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BBC staff to strike over pay

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 08:48
BBC staff are to take industrial action on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games next Wednesday, it is announced.

Concrete tomb killer jailed for life

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 08:48
A man convicted of murdering his friend by bludgeoning him to death with a hammer and burying him in a concrete tomb is jailed for life.

In pictures: Germany football heroes

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 08:40
Germany's World Cup heroes dance for euphoric crowds

The real Jean-Claude Juncker

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 08:37
Enter the fixer - a glimpse of the real Juncker

AUDIO: Shaun the Sheep tops character poll

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 08:34
Richard Starzak, creator of TV show Shaun the Sheep, reacts to the character being voted the nation's favourite.

Profile: Nicky Morgan

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 08:33
Michael Gove, now government chief whip, has been succeeded in the cabinet reshuffle as education secretary by former corporate lawyer Nicky Morgan.

Pupils 'unprotected from extremism'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 08:31
A school is not protecting its pupils from the possible risks of extremism and should go into special measures, Ofsted says.

Iran floats nuclear talks extension

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 08:30
Iran's foreign minister says talks with world powers on Iran's nuclear programme could be continued beyond Sunday's deadline.

Costa completes move to Chelsea

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 08:29
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa completes his transfer to Chelsea after signing a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge.

In 'Underwater Dreams,' Robotics Team Puts Lens On Immigration Debate

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 08:13

The new documentary, produced by Jeb Bush Jr., explores the topic of immigration reform through the lives of undocumented students who win an underwater robotics competition.

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Plan To Make 6 States Out Of California May Head To Ballot

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 08:08

The plan would create states with names such as Jefferson, Silicon Valley, South California. The constitutional amendment needs more than 800,000 signatures to qualify; backers say they have enough.

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Science minister has tough job ahead

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 08:04
Greg Clark has a tough act to follow as the new science and universities minister, commentators say.

VIDEO: Powered paragliders at Farnborough

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 08:01
The BBC's Theo Leggett meets a firm displaying at the Farnborough Airshow which makes powered paragliders.

Triathlete Jenkins out of Games

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 07:57
Two-time world triathlon champion Helen Jenkins withdraws injured from Wales' team for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Comcast 'Embarrassed' By The Service Call Making Internet Rounds

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 07:53

In case you missed it, a customer posted eight minutes of a bleak call with Comcast. His attempt to cancel his cable set a new standard for bad customer service.

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Two charged with historical abuse

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 07:47
Two men are charged by police investigating allegations of historical child sex abuse, alleged to date back to the late-1970s.

Will Camu Camu Be The Next Amazonian 'It' Fruit?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 07:38

Camu camu will soon dethrone açai — an Amazonian berry that's made its mark in the crowded health food market. Or so its promoters are claiming. We asked NPR's Brazil bureau to investigate.

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In Worst Attack In Years, 89 Afghans Killed By Suicide Bomber

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 07:36

The attack occurred Tuesday morning near a market in the eastern province of Paktika. At a time of political uncertainty, deadly attacks are taking place on a near-daily basis.

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Scotland 'failing' on asylum fraud

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 07:33
The Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration singles out Scotland for failing to tackle benefit fraud by asylum seekers.

Warplane bombs town in east Ukraine

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 07:30
A warplane attacks a rebel-held town with rockets in eastern Ukraine, shattering homes and killing 11 people.
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