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Salmond says Bildt's remarks foolish

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 10:18
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond says comments by Sweden's foreign minister on Scottish independence were "very foolish".

Big energy firms' prices challenged

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 09:52
Energy suppliers risk "undermining public confidence" in the market by failing to respond to falling wholesale prices, regulator Ofgem says.

Chile rejects hydro-electric project

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 09:47
The Chilean government has rejected a huge hydro-electric project in a beautiful part of Patagonia, in the south of the country.

British duo Evans and Ward exit Queen's

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 09:40
British pair Dan Evans and James Ward both lose in straight sets in round two of the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club.

A London Summit Tackles A Problem As Old As War Itself

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-10 09:30

Wartime rape has often been treated as something that's inevitable. A global summit in London looks for ways to stop the abuses and hold perpetrators responsible for sexual violence in conflict zones.

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Thomas achieves four-in-four in win

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 09:05
Alfonso Thomas takes four wickets in four balls as Somerset beat Sussex by six wickets in the County Championship.

Immigrant Who Sought Sanctuary In Arizona Church Can Stay In U.S.

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-10 09:04

Daniel Neyoy Ruiz, 36, was ordered to prepare to leave the U.S. after a traffic stop revealed he wasn't here legally. He has lived in Tucson for 14 years.

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Many Congo mines 'warlord free'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 09:03
More than two-thirds of mines in eastern DR Congo which produced "conflict minerals" four years ago are no longer run by warlords, a report says.

OAP murder 'could not be predicted'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 08:55
A review into the murder of a 74-year-old woman by a known sex offender concludes the attack could not have been reasonably predicted.

Children Flood U.S.-Mexico Border, Overwhelm Patrol Agency

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-10 08:53

There's been a dramatic influx of unaccompanied minors showing up at the border. Dianne Solis of The Dallas Morning News talks about what's behind the numbers.

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Toddler's killer 'thought nothing'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 08:52
A man accused of murdering his girlfriend's two-year-old daughter tells a court he was "thinking nothing" as he kicked the toddler six feet across a room.

Teachers lobby Parliament about pay

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 08:46
Teachers have lobbied Parliament to highlight their concerns about changes to their pay, pensions and working conditions.

US troops killed in coalition strike

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 08:42
Five American soldiers have been killed accidentally by their own side in southern Afghanistan, US military sources confirm.

Home babies treated as 'sub-species'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 08:41
Babies of unmarried parents were treated as "an inferior sub-species" for decades in the Republic of Ireland, Enda Kenny says.

Sisi vows to end Egypt sex assaults

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 08:41
Egypt's President Sisi orders a crackdown on sexual assaults amid public anger after women were attacked in Cairo during his inauguration.

GM mosquitoes may aid malaria fight

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 08:38
Scientists create new strains of malaria mosquitoes that produce 95% male offspring, and can drive a rapid population crash in the laboratory.

Spot the Dog creator Eric Hill dies

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 08:37
Author and illustrator Eric Hill, the creator of the Spot the Dog children's books which have sold more than 60 million copies, dies aged 86.

'Pervert' Harris had 'demon within'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 08:34
Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris was a "pervert" who hid a demon under his "charming exterior", a court hears.

BBC journalists balloted over strike

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 08:31
Journalists at the BBC are to be balloted for strike action over pay.

OTR letters 'virtually worthless'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 08:26
Northern Ireland's chief prosecutor says secret letters sent to so-called On the Runs saying they were not wanted for paramilitary crimes are "virtually worthless" if new evidence emerges.
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