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Murray win puts GB into semi-finals

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 07:11
Andy Murray puts Britain into their first Davis Cup semi-final in 34 years with victory over France's Gilles Simon.

WATCH: Surfer In South Africa Narrowly Escapes Shark

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-19 07:10

During a World Surf League competition in Jeffreys Bay that was broadcast live on television, Australian surfer Mick Fanning has a heart-stopping moment.

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Ed Sheeran surprises Latitude fans

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 06:57
Singer Ed Sheeran delights fans at the Latitude Festival in Suffolk by playing two surprise sets.

VIDEO: 'Unbelievable' question on weight

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 06:55
Labour leadership candidate Liz Kendall says it is "unbelievable" she was asked a question about her weight in the Mail on Sunday.

Scots 'losing' their rolling Rs

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 06:38
The distinctive Scottish rolling "R" is being lost as younger Scots no longer pronounce the letter as forcefully, language experts say.

Ukraine and rebels in shelling blame

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 06:29
Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels accuse each other of shelling central areas of the city of Donetsk - the first such attacks since a February truce.

Fourteen Timbuktu mausoleums rebuilt

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 06:15
Fourteen mausoleums in Timbuktu in northern Mali are rebuilt, three years after they were destroyed by Islamist extremists.

Aussie surfer scuffles with sharks

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 06:06
An Australian surfer makes an incredible escape after encountering two sharks during a competition in South Africa.

Alzheimer's Drugs In The Works Might Help Other Diseases, Too

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-19 05:38

By targeting the process that creates toxic clumps of protein in brain cells, scientists hope to help not just Alzheimer's patients, but perhaps also people with Lewy Body dementia and Parkinson's.

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Cosby, In Sworn Deposition, Says He Paid Women To Keep Affairs Secret

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-19 05:17

In a New York Times exclusive based on new documents related to a 2005 case, the comedian presents himself "as an unapologetic, cavalier playboy."

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Rail electrification delay possible

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 05:16
The electrification of the rail line from London to Swansea could take longer than planned, Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb indicates.

Leishman takes early clubhouse lead

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 05:16
Australia's Marc Leishman grabs the early clubhouse lead after an eight-under-par 64 in the third round of The Open.

'Racist police Facebook posts' probed

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 04:31
Allegations that officers from the Metropolitan Police posted racist and derogatory remarks about the travelling community on Facebook are being investigated.

Man who 'drugged' Ibiza seagull regrets posting video

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 04:23
A man's promised not to post more videos after he was seen pouring white crystals on a chip eaten by a bird.

Cyber-jihadist Babar Ahmad released

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 04:20
A British man jailed in the US over a website considered by some to be a key moment in the birth of the internet jihad has returned home.

Crowds flock to sniff stinky flower

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 04:07
Thousands of people queue to smell the "stench of rotting flesh" given off by a rare "corpse flower" which finally blooms in Cambridge.

'No more Bond' for director Mendes

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 04:01
James Bond director Sam Mendes says he does not want to make any more 007 films after the forthcoming thriller Spectre.

Family Of Chattanooga Shooter Says He Suffered From Depression

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-19 03:54

The statement from Mohammod Abdulazeez's family expresses "shock, horror, and grief" at the "heinous act of violence" that caused the deaths of five military service members

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Restaurant Sets An Empty Table For Chattanooga Shooting Victims

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-19 03:44

Outside one of the crime scenes in Chattanooga, the community has created a memorial for the military men who died in Thursday's shooting. Nearby is another tribute, in an unexpected place.

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Kendall weight question 'unbelievable'

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 03:43
Labour leadership contender Liz Kendall says it is "unbelievable" she was asked about her weight in an interview with the Mail on Sunday newspaper.