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Last Portsmouth IS fighter 'killed'

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 01:11
The final member of a group from Portsmouth who travelled to Syria to fight for the Islamic State (IS) group is reportedly killed.

Moderate Muslims Counter Islamic State Propaganda With Own Media Strategy

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-27 01:09

The group, based out of Indiana, hopes its series of web videos will help to dispel the propaganda that they say has hijacked their faith.

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Beneath Alaskan Wildfires, A Hidden Threat: Long-Frozen Carbon's Thaw

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-27 01:08

As millions of acres of forests burn across the state this summer, there's growing concern about what impact that might have on permafrost — and how melting permafrost might affect climate change.

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Russia sees Arctic as naval priority

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 01:02
Russia will strengthen its naval forces in the Arctic and Atlantic as a response to Nato activities close to Russia's borders, the Kremlin says.

Can you make schools integrate?

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 00:58
There have been warnings that segregation in schools creates a risk of extremism. But can you make communities go to school together?

VIDEO: Third birthday for panda triplets

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 00:52
Chimelong Safari Park in south China's Guangdong province is preparing to hold a birthday party for the world's only surviving giant panda triplets.

50 jobs go at waste firm in city

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 00:50
Fifty workers at a Londonderry waste firm lose their jobs.

China woman swallowed by escalator

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 00:46
A woman dies after falling into an escalator in a shopping centre in China, after pushing her toddler to safety, Chinese media report.

Ant-Man edges out Pixels at box office

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 00:46
Ant-Man has continued its dominance at the top of the US box office, beating off a challenge by the critically mauled Pixels.

VIDEO: Hunt for young coders at hackathon

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 00:45
More than 1,000 young computer enthusiasts, aged between five and 18, are taking part in the Festival of Code.

Boy, 7, missing after playing in park

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 00:39
A seven-year-old boy from Barnsley is reported missing after playing in a park with friends on Sunday.

VIDEO: Laughing gas 'not just a bit of fun'

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 00:12
Leesa Davies, whose son died after inhaling nitrous oxide - or laughing gas - speaks to the BBC.

A Scientist Deploys Light And Sound To Reveal The Brain

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-26 23:57

Try to look inside the brain and you're not going to get very far. But photoacoustic imaging may be a solution for the shortcomings of conventional imaging. It uses lasers to make the brain sing.

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Plea over women's rights in China

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-26 23:57
Speaking in Beijing, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says China can do more to promote gender equality and women's rights.

One hurt after 'serious incident'

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-26 23:50
A person is taken to hospital following a serious incident which involved the ambulance service's hazardous area response team being called out.

China shares tumble more than 8%

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-26 23:37
Shares in Mainland China see a steep slide towards the end of the trading day on Monday - marking its biggest one day fall in over eight years.

Senior Senate Republicans Rebuke Cruz After He Criticizes McConnell

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-26 23:31

The drama came as the Senate defeated a procedural vote to repeal President Obama's health care law and took a step toward reviving the federal Export-Import Bank, both amendments on a highway bill.

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Alton Towers owner warns on profits

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-26 23:30
Alton Towers owner Merlin Entertainments says the rollercoaster accident at the theme park could affect profits by as much as £47m.

VIDEO: Yorkshire women's Atlantic hopes

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-26 23:18
A group of Yorkshire women hope to break a world record by becoming the oldest rowers to row across the Atlantic.

Boy badly hurt in scrambler crash

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-26 23:01
A 15-year-old boy is seriously injured in a collision involving two scrambler bikes in west Belfast.