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Murphy: 'I will rewrite constitution'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 15:06
The new Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy is set to indicate he plans to rewrite his party's constitution to stress that Labour will run its own affairs in Scotland.

Deal reached on free basic accounts

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 15:01
A new fee-free template for basic UK bank accounts has been revealed by the Treasury after a deal with major banks.

Zero-hours workers 'earn less'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 15:01
Workers on zero-hours contracts earn nearly £300 a week less than permanent employees, according to a new report.

PM to attack Labour's economy 'gamble'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 15:01
David Cameron is to turn his fire on Labour's economic plans, saying they would permanently add to the UK's debt.

Gunmen take hostages in Sydney shop

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 14:46
A gunman takes several people hostage at a chocolate shop in the Australian city of Sydney.

Sports Personality winners - at a glance

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 14:25
Your at-a-glance guide to all the winners from Sports Personality of the Year 2014 in Glasgow.

Ben Haenow crowned X Factor winner

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 13:49
Croydon boy Ben Haenow has been named this year's X Factor winner after going head to head with Fleur East in the 2014 final at Wembley Arena.

VIDEO: Hamilton wins BBC Sports Personality

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 13:42
Lewis Hamilton is voted the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014, after winning his second Formula 1 world title.

Russia and US discuss Middle East

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 13:41
US Secretary of State John Kerry meets his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Rome on the eve of talks with the Israeli prime minister.

Kerry Smith quits as UKIP candidate

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 13:40
Kerry Smith resigns as a UKIP parliamentary candidate after apologising for offensive remarks he made in a phone call.

More Than Just Cute, Sea Otters Are Superheroes Of The Marsh

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 13:39

Sea otters are furry and photogenic, but those aren't the only reasons to save them from extinction. Turns out that just by eating, they can preserve their entire estuarine ecosystems.

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Hamilton wins Sports Personality

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 13:34
Lewis Hamilton is the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014, with golfer Rory McIlroy second and athlete Jo Pavey third.

LA's Unclaimed Dead Receive Prayers, And A Final Resting Place

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 13:29

Every year since 1896, Los Angeles County has buried the cremated remains of people who die in the region, but whose bodies are never claimed. This year, the county buried the remains of 1,489 people.

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Climate deal heralds historic shift

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 13:26
Amid pessimism over the outcome of UN climate talks in Peru, some see signs of hope for the next negotiations in Paris, the BBC's Matt McGrath reports.

Ronaldo wins BBC Overseas award

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 13:10
Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo claims the BBC's 2014 Overseas Sports Personality award.

England women win BBC team award

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 13:06
England's Women's Rugby World Cup winners claim the Team of the Year award at the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year.

He Just Flew In From South Africa To Join 'The Daily Show'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 13:03

And boy, are his arms tired. Because he's been holding them up so the U.S. police don't attack him. That joke launched Trevor Noah's "Daily Show" gig. He got raves — but a few barbs from fans at home.

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Carrick 'catalyst for Man Utd form'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 11:23
MOTD2 pundit Didi Hamann explains the part Michael Carrick has played in the turnaround in Manchester United's form.

Cheney On Enhanced Interrogation: 'I'd Do It Again In A Minute'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 11:11

The former vice president doubled down on his defense of the Bush administration's use of such techniques, calling the Senate's recent report "seriously flawed."

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Turkey criticised over media arrests

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 11:10
Top European Union officials sharply criticise the mass arrest of Turkish media representatives linked to opposition political movements.