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Famous Italian statue in thong row

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 07:48
A row breaks out in Italy after a photographer dresses up a famous 2,500-year-old statue in a leopard-skin thong and pink feather boa.

Praise heaped on 'best Games ever'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 07:32
The people of Glasgow, as well as volunteers, crowds and athletes, draw widespread praise after a "fantastic" Commonwealth Games.

Islamic State takes over Iraq towns

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 07:28
The UN has warned that up to 200,000 people have been forced to flee after Islamic State militants take over more towns in northern Iraq.

Taste For Rare, Wild Pangolin Is Driving The Mammal To Extinction

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 06:48

The meat of this scaly, ant-eating creature has become a luxury food for some newly-rich Asians. But all eight pangolin species are now threatened by extinction, with two critically endangered.

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