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HMRC bids to appeal Rangers tax case

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:58
HM Revenue and Customs announces it has applied for permission to appeal against a tribunal ruling over Rangers' use of Employee Benefit Trusts.

UK to match £2m of Gaza donations

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:41
The British government will match the first £2m of public donations to an emergency appeal for people affected by the conflict in Gaza.

Man, 81, admits market crash charge

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:39
A pensioner who drove his car into a Mold street market injuring ten pedestrians before Christmas last year admits careless driving.

VIDEO: Tech activity 'overtakes sleeping'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:37
Britons spend more time online and using media devices than they do sleeping according to an annual Ofcom report.

Trial told of TV star's flirty texts

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:33
A Sun reporter obtained personal information from a stolen mobile phone belonging to a woman who received "flirty text messages" from a TV star, a court hears.

Wine fraudster gets 10 years in jail

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:33
Rudy Kurniawan is sentenced to 10 years in jail and ordered to pay $20m for his role in selling millions of dollars worth of fake wine.

Russian food ban could hit exporters

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:23
A Russian embargo on food imports from the EU could pose problems for Northern Ireland's agri-food producers.

China restricts instant message apps

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:23
Chinese users of instant messaging apps will have to register their real names, and seek approval before publishing political news, under new regulations.

Police probe Galloway Israel remarks

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:22
Calls by George Galloway for Bradford to be "declared an Israel-free zone" are being investigated by West Yorkshire Police.

VIDEO: An Ebola isolation unit in London

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:21
The BBC's Tulip Mazumdar looks around the isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital where any confirmed Ebola cases in the UK would be taken.

Australia contacts Gammy's parents

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:21
Australia's child protection services contact a couple accused of abandoning a surrogate baby, as Thailand separately finds nine babies in a Bangkok flat.

Kerry arrives for Afghan unity talks

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:19
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to discuss a vote audit after the disputed election and hopes for a unity government.

Interval Training While Walking Helps Control Blood Sugar

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:17

Sure, you know that walking is a simple, low-impact way to get exercise. But did you know that adding faster intervals to the walk could help control blood sugar levels?

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Syrian rebels 'leave Lebanese town'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:13
Islamist rebels from Syria reportedly withdraw from the Lebanese border town of Arsal after days of fighting with the Lebanese army ended in a truce.

Body of killed US general returns

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 08:57
The body of Major General Harold Greene, who was killed by an Afghan soldier, arrives at an air base in Delaware in a military ceremony.

As ISIS Advances In Iraq's North, U.S. Weighs Airstrikes, Humanitarian Aid

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 08:57

There are also reports that the Sunni militant group had captured Iraq's biggest dam, which controls the water supply for a huge swath of land.

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Young, Idealistic And Transsexual: Speaking Out In Africa

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 08:55

Tampose Mapotheng was born a girl but now lives as a man — a difficult choice in Lesotho. He's spent the summer in the U.S., learning to be a more effective advocate for the LGBTI community.

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Top Khmer Rouge leaders guilty

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 08:52
Cambodia's UN-backed tribunal convicts two top Khmer Rouge leaders of crimes against humanity and jails them for life.

Former BBC IT head unfairly dismissed

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 08:50
John Linwood, the former BBC technology chief sacked over the failed £100m Digital Media Initiative was unfairly dismissed, says an employment tribunal.

Gangster's son is jailed for murder

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 08:33
The son of a murdered gangland enforcer has been jailed for life for killing a friend in Shettleston, Glasgow.
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