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VIDEO: The Iraqi Christians who refuse to flee

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 10:20
As thousands of Iraqi Christians flee the advance of Isis rebels, the BBC's Quentin Sommerville reports from one town where Christians are refusing to leave.

Man 'dead for weeks' in London flat

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 09:59
A man whose remains were found in a flat in east London may have been "dead for weeks", the Metropolitan Police said.

Trott and Kennaugh win road races

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 09:59
Laura Trott and Peter Kennaugh win the British Cycling Championships road races with sprint finishes in Monmouthshire.

VIDEO: Thai military shows weapons haul

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 09:57
The ruling military council in Thailand has been showing seized weapons as evidence of the growing violence in the country.

VIDEO: 'Scores trapped' in India collapse

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 09:47
More than 100 people are still feared trapped after a building collapsed in the southern city of Chennai in India, an official has said.

Give NHS more cash, say coalition MPs

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 09:47
More money should be spent on the NHS as demands on the service rise, say past and present chairs of the Commons health select committee.

VIDEO: Nasa tests Mars landing technology

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 09:40
US space agency Nasa has successfully tested a flying-saucer shaped space craft that could help scientists plan future missions to Mars.

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Poll Garners More Than 780,000 Votes

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-29 09:29

The unofficial referendum was branded as illegal by local and mainland Chinese officials. The referendum called for Hong Kong to be able to democratically elect its leaders.

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Villages attacked in north Nigeria

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 09:22
At least 40 civilians are killed in attacks on four villages by suspected Boko Haram militants in north-eastern Nigeria, residents say.

'Supercooling' keeps organs fresh

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 09:08
A new technique known as "supercooling" can preserve organs for days before they are transplanted, US researchers claim.

In Paris, Training Wheels For The Littlest Riders

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-29 08:57

Paris streets are often too dangerous for kids to learn to ride, and most parents have no room to store bikes in their apartments. So the city has started renting bikes for the smallest Parisians.

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NI threat to G4S staff is condemned

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 08:34
A dissident republican threat against staff working for the global security firm G4S is condemned by Northern Ireland's Justice Minister David Ford.

Housing Market Fake-Outs Stump Economists

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-29 08:31

More than six years after the housing crash, the housing market may be better-than-dismal, but the slog back to normal is still disappointingly long and slow.

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Bulgaria makes arrests over bank run

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 08:20
Bulgarian authorities arrest three more people on suspicion of plotting to destabilise the country's banking system.

Sale 'agreed' for oil refinery

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 08:13
Hundreds of jobs at closure-threatened oil refinery in Milford Haven could be saved after the sale of the site was agreed in principle.

MoJ recruits reserve prison officers

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 08:08
The government has started recruiting a reserve force of prison officers for England and Wales, the BBC learns.

Banksy deal 'close to being done'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 07:56
A deal is close to being done to keep a Banksy artwork on the side of a house in Cheltenham, according to a London art dealer.

Jets crash report 'highly critical'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 07:54
Investigators find that if a collision warning system had been fitted to RAF Tornados, it would have prevented the jets from crashing.

Man, 69, dies after street robbery

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 07:31
A 69-year-old man dies in hospital after he was robbed in the street.

VIDEO: Nasa tests Mars landing technology

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 07:25
US space agency Nasa has sent a flying-saucer shaped vehicle high into the earth's atmosphere in an effort to discover future Mars landing technologies.
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