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River rescue boy dies in hospital

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 06:49
A teenager who got into difficulty while out swimming in the River Nith near Dumfries dies in hospital.

Kidnapped US baby found by jogger

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 06:38
A baby caught up in a car-jacking has been reunited with its mother after being found by the side of road by a woman out jogging.

VIDEO: PM's 'very rare apology' over Coulson

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 06:31
The BBC's Norman Smith said David Cameron's apology for employing Andy Coulson as his director of communications was "very rare".

LeBron James Will Reportedly Become Free Agent, Ending Miami Contract

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 06:30

The move comes one week after the Miami Heat were trounced by the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals. The chance remains that James could return to Miami.

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VIDEO: 'Cameron must explain not apologise'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 06:29
Labour leader Ed Miliband calls on David Cameron to explain his appointment of Andy Coulson to a top Downing St job

Iraq's Most Influential Man Gets Pulled Back Into Politics

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 06:25

Shiite Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani usually stays out of the limelight, but emerged recently to address the crisis facing Iraq with the Sunni extremist surge threatening the country.

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Jayden accused 'violent to partners'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 06:23
The man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend Jayden Parkinson threatened to stab a pregnant former partner in the stomach, a court has heard.

Shot Monaco heiress's daughter held

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 06:21
Police investigating the killing of Monaco heiress Helene Pastor last month detain 23 people in France, including her daughter and son-in-law.

Woman in 1989 murder arrest released

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 06:21
A 76-year-old woman questioned by detectives investigating the murder of a teenager 25 years ago is released.

Employer Health Costs Are Expected To Rise In 2015

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 06:21

Although medical costs will increase as the economy improves, the shift of expenses to workers by employers will help restrain the overall cost of care a little.

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Suicide bomb hits Lebanese capital

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 06:16
A suicide bomber blows up his car near a Lebanese army checkpoint in a southern suburb of the capital Beirut, killing a security officer.

VIDEO: Coulson 'showed no emotion' in court

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 06:14
Robin Brant describes the scene in court as former UK tabloid editor Andy Coulson is found guilty of conspiring to hack phones.

Putin Asks Parliament To Revoke Power To Use Force In Ukraine

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 06:14

The Kremlin said the move is intended to "normalize the situation" in Ukraine. European foreign ministers had threatened Russia with sanctions if it didn't de-escalate the situation with its neighbor.

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VIDEO: 'Neymar' gets funky at Copacabana

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 05:59
He looks like Neymar, styles his hair like Neymar and can even play a bit of football, but Rio's Tiago Mendes wants to leave his lookalike career behind and start a more lucrative one as a funk artist.

In pictures: Bouncing beneath Blaenau

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 05:58
The world's largest underground trampoline?

Juncker 'common sense' dig at UK PM

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 05:56
Jean-Claude Juncker says he expects to be the next European Commission president by the end of the week - "if common sense prevails".

Hibernian appoint Stubbs as new boss

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 05:46
Hibernian appoint former Bolton, Celtic and Everton defender Alan Stubbs as their new head coach.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 05:45
MPs are told nearly 50,000 immigrants may have fraudulently obtained English certificates.

1 Editor Cleared, 1 Found Guilty In U.K. Phone-Hacking Trial

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 05:45

Former News of the World editor Andrew Coulson was found guilty Tuesday, but fellow editor Rebekah Brooks was acquitted after a trial centering on illegal activity in the Murdoch newspaper empire.

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Uber and Indiegogo - tales of disruption

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 05:44
In Silicon Valley, everyone wants to be "disruptive"
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