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IS video 'shows Palmyra executions'

BBC - 11 hours 31 min ago
A video apparently released by the Islamic State group shows 25 men being shot dead in the ancient city of Palmyra.

Week After Beach Attack, Tunisia Declares State Of Emergency

NPR News - 12 hours 1 min ago

Beji Caid Essebsi's office says the president needs the expanded powers to deal with extremists following the attack in Sousse that killed 38 foreign tourists.

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Family flees lightning-hit house

BBC - 12 hours 29 min ago
A father whose home was struck by lightning says the ceiling collapsed on one of his children's bedrooms minutes after the family fled their blazing house.

Tunisia bodies released to families

BBC - 12 hours 33 min ago
The bodies of the four Scottish holidaymakers killed in the Tunisia terror attack are released to their families.

Croatia football officials arrested

BBC - 12 hours 34 min ago
Two senior officials with Croatia's leading football club are arrested on suspicion of embezzlement and tax evasion, police say.

Dennis in yellow with record speed

BBC - 12 hours 49 min ago
Rohan Dennis rides the fastest individual time trial in Tour de France history to claim victory on the opening stage in Utrecht.

Podolski in £1.8m Galatasaray deal

BBC - 13 hours 3 min ago
Striker Lukas Podolski joins Galatasaray from Arsenal on a three-year deal for an initial fee of £1.8m.

Dealers to prop up China shares

BBC - 13 hours 11 min ago
Top Chinese brokerages promise to spend at least $20bn on shares to halt the slide in the stock market, which has fallen sharply in recent weeks.

Councillor quits in Labour group row

BBC - 13 hours 32 min ago
A former Labour deputy leader of Cardiff Council attacks the group, saying it does not understand how to run the city.

Federer overcomes big-serving Groth

BBC - 13 hours 38 min ago
Roger Federer defeats the big-serving Sam Groth in four sets to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon.

Lawrence Herkimer, The Father Of Modern Cheerleading, Dies At 89

NPR News - 13 hours 50 min ago

He invented the pompom and the iconic "Herkie jump" that remains a staple of cheering squads to this day. And, his National Cheerleading Association trains 150,000 cheerleaders a year.

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Motorcycle doctor dies in accident

BBC - 13 hours 58 min ago
Doctor John Hinds, one of the so-called 'flying doctors' of Irish motorcycle racing, dies at a motorcycle event in the Republic of Ireland.

When America's Librarians Went To War

NPR News - 14 hours 23 min ago

During the World Wars of the 20th century, librarians played a role worth remembering.

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Tunisia declares state of emergency

BBC - 14 hours 30 min ago
Tunisia declares a state of emergency, just over a week after 38 people were killed in attack in the resort city of Sousse.

VIDEO: Greece's referendum - in numbers

BBC - 14 hours 38 min ago
Greeks will go to the polls on Sunday in a crucial referendum on whether to accept the terms of an international bailout.

A referendum that will sink or rescue the Greek economy

BBC - 14 hours 42 min ago
If Greeks vote "No" on Sunday, their banks could go from their current frozen state to being totally and utterly crippled.

In pictures: Lightning lights up the UK

BBC - 14 hours 49 min ago
Lightning lights up the UK

China factory collapse traps workers

BBC - 14 hours 52 min ago
At least 14 people are missing after a shoe factory collapses in eastern China, according to Chinese state media.

Hamilton takes third British GP pole

BBC - 15 hours 9 min ago
Lewis Hamilton beats team-mate Nico Rosberg in an all-Mercedes battle for pole position at the British Grand Prix.

A Re-Opened Embassy In Havana Could Be A Boon For U.S. Businesses

NPR News - 15 hours 18 min ago

When the U.S. re-opens its embassy in Havana, it will increase its staff. That should mean more help for American businesses hoping to gain a foothold on the Communist island.

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