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Today at the World Cup: Your at-a-glance guide

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 15:03
Who is playing? How can you watch? Who does our expert think will win? Everything you need on day 18 of the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

Nasa 'flying saucer' tests Mars tech

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 14:54
Nasa uses a flying saucer-shaped vehicle to test new landing technologies for use at Mars - with partial success.

8 Signs Obama Is Feeling Trapped In The Presidency

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 14:10

Lately, President Obama has increasingly shown signs he's feeling claustrophobic in the presidential bubble.

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VIDEO: Highlights: Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 14:04
Colombia's young striker James Rodriguez blew Uruguay away, scoring two goals in their 2014 World Cup round of 16 match.

So far so good but now the hard work starts for Murray

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 13:53
So far so good for Andy Murray, but now the hard work starts

VIDEO: Rodriguez scores with stunning volley

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 13:51
Colombia's James Rodriguez scores with a stunning volley from outside the box against Uruguay in their 2014 World Cup round of 16 match.

Bosnia marks centenary of WWI spark

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 13:38
Bosnia marks 100 years since the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the trigger for World War One.

England fan's ear 'bitten off'

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 13:26
An England football supporter had a piece of his ear bitten off by another England fan at the World Cup in Brazil, UK police say.

Modern Video Games Go Beyond 'Jumping On Blocks'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 13:20

The creative director for BioShock Infinite, one of 2013's biggest video games, says as technology improves, so does the ability for games to tell complex stories with rich narrative structures.

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Second OSCE Ukraine team freed

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 13:05
Pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine release the four remaining OSCE observers they were holding, amid a shaky ceasefire with government forces.

Baghdad Sits In Limbo As Government Forces Push Back On ISIS

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 12:59

Middle East correspondent Alice Fordham has the latest from Iraq, where she says Sunni militants are unlikely to conquer Baghdad outright. She speaks to NPR's Arun Rath from the Iraqi capital.

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Harley Hopes An Electric Hog Will Appeal To Young, Urban Riders

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 12:59

Harley-Davidson has rolled out a prototype of its first battery-powered motorcycle. It's sporty and speedy, but quieter than your average Harley — and you'll need to charge it about every 50 miles.

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No Reason To Quit: Driver John Force Still Racing Full Throttle

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 12:59

Force has been drag racing professionally since 1974. The 65-year-old has gone from blowing up his 10,000-horsepower engines to winning championships, and he has all the scars to prove it.

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Facebook Scientists Alter Newsfeeds, Find Emotions Are Affected By It

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 12:41

A newsfeed filled with negative comments led to users expressing more negativity. The opposite was also true, proving "emotional contagion" can happen even online.

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Iraq army claims victory in Tikrit

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 12:09
Iraq's army routs Sunni militants during a major offensive on the northern city of Tikrit, state media say, but the insurgents deny the claim.

Benghazi raid suspect in US court

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 11:59
The key suspect in the Benghazi US consulate attack appears in a US courthouse to deny terrorism charges, two weeks after his capture in Libya.

VIDEO: Armed Forces Day celebrated across the UK

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 11:59
The Princess Royal, David Cameron and Alex Salmond attend Armed Forces Day in Stirling.

Brazil 1-1 Chile (3-2 pens)

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 11:55
Hosts Brazil knock Chile out of the 2014 Fifa World Cup in the second round with a 3-2 win on penalties.

VIDEO: Glastonbury tributes to Bobby Womack

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 11:48
At the Glastonbury Festival in the UK people have been paying tribute to singer and songwriter Bobby Womack, who died on Friday.

VIDEO: Jara misses decisive penalty for Chile

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 11:11
Gonzalo Jara misses the decisive penalty for Chile, after Neymar had stepped up to score the last spot kick for Brazil
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