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VIDEO: Plane crashes into buildings in Kenya

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 01:06
Four people on board a cargo plane which crashed into a building in the Kenyan capital Nairobi are feared dead.

VIDEO: Wolff: F1 'is not a man's world'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 01:01
Scottish driver Susie Wolff will become the first woman to take part in a Formula 1 race weekend session in 22 years when she takes to the track at Silverstone in free practice on Friday.

ITV sorry as Benidorm refers to Rolf

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 01:01
ITV apologises after an episode of Benidorm which included references to Rolf Harris was repeated a day after the star was convicted of indecent assault.

VIDEO: More digital firms heading West

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 00:45
Bristol and Bath have more high-tech digital firms than any area of the UK outside London, a report says.

VIDEO: In 60 seconds: What is Ebola?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 00:40
In 60 seconds: Why is Ebola so deadly?

A 'Lost Generation Of Workers': The Cost Of Youth Unemployment

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-02 00:11

Youth joblessness remains remarkably high across the country, threatening long-term trouble for young people's career trajectories, earning potential and the overall health of the economy.

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For Sale: Vacant Lots On Chicago Blocks, Just $1 Each

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-02 00:00

Empty lots have multiplied in parts of Chicago in recent years, so the city is selling them to homeowners dirt cheap. It's an effort to spark renewal in some of the city's most blighted areas.

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Castle towers rise from ruins in CGI

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 23:53
Wales' largest castle has had its fair share of strife and wear and tear over the centuries, but it is now being rebuilt - thanks to CGI technology.

Hong Kong police arrest protesters

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 23:50
Police in Hong Kong arrest more than 500 demonstrators who staged a pro-democracy sit-in, hours after tens of thousands marched in the city.

Targeting Overweight Workers With Wellness Programs Can Backfire

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-01 23:49

Companies say it pays to invest in employee health — productivity climbs and many costs of health care drop. But preserving worker privacy while encouraging fitness can be tricky.

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A Woman Wrestles With A Disturbing Family Memento

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-01 23:44

Carol Zachary was 9 when her grandfather gave her an invitation to a hanging he attended in 1917. She peppered him with questions, but the meaning of his gesture still remains a mystery, even today.

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Afghanistan's Slow-Motion Election Strains A Fragile Country

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-01 23:39

The presidential vote was held in April. The two-man runoff came on June 14. Preliminary results expected Wednesday have been delayed as one candidate, Abdullah Abdullah, claims widespread fraud.

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VIDEO: Morph loses head in studio accident

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 23:30
To celebrate the return of Morph, BBC Breakfast presenters created their own versions of the terracotta clay icon.

Israel vows to find teens' killers

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 23:11
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu vows to find those who killed three teenagers, as a Palestinian official says Israel's response is extreme.

Work Programme contracts 'flawed'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 23:11
Ministers say the Work Programme is "improving rapidly" after fresh concerns are raised about the flagship back-to-work scheme.

VIDEO: Morph: The terracotta terror returns

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 23:00
After almost two decades off our screens, Morph is back as the star of series of new episodes being released online.

Gauld completes Sporting Lisbon move

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 22:57
Dundee United teenager Ryan Gauld joins Sporting Lisbon on a six-year deal that includes a 60m euro (£48m) buyout clause.

VIDEO: Inside EU parliament with UKIP MEP

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 22:47
UKIP won more seats at the European elections than any other UK party and the BBC's Graham Satchell spent day one with UKIP's newly elected MEP Janice Atkinson.

William wears poppy in new portrait

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 22:44
The Duke of Cambridge is pictured wearing a poppy as a new official portrait, called Fatherhood, is unveiled later

MP questions police post appointment

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 22:41
A senior MP is writing to the Home Secretary questioning South Wales Police's choice of assistant chief constable, while a report she led into a miscarriage of justice remains unpublished.
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