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Contador wins second Giro d'Italia

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 07:50
Spain's Alberto Contador finishes the final stage of this year's Giro d'Italia in the peloton to ensure he wins the overall title.

Brownlee cruises to win in London

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 07:40
Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee claims his second win of the World Triathlon Series with a devastating performance.

Peer attacks right-to-buy plan

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 07:32
Former civil service chief Lord Kerslake criticises plans to extend the right to buy their homes to housing association tenants.

Club investigates 'racist sex tape'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 07:25
Leicester City launches an investigation after accusations three of its players appeared in a racist sex tape.

Blatter 'victim of a conspiracy'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 07:15
Fifa president Sepp Blatter is the victim of a conspiracy from "behind the scenes", his daughter tells the BBC, amid a corruption crisis.

Egypt destroys Mubarak headquarters

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 06:45
Egypt begins demolishing the headquarters of the now-dissolved party of former President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo.

No Love Lost In Paris As 'Love Locks' To Be Cut From Bridge

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-31 06:45

For years, lovers have placed padlocks on the bridge and tossed the key into the Seine as a symbol of their undying commitment to one another. But Parisian officials have a less romantic view.

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Ministers will quit over EU, PM told

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 06:36
David Cameron is urged to allow ministers to campaign for Britain's EU exit by a leading Eurosceptic MP.

Ennis-Hill qualifies for Rio Games

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 06:18
Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill finishes fourth in her first heptathlon since London 2012, ensuring she can defend her title.

Woman dies in car and bus crash

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 06:16
A woman dies and three others are injured after a car and coach collided on the M73 in North Lanarkshire.

Racial Diversity Grows On Network Television, But Will Quality Lag Behind?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-31 06:16

Network TV's fall schedule has a lot of new shows with non-white stars and casts. But NPR television critic Eric Deggans wonders if those series will explore race and culture as well as current shows.

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Rejoice at British boxing's big hits

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 05:59
Home-grown talent outshines the Las Vegas hype machine in a night to celebrate British boxing - even James DeGale got a cheer.

S Africa 'admits $10m Fifa payout'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 05:55
South Africa did pay $10m to a football body led by Jack Warner, one of the figures at the centre of Fifa corruption allegations, local media say.

Real chief 'reveals' Benitez plan

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 05:54
A Real Madrid vice-president appears to suggest Rafael Benitez is to be appointed as the Spanish club's next manager.

All Eyes On Senate As Patriot Act Provisions Set To Expire

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-31 05:54

Three key provisions of the act sunset on June 1. The Senate has scheduled a rare Sunday session to try to pass a House measure that modifies some of the provisions.

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VIDEO: Parade for FA Cup victors Arsenal

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 05:28
Arsenal fans have been celebrating a record 12th FA Cup title win following the team's four-nil victory over Aston Villa at Wembley, making it the most successful club in FA Cup history.

BB King funeral held in Mississippi

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 05:22
Tributes from President Barack Obama and Stevie Wonder are read at the funeral of blues legend BB King in Indianola, Mississippi.

Secretary Of Agriculture: Bird Flu Poses 'No Health Issue' To Humans

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-31 05:22

The largest outbreak of avian flu in U.S. history is ravaging poultry at farms in the Midwest. Sec. Tom Vilsack says there's no risk of transmission to humans, but egg prices may rise.

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VIDEO: 'Next stop Hawaii' for solar plane

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 04:47
Solar Impulse, a zero-fuel aeroplane piloted by Andre Borschberg, is on the most difficult leg of its mission to fly around the world.

SF believes welfare deal is possible

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 04:44
Sinn Féin does not want the Northern Ireland Assembly to collapse and believes a deal on welfare is still "doable", Alex Maskey says.

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