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Games fuel Scottish produce sales

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 06:11
Supermarket Tesco says demand for Scottish produce has increased sharply during the Commonwealth Games.

Scottish fours beat England for gold

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 06:06
Scotland's David Peacock, Neil Speirs, Paul Foster and skip Alex Marshall win gold over England in the bowls fours final.

Day in pictures: 1 August 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 05:59
24 hours of news photos: 1 August

During Transport, A Giraffe In South Africa Hits Head On Overpass, Dies

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 05:55

The truck was carrying two blindfolded giraffes on a busy highway. The journey captured the attention of drivers but came to a tragic end.

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Working Lives Panama

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 05:49
Five very different working lives in Panama

Simmering Online Debate Shows Emoji Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 05:48

A report from a local Philadelphia TV station is re-igniting a debate and getting people all up in arms. (Or should we say, up in hands?)

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Gaza: Mapping the human cost

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 05:47
Mapping the lives lost in the Gaza Strip conflict

Germany's Kohl keeps historic tapes

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 05:34
German ex-Chancellor Helmut Kohl wins a bitter legal battle to keep 200 tapes recording his political life.

Cantor To Step Down This Month To Make Room For Successor

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 05:24

After relinquishing his House majority leader post, Eric Cantor, who was defeated in a stunning June primary upset, says he will give up his seat in Congress effective Aug. 18.

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Kenyan order to repossess Lamu land

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 05:11
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta orders the repossession of 70% of the land in Lamu, where there has been deadly violence since June.

Cheltenham Banksy artwork defaced

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 04:54
A Banksy artwork painted on the wall of a house in Cheltenham, which was at the centre of a row over its removal, has been defaced.

Hand luggage advice amid bag delays

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 04:40
Travel experts advise passengers to pack essential items in their hand luggage after baggage reclaim delays at Gatwick Airport.

Unemployment Ticks Up To 6.2 Percent; 209,000 Jobs Added

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 04:38

The latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the rate for July was little changed from June's 6.1 percent.

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VIDEO: On board 'safety shield' London bus

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 04:30
New software will be trialled on a number of London buses to try to reduce collisions, Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed.

Big GCSE result variations predicted

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 04:29
England's schools are being told to expect big variability in their GCSE results because of the largest changes to the exams for several years.

Veteran graffiti artist Robbo dies

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 04:20
The well-known London graffiti artist King Robbo, who notoriously feuded with Banksy, dies aged 45.

I let my supporters down - Jamieson

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 04:20
Scotland's Michael Jamieson says he "let people down" by not winning gold at Glasgow 2014 but vows to come back stronger.

Court In Uganda Throws Out Anti-Gay Law

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 04:09

The decision was a technical one. The court said there was no quorum when Parliament voted on the measure, which made some acts of homosexuality punishable with life in prison.

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UDA memorial not funded by executive

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 04:04
The Housing Executive says a plaque to UDA members in south Belfast was not part of a memorial garden it funded in the Annadale Flats area.

Town to get £2m after pier blaze

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 04:04
Eastbourne is to get a boost of up to £2m following a fire that left the former arcade on the town's pier a charred shell, Downing Street has said.
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