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US steps up air strikes in Iraq

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 18:40
The US launches a second round of air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq, and confirms the group has taken the country's largest dam.

Republicans pick Cleveland for 2016

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 18:27
The Republican Party chooses Cleveland in the battleground state of Ohio as the site of its 2016 convention, party leaders say.

'Stem cells used in stroke therapy'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 17:55
A pilot study suggests an experimental treatment that involves infusing stem cells into the brain may boost recovery after stroke.

Music lessons can close reading gap

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 17:51
Learning to sing or play a musical instrument can help disadvantaged children improve their reading skills, US research suggests.

Crowley: 'War on terror' now local

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 17:41
Obama is reframing "war on terror" in local terms, says PJ Crowley

Nigeria declares Ebola emergency

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 17:29
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declares the outbreak of Ebola "a national emergency" and approves funds to help contain the deadly virus.

Can UK learn from anti-jihad scheme?

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 17:00
Persuading those planning to fight in Syria to come home

Canada launches Arctic seabed quest

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 16:58
Canada launches a mission to map the Arctic seabed to support its claim for oil-rich undersea territory up to the North Pole.

VIDEO: Can US 'secret serum' cure Ebola?

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 16:55
Alastair Leithead visits the San Diego research centre where a serum used on two US Ebola patients was developed.

A British geography quiz you can do in the car

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 16:43
A British geography quiz you can do in the car

McIlroy halfway leader at US PGA

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 16:42
World number one Rory McIlroy has the halfway lead at the US PGA after a second-round 67 at Valhalla.

NCAA Loses Court Ruling In Athletes' Antitrust Case

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 16:38

A federal judge sided with college football and basketball players who say they're being used to help sell video games, TV broadcasts, and other content without being paid.

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The great balloon riot of 1864

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 16:35
Author Jeremy Clay tells the little-known tale of the balloon riot in Leicester.

Cameron cautious over Iraqi strikes

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 16:31
The PM's approach to further military action in Iraq

Federal Judge Rules Some College Players Are Entitled To Payment

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 16:02

College athletes scored a victory in court. A federal judge issued a ruling that the NCAA violated antitrust law by prohibiting athletes from payment for the use of their names, images and likenesses.

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Yemeni soldiers die in bus ambush

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:38
Suspected al-Qaeda militants abduct and kill at least 14 soldiers returning home from duty in east Yemen, officials and eyewitnesses say.

Exhibition honours 'legend' Mercer

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:21
An exhibition opens honouring former Manchester City and England manager Joe Mercer, with items including a metal plate and screws from his leg.

Reagan aide Brady death 'a homicide'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:19
The recent death of ex-White House aide James Brady is ruled a homicide, 33 years after he was wounded in a 1981 attempt on President Reagan's life.

In search of the perfect Full English

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:17
In search of the perfect Full English breakfast

When New York was graffiti central

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:11
When New York was famous for being covered with graffiti
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