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Di Maria signs to 'win trophies'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 07:31
Angel Di Maria says he has joined Manchester United to "win many trophies" as Louis van Gaal targets more signings.

Malaysia Airlines expects more losses

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 07:27
Malaysia Airlines says the full financial impact of the two tragedies to hit the company will be seen in the second half of the year.

VIDEO: Police seize gamer during live broadcast

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 07:22
A video gamer in Denver was dramatically involved in a raid by armed police acting on an assumed hoax call - and the incident was broadcast live online.

Historic Afghan minaret 'threatened'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 07:21
One of Afghanistan's architectural marvels, the minaret of Jam in Ghor province, is in danger of collapse, officials tell the BBC.

In Haiti, An 'American Idol'-Style Contest About Child Slavery

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-28 07:20

Last week, thousands of Haitians gathered in a stadium for the final round in a national songwriting contest. The topic: restavek, the term for the thousands of children who are modern-day slaves.

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Clegg wants to bar militants' return

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 07:16
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says he wants to find new ways to stop UK militants who fight in Iraq and Syria returning to Britain.

Man, 73, buys 200,000 volt stun gun

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 07:14
A 73-year-old man is interviewed by police after buying a 200,000 volt stun gun and pepper spray online.

Dead stars 'can re-ignite' and blow

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 07:03
Astronomers have shown that dead stars known as white dwarfs can re-ignite and explode as supernovas.

China Warns U.S. Over Surveillance Flights

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-28 06:59

Beijing rejected U.S. claims that one of its warplanes made a reckless intercept of a U.S. Navy P-8 and said if Washington wants good relations with China, it should end "close surveillance" flights.

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Flintoff escapes ban for speeding

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 06:56
Former England cricket captain Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff escapes a speeding ban after arguing it would hit his charity work.

Driver jailed for killing cyclist

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 06:55
A minibus driver is jailed for five years for killing a cyclist, whom he hit while looking at photographs on his mobile phone.

Hey, You've Got Mites Living On Your Face. And I Do, Too

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-28 06:52

If you're grossed out by the idea that tiny relatives of scorpions are living in the pores of your nose, you're not alone. But everybody's got Demodex mites, a study finds. And they're kind of cute.

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WHO warns 20,000 at risk of Ebola

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 06:51
The UN's health agency says the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people, and urges airlines to resume flights.

VIDEO: Brad and Angelina marry in France

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 06:49
Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have married in France, a spokesman confirms.

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 06:40
Manchester United bid for duo, Liverpool want ex-Arsenal midfielder, Hull close to Hernandez deal, plus more.

Sister Of Boston Bombing Suspects Arrested Over Bomb Threat

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-28 06:35

New York City police allege Ailina Tsarnaeva made threats against her boyfriend's ex. "I know people who can go over there and put a bomb on you," Tsarnaeva allegedly said.

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Russian Hackers Reportedly Hit JPMorgan, Other Banks

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-28 06:34

The FBI says it is working with the Secret Service to investigate the alleged swiping of account data, which it's thought might be in retaliation for U.S. sanctions on Moscow.

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VIDEO: Roman ruins uncovered in Somerset

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 06:24
Archaeologists are studying Roman ruins, including a bath house, that have been discovered on the site of a new bypass in Somerset.

Deacon who abused schoolboys jailed

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 06:22
A deacon convicted of sexually abusing pupils at a school in Greater Manchester is jailed for nine years.

Sacking over child protection claims

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 06:21
A senior councillor is sacked from Wrexham council's executive board after making allegations about a child protection team.
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