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Spanish princess to face fraud trial

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 00:22
The Spanish king's sister, Princess Cristina, to face tax fraud trial over alleged links to her husband's dealings.

Man dies in police Taser shooting

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 00:12
A man dies after being shot by police with a Taser during a suspected burglary in Staffordshire.

Flood water strands 35 in supermarket

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 23:49
Firefighters say 35 people have been stranded in an Ayrshire supermarket by floodwater after a river burst its banks.

Nuns On The Ranch Give A Heavenly Twist To Beef

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-21 23:45

At a Colorado ranch run by Benedictine nuns, prayer and farming go hand in hand. "We have kind of a corner on the market" for grass-fed beef, says one sister. "People just kind of believe in it."

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Heating New England Homes: The Good And Bad News

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-21 23:44

Low heating oil prices mean New Englanders don't have to bundle up at home this year, but they will have to watch their rising electric bills.

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A Family's Long Search For Fragile X Drug Finds Frustration, Hope

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-21 23:42

There is no effective treatment for the rare genetic disorder Fragile X syndrome, so two parents created a foundation to fund research. But they found there's no easy road to a cure.

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Woman dies in car and van crash

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 23:09
A woman dies in a two-vehicle crash on the A74(M) motorway in Dumfriesshire, police say.

VIDEO: £2m raised after dogs' home fire

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 23:00
Almost £2 million has now been raised for Manchester Dogs' Home after a fire in September that saw 50 animals die.

B&Q's Kingfisher to sell China stake

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 22:49
Home improvements retailer Kingfisher agrees to sell a controlling stake in B&Q China to Wumei Holdings in a cash deal estimated to be worth £140m

The alternative 2014 sport awards

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 22:17
From villains to unlikely heroes, strange moments and anti-climaxes, soap operas and spats, Tom Fordyce hands out his gongs.

Heart patients missing recovery help

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 22:16
Thousands of Welsh people are missing out on services that could help them recover from heart problems.

Wealdstone Raider 'living a dream'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 22:15
After releasing a charity single and getting to number five in the charts, the Wealdstone Raiders says he is "in dreamland".

China 'is against cyber attacks'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 22:03
China is "against all forms of cyber attacks", its foreign minister says in a conversation with John Kerry about the Sony hacking controversy.

Probe starts into factory fire

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 21:55
Crews leave the scene of a big factory fire in Swansea which was tackled by 68 firefighters at its height.

Fifa hold secret talks with Blatter

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 21:55
Fifa president Sepp Blatter holds talks with executives as concerns grow over future direction of football's governing body.

Obama To Pick Sally Yates To Be Deputy Attorney General, AP Reports

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-21 21:52

President Obama is preparing to nominate the top federal prosecutor in Atlanta to the No. 2 position at the Justice Department, according to The Associated Press.

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VIDEO: Life in Cape Town's notorious gang area

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 21:47
South Africa has one of the highest murder rates in the world and drugs and gun crime fuel the cycle of violence in the Cape Flats, an area notorious for gangs.

VIDEO: How do teams train over Christmas?

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 21:47
Bolton manager Neil Lennon and BBC Sport's Mark Lawrenson discuss their approaches to the festive fixture list in this week's Focus Forum.

Conduct Hearing Clears Florida State QB Of Sex Allegations

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-21 21:43

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was cleared Sunday of the accusations he faced at a student code of conduct hearing involving an alleged sexual assault two years ago.

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VIDEO: Advent calendar: Security stop Hamilton

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 21:33
Day 22 of BBC Sport's advent calendar looks back at when Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was stopped by a security guard.

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