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NotW 'undermined axe murder probe'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 09:09
A retired Metropolitan Police detective accuses News of the World journalists of attempting "to undermine" his investigation into an axe murder.

New Gaza exchanges after truce ends

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 09:06
Israeli air strikes and Palestinian rocket fire resume after a temporary truce in Gaza ends, but talks continue in Egypt for a fuller ceasefire.

Labour plan to part nationalise rail

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 08:59
Labour will soon unveil a promise to change the law to allow for the part re-nationalisation of the rail network, the BBC has learned.

Kincora should be part of probe: Vaz

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 08:59
The chair of a Westminster committee says an expert from Northern Ireland should be included in a new investigation into child abuse across the UK.

UK space shot's tribute to Newton

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 08:41
British astronaut Tim Peake has picked "Principia" to be the name of his mission into space next year.

Woods unsurprised by solid start

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 08:38
Tiger Woods was far from shocked by his impressive opening round of 69 at Hoylake despite his recent injury worries.

CEO Of Ignition Switch Maker Says No Responsibility For GM Deaths

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-17 08:31

Rodney O'Neal, CEO of Delphi Automotive, says the ignition switch was redesigned according to GM specifications. GM CEO Mary Barra acknowledged, "It's our responsibility."

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Ex-Labour minister backs Yes vote

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 08:18
A former Merseyside MP and ex-Labour minister endorses Scottish independence as Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond makes a speech in Liverpool.

Beyonce leads MTV video nominations

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 08:05
Beyonce is in the running for eight prizes at the MTV Video Music Awards, including video of the year and best female.

She's Got A Perfect Afro — And A Melodious Vision For African Musicians

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-17 08:02

Meklit Hadero was born in Ethiopia and raised in the U.S. She's a folk-jazz artist who's been likened to Joni Mitchell. And she brings East African musicians together to share their beats.

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VIDEO: Assisted dying 'a dangerous path'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 08:01
Paralympic multi-gold medallist Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, has spoken out against the legalisation of assisted dying, warning that a bill proposed by Former Labour Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer does not have "adequate safeguards".

Doctor Who leaks blamed on 'mistake'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 07:59
The recent leaks of scripts and footage from the new Doctor Who series were due to a "damaging mistake", according to the BBC's commercial arm.

Malaysian Jet That Crashed In Ukraine May Have Been Shot Down

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-17 07:55

A U.S. official has told NPR that a Malaysia Airlines jet carrying nearly 300 people was likely shot down by a surface-to-air missile.

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Kristoff sprints to stage 12 win

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 07:39
Alexander Kristoff wins a sprint finish to claim victory in stage 12 of the Tour de France from Bourg-en-Bresse to Saint Etienne.

Van Gaal defends 'strong personality'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 07:37
Louis van Gaal describes himself as a "democratic" manager in his first news conference as Manchester United boss.

Blues musician Johnny Winter dies

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 07:30
Blues guitarist Johnny Winter, known for his energetic solo performances, has died at the age of 70.

After Thor, Marvel Announces Big Change To Captain America

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-17 07:29

Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon, will carry Cap's shield. He's the second African-American to take on the iconic role. Also this week, Marvel announced that Thor will be female.

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Israel-Gaza ceasefire deal denied

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 07:28
Israel's foreign minister and Hamas deny earlier reports of a truce deal to end fighting in Gaza between Israel and Palestinian militants.

Microsoft to end Android smartphones

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 07:22
Microsoft will stop developing Android-powered smartphones, focusing instead on low-cost Windows Phone devices, the BBC understands.

Rosetta heads for 'space duck'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 07:17
Europe's mission to land on a comet was always going to be difficult, but the pictures released this week of the giant ice ball illustrate just how daunting the task will be.
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