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Simon gives France Davis Cup lead

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-17 05:53
Gilles Simon beats James Ward 6-4 6-4 6-1 to give France a 1-0 lead over GB in their Davis Cup quarter-final.

Delph's £8m Man City move back on

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-17 05:49
Aston Villa captain Fabian Delph's £8m move from Villa Park to Manchester City is back on.

Attitudes to green taxes 'hardening'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-17 05:41
Green taxes are set to be cut further, the BBC has learnt, with a "big reset" for the subsidies paid by consumers likely later this year.

VIDEO: Nine different ways to write Eid al-Fitr

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-17 05:28
Around the world, Muslims are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the festival that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Cold tea 'sparked Deep Heat abuse'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-17 05:25
A former Stoke City trainee claims he was abused with Deep Heat ointment by then-goalkeeper Peter Fox for "serving cold tea".

Legal bid over pregnant mum murder

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-17 05:07
The son of a pregnant woman murdered by the Ulster Volunteer Force in her bed in County Tyrone, more than 20 years ago, is seeking a fresh inquest into her killing.

Star Wars 'didn't approve' GQ shoot

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-17 04:53
The Star Wars producers "didn't approve or condone" GQ magazine's Amy Schumer cover photoshoot, featuring characters including C-3PO and R2-D2.

More Pluto pictures set for release

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-17 04:44
The American space agency is set to release more pictures later from the New Horizons probe's historic flyby of Pluto on Tuesday.

Greece forest fires threaten homes

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-17 04:39
Firefighters in Greece are battling wildfires on the eastern outskirts of Athens and more blazes in the southern Peloponnese peninsula.

Football sponsors urged to pull out

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-17 04:39
Premier League sponsors and broadcasters urged to pull out of football unless there are improvements in disabled facilities.

Man dies in tractor collision

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-17 04:36
A man in his 80s has died following a road traffic collision in County Tyrone.

In Court, Your Face Could Determine Your Fate

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-17 04:33

How much can someone's face affect the sentence they receive in court? A lot, according to a study that asked people to rate the trustworthiness of convicted murderers based on their mugshots.

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German Lawmakers Back Greek Bailout Plan

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-17 04:29

The Bundestag voted overwhelmingly in favor of the $93.6 billion package aimed at keeping Athens in the eurozone.

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Better pilot checks needed, EU told

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-17 04:26
Better psychological testing for pilots, and at least two crew in cockpits at all times, are among proposals in a report following the Germanwings crash.

Microsoft gives away anti-abuse tool

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-17 04:14
Microsoft releases a free tool that lets websites spot when images of child abuse are being shared by users.

FCA chief Wheatley to stand down

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-17 04:06
The head of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Martin Wheatley, is to stand down as the government says different leadership is required.

29 drugs gang members sentenced

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-17 03:54
One of the "biggest criminal enterprises" ever seen in north Wales is dismantled as 29 members of drugs gang are sentenced.

Police mocked over towel theft appeal

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-17 03:41
Northumbria Police are ridiculed by Facebook users for posting an appeal over a stolen beach towel.

Man jailed for poisoning student

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-17 03:32
An American student who poisoned a fellow St Andrews University classmate by lacing a bottle of wine with solvent has been jailed for three years.

Shootings In Chattanooga: What We Know About The Alleged Gunman

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-17 03:25

Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, who authorities have signaled as the man who shot and killed four Marines, is described by friends as funny, charming and devout.

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