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Surfers wanted for 'superbug' study

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 15:02
Scientists are launching an investigation into antibiotic-resistant bacteria, known as "superbugs", by gathering data from surfers' rectums.

New guidance on cosmetic procedures

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 15:00
Doctors who carry out cosmetic procedures should give patients time to think before agreeing to go ahead with treatment, new guidance says.

Is the Pope a communist?

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 14:59
Is the Pope a communist?

Man and woman injured in M2 crash

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 14:20
A man and a woman have been taken to Antrim Area Hospital after a car crash on the M2 outside Belfast.

Germany Women 10-0 Ivory Coast

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 14:19
Germany began their bid to regain the Women's World Cup by putting 10 past Ivory Coast in Ottawa.

Murder arrest over torso in suitcase

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 13:57
A 57-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman whose torso was found in a suitcase.

VIDEO: Obama urges UK not to leave EU

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 13:51
Barack Obama adds his voice to calls for Britain to remain in the EU, as the two leaders meet for talks at the G7 summit in Germany.

Saudi Supreme Court Upholds Blogger's Prison And Lashing Sentence

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 13:18

The sentence of 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes has drawn international condemnation but remains in place for Raif Badawi, a blogger who had earlier been found guilty of "insulting" Islam. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with correspondent Deborah Amos in Riyadh, the Saudi capital.

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Beyond College-Ready: Top Charter Schools Support Graduates In College

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 13:18

Many elite charter schools boast of making students from challenging socio-economic backgrounds ready for college. Now some programs are focused on helping more of those students finish their degrees.

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Amid Violence, Mexican Voters Go To The Polls

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 13:18

Protesters burned ballots and election materials in a rocky start to voting in elections already marred by the murders of candidates and campaign officials. Reporter Carrie Kahn speaks with NPR's Arun Rath from Mexico City, where she has been talking to voters.

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Physician-Assisted Death Legislation Moves Forward In California

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 13:18

California's Senate approved the End of Life Option Act, a bill that would allow doctor-assisted suicide for some terminally ill patients. The bill had been stalled for years, in part because doctors opposed it. But last month the California Medical Association dropped its opposition, becoming the first state medical association to do so. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Dr. Theodore Mazer, a member of the association's executive board, about the decision.

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Former House Speaker Hastert To Appear In Federal Court On Tuesday

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 13:18

The Illinois Republican, who served as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1999 to 2007, will hear charges of withdrawing funds illegally and lying to the FBI. He's not the first high-profile Illinois politician to run afoul of the law.

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Kate Moss escorted off Easyjet flight

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 12:37
Supermodel Kate Moss is escorted off a plane at Luton airport after reportedly being disruptive.

Video Shows Texas Police Officer Pulling Gun On Teens At Pool Party

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 12:35

The McKinney Police Department says the incident occurred when officers responded to "a disturbance involving multiple juveniles" who did not have permission to be at a community pool.

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Obama issues defence plea to Cameron

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 12:30
The US president has pressed David Cameron to maintain Britain's commitment to meeting the Nato target of spending 2% of GDP on defence.

Why Virat Kohli has to rid Indian cricket of bad habits

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 12:18
Why Virat Kohli has to learn the waiting game

Crews tackle major Rochester blaze

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 12:16
A large fire has broken out at the Clipper Close Medway City Estate in Rochester, with witnesses reporting smoke can be seen for many miles.

Hamilton eases to Canada win

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 11:46
Lewis Hamilton takes a controlled victory in the Canadian Grand Prix, fending off team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Djokovic 'will win in Paris one day'

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 11:40
Stanislas Wawrinka backs Novak Djokovic to win the French Open one day after beating the Serb in the final at Roland Garros.

Djokovic 'hurt' as Slam hopes dashed

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 11:34
Top seed Novak Djokovic says failing to secure a career Grand Slam added to the pain of his third French Open final defeat.