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Your pictures: Mountains

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 00:41
Readers' photos on the theme of "mountains"

Giants' Lincecum Pitches 2nd No-Hitter Vs Padres

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-26 00:22

Tim Lincecum pitched his second no-hitter against the San Diego Padres in less than a year, allowing only one runner Wednesday and leading the San Francisco Giants to a 4-0 win.

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Mini-hearts grown to study disease

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 00:17
Thousands of miniature human hearts are grown to research disease by scientists in Scotland.

Greste 'devastated' by court verdict

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 00:16
Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste says he is "devastated and outraged" at the Egyptian court verdict that jailed him and two of his colleagues.

U.S. Ends Philippines Anti-Terrorism Force

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-26 00:16

But special forces from the U.S. Pacific Command will remain after the deactivation of the anti-terrorism contingent to ensure al-Qaida offshoots do not regain lost ground.

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Ice baths, banana bagels & Bautista Agut

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 00:11
Wimbledon champion on ice baths and banana bagels

Two hurt in gas cylinder explosion

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 00:03
Two people are injured in a gas cylinder explosion in a Buckinghamshire garage, the fire service says.

Queen's income set to rise to £40m

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 23:58
The Queen's income is expected to rise by more than 5% next year to £40m as the Crown Estate announces record profits of £267m.

Europe - PM tries to turn defeat into victory

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 23:54
'Splendid isolation' of one man, one country at EU summit

Tourism Money Flows Into Cuba, Bringing Economic Hopes And Fears

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-25 23:17

Tourism is an essential part of Cuba's economy. But as the industry grows, some worry it will create a gap between the haves and have-nots in a throwback to pre-revolution days.

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Tourism Money Flows Into Cuba, Bringing Economic Hopes And Fears

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-25 23:17

Tourism is an essential part of Cuba's economy. But as the industry grows, some worry it will create a gap between the haves and have-nots in a throwback to pre-revolution days.

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Rain Storms Pummel Upper Midwest, Drowning Resources

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-25 23:16

Iowa, Minnesota and other parts of the Midwest have been hit with record levels of rainfall recently. As water floods homes and businesses and threatens crops, local officials scramble to help.

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Behind ISIS Battle In Iraq, A Clash Between Two Arch-Terrorists

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-25 23:15

Focusing on Iraq's fight may be missing the point. Under the surface is a more fundamental war between al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

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Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 23:06
Barcelona still want Luis Suarez, Premier League clubs chase Alexis Sanchez, Hull in talks over Michael Dawson, plus more.

Interconnector energy shortage fears

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 22:58
Northern Ireland faces serious energy shortages if the north-south electricity interconnector project is not started soon, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has warned.

Failing NHS trust in special measures

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 22:53
A failing health trust is to be placed in special measures after being rated inadequate by hospital inspectors.

VIDEO: The North-South divide in house prices

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 22:46
Breakfast's Adam Parsons and Steph McGovern report on the divide in property prices between the north and south of the UK

Seasick angler, 70, lands huge shark

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 22:21
A 70-year-old angler who suffers from seasickness lands what could be the largest shark caught in Welsh waters.

VIDEO: How Royals cost us £35.7m last year

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 22:01
The Royal Family has cost the tax payer £35.7 million in the last financial year, not including security.

Funding body 'did nothing wrong'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 21:56
A former board member of a regeneration fund speaks of his relief after police confirm they are not going to carry out a criminal investigation.
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