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Solar-Powered Airplane Begins Long Journey From Japan To Hawaii

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-29 10:59

It's expected to be the longest leg of the Solar Impulse's planned around-the-world flight, a trip that will last five days and five nights.

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Why Tunisia has been targeted

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 10:44
Following the 26 June attack in the Tunisian resort city of Sousse, the BBC's Aidan Lewis looks at the reasons why the country is vulnerable to attacks.

Olympic boss wants GB football side

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 10:21
British Olympic chiefs will campaign to bring back a GB team after England's historic run to the Women's World Cup semi-finals.

FBI investigating black church fires

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 10:07
A series of fires at African-American churches across the US south prompts the FBI to investigate whether the blazes are related.

US court blocks key pollution change

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 10:05
The US Supreme Court blocks a key government attempt to limit pollution from the country's power plants after industry challenges the changes.

Greek no vote 'would mean euro exit'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 09:58
EU leaders warn Greeks that rejecting creditors' proposals in a referendum on Sunday would mean leaving the euro, as fears of a default grow.

Sri Lanka's War Is Long Over, But Reconciliation Remains Elusive

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-29 09:55

The civil war is now six years in the past. But thousands of Tamil families are still looking for loved ones who disappeared during the conflict.

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Secret camera 'in toilet potpourri'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 09:27
A former church minister and adviser to DUP MP David Simpson allegedly secretly filmed female colleagues using the toilet in the constituency office, a court has heard.

Walliams on 'damsel in distress' role

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 09:00
Little Britain star David Walliams says his new role as one half of a husband and wife detective duo is "the damsel in distress" of the Agatha Christie-inspired partnership.

VIDEO: Kvitova takes on swingball challenge

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 08:58
BBC Sport's Lee McKenzie challenges defending Wimbledon Ladies' singles champion Petra Kvitova to a game of swingball.

VIDEO: Winner leaves Serena floundering

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 08:52
Wimbledon debutant Margarita Gasparyan hits a shot to remember against five-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams.

Sharapova knocks out GB's Konta

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 08:20
Former Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova knocks out Great Britain's Johanna Konta in straight sets on day one.

VIDEO: Tunisia survivor 'played dead'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 08:12
Angela Evans has told the BBC how she lay face down in the sand so that she was not killed in the Tunisian beach attack.

Chibok girls 'fighting for Boko Haram'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 08:01
Some of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria have been forced to join Islamist militant group Boko Haram, the BBC is told.

Burnham: Unite donation before poll

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 08:00
Andy Burnham says a £3,000 donation from the Unite union was received before the general election and it will not be used to fund his Labour leadership campaign.

What do tax and spending do?

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 07:36
A new analysis by the Office for National Statistics shows up what effects benefits and taxation have on our society.

Arsenal sign Chelsea's Cech for £10m

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 07:31
Arsenal sign Czech Republic goalkeeper Petr Cech from Chelsea on a four-year contract in a deal worth about £10m.

National minute's silence for Tunisia

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 07:27
A national minute's silence will be held in the UK at 12:00 BST on Friday to remember the victims of the Tunisian beach attack, David Cameron announces.

Supreme Court Blocks Obama Administration Plan On Power Plant Emissions

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-29 07:24

In a 5-4 ruling, the court says the Environmental Protection Agency should have taken into account the costs of complying with regulation.

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New ferry strike closes French port

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 07:21
Strike action in Calais leads to the closure of the port and the cancellation of ferry sailings from Dover.