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Watson shocks Cibulkova in Montreal

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 21:51
Heather Watson books a third-round Rogers Cup clash with Victoria Azarenka after defeating Dominika Cibulkova.

Nato Newport summit's road closures

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 21:45
Details of road closures around the Celtic Manor which will host September's Nato summit of world leaders are announced as work to erect over 12 miles (20 km) of security fencing starts.

Army Asks Bergdahl About Incident That Led To Taliban Capture

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 21:37

The U.S. Army has begun interviewing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl about his disappearance in Afghanistan that led to five years in captivity by the Taliban, his attorney and an Army spokeswoman said Wednesday.

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Top Khmer Rouge leaders guilty

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 21:24
Cambodia's UN-backed tribunal convicts two top Khmer Rouge leaders of crimes against humanity and jails them for life.

2 Top Khmer Rouge Leaders Sentenced To Life In Prison

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 21:14

A U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal on Thursday sentenced two top leaders of the former regime to life in prison on war crimes charges for their roles during the country's 1970s terror.

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Activist meets 'stolen grandson'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 20:51
Argentine human rights activist Estela Carlotto is reunited with her long-lost grandson after discovering his whereabouts earlier this week.

Federal Judges Weigh Gay Marriage Cases From Four States

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 20:46

The outcome of the hearing could put more pressure on the Supreme Court to make a decision on states' same-sex marriage bans.

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US travel firm in $500m China move

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 20:39
Priceline Group, owner of travel websites including Booking.com and Agoda, agrees to invest $500m in China's biggest online travel company Ctrip.

Australia commemorates MH17 dead

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 19:58
Australia is holding a national day of mourning for those who died in the Malaysia Airline MH17 air disaster in Ukraine in July.

Israel offers Gaza truce extension

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 19:43
Israel offers to extend a 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza, say Israeli officials, but Hamas, which controls Gaza, has yet to agree to the plan.

Pistorius closing arguments to begin

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 18:57
The murder trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius resumes for two days of closing arguments after months of evidence.

Liberia declares Ebola emergency

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 18:29
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf declares a state of emergency as the country grapples with an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.

Obama defends unilateral action

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 18:05
President Barack Obama defends his right to act without Congress' approval in order to address the pressing issues facing America.

Councils raise care funding concerns

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 17:47
Plans to cap the amount of money people in England and Wales spend on their social care could be jeopardised by a lack of funding, councils say.

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