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US acrobats injured in circus fall

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 12:40
Eleven people have been injured, one critically, after female acrobats fell from an aerial platform at a circus in the US state of Rhode Island.

Circus Performers Injured During Hair-Hanging Stunt

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-04 12:33

Nine performers were seriously injured Sunday when a support apparatus failed at a show by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Rhode Island.

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Labour wants AstraZeneca deal probe

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 12:30
Labour urges an inquiry into whether Pfizer's bid to take over AstraZeneca is in the UK's national interest.

Nairobi buses hit by deadly blasts

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 12:25
Three people die and 62 are hurt in two explosions on passenger buses on a road near the Kenyan capital Nairobi, officials say.

VIDEO: 'Difficult days' for McConville family

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 12:19
The arrest of Gerry Adams over the death of Jean McConville has been "difficult" for the family of the murdered mother of 10, her son says.

Mourinho 'said no to easy fairytales'

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 11:39
Jose Mourinho says he does not regret returning to Chelsea, who are set to finish the season without a trophy.

First Openly Gay Episcopal Bishop Announces Divorce

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-04 11:22

"My belief in marriage is undiminished by the reality of divorcing someone I have loved for a very long time," Bishop Gene Robinson says.

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Gay bishop Gene Robinson to divorce

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 10:02
Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the US Episcopal church, says he is divorcing his husband and partner of 25 years.

Chelsea 0-0 Norwich City

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 09:37
Norwich retain hopes of Premier League survival as they dent Chelsea's title ambitions with a draw at Stamford Bridge.

Referee punched at football match

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 09:23
A referee is hospitalised after being punched by a player during a football match in Devon.

VIDEO: Chinese Christians fear crackdown

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 09:03
Christians in the south eastern city of Wenzhou are warning of a crackdown on their faith, following the destruction of one church and warnings to others.

Thousands gather for knob throwing

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 08:53
More than 5,000 people attend a "knob throwing" competition in Dorset, where biscuit lobbers compete to be champion chucker.

VIDEO: Ukraine: Odessa tension 'escalating'

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 08:51
The unrest in the southern Ukrainian city of Odessa is escalating, with an attack on police headquarters following more than 40 deaths in clashes on Friday.

Murray considering McEnroe as coach

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 08:50
Andy Murray is considering hiring John McEnroe as his coach after the legend expressed an interest in working with him.

Sinn Fein's Adams Is Released; Was Questioned About Murder

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-04 08:39

Gerry Adams, the leader of the mostly Catholic party Sinn Fein, was held by police for several days of questioning about a 1970s murder case.

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VIDEO: 100,000 attend ANC election rally

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 08:21
More than 100,000 people have attended a rally for the ANC in Johannesburg ahead of Wednesday's elections.

Fire crews back to work after strike

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 08:11
Firefighters end a third consecutive day of strike action in a dispute over pensions, with senior officers saying Wales' three services coped despite reduced resources.

Woman and child hurt in police crash

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 07:56
A mother and her five-year-old daughter are injured in a crash with a police car which was pursuing another vehicle in Essex.

Slipping Through The City: Bristol Turns Street Into A Water Slide

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-04 07:42

Taking over a steep street in Bristol, England, the Park and Slide is a nearly 300-foot-long water slide. Hundreds of people rode the one-day attraction Sunday.

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Miss France wins 1,000 Guineas

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 07:33
Highly rated filly Miss France gives French trainer Andre Fabre a first victory in the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket.
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