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VIDEO: Work starts on Celtic coin hoard

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 10:59
Work to uncover the secrets of the world's largest hoard of Celtic coins starts in Jersey.

White House: Islamic State Has 'Gained Capacity' In Recent Months

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-22 10:56

Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said the beheading of American journalist James Foley is tantamount to an act of terror against the U.S.

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I'm not racist nor sexist - Mackay

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 10:37
Ex-Cardiff boss Malky Mackay says he is no "racist, sexist, homophobe or anti-Semite" after sending offensive text messages.

First Rule Of This Fight Club: You Must Be A Veteran

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-22 10:33

There are countless programs to help veterans readjust to civilian life. One of the most unusual is in San Diego, where vets get together in a caged boxing ring and punch each other in the face.

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Lithuania envoy killed in Ukraine

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 10:31
Lithuania says its honorary consul has been murdered by "terrorists" in Luhansk, in rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

Cliff police and BBC to face MPs

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 10:28
BBC and South Yorkshire Police chiefs are summoned before MPs after a claim of a "cover-up" over the raid on Sir Cliff Richard's home.

Experts to review stroke clot-buster

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 10:20
The UK medicines watchdog is setting up a review to look at the safety of alteplase, a clot-busting drug often used to treat strokes.

Pet Shop Boys to make Archers cameo

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 10:17
Ambridge is to get a dose of pop star royalty after it was revealed that pop duo Pet Shop Boys are to make a cameo appearance on Radio 4's The Archers.

VIDEO: Film Review - the week's new films

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 09:56
Film critic Anna Smiths reviews the week's film releases.

Peaty sets breaststroke world record

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 09:54
Britain's Adam Peaty breaks the 50m breaststroke world record in the semi-finals of the European Championships.

'More That Could Have Been Done' To Help Foley, His Brother Says

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-22 09:53

Faulting the U.S. approach to hostage situations like the one his brother, James Foley, was in, Michael Foley says, "We are sitting on prisoners in Guantanamo. It doesn't even have to be financial."

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Your Wallet: The rising cost of school supplies

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-08-22 09:51

We are creeping up to the end of summer. Which means it's back to school time across the country.

This week, we've been talking with parents about what they buy for their kids' classrooms. Marketplace's Adriene Hill joins the show to discuss how more and more parents are expected to chip in for supplies in the classroom.


Chinese Fighter Buzzed U.S. Navy Plane In 'Dangerous Intercept'

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-22 09:40

Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said the Chinese warplane made several close passes by an American P-8 Poseidon, doing a barrel roll and flying wingtip to wingtip in an "aggressive" manner.

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Scottish independence and the finance sector

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-08-22 09:34

In about a month, Scotland will decide whether it wants to become an independent country, or remain as part of the United Kingdom.

In 2008, the UK government had to step-in and bailout the Edinburgh-based Royal Bank of Scotland. It injected more than £46 billion into the bank, which had so many customers across the UK that it was considered too big to fail.

BBC Scotland's economics correspondent Colletta Smith has been finding out what Scottish independence could mean to one of the country's most lucrative sectors.

Police seize dog as OAP, 91, bitten

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 09:27
A 91-year-old great-grandmother needed surgery after being bitten by a dog while walking home in Cardiff.

Fine over flat accessed by crawling

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 09:21
A landlord is fined for renting out a loft room that could only be accessed by crawling into it.

PCC chosen in 10.4% turnout election

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 09:12
Labour's David Jamieson is elected as the new West Midlands police and crime commissioner as it emerges the turnout was 10.4%.

Men jailed for wife contract killing

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 09:10
A man who paid a crack cocaine addict £1,000 to kill his wife is jailed for life for her murder.

Salmonella 'from single egg source'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 08:59
The outbreak of salmonella in England is likely to have come from a single source of eggs, according to Public Health England.

Gaza: Suspected informants executed

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 08:56
Hamas executes 18 people suspected of helping Israel, as two Palestinians and an Israeli boy are killed in the latest violence in the Gaza conflict.
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