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Ashya brother defends arrested parents

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 14:15
A boy with a brain tumour whose parents took him from a hospital against medical advice had everything he needed to be safe, his brother says.

VIDEO: Pro-Russian separatists approach Mariupol

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 14:14
Russia's President, Vladimir Putin, says any agreement to end the conflict in Ukraine, must include discussions on giving more autonomy to pro-Russians in the east.

Conservative MP Kelly to stand down

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 14:05
Conservative MP for Dudley South Chris Kelly announces he will stand down at the 2015 general election after one term.

Barclays sells Spanish businesses

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 14:00
Barclays Bank sells Spanish businesses for £633m to the country's third largest lender CaixaBank.

Arsenal 'active' as deadline looms

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 14:00
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger expects to be busy on deadline day, while plenty of activity is expected after a record summer of spending.

PTSD Goes Largely Untreated In Iraq's Kurdish Region

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 13:40

The U.S. military's attention to PTSD is well-documented but Kurdish fighters living with the same disorder haven't received nearly as much care. Arun Rath talks to journalist Jenna Krajeski.

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Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, Says U.S. Case Is 'Stacked'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 13:25

One of the lawyers for self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resigned from the Army last week. He tells NPR the government is putting on a "show trial."

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Iraqi forces 'reach besieged Amerli'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 12:52
Iraqi forces reach the besieged town of Amerli, where thousands of people have been trapped by jihadists, military officials say.

Gomez denies Jonny Brownlee title

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 12:43
Javier Gomez wins the Triathlon World Series title ahead of Jonny Brownlee, whose brother Alistair wins the final race.

In pictures: India's coal miners

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 12:34
Photographer Arindam Mukherjee with the miners of eastern India

Tsonga 'less afraid' of Murray

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 12:15
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga goes into his US Open fourth-round match against Andy Murray boosted by the Briton's uncertain form.

'No apology' over Ashya King search

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 11:46
Police say they will not apologise for the way they conducted a search for a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour, who was taken from a UK hospital by his parents against medical advice.

VIDEO: Saying 'I do,' underwater in China

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 11:24
Why Chinese couples are queuing up to put on waterproof make-up and get their wedding pictures taken underwater.

Smile please, but hold your breath

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 11:23
Chinese couples told to smile, but please hold your breath

Bush sets new album chart record

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 11:21
Kate Bush follows her stage comeback to become the first woman to have eight albums in the chart at the same time.

Coast Guard Calls Off Search For Small Plane That Crashed In Ocean

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 10:53

The apparently unconscious pilot of the single-engine aircraft drifted into restricted airspace over Washington, prompting F-16s to be scrambled.

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VIDEO: Powerful vacuum cleaner sales spike

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 10:17
From 1 September, companies in the EU will be banned from making or importing vacuum cleaners above 1600 watts and it has led to a sharp rise in sales.

What is proton beam therapy?

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 09:48
What is proton beam therapy and why is it so sought after?

Eurosceptics win German state seats

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 09:47
Eurosceptic party 'Alternative for Germany' wins its first state parliament seats in the eastern state of Saxony, according to exit polls.

Corvette-Eating Sinkhole Will Be Filled In, Museum Says

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 09:44

When a gaping hole opened up under a clutch of classic cars at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, the disaster became a favorite exhibit. But the museum's board has decided to fix it, anyway.

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