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VIDEO: China earthquake kills hundreds

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 12:25
At least 367 people have been killed and some 1,300 injured after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck in south-west China, state media say.

Cleveland Slugger Jim Thome Retires After Signing One-Day Contract

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 12:14

Calling a halt to a career that put him at the No. 7 spot on the all-time home run list, Jim Thome officially retired as a Cleveland Indian Saturday.

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Woods suffers back injury setback

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 10:56
Tiger Woods is forced to withdraw from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational midway through his final round with a back injury.

Islamic State Seizes Towns Near Kurdish Area; Dam Seen At Risk

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 10:33

The militants are hoping to cement control of the border area between Iraq, Syria and Turkey. At least 14 Kurdish soldiers were reportedly killed in the fighting this weekend.

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Anything You Can Spit Can Be Used Against You

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 10:33

A lot of rappers glorify crime in their music. Sometimes, lyrics that appear to boast about crimes can lead to arrest. Should violent rap lyrics be used as an admission of guilt?

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US to send 50 experts to fight Ebola

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 10:14
The US will "surge" its response to the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola by sending at least 50 public health experts to West Africa.

VIDEO: Miliband: Israeli action 'unjustifiable'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 10:05
Labour leader Ed Miliband has called on the prime minister to send "a much clearer message" to Israel that its actions in Gaza are "unacceptable and unjustifiable".

VIDEO: Villagers try to stop Ebola burials

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 09:38
As the US announces it is to send about 50 public health experts to West Africa to help tackle the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, protests break out at burial sites in Liberia.

Ostrich conman held in South Africa

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 09:38
On-the-run conman, drug dealer and money launderer Martin Evans has been arrested in South Africa, the National Crime Agency confirms.

Gaza crisis 'intolerable' - Hammond

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 09:24
The situation in Gaza is "simply intolerable and must be addressed", Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.

Wales' Thomas wins dramatic road race

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 08:51
Wales' Geraint Thomas survives a puncture to with six kilometres to go to win the men's Commonwealth Games road race.

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