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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.

Bhamara creates history in NBA draft

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 03:35
Teenager Satam Singh Bhamara makes history as the first Indian-born player to be selected in the NBA draft.

Rival robots cars suffer near-miss

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 03:31
A rare meeting between rival self-driving cars on a Californian road almost ended in a crash, Reuters reports.

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