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More Questions Than Answers In Deadly Tony Stewart Crash

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-11 07:14

While NASCAR's Stewart has frequently raced in sprint car events over the years, the sideline events have given him trouble: a 2013 crash left another driver with a broken back.

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No Roads Lead To Iquitos But This Med Student Is Glad He Made The Trip

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-11 07:03

He came as part of a volunteer team. What he finds in this Peruvian city of half a million is that the common hernia can ruin a man's life — and be easily fixed by a volunteer doctor.

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Island plane crash death man named

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 07:01
A man who died after a light aircraft crashed on the Isle of Bute is named as Thomas McGowan from Stonehouse in Lanarkshire.

Wine regional 'fingerprints' found

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 07:00
Regional varieties of wine have distinct chemical “fingerprints” which can authenticate their origin and quality, scientists report.

RAF aborts Iraq air drop over safety

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 06:53
An RAF aid drop in Iraq is abandoned owing to fears recipients could be injured by the cargo, as the prime minister faces pressure to recall Parliament.

Ramaphosa heckled at Marikana probe

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 06:42
South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is heckled at an inquiry into the shooting dead of 34 striking miners by police in Marikana in 2012.

Child-threatening axe robbers jailed

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 06:29
Three men are jailed for a series of robberies across the Midlands, including one in which they threatened a nine-year-old boy with an axe.

VIDEO: Queue for Putin T-shirts in Moscow

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 06:26
Hundreds of people gathered in one of Moscow's stores to buy T-shirts with Vladimir Putin's image on them.

Teenage fire victim, 17, named

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 06:17
A teenager who died following a house fire in Cwm, Blaenau Gwent, on Sunday is named as Alex Lewis.

'Tractor beam' created in water

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 06:10
Australian physicists have discovered how to control the movement of a floating object using wave patterns.

VIDEO: Stuck rollercoaster evacuated mid-ride

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 05:54
Fire-fighters have rescued more than 20 people who were stuck for hours on a rollercoaster in the US state of Maryland.

Jaguar Land Rover boosts Tata profit

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 05:45
Tata Motors reports a big jump in profits thanks to strong sales at its Jaguar Land Rover business.

How do Real Madrid keep £500m of talent happy?

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 05:44
It sounds like a manager's dream but Carlo Ancelotti must solve the puzzle of juggling the most expensive squad in history.

Ostrich conman to be extradited

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 05:39
A fugitive drug dealing conman from Swansea who swindled ostrich farm investors and then went on the run in South Africa is to be extradited to the UK.

Trial Of Alleged German Autobahn Shooter Begins

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-11 05:36

The suspect is accused of firing more than 700 shots at other vehicles on German highways over five years. A three-judge panel will determine if he should face attempted murder charges.

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Man jailed for murdering immigrant

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 05:33
A man is jailed for at least 15 years for the murder of a Portuguese immigrant who was about to travel home after failing to find work in the UK.

Day in pictures: 11 August 2014

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 05:25
24 hours of news photos: 11 August

What happens when airdrops land?

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 05:24
The UK has started dropping aid into Mount Sinjar in Iraq. But how effective are airdrops?

Fabregas is the future - Mourinho

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 05:12
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says the club have moved on from the exit of Frank Lampard by signing Cesc Fabregas.

New Leader Of Iraq Is Nominated, But Maliki Insists He'll Stay In Office

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-11 05:07

"Vice President Joe Biden called Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi to congratulate him on his nomination," the White House says.

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