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Cook defiant over England captaincy

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 08:33
Under-fire England captain Alastair Cook says he has no intention of stepping down, on the eve of the first Test against India.

Meet The Musicians And Storytellers Of Kenya

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-08 08:32

This summer, Kenya came to Washington, D.C. Artists, runners and Maasai elders were part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. They spoke with us about music, goats and fusing tradition and modernity.

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What's In Our Name: Why Goats? Why Soda?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-08 08:27

We'll cover malaria and micro-loans. Ebola and education. We'll look at efforts to lift families out of poverty — and provide clean drinking water and electricity. So what should we call ourselves?

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Senator Asks U.S. To Investigate Possible Cuban Plot Against Him

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-08 08:26

Did fake accusations that Sen. Robert Menendez had visited underage prostitutes come from Cuba's intelligence agency? That's the question the senator wants the Justice Department to look into.

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British pair admit terror charges

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 08:13
Two British men who travelled to Syria to join rebel fighters plead guilty at Woolwich Crown Court to preparing to carry out terrorist acts.

Six-week-old baby 'beaten to death'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 08:06
Michael Pearce, who is on trial accused of murdering six-week-old Alfie Sullock, beat the baby with a shoe, a jury is told.

How did Oscar Pistorius' defence fare?

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 08:05
How did Oscar Pistorius' defence fare?

Australia Won't Return Sri Lankan Asylum Seekers Without Notice

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-08 08:01

The government told a court hearing that it would give 72 hours' notice before transferring the 153 asylum seekers to their home country. Australia said Monday it had transferred 41 others at sea.

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Memories 'need space' in brain

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 08:00
Similar memories overlap physically in the brain and this produces less confusion if the brain area responsible is larger, new research shows.

Son asked if mother 'hid Madeleine'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 07:59
Kate McCann tells a court in Portugal that her son asked her about claims she was involved in the disappearance of her daughter, Madeleine, after he heard them on the radio.

Kittel claims third Tour stage win

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 07:52
Marcel Kittel wins stage four of the Tour de France 2014 - the 163.5km from Le Touquet-Paris-Plage to Lille Metropole.

Ebola deaths up by 25 in West Africa

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 07:46
Health officials in West Africa say 25 more people have died from Ebola since 3 July, taking the total number of deaths to 518.

Why Israeli Gaza invasion would be risky

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 07:42
Why Israeli Gaza invasion would be risky

Japan's Okinawa lashed by typhoon

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 07:32
A powerful typhoon lashes Japan's Okinawa island chain, injuring several and forcing hundreds of thousands to seek shelter.

Defiant Abdullah claims Afghan win

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 07:31
Afghan presidential contender Abdullah Abdullah contests election results placing him second, as the US warns against a power grab.

Fifa partner defends arrested CEO

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 07:19
A Fifa partner firm defends its chief executive after his arrest by Brazilian police investigating the illegal sale of World Cup tickets.

Complaint Says Insurance Plans Discriminate Against HIV Patients

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

Some insurance companies charge the highest copays for HIV/AIDS drugs, even generics, the civil rights complaint alleges. This could discourage high-cost patients from enrolling in the plans.

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Rowling writes new Potter story

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 07:02
JK Rowling publishes a new Harry Potter story on her Pottermore fan website.

VIDEO: Osborne eyes increase in exports

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 07:01
Britain must "earn its way in the world" and does not currently export enough, Chancellor George Osborne has warned during a visit to India to try and open up investment opportunities for UK firms.

Same genes 'drive maths and reading'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 07:00
Around half of the genes that influence a child's reading ability also play a role in how easily they learn maths, say scientists.
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