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'Hero' saves pair from burning plane

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-05 07:02
A man who tackled a light aircraft blaze with a fire extinguisher saved the lives of the injured pilot and passenger, the ambulance service says.

China Takes Steps To Halt Plunge In Stock Markets

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-05 06:58

The main Shanghai Stock Index has lost 30 percent since mid-June, triggering margin calls that have fueled further selling.

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Greek banks 'days away from running out of cash'

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-05 06:12
Cash within the Greek banking system will run out in just a few short days, a senior banking source has told me, amid fears that the financial crisis will force Greek companies to start laying off workers on Monday.

VIDEO: Jager bombs at final hurdle in Paris

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-05 05:56
American Evan Jager falls after the final hurdle, with seemingly victory within his grasp, in the 300m steeplechase at the Diamond League meeting in Paris.

Alton Towers amputee posts picture

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-05 05:56
A girl whose leg was amputated after a rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers posts a photograph of her with family and friends as her recovery continues.

Hamilton wins thrilling British GP

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-05 05:50
Lewis Hamilton battled through a bad start and late-race rain to win an action-packed British Grand Prix.

BBC journalist finds stem-cell donor

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-05 05:45
BBC journalist Sue Lloyd-Roberts, who has an aggressive form of leukaemia, says she has found a stem-cell donor following a public appeal.

Man struck by lightning on mountain

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-05 05:45
A man in his 50s is struck by lightning on Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons, Powys.

VIDEO: Forth Bridge is World Heritage Site

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-05 05:30
One of Scotland's most famous landmarks, the Forth Bridge, has been given World Heritage Site status by Unesco.

Russian Supply Capsule Successfully Docks With Space Station

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-05 05:30

The Progress M-28M delivered tons of food, water, oxygen, fuel and other supplies after previous attempts ended in failure.

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Man held after Llandrindod death

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-05 05:20
A man dies following an alleged assault in Llandrindod Wells, Powys, in the early hours of Sunday.

Higgins triumphs in Australian Open

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-05 05:12
John Higgins beat Martin Gould 9-8 in the final of the Australian Open to take his 27th ranking title.

VIDEO: Building a stage fit for a Pope

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-05 05:05
Pope Francis is due to arrive in Ecuador at the start of a seven-day tour of South America.

Unite backs Corbyn for Labour leader

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-05 04:47
Britain's biggest trade union Unite is backing veteran left-winger Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader.

BBC 'to fund licences for over-75s'

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-05 04:45
The chancellor is planning to announce in Wednesday's Budget that the BBC will have to meet the cost of free TV licences for over-75s, BBC News understands.

What not to miss on day seven

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-05 04:42
Your essential guide to day seven of Wimbledon as Andy Murray, Roger Federer and the Williams sisters are all in action.

Greeks Decide The Fate Of Their Economy In Crucial Referendum

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-05 04:37

The vote is on an international bailout that includes harsh austerity measures. The Athens government is instead pushing for a "no" vote that would give it a mandate to try to negotiate debt relief.

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Blatter blames politics on Qatar vote

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-05 04:27
French and German presidents applied pressure prior to the 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes, says Fifa president Sepp Blatter.

Boko Haram attack caps bloody week

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-05 04:08
Boko Haram militants are blamed for a suicide bomb attack in a Nigerian church at the end of a week in which more than 200 people were killed.

Sharks Might Not Be To Blame In North Carolina Attacks

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-05 03:54

North Carolina beaches usually see one shark attack a summer, if any. This year, they've already seen seven. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with George Burgess of the International Shark Attack File.

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