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Millar upset by Tour de France snub

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 06:39
David Millar criticises Team Garmin-Sharp after they drop him for this year's Tour de France due to health concerns.

In pictures: Rolf Harris

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 06:32
Images from the career of veteran entertainer

VIDEO: Scots host Swamp Soccer World Cup

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 06:31
Extreme footballers gathered for the Swamp Soccer World Cup in Argyll, Scotland on Saturday and Sunday.

Italy finds bodies in migrant boat

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 06:30
The Italian navy finds about 30 bodies in a fishing boat carrying hundreds of migrants between Sicily and the North African coast.

Police meet regulators over Wonga

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 06:25
Police and regulators have been meeting to discuss Wonga, the payday lender embroiled in controversy over letters from fake lawyers.

Supreme Court Rules Against Union Fees For Some Home Care Workers

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-30 06:21

In a 5-4 ruling, the court recognized a category of "partial public employees" who cannot be required to contribute union bargaining fees.

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Some Companies Can Refuse To Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Says

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-30 06:19

The case, Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, is perhaps the most important decision of the term. It centers on the Affordable Care Act's guarantee of no-cost prescription contraception.

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Tornado jet crewman 'feared flying'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 06:11
One of three airmen who died when two RAF Tornado GR4s collided had a fear of flying at medium level, says air accident investigation report.

VIDEO: Flood chaos hits south west China

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 06:03
Flooding has hit southwest China after prolonged heavy rain, sweeping away vehicles in its path.

VIDEO: Dog learns squirrel identification trick

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 05:56
A gamekeeper's dog is helping a conservation project to protect the red squirrel population in the south of Scotland.

Colombian rebels attack oil camp

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 05:41
Thirteen oil workers and their relatives are injured after suspected left-wing ELN rebels throw explosive devices at a camp in north-eastern Colombia.

BNP Paribas has to pay $8.9 billion in violations

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-06-30 05:37

BNP Paribas, the big french bank, came up the biggest loser today.

Late this afternoon we learned that BNP will pay a "Global money penalty" of $8.9 billion in a guilty plea to settle charges by U.S. authorities for violating American sanctions on Sudan and Iran, among others.

Emergency Slide Deploys Inside U.S. Jetliner, Forcing A Landing

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-30 05:34

The plane had been heading from Chicago to Southern California; instead, the scary incident forced startled passengers to spend Sunday night in Wichita.

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Girl, 14, dies as car hits teenagers

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 05:26
A 14-year-old girl dies after a car mounted the pavement and hit four pedestrians in Oxfordshire.

Top China military official accused

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 05:25
A top Chinese general is accused of corruption and expelled from the Communist Party, state media report, in what could be the biggest military scandal in years.

VIDEO: Glastonbury couple: 'For wetter for drier'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 05:19
A massive clear-up operation has begun at the Glastonbury Festival site in Somerset, and for one couple the event will be memorable for more than just the music

All to play for in EU jobs push

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 05:18
Who else will sit on the next European Commission?

The Who announce 'long goodbye'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 05:15
Rock band The Who say their 50th anniversary UK tour forms part of their farewell plans.

Deal boosts Cumbria nuclear plans

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 05:01
Plans to build Europe's largest new nuclear project in Cumbria take a step forward after Toshiba and GDF Suez sign a deal to develop the site.

Obama to name McDonald new VA chief

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 04:41
President Barack Obama is to nominate ex-Proctor and Gamble chief Bob McDonald to lead the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs.

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