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Cuba Is First To Earn WHO Seal For Ending Mother-Baby HIV Transmission

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-06 09:47

The chances are now practically nil. How did Cuba do it? And how are other countries faring by comparison?

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'Man Utd should join World Cup party'

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-06 09:44
England forward Eniola Aluko on why Man Utd need a women's team and how the Lionesses celebrated their play-off win.

Canadian 'bombed divorce lawyer'

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-06 09:37
A man in Winnipeg, Canada, is charged with attempted murder after sending bombs to law firms that represented him or his ex-wife in the past.

After Measles Outbreaks, Parents Shift Their Thinking On Vaccines

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-06 09:18

The widely publicized measles outbreak linked to California theme parks appears to have made parents more confident about vaccine safety and benefits, a national poll finds.

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Weight Watchers 'faces takeover bid'

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-06 09:17
Shares in Weight Watchers International surge on reports it is a takeover target by an unnamed activist hedge fund.

Taser 'contributed' to man's death

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-06 09:14
An unarmed man died partly as a result of being "inappropriately and unreasonably" Tasered and restrained by police officers, an inquest finds.

Mexico gunmen attack Navy helicopter

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-06 08:58
Mexican Marines kill six people suspected of opening fire on a Navy helicopter in north-eastern Tamaulipas state on Sunday.

Urgent debate over English votes plan

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-06 08:56
The Commons Speaker grants an urgent three hour debate on Tuesday on the government's plans to introduce "English votes for English laws".

Murray sees off big-serving Karlovic

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-06 08:51
Britain's Andy Murray beats 6ft 11in Ivo Karlovic to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the eighth year in a row.

Burt Shavitz, Namesake And Co-Founder Of Burt's Bees, Dies

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-06 08:51

Shavitz was "a wild-bearded and free-spirited Maine man, a beekeeper, a wisecracker," the company writes. He was 80.

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Monsoon Takes Break So Tibetans Can Celebrate Dalai Lama's Birthday

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-06 08:50

Today he turns 80, Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala, his home in exile, sang, danced and told us what their spiritual leader has meant to them.

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Wireless organisers meet with council after festival trouble

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-06 08:49
After video footage emerged showing trouble at Wireless festival the local council says it will talk with organisers to review security.

VIDEO: 7/7 survivor meets officer who saved her

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-06 08:36
Gill Hicks, a survivor of the 7/7 bombings, has a surprise reunion with the police officer who pulled her from the wreckage that day.

What's Next For Greece?

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-06 08:22

The Greek economic drama has been playing out for five years with papered-over solutions. But with Sunday's vote, the crisis has taken on new urgency.

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Moroccan women in court over dress

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-06 08:15
Two women have gone on trial in Morocco for obscenity after wearing skirts during Ramadan thought to be indecent.

Fifa bans key World Cup official

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-06 08:15
A Fifa official who assessed the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups is banned from football-related activity for seven years.

More hot summers for parts of UK

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-06 08:15
Scorching summers like in 2003 look set to become more common in England and Wales, according to a new study.

10 dead, dozens wounded in Chicago

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-06 08:13
Ten people are killed, including a 7-year-old boy, in a series of shootings during a violent US holiday weekend in Chicago.

Froome takes Tour yellow jersey

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-06 08:09
Britain's Chris Froome finished second in an eventful third stage of the Tour de France to take the leader's yellow jersey.

Tax windfall from pension changes

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-06 08:08
Changes to the pension system - allowing people to cash in their savings - will provide an extra tax windfall, research suggests.

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