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Ukraine army 'heading for victory'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 13:36
Ukrainian Defence Minister Valeriy Heletey tells the BBC his forces are gaining ground against rebels in the east and will be victorious "very soon".

Spain march backs El Salvador priest

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 12:28
Hundreds march in the Spanish town of Daimiel to demand the release of a priest detained in El Salvador for alleged links with criminal gangs.

VIDEO: China earthquake kills hundreds

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 12:25
At least 367 people have been killed and some 1,300 injured after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck in south-west China, state media say.

Cleveland Slugger Jim Thome Retires After Signing One-Day Contract

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 12:14

Calling a halt to a career that put him at the No. 7 spot on the all-time home run list, Jim Thome officially retired as a Cleveland Indian Saturday.

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Woods suffers back injury setback

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 10:56
Tiger Woods is forced to withdraw from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational midway through his final round with a back injury.

Islamic State Seizes Towns Near Kurdish Area; Dam Seen At Risk

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 10:33

The militants are hoping to cement control of the border area between Iraq, Syria and Turkey. At least 14 Kurdish soldiers were reportedly killed in the fighting this weekend.

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Anything You Can Spit Can Be Used Against You

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 10:33

A lot of rappers glorify crime in their music. Sometimes, lyrics that appear to boast about crimes can lead to arrest. Should violent rap lyrics be used as an admission of guilt?

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US to send 50 experts to fight Ebola

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 10:14
The US will "surge" its response to the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola by sending at least 50 public health experts to West Africa.

VIDEO: Miliband: Israeli action 'unjustifiable'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 10:05
Labour leader Ed Miliband has called on the prime minister to send "a much clearer message" to Israel that its actions in Gaza are "unacceptable and unjustifiable".

VIDEO: Villagers try to stop Ebola burials

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 09:38
As the US announces it is to send about 50 public health experts to West Africa to help tackle the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, protests break out at burial sites in Liberia.

Ostrich conman held in South Africa

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 09:38
On-the-run conman, drug dealer and money launderer Martin Evans has been arrested in South Africa, the National Crime Agency confirms.

Gaza crisis 'intolerable' - Hammond

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 09:24
The situation in Gaza is "simply intolerable and must be addressed", Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.

Wales' Thomas wins dramatic road race

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 08:51
Wales' Geraint Thomas survives a puncture to with six kilometres to go to win the men's Commonwealth Games road race.

Lego Releases Female Scientists Set; May Appease 7-Year-Old Critic

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 08:07

Months after a girl took the company to task for its female toy figures, Lego has released the Research Institute, a play set created by a "real-life geophysicist, Ellen Kooijman," the company says.

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Famous Italian statue in thong row

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 07:48
A row breaks out in Italy after a photographer dresses up a famous 2,500-year-old statue in a leopard-skin thong and pink feather boa.

Praise heaped on 'best Games ever'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 07:32
The people of Glasgow, as well as volunteers, crowds and athletes, draw widespread praise after a "fantastic" Commonwealth Games.

Islamic State takes over Iraq towns

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 07:28
The UN has warned that up to 200,000 people have been forced to flee after Islamic State militants take over more towns in northern Iraq.

Taste For Rare, Wild Pangolin Is Driving The Mammal To Extinction

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 06:48

The meat of this scaly, ant-eating creature has become a luxury food for some newly-rich Asians. But all eight pangolin species are now threatened by extinction, with two critically endangered.

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Algae Toxins Prompt Toledo To Ban Its Drinking Water

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 06:31

The toxins' presence is blamed on algae from Lake Erie, sparking a water ban that has affected about half a million people since it was first announced this weekend.

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Sperm bank to meet UK donor demand

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 06:06
A national sperm bank, which can be used by same-sex couples and single women, is to be opened to combat a UK-wide shortage.

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