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Edinburgh to bid again for Tour start

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 04:12
Edinburgh aims to renew its efforts to host the Tour de France's Grand Depart before the end of this decade.

Ukrainian Forces Retake Key Rebel Stronghold In East

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:57

Slovyansk, a city of 100,000 that had been part of the rebels' self-proclaimed republic, fell to government forces after a night of intense bombardment, witnesses and officials say.

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Home shuts after care concerns

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:55
A care home which was severely criticised by inspectors for neglect, unsafe practices and poor conditions closes.

In Honduras, Gangs Tell Boys To Join Or Be Killed

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:43

A large proportion of young people showing up at the southern U.S. border come from Honduras. Societal pressures there, like poverty and gang violence, are fueling the exodus.

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Texas Gov. Testifies On Crisis In Child Immigration

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:43

This week the House Committee on Homeland Security met to discuss minors entering the U.S. alone through Texas. NPR's Tamara Keith talks with correspondent John Burnett, who's been covering the surge.

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How New FCC Rules On Political Ads Impact N.C. Senate Race

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:43

Every TV station in the U.S. is now required to post its political ad sales online. NPR's Tamara Keith talks to Mark Binker of WRAL-TV about what this means for the North Carolina Senate race.

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Chaos In Iraq Might Give Kurds A Better Chance Of Independence

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:43

As Iraq continues to fracture, the Kurdish minority could seize the moment to push for greater autonomy. Columbia University's David Phillips tells NPR's Tamara Keith about the potential opportunity.

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One Year After The Coup, Egypt Is Still Divided

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:43

In the year since Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was ousted, a military man was elected president and a budding insurgency has grown, as correspondent Leila Fadel tells NPR's Tamara Keith.

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Share of fuel duty 'could fix roads'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:17
The government should spend £1bn a year of the money it collects from fuel duty to fix potholes and roads in England and Wales, the body that represents councils says.

Disagreement over Harris jail term

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:13
Experts disagree on whether Rolf Harris's jail sentence of five years and nine months represents sufficient punishment for his offences.

Yorkshire sends off Tour de France

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:10
Thousands of cycling fans gather in Yorkshire as Chris Froome begins his defence of the Tour de France in Leeds.

Somalia car bomb targets parliament

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:07
A powerful suicide car bomb kills at least four people near Somalia's parliament, police and Somali media say.

Paralympics 'transformed attitudes'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:06
More than two-thirds of people believe attitudes towards disabled people have improved since the Paralympic Games in 2012, a survey suggests.

A year in the life of Whitstable

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 02:54
A year in the life of the seaside town

Taliban attack Kabul oil tankers

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 02:50
The Taliban in Afghanistan launch a rocket attack on hundreds of oil tankers outside the capital, Kabul.

Mine firm welcomes £12m power spend

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 02:30
The firm behind plans for a large opencast mine at the top of the Rhymney Valley welcomes a major investment by a key customer for its coal.

Palestinian youth 'was burned alive'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 02:12
A Palestinian teenager killed in Jerusalem was burned alive, the Palestinian attorney-general is quoted as saying, as riots continue.

Vettel tops wet final practice

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 02:10
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel beats team-mate Daniel Ricciardo to set the pace in a wet final practice at the British GP.
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