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To Master Stage Fright, Practice Makes Imperfect OK

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-26 05:34

Most people suffer stage fright when speaking or performing in front of a group. One pianist found she could manage the anxiety if she practiced often for an audience.

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VIDEO: 'There's gunfire on the beach'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 05:26
The father of a holidaymaker in the Tunisian resort town of Sousse tells BBC News what his daughter witnessed of the attack on a beach near two tourist hotels.

Obama to honour Charleston victims

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 05:22
US President Barack Obama is to deliver a eulogy in South Carolina for his friend, a pastor shot dead with eight others in a suspected racist attack.

$3bn of China's lottery 'misused'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 05:20
Investigators in China uncover evidence that $3bn from funds raised by the government-run lottery between 2012 and 2014 were misused.

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Suicide Attack At Kuwait Mosque

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-26 05:15

More than 10 people are reported dead at the Shiite mosque in the capital after an attacker detonated an explosive belt after Friday prayers.

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Barnsley ballerina dances at Bolshoi

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 05:12
A 19-year-old ballerina from Barnsley achieves her dream of dancing on the world famous Bolshoi Ballet Theatre stage.

VIDEO: Queen: Belsen 'difficult to imagine'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 05:09
The Queen is visiting the site of the former concentration camp at Bergen Belsen, on the final day of her state visit to Germany.

BBC forgotten list 'sets precedent'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 05:01
The BBC has 'set a precedent' by publishing a list of links removed from Google searches, the corporation's policy boss says.

Co-stars pay tribute to Patrick Macnee

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 04:56
Co-stars of The Avengers actor Patrick Macnee have been paying tribute following his death at the 93.

Mentor to lead England at World Cup

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 04:33
Geva Mentor is to captain England with Pamela Cookey as vice-captain at the forthcoming Netball World Cup in Australia.

At Least 27 Dead After Attack On Hotel At Tunisian Beach Resort

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-26 04:29

Interior Ministry officials report that two assailants opened fire on a hotel in the popular resort of Sousse.

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Sombre end to Queen's German visit

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 04:18
There was a sombre end to the Queen's four-day state visit of Germany with a visit to the site of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

Report: ISIS Goes Door-To-Door Killing Scores Of Civilians In Kobani

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-26 04:16

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights calls the killing a massacre and says it is the worst such incident carried out by ISIS fighters since last year.

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Objection to head of abuse inquiry

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 04:14
Catholic charities object to the appointment of the chairwoman of the Scottish government's inquiry into historical abuse of children in care.

Deadly attack on Tunisia tourist hotel

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 04:10
At least seven people are killed in an attack on a tourist hotel in the Tunisian resort town of Sousse, the Interior Ministry says.

Americans Back In Action Tonight In World Cup Soccer

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-26 04:03

The U.S. women face China tonight, amid unflattering comparisons to the 1999 American team, which beat the Chinese in dramatic fashion.

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5 Ideas To Ease The Burden Of Student Loans

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-26 04:03

Presidential candidates are writing their plans now. We talk with the experts about some of the policy options on the table.

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Thailand halts human rights event

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 03:47
Human Rights Watch cancels an event in Bangkok that was to launch a report into alleged abuses in Vietnam, after Thai authorities intervene.

Britain's Kelly wins bronze in Baku

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 03:40
Josh Kelly is forced to settle for welterweight bronze after losing to Azerbaijan's Parvis Baghirov at the European Games.

Sex abuse accused cleared by jury

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 03:38
One of seven men on trial for historical child sex offences in the Wrexham area during the 1980s is cleared of all charges against him.