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Ukraine Says Russia Shot Down One Of Its Warplanes

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-17 04:51

It's the second plane in recent days that Kiev says was downed by a missile fired from Russian territory — the strongest accusation to date of Moscow's direct involvement in the separatist conflict.

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Russian shares fall on sanctions

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 04:45
Russian share prices fall sharply after US and European sanctions were boosted over the crisis in the Ukraine.

Day in pictures: 17 July 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 04:39
24 hours of news photos: 17 July

Three Cyril Smith probes 'halted'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 04:33
A former detective says three investigations into Cyril Smith sex abuse allegations were stopped.

Microsoft Will Cut As Many As 18,000 Jobs

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-17 04:32

A large layoff is under way at Microsoft, as the technology company says it will cut 13,000 jobs in the next six months. All but 500 of those layoffs are related to the Nokia phone division.

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Shocking abuse claims at Mexico's 'Big Family'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 04:28
Abuse allegations at Mexico home raise tough questions

Bank fines to pay for veterans' homes

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 04:22
Almost £20m raised by fining the banking industry will partly fund specialist accommodation for military veterans, the prime minister says.

Alexander seeks police guns meeting

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 04:20
Lib Dem MP Danny Alexander asks to meet Police Scotland chief constable Sir Stephen House over the routine deployment of armed police in the Highlands.

Accused admits manslaughter stabbing

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 04:14
A woman who stabbed a man in the neck in his car pleads guilty to manslaughter.

Blues Guitarist Johnny Winter Dies At 70

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-17 04:13

Texas blues legend Johnny Winter has died, ending a long and expansive career that included working alongside bluesman Muddy Waters and playing at the Woodstock festival.

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VIDEO: Open Day 1: Garcia's stunning chip

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 04:05
Spain's Sergio Garcia produces a moment of brilliance as he chips in on the 11th from off the green on the opening day of the Open at Royal Liverpool.

What's the best way to deal with being booed?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 04:00
How do public figures react to hostile crowds?

Lib Dem benefits 'hypocrisy' slammed

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 03:57
Labour and the Conservatives turn on the Lib Dems after they call for an overhaul of the coalition's housing benefit reform, known to critics as the "bedroom tax".

Library campaigners win court battle

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 03:47
Campaigners win a High Court battle against cuts to council library services.

Gove 'got stuck in Commons toilet'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 03:42
Michael Gove got stuck in the toilet on his first full day as Chief Whip, according to Labour's Angela Eagle.

From WG Grace to Gooch's 333: Great Lord's moments

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 03:37
Ten great moments, Test Match Special memories and little-known facts as the 'Home of Cricket' celebrates its 200th birthday.

Nigeria seeks $1bn to curb militants

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 03:27
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan wants the government to borrow $1bn (£580m) to strengthen the military's capability to fight militant Islamists.

£230m for UK's biggest ethane store

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 03:27
Grangemouth plant owner Ineos is to build Europe's largest ethane storage tank after receiving a £230m loan guarantee from the UK government.

England down to 20th in Fifa rankings

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 03:22
England fall to 20th in the latest Fifa world rankings, their lowest position since May 1996, with Scotland in 27th.

Real Madrid sign Bayern's Kroos

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 03:22
Real Madrid sign Germany midfielder Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich for an undisclosed fee on a six-year deal.
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