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'Pants' Hollie campaign finds donor

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 07:41
Bone marrow donor found for Cardiff schoolgirl Hollie Clark after stars join "pants on your head" awareness campaign.

Israel and Gaza trade fresh fire

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 07:38
Palestinian deaths are continuing to mount as Israel and militants in Gaza traded fresh rounds of rocket and missile-fire on Saturday.

Senanayake banned over bowling action

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 07:36
Sri Lanka's Sachithra Senanayake is banned from bowling by the ICC after he was found to have an illegal action.

Yemen tribesmen attack oil pipeline

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 07:32
Yemeni tribesmen blow up a major oil pipeline, disrupting supplies from the interior to the Ras Isa export terminal on the Red Sea.

Woman raped in seaside car park

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 07:01
A woman is raped in the Dunes car park in South Shields.

Two charged over Dorchester robbery

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 06:57
Two people are charged in connection with a smash-and-grab robbery at a central London hotel.

Ramones punks founder Tommy dies

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 05:55
Tommy Ramone, the drummer and last surviving original member of influential US punk band The Ramones, has died aged 65, the group announces.

Utah Seeks To Block Benefits To Married Same-Sex Couples

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 05:53

The state says it will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to halt a federal appeals court order that it provide spousal benefits.

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Police back new code for officers

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 05:39
The Police Federation backs a new code of ethics that could see officers face disciplinary action for being impolite to the public.

Brooklyn DA Shifts Stance On Pot, But That Won't Impact NYPD

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 05:04

District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he will stop prosecuting some people arrested for low-level marijuana possession. But that won't stop the New York Police Department from making arrests.

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Anderson & Root set Test record stand

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 04:50
James Anderson and Joe Root put on 198, the highest last-wicket stand in Test cricket history, as England fight back against India.

Hansen set for farewell as BBC pundit

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 04:50
Legendary football pundit Alan Hansen set to make final appearance for the BBC this Sunday at World Cup final.

Tommy Ramone, Last Original Member Of The Ramones, Dies At 65

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 04:32

His driving rhythm was key to the sound of the 1970s punk band that influenced a generation of musicians that followed.

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VIDEO: Vulcan leaves RAF base for last time

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 04:18
Crowds watch as the Vulcan bomber takes off from RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire for what could be the last time.

China businessman 'hacked US firms'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 04:13
US officials charge a Chinese businessman with hacking into the systems of Boeing and other large defence contractors to steal military data.

Hospital murder accused remanded

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 04:11
A man accused of murdering a healthcare assistant at a Gloucester hospital for the mentally ill is remanded in custody.

Financial Scandals Tarnish Spanish Soccer Glory

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 04:08

FC Barcelona — home to two of soccer's superstars, Messi and Neymar — has been indicted on tax fraud, a sign that the culture of impunity among Europe's top soccer clubs may be coming to an end.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Violence In Chicago

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 04:03

Chicago's July 4th weekend was an especially bloody one. It was covered like another grim day. But the way we look at shootings in that city obscures the complexity of its tragedies.

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People Asked A Stress Psychologist Just About Everything On Reddit

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 04:03

On Friday, Dr. Lynn Bufka, a licensed psychologist with expertise in treating anxiety and stress, came to NPR to answer questions online about coping with stress. Here are some highlights.

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West Brom sign defender Pocognoli

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 03:56
West Bromwich Albion sign Belgium defender Sebastien Pocognoli from Hannover 96 for an undisclosed fee.
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