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VIDEO: Excitement builds ahead of Tour de France

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 06:01
The excitement is building in Yorkshire ahead of the the beginning of the Tour de France in Leeds on Saturday.

VIDEO: Video shows Glasgow 'mini tornado'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 05:58
A 'mini tornado' is filmed swirling through a car park in the Gorbals area of Glasgow.

Week in pictures: 28 June - 4 July 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 05:51
The week's news in pictures

Who'll be UK's next EU Commissioner?

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 05:33
James Landale on the race to be UK's next EU Commissioner

'Tornado' spotted in the Gorbals

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 05:30
A mini "tornado" is caught on camera swirling through a car park in the Gorbals area of Glasgow.

Clashes Erupt In Jerusalem Over Palestinian Teen's Funeral

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-04 05:25

Palestinians say the 16-year-old was killed by Israeli extremists. His body was found just days after the recovery of the bodies of three Israeli teens in the West Bank.

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VIDEO: 65,000-tonne warship's big day - in 60 seconds

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 05:10
The Queen has given her name to the largest warship built in the UK with a whisky christening ceremony in Fife's Rosyth dockyard.

Man 'buried girlfriend's body twice'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 04:50
A man tells a court how he buried the body of his ex-girlfriend under a tree before digging up her remains and burying them in his uncle's grave.

Weakened Arthur Heads Up U.S. East Coast

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-04 04:44

The National Hurricane Center predicted further weakening as the Category 1 storm moved offshore. Arthur knocked out power for about 44,000 people in North Carolina.

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Doctor 'abused children with cancer'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 04:33
A Cambridge hospital doctor accused of sexually abusing children with cancer appears in court.

AUDIO: Bob Geldof: Proud of Peaches' impact

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 04:32
Sir Bob Geldof tells BBC Radio 2 he has been "overwhelmed" by letters of support from the public following the death of his daughter Peaches in April.

Ex-Editor Gets 18 Months In U.K. Phone Hacking Case

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-04 04:29

Andy Coulson, the former editor of the now defunct News of the World, was found guilty last week of conspiracy to hack personal voicemails.

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DJ Hardwell gig to go ahead in city

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 04:08
A DJ Hardwell gig in Edinburgh is to be staged later with enhanced security and safety measures in place.

SA strike forces GM plant closure

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 04:00
General Motors halts production at its South African operations because of the strike by the country's National Union of Metalworkers.

Why is champagne traditional for smashing on ships?

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 03:59
Why is champagne traditional for naming ceremonies?

Cameron tennis game fetches £160,000

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 03:54
The wife of an ex-Russian minister pays £160,000 for a game of tennis with David Cameron at a Tory fundraising event.

New report criticises health board

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 03:52
Wales' largest health board still has more work to do before it is fully fit for purpose, a report says.

Geldof "overwhelmed" by support

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 03:50
Bob Geldof tells DJ Chris Evans the letters of support from the public since Peaches death have 'really helped'

Big Data Comes To College

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-04 03:38

The exploding field of "learning analytics" raises ethical questions similar to those arising from the recent Facebook revelations.

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Factory workers given 'super-thumbs'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 03:27
Workers at a BMW plant in Germany are given 3D-printed "super-thumbs" to reduce stress on their joints when they are assembling car parts.
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