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Extra flood clean-up cash 'unlikely'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 05:25
Wales is unlikely to receive extra funding to repair flooding damage, says Welsh Secretary David Jones.

Israelis Pay Respects To Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-12 05:02

Sharon's casket was lying in state outside the Knesset on Sunday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sharon was "one of the greatest military leaders."

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Haass talks 'a missed opportunity'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 05:01
Not doing a deal at the end of the Haass talks was a missed opportunity, A spokesman for Northern Ireland's four main church leaders says.

The Brawl Over Baseball Hall Of Fame Voting

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-12 05:00

The new Baseball Hall of Fame inductees were announced this week — and it's not just who got in and who didn't that's causing a stir; the voting itself has people talking. Sports correspondent Mike Pesca speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about that and the reduction of New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez's suspension.

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Insane Clown Posse Sues FBI For Targeting Fans

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-12 05:00

Fans of the band Insane Clown Posse, known as Juggalos, were classified as a gang by the FBI in 2011. Now the band and four fans have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice and the FBI. NPR's Rachel Martin talks about the suit with journalist Patrick Flanary, who covered the suit for Rolling Stone magazine.

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New Constitution Is A Sign Of Tunisia's Optimism

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-12 05:00

Tunisian lawmakers are poised to give final approval to a new constitution later this week. Political wrangling over the document has long delayed the ratification process, but if the constitution gains final approval on Tuesday, as planned, it will set the stage for a new round of parliamentary elections.

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Ariel Sharon Was Part Of Israel's Tragedy And Solution

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-12 05:00

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon died on Saturday. He was a soldier-turned-politician who believed in hardline military solutions but also looked beyond force to try to bring peace in Israel. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Ari Shavit of The Haaretz newspaper about what Sharon meant for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

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New Tax Can't Keep Greeks From Smoking

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-12 05:00

More than 40 percent of Greeks over 15 smoke, among the highest percentages in the world. Three years ago, the government banned smoking indoors in bars, restaurants and cafes — but the ban has never been enforced.

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Neiman Marcus Credit Card Breach Heightens Consumer Concerns

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-12 05:00

Upscale department store Neiman Marcus is the latest retailer to disclose data security breaches. The disclosure comes just a day after Target issued another apology for a data breach that occurred during the holiday season. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Brian Krebs, who broke both stories on his blog, KrebsOnSecurity.

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Government needs Lib Dems - Clegg

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 04:57
Nick Clegg warned that formation of a single-party Conservative or Labour government after the next election is one of the "biggest risks" to the UK's economy.

L'Aquila 'fraud' forces mayor out

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 04:48
The mayor of the Italian city of L'Aquila, partially destroyed by an earthquake, resigns because of a corruption scandal involving his team.

VIDEO: Police concern over missing girls, 12

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 04:41
Police searching for two 12-year-old girls, missing from their north London homes, say they are "extremely concerned" by their disappearance.

MP defends Duggan vigil no-show

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 04:24
Tottenham MP David Lammy says he refused to attend the vigil for Mark Duggan because he did not want to share a platform with "anarchist groups".

Pigeon dropping brooches showcased

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 04:11
A young artist being showcased at the Museum of London finds inspiration for her jewellery in pigeon droppings.

Australia thrash England in first ODI

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 04:11
Aaron Finch hits a superb 121 as Australia beat England by six wickets in the first one-day international at the MCG.

Whale carcass moved from city beach

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 03:59
The carcass of a sperm whale washed up near Joppa beach in Edinburgh is to be moved by crane.

Supreme Court to hear Argentina case

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 03:50
The US Supreme Court agrees to rule on whether Argentina's assets are protected from hedge funds seeking to be paid back over its record 2002 default.

BP loses bid over Gulf oil payouts

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 03:45
BP loses an appeal to cancel the terms of its multi-billion-dollar settlement with businesses over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster.

VIDEO: 'The wolves got away with it'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 03:34
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio talks to Andrew Marr about his latest film The Wolf Of Wall Street

Fire ravages ancient Tibetan town

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 03:27
A 10-hour blaze in the ancient Tibetan town of Dukezong, in China's Shangri-La county, destroys nearly 300 buildings causing huge damage.

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