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Killed general was true hero - US

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 21:26
The US military pays tribute to Maj Gen Harold Greene, killed in an insider attack in Afghanistan on Tuesday, as a true hero.

Heart charity in inequality warning

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 21:14
People living in Belfast are three times more likely to die from heart disease than those in the south of England, a charity claims.

Cameron faces fresh Gaza pressure

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 21:04
The Liberal Democrats are calling for the suspension of arms export licences to Israel, adding to the pressure David Cameron is facing over Gaza following Baroness Warsi's resignation.

Kerry in talks plea amid Gaza truce

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 20:50
John Kerry tells the BBC that Israel and the Palestinians must take advantage of the Gaza truce, as the two sides prepare for talks in Egypt.

China earthquake toll nears 600

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 20:35
Almost 600 people are now known to have died in the Yunnan earthquake, officials say, as residents are evacuated from barrier lakes.

Apple and Samsung drop non-US cases

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 20:08
Smartphone and tablet rivals Apple and Samsung agree to withdraw all legal cases against each other outside the United States.

East Ukraine dangers increasing - UN

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 19:59
Civilians in eastern Ukraine are facing increasing danger as the conflict continues, the UN warns, hours after heavy fighting erupted in Donetsk.

GOP Sen. Pat Roberts Fends Off Tea Party Challenge

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-05 19:26

The veteran Kansas Republican senator defeated radiologist Milton Wolf, who fashioned himself in the mold of Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz.

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MH370 sea search contractor named

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 19:18
A Dutch firm has been chosen to carry out the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australia announces.

UK to explore Bitcoin use - Osborne

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 18:05
The government is to explore the role that digital currencies such as Bitcoin could play in the financial system and whether they need to be regulated.

Russia gang in 'largest data breach'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 17:49
A Russian group hacks 1.2 billion usernames and passwords belonging to more than 500 million email addresses, in what is being described as the "largest data breach" ever.

US firms to invest $14bn in Africa

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 17:38
US President Barack Obama reveals that US companies are planning $14bn of investment in Africa at the inaugural US-Africa Leaders' Summit.

Boko Haram crisis: Nigeria's female bombers strike

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:44
The new suicide squads striking northern Nigeria

Are £1 home schemes a success?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:41
Are the two cities' £1 homes schemes a success?

Can we overcome our dread of comets?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:41
Why have humans been stricken with a dread of comets?

How did Lego become a gender battleground?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:39
Why do toymaker's female figures provoke controversy?

The secret ghostwriters of Hip Hop

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:36
The Hip Hop artists who rap ghostwritten rhymes

The men who saved JFK's life

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:36
A man who rescued JFK in the Pacific in WW2 dies aged 93

Bitcoin crashes tied to search surge

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:32
A spike in searches for Bitcoins can be a good predictor of an imminent crash in its value, suggests research.

Play 'boosts children's development'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:30
Play helps boost children's language development, problem solving, risk management and independent learning skills, a study reaffirms.