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VIDEO: Artist's corner shop of felt goods

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 15:15
The Cornershop is an installation by artist Lucy Sparrow, where every item of stock for sale is made of felt.

Energy cost 'biggest fear' in Europe

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 15:08
Homeowners in Europe are more worried about energy bills than paying the rent or mortgage, a survey suggests.

Energy probe could be 'compromised'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 15:04
The forthcoming competition inquiry into the UK's energy companies should also investigate the wholesale gas market, a senior MP warns.

Who is the real winner of Glasgow 2014?

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 15:02
The Commonwealth Games medal table looks very different when the size of nations and territories' populations are considered.

Africa's Leaders Aim To Change Perception Of The Continent

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 14:46

Scores of African leaders gather in Washington this week at an unprecedented summit organized by President Obama. The goal: Get the U.S. invested in Africa, and shape a new narrative along the way.

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Gaza school strike 'criminal' - UN

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 14:16
An attack that killed 10 people at a UN-run Gaza school was a "moral outrage", says UN chief Ban Ki-moon, as Israel declares a brief ceasefire.

'Standout Games' draw to a close

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 14:12
Glasgow 2014 is hailed as "the standout Games in the history of the movement" as the 11-day event comes to a conclusion.

Ukraine army 'heading for victory'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 13:36
Ukrainian Defence Minister Valeriy Heletey tells the BBC his forces are gaining ground against rebels in the east and will be victorious "very soon".

Big names, full stadiums and rattled eardrums

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 13:10
Glasgow 2014 delivered an occasion like nothing else in the sporting calendar, writes chief sports writer Tom Fordyce.

Spain march backs El Salvador priest

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 12:28
Hundreds march in the Spanish town of Daimiel to demand the release of a priest detained in El Salvador for alleged links with criminal gangs.

VIDEO: China earthquake kills hundreds

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 12:25
At least 367 people have been killed and some 1,300 injured after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck in south-west China, state media say.

Cleveland Slugger Jim Thome Retires After Signing One-Day Contract

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 12:14

Calling a halt to a career that put him at the No. 7 spot on the all-time home run list, Jim Thome officially retired as a Cleveland Indian Saturday.

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Woods injury leaves future looking uncertain

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 11:44
Forget chasing majors – the biggest battle facing Tiger Woods may now be the one to save his career, writes Iain Carter.

Glasgow arrests 'are team officials'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 11:23
Two men arrested by police in Glasgow on Friday are thought to be team officials attending the Commonwealth Games.

Southern China quake kills hundreds

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 11:17
At least 367 people are killed and scores more injured after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes in south-west China, state media say.

Woods suffers back injury setback

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 10:56
Tiger Woods is forced to withdraw from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational midway through his final round with a back injury.

Services held on eve of WW1 centenary

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 10:45
Services and events are held across the country on the eve of the centenary of the UK's entry into World War One.

Anything You Can Spit Can Be Used Against You

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 10:33

A lot of rappers glorify crime in their music. Sometimes, lyrics that appear to boast about crimes can lead to arrest. Should violent rap lyrics be used as an admission of guilt?

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Islamic State Seizes Towns Near Kurdish Area; Dam Seen At Risk

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 10:33

The militants are hoping to cement control of the border area between Iraq, Syria and Turkey. At least 14 Kurdish soldiers were reportedly killed in the fighting this weekend.

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VIDEO: Memorable moments from Glasgow 2014

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 10:19
BBC Sport selects the most memorable moments from the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
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