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Sir Bobby's legacy five years on

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:17
Five years on from his death, Sir Bobby Robson would be "astonished" at the legacy he has left, says his widow Lady Elsie.

Glazers in £88.7m Man Utd share sale

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:16
Manchester United's US owners will pocket about $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange.

Broken robots 'learn to keep going'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:08
Engineers take a step towards having machines that can operate even when they are damaged by developing a robot that can teach itself to walk, even with a broken leg.

Your solo dining experiences

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:07
Your experiences of going out for meals on your own

Can one bad blog blight a business?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:07
How can firms defend themselves against irate reviews?

VIDEO: Why Tiki became a US phenomenon

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:06
In his book Tiki Pop, Sven Kirsten describes how Tiki bars and cocktails became a welcome escape for Americans in the 1950s and 1960s.

VIDEO: What was in WW1 British soldier's kit?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:05
Military historian Andy Robertshaw talks through the uniform worn by soldiers in the British Expeditionary Force at the start of World War One.

VIDEO: Hopper's art given life on film

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:04
Talking Movies talks to Gustav Deutsch - a multimedia artist at the cutting edge of cinema.

Campaign targets modern slavery

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:03
The government launches the first nationwide campaign aimed at raising awareness of people working in slavery in the UK.

'We lost our heads' admits Deila

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 14:52
Celtic manager Ronny Deila says his side lost their heads as they lost 4-1 to Legia Warsaw in Champions League qualifying.

Liberia shuts schools over Ebola

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 14:50
Liberia's government announced it is closing down all schools across the country and deploying troops to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

VIDEO: The challenge of tackling Ebola

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 14:50
Scientists have been aware of Ebola since the mid-1970s, but so far no vaccine or cure has been developed.

House Votes To OK Lawsuit Against Obama

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 14:48

House Republicans say that the president has overstepped the bounds of his executive authority. President Obama dismissed the move as a "political stunt."

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VIDEO: Fire rips through Eastbourne Pier

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 14:42
A huge fire has ripped through Eastbourne Pier in East Sussex.

Why Your 'Small-Batch' Whiskey Might Taste A Lot Like The Others

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 14:33

A food blogger says dozens of distilleries are buying rye whiskey from a factory in Indiana and using it in bottles labeled "artisan."

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G7 says Russia faces more sanctions

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 14:26
The G7 group of economic powers warns President Putin of further sanctions after Russia called new US and EU penalties "destructive and short-sighted".

Australia's head coach suspended

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 14:24
Head coach of Australian Athletics Eric Hollingsworth has been suspended for publicly criticising the team's star hurdler Sally Pearson.

Kiribati claims historic medal

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 14:23
Weightlifter David Katoatau earns Kiribati its first ever Games medal with gold in 105kg as Ben Watson wins bronze.

England pair win gymnastics golds

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 14:14
England's Max Whitlock and Claudia Fragapane both win their second gold medals in Glasgow in the all-around competitions.

Job Worries Linger, But The Economy Is Looking Good

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 13:54

Both the Commerce Department and the Federal Reserve gave the economy good marks after years of slack performance. The Fed still frets about jobs but generally is upbeat, predicting "moderate" growth.

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