor Proves His Crime-Fighting Powers Early

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-04 03:46

Since his election, Newark, N.J., Mayor Ras Baraka has tried some unusual tactics to battle crime. He says that's just a small step in a very long effort to make Newark a safer place to live.

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Venezuela Braces For A Tough Year Ahead

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-04 03:46

The country's economy is a mess and low oil prices are hurting the oil-exporting nation. While President Nicolas Maduro is unpopular among many Venezuelans, the opposition is fractured and weak.

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VIDEO: Web's winning formula for charities

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 03:45
Charities face ongoing challenges to raise funds, but the internet has provided a winning formula with viral internet campaigns raising millions.

VIDEO: Why migrant risked Italy ship crossing

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 03:43
A Syrian dental student explains why he chose to make the dangerous journey to Italy on board a ship that was abandoned by its crew at sea.

Bangladesh ex-PM in protest lockdown

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 03:27
Security forces in Bangladesh stop opposition leader Khaleda Zia from leaving her party offices and ban all protests in the capital.

Goodbye to Language wins US film prize

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 03:27
French director Jean-Luc Godard's Goodbye to Language is named best picture of 2014 at the 49th annual US National Society of Film Critics awards.

Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 03:19
Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals, including churchmen from Tonga, Ethiopia and Myanmar.

Saracens wear 'concussion' devices

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 03:01
Saracens players wear impact sensors behind their ears against London Irish as the club launches a concussion research programme.

VIDEO: Jamie Cullum gives piano to school

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 02:57
Musician Jamie Cullum has donated his most prized possession, his grand piano, to Commonweal School in Swindon.

Proper checks in place for Ebola - PM

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 02:55
Britain has "proper arrangements" in place to screen people who may have contracted Ebola, the PM insists, as questions are raised about the screening of a nurse with the virus.

Anzhi youth team player shot dead

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 02:50
Gasan Magomedov, a 20-year-old Anzhi Makhachkala footballer, is shot dead while driving his car near his home.

Two charged over pub 'axe attack'

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 02:27
Two men are charged with murdering a builder in an alleged knife and axe attack in Plymouth on New Year's Day.

Police appeal over 'party' assault

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 02:21
Police appeal for witnesses after a 22-year-old woman and 27-year-old man man were assaulted in Perth on New Year's Day.

Christmas tree gift for zoo lions

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 02:15
Lions at a Cambridgeshire zoo are given old trees to play with as a post-Christmas treat.

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