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Week in pictures: 19-25 July 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 07:04
News photos from around the world

Homeowner kills 'pregnant burglar'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 07:04
Authorities in California are investigating whether to charge an elderly man who fatally shot a suspected female burglar who said she was pregnant.

VIDEO: Tony Blackburn: 50 years on air

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 06:53
The BBC's Wendy Hurrell takes a look back at Tony Blackburn's 50 year broadcasting career.

Mother admits Mikaeel Kular killing

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 06:46
The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular admits killing her son and hiding his body in a suitcase, sparking a major search operation.

Landlady murder suspect arrested

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 06:44
A man wanted by police for questioning over the fatal stabbing of a guesthouse landlady has been arrested.

VIDEO: The wine collection with a Nazi past

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 06:41
In a Moldovan vineyard cellar lies a collection of wine confiscated from Hermann Goering.

Could bulk-buying save NHS pounds?

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 06:39
Could bulk-buying save NHS pounds?

Dana brother cleared of sex abuse

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 06:30
John Brown, the brother of Eurovision winner Dana, is cleared of five counts of historic sex abuse.

In India's Sultry Summer, Bucket Bathing Beats Indoor Showers

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 06:27

Our writer hated it as a child. Now she loves it: Fill pitcher, pour over head. It's a great way to stay cool in a place where water isn't always running. Maybe you should put it on your bucket list.

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Greste appeal over Egypt conviction

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 06:20
Jailed al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste is to appeal against his conviction and jail term on terrorism-related charges in Egypt, his family says.

Team Sky keen to retain Wiggins

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 06:11
Team Sky want to keep Sir Bradley Wiggins despite the rider's comments that he is "done" with road racing.

Dying man 'shocked to life' 31 times

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 06:05
The family of a dying man shocked back to life 31 times after hospital staff failed to remove his defibrillator implant, says his wish for a dignified death was "cruelly taken away".

PC in 'sex, cash and gifts' claims

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 06:03
A police officer is accused of having a sexual relationship and extracting £100,000 from an elderly man she met after his son was killed by an axe-murderer.

Hamilton heads Rosberg in practice

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 05:59
Lewis Hamilton was comfortably quicker than Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in second practice at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Indonesia's President-Elect Crowdsources His Cabinet

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 05:57

Joko "Jokowi" Widodo made a campaign promise to be a new kind of leader and has now asked ordinary Indonesians to help him choose his government.

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Appoint abuse inquiry head, May urged

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 05:49
The government must find someone to lead its probe into historical child abuse allegations immediately, a children's charity says.

UK economy back at pre-crisis level

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 05:42
The UK economy grew 0.8% in the second quarter and has now recovered the ground lost since the downturn began in 2008, according to official figures.

Welsh athlete Williams fails drugs test

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 05:38
Welsh 400m hurdler Rhys Williams says he is "utterly devastated" after an anti-doping violation rules him out of the Commonwealth Games.

Video Shows Islamic State Blowing Up Iraq's Tomb Of Jonah

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 05:31

The destruction of the holy site has drawn criticism from the Sunni allies of the so-called Islamic State and may cause a rift between the Sunni groups.

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VIDEO: Liverpool crowds greet giant puppets

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 05:24
Thousands of people have lined Liverpool's streets to welcome three giant marionettes, which will tell the story of the city during World War One.

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