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Greipel wins Tour de France stage six

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 08:33
Andre Greipel wins stage six of the Tour de France 2014, ahead of Alexander Kristoff and Samuel Dumoulin.

CAR 'killers' named and shamed

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 08:30
Amnesty International identifies those it believes are responsible for atrocities committed in the Central African Republic over the last two years.

A Snapshot Of Indonesia: The Country Behind The Election

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-10 08:29

In the wake of the highly contested presidential election in Indonesia, we look at the country's health and development profile.

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Number Of Registered Democrats In W.Va. Drops To Historic Low

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-10 08:27

Republicans still trail by a wide margin in party registration, but the percentage of Democrats in West Virginia is lower than 50 percent for the first time in more than 80 years.

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Appraisal target: Keep UK together

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 08:26
Britain's top civil servants have had their annual appraisals published - revealing some challenging objectives.

Teachers stage day of strike action

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 08:22
More than a fifth of England's schools were closed on Thursday during a strike by the National Union of Teachers, according to government figures.

Strong British showing at Emmys

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 08:05
A host of British stars including Sherlock's Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch are nominated at this year's Primetime Emmy awards.

Markets hit by Portuguese bank fears

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 08:04
Stock markets in Europe and the US fall sharply over concerns about the health of one of Portugal's biggest banks.

Germany expels US spy row official

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 07:55
The German government has ordered that a CIA official be thrown out of the country in response to two cases of alleged spying by the US.

Clippers owner defiant in court

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 07:54
Donald Sterling, owner of the LA Clippers basketball team, says he will never sell the team as the ownership battle with his wife intensifies.

Egyptian statue plans 'catastrophic'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 07:53
Comic book writer Alan Moore says a council's plans to sell a 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue valued at about £6m "could only be catastrophic".

North Sea oil revenue 'to fall'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 07:45
The OBR predicts dwindling revenue from North Sea oil will increase the pressure on government finances over the coming decades, but the Scottish government dismisses the figures as "nonsense".

Nasri signs five-year Man City deal

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 07:41
French midfielder Samir Nasri signs a five-year deal to extend his stay with Premier League champions Manchester City.

The boy who smiled for Brazil

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 07:41
A smile from the Brazilian boy whose tears moved the world

Dana 'knew of sex abuse claims'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 07:40
Eurovision song contest winner Dana had "known all along" about child sex abuse allegations against her brother, John Brown, a court hears.

HBO And 'Game Of Thrones' Haul In The Most Emmy Nominations

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-10 07:35

HBO got 99 nominations for the 2014 Emmy Awards, the most of any network. HBO's Game of Thrones got 19 nominations, one ahead of FX's miniseries Fargo.

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Germany Asks Top U.S. Spy In Country To Leave

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-10 07:31

The move comes in the wake of two cases of espionage allegedly involving the U.S. and amid the fallout from the mass surveillance of Germans by the National Security Agency.

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The real reason why Brazil 2014 has been so open

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 07:19
Major tournaments always throw up a tactical innovation and this one has been no different, explains Phil Neville.

Emergency data laws to be rushed in

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 07:15
Emergency powers to ensure police can continue to access phone and internet records are being rushed through Parliament.

VIDEO: Rescuers free beached whale

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 07:01
Rescuers have managed to free a young whale stranded for two days on a beach in Queensland, Australia.
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