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VIDEO: Earning a profit in India's skies

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-17 15:08
India has more than half a dozen commercial airlines, but with almost all losing money, the challenges for airline operators are considerable.

Insurance cost drop 'masks divide'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-17 15:03
Home and motor insurance premiums have dropped sharply, insurance brokers say, but the AA has highlighted big regional differences in costs.

River turtle mothers 'talk' to young

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-17 15:02
Amazon river turtles communicate with their hatchlings and with one another using vocalisations, recordings reveal.

VIDEO: Mong La: The land where anything goes

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-17 15:02
Myanmar's hidden corner where anything goes

Most pierced man denied entry to UAE

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-17 14:53
The world's most pierced man, Rolf Buchholz, has been denied entry into Dubai where he was due to make an appearance at a hotel nightclub.

Kurds 'break IS hold on Mosul dam'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-17 13:48
Kurdish forces in northern Iraq are largely in control of the Mosul dam previously held by Islamic State militants, Kurdish officials say.

VIDEO: Refugee boy 'abandoned in desert'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-17 13:43
The BBC's Paul Wood has travelled through northern Syria and northern Iraq and has met with civilians who have had their lives destroyed by the crisis in the region.

Confusion as Ebola patients vanish

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-17 13:30
There are conflicting reports over the fate of 17 suspected Ebola patients who disappeared after a quarantine centre in the Liberian capital Monrovia was looted.

VIDEO: PM warns of possible IS threat to UK

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-17 13:26
Islamic State militants could grow strong enough to target people on the streets of Britain unless action is taken, David Cameron has warned.

Brazilians attend Campos funeral

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-17 13:03
More than 100,000 people in Recife pay their last respects to the late presidential candidate, Eduardo Campos, who died in a plane crash on Wednesday.

Yazidi Community In America Watches Events In Iraq With Horror

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 13:03

Lincoln, Neb., is home to a sizable group of Iraqi Yazidis, members of the minority group being persecuted in Iraq. One of them, Sulaiman Murad, describes the agony of watching the crisis from afar.

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With Its Eccentric Owner Gone, What To Do With Graceland Too?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 13:01

The home of Paul MacLeod — with its Elvis shrine and offbeat owner — drew tourists to the postcard town of Holly Springs, Miss. Now, a tragedy has left the town reeling and debating the home's fate.

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New Orleans Makes Big Push To Get More Cops On The Streets

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 13:01

The city is losing about 100 officers a year to retirements and resignations. To beef up the force, New Orleans is speeding up background checks and relaxing some requirements for the job.

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Capt. Ron Johnson: 'I Am Sorry' For Brown's Death

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 13:00

The Missouri Highway Patrol officer in charge of security in violence-wracked Ferguson says: "You are my friends and I am you."

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Six glorious days for Great Britain

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-17 12:49
Great Britain won 23 medals at the European Championships and their athletes have the potential to get even better.

In Ferguson, Local Faith Leaders Call For 'Different Dialogue'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 12:46

Amid ongoing tension over the shooting death of an unarmed teen, churches are telling their parishioners that now is the time for tough conversations.

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Cameron warns of IS threat to UK

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-17 12:44
Islamic State militants in Iraq could grow strong enough to target people "on the streets of Britain" unless action is taken, warns David Cameron.

'Man City must avoid another disaster'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-17 12:01
Manager Manuel Pellegrini wants Manchester City to avoid a repeat of the "disaster" they experienced two years ago.

Israel, Palestinians Still Far Apart As Truce Nears End

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 11:55

Hamas wants an easing of the blockade of the territory, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reiterated a demand for security guarantees.

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England win Women's Rugby World Cup

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-17 11:53
England beat Canada 21-9 in Paris to win the Women's Rugby World Cup for the first time in 20 years.
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