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Ukraine And Militants Continue A Standoff In Donetsk

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-08 05:07

Coming off of two victories this weekend, Ukraine is calling for pro-Russian separatists to lay down their arms in Donetsk.

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VIDEO: Japan typhoon winds 'up to 240 kmph'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 04:54
Typhoon Neoguri is approaching Japan's Okinawa island chain, packing strong winds and torrential rain.

Australia court given migrant pledge

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 04:52
Australia says it will not return a group of asylum seekers to Sri Lanka without giving 72 hours' notice, at an emergency high court hearing.

Kincora 'should be part of UK probe'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 04:52
Kincora Boys' Home should be included in a UK-wide inquiry into child sex abuse allegations, the director of Amnesty International in Northern Ireland has said.

Experts hack smart LED light bulbs

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 04:52
A security firm has demonstrated how it can hack into smart network-enabled light bulbs, and turn them on and off.

Fears remain in freed Sloviansk

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 04:39
Fears linger in Ukrainian city after rebels flee

VIDEO: 'How I came up with Scotland uniform'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 04:38
The designer of the uniform to be worn by Scottish athletes at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Jilli Blackwood, has been defending her designs.

60mph motorway limit plan shelved

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 04:32
Plans to impose a 60mph speed limit on parts of the M3 and M1 motorways to cut air pollution have been shelved.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 04:31
The DfE's policy on unqualified teachers will not stand the test of time, Nick Clegg predicts.

AUDIO: Alzheimer's blood test breakthrough

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 04:30
Scientists describe the development of a new blood test to predict the onset of Alzheimer's as a 'major step forward'

Day in pictures: 8 July 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 04:20
24 hours of news photos: 8 July

Nicaragua unveils major canal route

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 04:13
Nicaragua unveils the route of the inter-oceanic canal linking the Atlantic and the Pacific it is planning to start building later this year.

In pictures: Rare noctilucent clouds

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 04:10
Readers' photos of 'noctilucent' cloud formations

Nigeria to show Biafran war film

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 04:06
The film Half of a Yellow Sun, about the Biafran war, is to be shown in cinemas in Nigeria from August after film censors gave it approval.

How A Text Message Could Revolutionize Student Aid

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-08 04:03

New research suggests that text messages would nudge students to fill out the dreaded FAFSA.

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The One American On The Field At Today's World Cup Semifinal

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-08 03:58

Referee Mark Geiger is making history with his selection as the fourth official in the game between Brazil and Germany. It's the first time a U.S. referee has been used this late in a World Cup.

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Powerful Typhoon Whips Japan's Okinawa Islands

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-08 03:50

When it arrives at the main island of Okinawa, Typhoon Neoguri could bring waves that are 45 feet tall and wind gusts of more than 100 mph.

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Two charged over body in wheelie bin

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 03:45
A man and woman are remanded in custody charged with murdering a "frail and vulnerable" man whose body was found in a wheelie bin.

Student loan boss 'offered to resign'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 03:39
The chairman of the Student Loans Company offered to resign over "misleading" letters chasing arrears sent to more than 300,000 graduates.

VIDEO: Government 'slow' on abuse inquiry

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 03:37
Labour leader Ed Miliband accuses the government of being 'slow and piecemeal' in its reaction to historical child abuse claims.
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