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Vatican convicts ex-envoy of abuse

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 06:03
A tribunal in the Vatican convicts the Church's former envoy to the Dominican Republic of sex abuse and defrocks him.

VIDEO: Women troops train in Afghanistan

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 05:59
BBC News visits 'the Sandhurst of the Sands' - the Afghan army academy training troops in preparation for the withdrawal of international forces.

Man Utd sign defender Shaw for £27m

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 05:45
Southampton defender Luke Shaw signs for Manchester United for £27m after completing a medical at the club.

Fifa lifts Beckenbauer's 90-day ban

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 05:42
Germany's World Cup winner Franz Beckenbauer has his 90-day ban from football activity lifted by governing body Fifa.

Welsh exams translated for marking

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 05:35
An exam board has been criticised over plans to translate Welsh-speaking pupils' papers so they can be marked by examiners in English.

Pistorius evaluator has heart attack

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 05:31
A psychiatrist who evaluated Oscar Pistorius has suffered a heart attack, days before the Olympic athlete's murder trial resumes.

Wimbledon installs 'champions gate'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 05:24
A gate, allowing Wimbledon winners to reach their entourage without climbing over flat roofs, is installed on Centre Court.

Dog walker drowned in racing tide

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:58
A woman on a Mothering Sunday walk on a Carmarthenshire beach drowned after being cut off by the fast-moving tide, an inquest hears.

Cats and Evita make West End return

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:58
Hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals Cats and Evita are to return to the West End stage.

VIDEO: Killer's dad: 'Son caused so much pain'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:55
The father of a British-born student who shot dead six people in California last month before taking his own life, has told US television of the horror of living with what his son Elliot had done.

Police to re-consider Wonga case

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:53
The City of London Police confirm they will re-consider opening a criminal investigation into Wonga after the payday lender sent out fake lawyers' letters to customers.

Top Shiite Cleric Calls For Deal On Next Iraqi Leader Amid Crisis

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:50

The call Friday by Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani came as Human Rights Watch said ISIS militants likely executed at least 160 unarmed men when they took the city of Tikrit.

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EU signs pacts with ex-USSR states

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:48
Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova sign partnership agreements with the European Union, a move Russia says will have serious consequences.

Suarez Ban Is 'Excessive,' Bite Victim Says

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:44

Days after being bitten by Uruguay's Luis Suarez during a World Cup match, Italy's Giorgio Chiellini says Suarez's four-month ban from soccer is too harsh.

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Sweet tax ruling for Snowball makers

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:42
Two Scottish confectionery firms are set to receive a windfall tax rebate after judges rule Snowball snacks are technically cakes.

VIDEO: Farage: 'Game, set and match to Brussels'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:41
Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party, told the BBC that David Cameron's judgement had been "woeful".

Thousands flee Ukraine fighting - UN

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:33
The number of people displaced internally by the turmoil in Ukraine has reached 54,400 with 16,400 fleeing in the past week alone, the UN says.

Top Labour MPs reported to watchdog

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:32
MPs' watchdog considers a complaint about Labour's Jon Cruddas and Rachel Reeves over links to IPPR think tank.

Barcelona still want banned Suarez

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:24
Barcelona are still keen to sign Uruguay's Luis Suarez despite his four-month ban for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini.

Glastonbury drug-taking man dies

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:01
A 26-year-old Glastonbury festival-goer dies after taking the drug Ketamine, police confirm.
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