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Spain's Princess Cristina To Stand Trial On Tax Fraud Charges

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-22 05:40

The charges are related to her alleged links to her husband's business affairs. Cristina is sixth in line to the throne and becomes the country's first royal in modern times to face prosecution.

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NFL player donates pay to ill child

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 05:33
British NFL player Menelik Watson donates his match payment to the family of an ill four-year-old girl.

Essebsi wins Tunisia president vote

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 05:33
The veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi is the winner of Tunisia's first free presidential election, electoral officials say.

VIDEO: Treasure hunter reveals ancient find

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 05:30
A hoard of Roman and Pictish silver was found last year but the exact location had been kept a closely guarded secret until now.

VIDEO: Apprentice winner "very confident"

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 05:16
Mark Wright, the winner of this year's Apprentice said he was "very confident" of success for his new business plans.

The Miniaturist voted book of the year

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 05:15
Jessie Burton's debut novel The Miniaturist comes top of a public vote to be named Specsavers Book of the Year.

VIDEO: Yazidi women tell of sex-slavery trauma

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 05:10
The Yazidi minority in Iraq say 3,500 women and girls are still being held by Islamic State, many being used as sex slaves.

Oyston in alleged supporter bust-up

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 04:59
The Football Association says it is aware of a reported row between Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston and a club supporter.

UKIP expels councillor after remarks

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 04:51
The UK Independence Party says it has expelled one of its councillors, Rozanne Duncan, "for bringing the party into disrepute".

VIDEO: Murder rate falls in London

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 04:51
The number of people being murdered in London is expected to fall below 100 for the year 2014.

Pope Francis deplores Vatican 'ills'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 04:46
The Pope tells cardinals there is a need to purge "spiritual Alzheimer's" and "the terrorism of gossip" from the Vatican.

Murder probe after injured man dies

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 04:44
Police launch a murder inquiry after a man dies two days after being found with serious injuries at his home in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire.

China investigates ex-leader's aide

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 04:39
China launches an investigation into former President Hu Jintao's top aide, state media report.

From record-breakers to 'idiots'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 04:39
As Europe's major leagues go into hibernation for winter breaks, BBC Sport assesses how the game has unfolded on the continent.

Bodybuilder jailed for nine months

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 04:36
A bodybuilder who tried to save the drowning man he had earlier assaulted is jailed for nine months.

'Wee Oscar' charity fraudster jailed

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 04:35
A disc jockey is jailed for eight months for stealing money from a children's cancer charity linked to the Oscar Knox appeal.

Quiz: If computers are smart now, just wait

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-12-22 04:29

Stanford University launched a long-term study of artificial intelligence.

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The 5 Business Stories That Made 2014 A Memorable Year

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-22 04:29

From hack attacks to the bottom falling out of oil, 2014 has been a year of big swings at the top and stagnation at the bottom.

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VIDEO: How to get the internet in a desert

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 04:22
The satellite communication tech which is bringing the price of remote connections down to earth

Qatar sponsorship deal for Goodwood

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 04:22
Glorious Goodwood will be rebranded the Qatar Goodwood Festival in a 10-year sponsorship deal, the biggest in British racing.