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Eisteddfod apology over bus delays

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 08:15
Eisteddfod bosses have apologised after problems with a park-and-ride system led to delays for visitors at the festival in Llanelli.

Firefighters tackle woodchip blaze

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 08:12
Firefighters have been tackling a large blaze involving thousands of tonnes of wood chippings at an industrial park in Easter Ross.

Lego Releases Female Scientists Set; May Appease 7-Year-Old Critic

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 08:07

Months after a girl took the company to task for its female toy figures, Lego has released the Research Institute, a play set created by a "real-life geophysicist, Ellen Kooijman," the company says.

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VIDEO: Rescuers search quake flattened homes

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 07:48
A major rescue and relief operation is under way after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck in south-west China.

Famous Italian statue in thong row

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 07:48
A row breaks out in Italy after a photographer dresses up a famous 2,500-year-old statue in a leopard-skin thong and pink feather boa.

Deadly strike 'at UN school in Gaza'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 07:37
At least 10 Palestinians die and dozens are hurt in a strike near a UN school in Gaza, medics say, amid reports most Israeli troops have left Gaza.

Adcocks secure mixed doubles gold

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 07:35
Chris and Gabby Adcock beat Chris Langridge and Heather Olver to win the Commonwealth mixed doubles badminton title.

Praise heaped on 'best Games ever'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 07:32
The people of Glasgow, as well as volunteers, crowds and athletes, draw widespread praise after a "fantastic" Commonwealth Games.

Islamic State takes over Iraq towns

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 07:28
The UN has warned that up to 200,000 people have been forced to flee after Islamic State militants take over more towns in northern Iraq.

Newry crash victims' names released

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 06:54
The man and woman who died in a two-vehicle crash in Newry, County Down, on Saturday were 19-year-old Niall Murphy and 67-year-old Joan Connor.

Taste For Rare, Wild Pangolin Is Driving The Mammal To Extinction

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 06:48

The meat of this scaly, ant-eating creature has become a luxury food for some newly-rich Asians. But all eight pangolin species are now threatened by extinction, with two critically endangered.

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Disabled boy reaches Snowdon summit

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 06:46
A boy who uses a wheelchair after suffering a spinal tumour climbs Snowdon with the aid of 20 Met Police officers and his parents.

Algae Toxins Prompt Toledo To Ban Its Drinking Water

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 06:31

The toxins' presence is blamed on algae from Lake Erie, sparking a water ban that has affected about half a million people since it was first announced this weekend.

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Boy charged with double stabbing

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 06:21
A 16-year-old boy is charged with two counts of wounding after two men were stabbed in Blackwood, Caerphilly, say police.

Glasgow prepares to close 2014 Games

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 06:13
Kylie Minogue, Lulu, Deacon Blue and more than 2,000 performers will bring the curtain down on the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later.

Sperm bank to meet UK donor demand

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 06:06
A national sperm bank, which can be used by same-sex couples and single women, is to be opened to combat a UK-wide shortage.

Teenager loaned violin worth £1m

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 06:02
A teenage boy is loaned a £1m Stradivarius violin by a musician touched by similarities in their lives.

Finn recalled for injured Plunkett

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 05:48
Steven Finn is recalled to the England squad for the fourth Test against India as Liam Plunkett withdraws injured.

Can Google Build A Typeface To Support Every Written Language?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 05:31

Google recently announced a font family, Noto, that aims to include all the world's written languages. But it may prove to be an even more ambitious effort than self-driving cars.

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'It's So Terrible': Quake Reportedly Kills Hundreds In Southwest China

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 05:25

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Yunnan Province Sunday afternoon, leveling buildings and rippling roads. Rescue crews are still working to find survivors.

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