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Hamilton wants home GP win for fans

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 09:05
Two-time world champion Lewis Hamilton wants to win the British Grand Prix for the 140,000 fans who will be at Silverstone.

IS video 'shows Palmyra executions'

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 08:55
A video apparently released by the Islamic State group shows 25 men being shot dead in the ancient city of Palmyra.

Week After Beach Attack, Tunisia Declares State Of Emergency

NPR News - Sat, 2015-07-04 08:25

Beji Caid Essebsi's office says the president needs the expanded powers to deal with extremists following the attack in Sousse that killed 38 foreign tourists.

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Fans gatecrash Wireless festival

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 08:08
Organisers say no-one was hurt after dozens of people hammer on metal gate, before crashing Wireless in London.

Family flees lightning-hit house

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 07:56
A father whose home was struck by lightning says the ceiling collapsed on one of his children's bedrooms minutes after the family fled their blazing house.

Tunisia bodies released to families

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 07:53
The bodies of the four Scottish holidaymakers killed in the Tunisia terror attack are released to their families.

Croatia football officials arrested

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 07:52
Two senior officials with Croatia's leading football club are arrested on suspicion of embezzlement and tax evasion, police say.

Dennis in yellow with record speed

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 07:36
Rohan Dennis rides the fastest individual time trial in Tour de France history to claim victory on the opening stage in Utrecht.

Podolski in £1.8m Galatasaray deal

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 07:23
Striker Lukas Podolski joins Galatasaray from Arsenal on a three-year deal for an initial fee of £1.8m.

Dealers to prop up China shares

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 07:15
Top Chinese brokerages promise to spend at least $20bn on shares to halt the slide in the stock market, which has fallen sharply in recent weeks.

Councillor quits in Labour group row

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 06:53
A former Labour deputy leader of Cardiff Council attacks the group, saying it does not understand how to run the city.

Federer overcomes big-serving Groth

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 06:48
Roger Federer defeats the big-serving Sam Groth in four sets to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon.

Lawrence Herkimer, The Father Of Modern Cheerleading, Dies At 89

NPR News - Sat, 2015-07-04 06:36

He invented the pompom and the iconic "Herkie jump" that remains a staple of cheering squads to this day. And, his National Cheerleading Association trains 150,000 cheerleaders a year.

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Motorcycle doctor dies in accident

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 06:28
Doctor John Hinds, one of the so-called 'flying doctors' of Irish motorcycle racing, dies at a motorcycle event in the Republic of Ireland.

When America's Librarians Went To War

NPR News - Sat, 2015-07-04 06:03

During the World Wars of the 20th century, librarians played a role worth remembering.

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Tunisia declares state of emergency

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 05:56
Tunisia declares a state of emergency, just over a week after 38 people were killed in attack in the resort city of Sousse.

VIDEO: Greece's referendum - in numbers

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 05:48
Greeks will go to the polls on Sunday in a crucial referendum on whether to accept the terms of an international bailout.

A referendum that will sink or rescue the Greek economy

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 05:44
If Greeks vote "No" on Sunday, their banks could go from their current frozen state to being totally and utterly crippled.

In pictures: Lightning lights up the UK

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 05:37
Lightning lights up the UK

China factory collapse traps workers

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 05:34
At least 14 people are missing after a shoe factory collapses in eastern China, according to Chinese state media.