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Gawker's Top Editors Quit Over Deleted Post

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-20 09:43

The gossip website last week published a story about the personal life of a media executive. Following a backlash, Gawker's managing partnership voted to take the post down.

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Muslim cemetery sparks row in Texas

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 09:42
Residents in a small town in Texas are seeking to block plans to build an Islamic cemetery over fears it is part of a wider Muslim "takeover".

Intelligent Life In Our Galaxy? Stephen Hawking Says 'We Must Know'

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-20 09:22

Hawking's project will explore over 10 times more sky than previous programs.

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What is the context of the royal 'Nazi salute' film?

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 09:14
What is the context of the royal 'Nazi salute' film?

Paypal worth $50bn in Nasdaq return

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 09:12
PayPal has been valued at almost $50bn (£34bn) after splitting from eBay and relisting on Nasdaq.

Police 'must reform to survive cuts'

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 09:00
Police services in England and Wales need radical reform if they are to survive tough budget cuts, a leading officer says.

VIDEO: Mother's anguish at park death

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 08:42
A five-year-old girl has been killed in an accident in which a log broke within a park play area.

Aide to China's Hu Jintao charged

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 08:31
China charges former President Hu Jintao's top aide Ling Jihua with corruption, state media reports.

Fallon: MPs not ignored over Syria

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 08:29
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon rejects claims that MPs have been kept in the dark about the involvement of British pilots in airstrikes in Syria.

Greece repays €2bn arrears to IMF

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 08:19
The International Monetary Fund confirms Greece has cleared overdue debt repayments, as banks open for the first time in three weeks.

Philae Comet lander falls silent

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 08:17
The Philae comet lander has fallen silent, according to scientists working on the European Rosetta mission.

What's it like 'Growing up shy'?

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 08:17
How some people are coming out of their shells online

Ciftci hit with six-match biting ban

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 08:08
Nadir Ciftci will miss Celtic's opening six Premiership matches after being found guilty of biting Jim McAlister in last season's Dundee derby.

Prison to ban smoking in cells

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 08:01
A privately-run prison in south Wales is to ban smoking by February 2016, the Ministry of Justice announces.

Free school meals served over holiday

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 07:59
A council is serving thousands of free dinners to children over the summer holidays.

Nigeria and US to discuss Boko Haram

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 07:43
Nigeria's President Buhari is meeting his US counterpart, Barack Obama, in Washington to discuss Boko Haram and the recovery of stolen money from US bank accounts.

Plaza holds off Sagan for stage win

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 07:16
Spain's Ruben Plaza wins the 16th stage of the Tour de France after a gripping chase down the final descent with green jersey leader Peter Sagan.

Apologise to vets, McCain tells Trump

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 07:11
Senator John McCain urges Donald Trump to apologise to US military veterans after he appeared to question the "war hero" status of captured soldiers.

Man guilty over 'sex act' death

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 07:05
A man who denied taking part in a sex act with his girlfriend before she died in a crash is found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving.

Toshiba 'inflated profits by $1.2bn'

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 06:56
Toshiba overstated its operating profit by a total of 151.8bn yen ($1.22bn, £780m) over several years, according to an independent panel appointed by the firm.