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Australia brings asylum group ashore

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 23:56
A group of 157 asylum seekers held at sea will be brought to the Australian mainland to be detained, the immigration minister says.

France Sends Soldiers To Guard Air Algerie Wreckage In Mali

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-24 23:43

The MD-83 aircraft, owned by Spanish company Swiftair and leased by Algeria's flagship carrier, disappeared from radar in bad weather less than an hour after it took off; 116 people were aboard.

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Bedtime light 'may stop cancer drug'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 23:40
Even dimly lit bedrooms may stop breast cancer drugs from working, according to US research.

Hamill: Star Wars return 'a gift'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 23:30
Star Wars actor Mark Hamill calls returning to the franchise was an "unexpected gift", and says Harrison Ford is recovering well from his broken ankle.

VIDEO: Secrets of royal childhoods revealed

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 23:21
A new exhibition at Buckingham Palace is revealing what is is like to grow up in the Royal Family.

Chicken factory health probe ordered

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 23:14
An investigation into allegations of hygiene failings at poultry processing factories is ordered by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Weekly Wrap: The week that was

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-07-24 23:11

David Gura talked with to Catherine Rampell from the Washington Post and Linette Lopez from Business Insider for a look back at the week’s biggest business news.

West Bank Gaza protests turn deadly

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 23:10
At least two Palestinians die and more than 200 are hurt during West Bank protests against Israel's military operation in Gaza.

Fears over special needs pupils

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 23:08
Children with special needs in Wales will be worse off than those in England if a new law is passed, a leading education solicitor claims.

Wreckage of Algeria plane found

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 23:06
The wreckage of a plane that disappeared with 116 people on board on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has been found in Mali, officials say.

VIDEO: West Bank Gaza protests turn deadly

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 22:54
At least two Palestinians have been killed during a West Bank march protesting against Israel's military operation in Gaza.

VIDEO: Cumberbatch on first animated role

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 22:26
Benedict Cumberbatch has been talking about his first animated role as a Wolf in the film The Penguins of Madagascar

Man charged with raping teenage girl

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 22:18
A 21-year-old man is charged with raping a teenage girl in Larne, County Antrim.

VIDEO: Left behind in 'dead' Ukraine city

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 22:10
The BBC's Natalia Antelava speaks to residents in the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, the last stronghold of pro-Russian separatists, to gauge how the conflict is affecting their lives.

Drink price plan 'would reduce harm'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 21:55
Plans to introduce a minimum price for alcohol in Wales are backed by a panel of experts on substance misuse.

Crackdown on drivers using mobiles

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 21:35
Police in Northern Ireland begin a new crackdown on motorists using mobile phones while driving.

'I have the pace but I've got to start delivering'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 21:19
'I have the pace but I've got to start delivering'

UK growth and Games 'gold rush' - papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 21:17
Some papers focus on predictions of better-than-expected growth for the UK economy, while several feature Commonwealth Games images.

VIDEO: 'Fluffy' dinosaur theory sparks debate

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 21:10
All dinosaurs were covered with feathers or had the potential to grow feathers, a study published in the journal, Science, suggests.

'Politicians protected by cover-up'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 21:02
A former assistant director of social services at Lambeth council claims there was a cover-up to protect politicians after allegations of abuse at a children's home.
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