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Hansen makes final MOTD appearance

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 15:19
Alan Hansen makes his final appearance on Match of the Day, retiring after 22 years as a pundit on the show.

The quadruplets born to refugees

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 15:18
A family fleeing with six children gives birth to four more

'Information' about Nigeria girls

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 15:15
The governor of Nigeria's Borno state says he has information on the whereabouts of 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist group Boko Haram.

Veterans' Success At Home: More Than Just Landing Any Job

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 15:09

Reliable data on federal education programs and job placement for veterans are scarce, so it can be hard to know whether service members are getting the support they need to pursue careers they want.

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Depression study awarded £4.7m funds

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 15:06
Researchers in Aberdeen and Edinburgh are awarded £4.7m by the Wellcome Trust to study clinical depression.

Scots economy 'continues to expand'

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 15:05
The Scottish economy continued to expand last month albeit at its slowest pace so far this year, according to a survey.

John Smith Centre created in Glasgow

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 15:00
A new centre promoting public service is to be created at the University of Glasgow, in memory of the late Labour leader John Smith.

The twins behind Joseph Joseph

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 15:00
The twins behind funky homewares brand Joseph Joseph

Cole quits international football

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 14:52
Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole retires from international football after being left out of England's World Cup squad.

Man Utd silent on Shaw bid reports

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 14:43
Manchester United are refusing to comment on reports they have made a £27m offer for Southampton defender Luke Shaw.

VIDEO: 'Reports of sighting' of Nigeria girls

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 14:21
Kashim Shettima, the governor of Borno state in Nigeria, tells the BBC he has information about the whereabouts of 200 missing schoolgirls.

S Sudan rebels 'committed' to truce

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 14:06
South Sudan's rebel leader says his side is still committed to a peace deal with the government, as both sides accuse each other of breaking a truce.

VIDEO: Coalition row over school places

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 14:02
Senior Liberal Democrats have increased pressure on the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, accusing him of diverting funds meant for local authority-run schools to free schools.

Nadal wins title as Nishikori retires

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 13:59
Rafael Nadal wins the Madrid Masters for the fourth time as Japan's Kei Nishikori retires in the final with a back injury.

Ukraine rebels hold 'self-rule' vote

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 13:43
Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine hold "self-rule" referendums, as BBC correspondents observe chaotic scenes at polling stations.

Despite Objections, Maine Governor Acts On Food Stamp Fraud

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 13:05

Facing a tight re-election battle, Gov. Paul LePage is moving ahead with a plan to require photos on EBT cards, even though the state's Legislature blocked his sweeping proposals earlier this year.

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'Nowhere To Go,' Ugandan LGBT Activist Applies For Asylum In U.S.

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 13:05

The Ugandan government passed a law criminalizing homosexuality in February. John Abdallah Wambere, a prominent gay rights organizer, says he could face jail or even death if he returns home.

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Shelly Sterling Says She'll 'Absolutely' Fight To Keep Her Half Of Clippers

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 12:59

Sterling tells ABC News that she wonders if the NBA would force out a male owner out of league over what a wife might have said. She adds that she intends to divorce Donald Sterling.

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VIDEO: Portraits of a threatened tribal culture

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 12:52
Portraits of life in Papua New Guinea, a country of extremes

VIDEO: Tom Daley: 'It is a massive honour'

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 12:40
The Commonwealth Games baton has returned to the British Isles, arriving in Jersey after a world-wide tour taking in 63 nations and territories.
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