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Rollercoaster Stops Rolling, Traps Riders High In The Air

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-08 06:10

The Ninja ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain is a "suspended swinging roller coaster" that speeds customers around the track at up to 55 mph. A tree blocked its path Monday.

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VIDEO: McCanns: 'Children not immune to media'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 06:06
Kate and Gerry McCann gave evidence at a libel hearing in Lisbon where they described how their nine-year-old son had asked why his parents were accused of hiding Madeleine

U.N. Urges U.S. To Treat Migrants As Refugees

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-08 05:59

The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees says people from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are subject to persecution and should not be forced to return home.

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Reservoir death boy, 14, named

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 05:47
A 14-year-old boy who died in a swimming accident at a reservoir near Edinburgh is named as Bocharie Sonnah.

'Lax labour checks' risk to workers

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 05:46
Low-skilled workers from the UK and abroad are at risk of exploitation because labour regulations are being flouted or not properly enforced, a report warns.

Fifa partner CEO arrested over scam

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 05:37
Brazilian police arrest the chief executive of a Fifa partner company as part of an investigation into the illegal sale of World Cup tickets.

VIDEO: Artificial snow in hotter Australia

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 05:26
Australia is sometimes the petri dish of climate change - a place where global warming is not just a theoretical concept but a tangible reality.

'Gay cake' row could end up in court

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 05:14
A Northern Ireland bakery that refused a customer's request to make a cake with a slogan supporting gay marriage could face legal action.

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
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