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Gaza Toll Near 340 As Israel Presses Ground War

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 03:42

A health official in Gaza says 338 Palestinians, including more than 70 children, have been killed so far in the 11-day conflict.

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Ex-Speaker Thomas abuse claim inquiry

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 03:39
Police say they are investigating allegations the former House of Commons speaker George Thomas sexually abused a nine-year-old boy.

Ukraine Accuses Rebels Of Destroying Evidence At MH17 Crash Site

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 03:27

U.S. and European officials worry that evidence pointing to the cause of the crash could be altered or removed, and that bodies exposed to the elements are beginning to decay.

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Migrants 'suffocate' on Italy boat

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 03:18
Nineteen migrants die, reportedly by asphyxiation, aboard a crowded boat travelling from North Africa to Italy.

In The World Of Global Gestures, The Fist Bump Stands Alone

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 03:08

Obama does it. And increasingly, so do folks around the world. Why is the fist bump so popular? And do other cultures have similar gestures?

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Women's sport needs backing - Sparkes

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 03:06
British Swimming's chief executive calls on the government's Sports Minister to support female athletes following funding cuts.

Rosberg top in final German practice

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 02:23
Nico Rosberg is more than half a second quicker than team-mate Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes dominate final German GP practice.

Victims' review scheme sees charges

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 02:20
Nearly 150 suspects have been charged with offences after their alleged victims appealed against decisions not to prosecute, BBC News learns.

Louis van Gaal's biggest football bust-ups

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 01:53
New Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has fallen out with star strikers, captains, club legends and national icons.

Man arrested after teenager stabbed

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 01:47
A 23-year-old man is arrested after a teenager was stabbed on a busy Cardiff street.

Glasgow Science tower reopening

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 01:42
Glasgow Science Centre tower reopens to the public on Saturday after an almost four-year hiatus.

Tech Week: Microsoft Layoffs, Comcast Call Hell And Call Of Duty

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 01:42

Also in this week's tech headlines: Visa looks to boost online shopping, a Wall Street cyber scare, and fears that driverless cars could be used as "lethal weapons."

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How Turbans Helped Some Blacks Go Incognito In The Jim Crow Era

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 01:32

At the time, ideas of race in America were quite literally black and white. But a few meters of cloth changed the way some people of color were treated.

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No Filter: Interior Tweets America The Beautiful

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 01:31

The Department of the Interior might not have the largest Twitter following among federal agencies, but its account might be the most loved of all.

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Four hurt as ferry deck collapses

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 01:27
Three passengers and a crew member on an Isle of Wight ferry are taken to hospital after the upper car deck of the ship collapsed.

Flood warning as storms are forecast

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 01:18
Flash flood warnings have been issued as thunderstorms are expected to continue to hit much of Wales on Saturday.

Walcott to miss start of season

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 01:13
Arsenal forward Theo Walcott will return to training at the end of August following a knee injury, says manager Arsene Wenger.

Man's leg broken in attack at house

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 00:50
A man suffered a suspected broken leg and another man was hit on the head with a gun during an attack at a house in Dundonald, on the outskirts of east Belfast, early on Saturday.

Ukraine rebels 'halt MH17 observers'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 00:42
International observers say pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have limited their access to the wreckage of flight MH17.

Obama gives Israel PM Gaza warning

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 00:31
US President Obama supports Israel's right to self-defence, but warns PM Benjamin Netanyahu against further escalation in Gaza.
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