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Syrian villagers drive out jihadists

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 09:25
Villagers in eastern Syria drive out Islamic State militants, in a rare display of local resistance to the group, as fighting rages in neighbouring Iraq.

British woman killed at game lodge

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 08:33
A British woman is believed to have been robbed and stabbed to death at a game lodge she owned in South Africa.

Training boost for Games volunteers

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 08:28
A £2.4m employability programme is to be opened up to young Commonwealth Games volunteers, First Minister Alex Salmond says.

First Ebola Patient Has Arrived In U.S. From Liberia

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 08:26

The first of two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia arrived in Atlanta today to begin treatment.

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Soldiers die in crash with tractor

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 08:04
Two soldiers, from England, serving with the 2nd Battalion The Rifles, die following a crash involving a car and a tractor in Cullybackey, County Antrim.

Boy arrested for attempted murder

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 08:04
A 16-year-old boy is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and wounding after two men were stabbed.

Albert Camus And The Search For Meaning In The Midst Of Ebola

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 08:03

An outbreak of Ebola has hit Western Africa, killing hundreds. Writer Michael Schaub recommends The Plague by Albert Camus, a novel he hasn't been able to stop thinking about since the outbreak began.

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GCHQ unveils 'cyber spy' degrees

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 07:34
Intelligence agency GCHQ accredits six UK universities to teach specialist master's degree courses to future internet security experts.

French officer held in cocaine hunt

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 07:33
A French drugs squad officer is arrested in the city of Perpignan on suspicion of stealing more than 50kg of cocaine from Paris police headquarters.

Man arrested over Chihuahua swinging

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 07:28
A 19-year-old is arrested after a man was filmed swinging a Chihuahua dog by its lead around his head on a walk.

Adams beats Walsh to win historic gold

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 07:21
England's Nicola Adams beats Northern Ireland's Michaela Walsh to become the first female Commonwealth boxing champion.

Coastguards warn of 'choppy' seas

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 07:17
Coastguards are urging people to take care in "choppy" seas after three incidents in the space of an hour.

Man nose-pushes sprout up mountain

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 07:15
A man completes his challenge to push a Brussels sprout up Snowdon with his nose.

Sanctions Target Russian Oil, But Will That Persuade Putin?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 07:12

Under new sanctions imposed this week, Russia will no longer be able to buy technology from Western companies to develop its oil fields. Still, the sanctions are limited, and Russia has vast reserves.

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'You Don't Really Know Us,' Chicago Kids Tell News Media

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 07:00

Tired of bad publicity, fifth-graders write an op-ed for The Chicago Tribune that includes this line: "This isn't Chi-raq. This is home. This is us."

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Botswana's Montsho fails doping test

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 06:33
Former world and Commonwealth 400m champion Amantle Montsho is provisionally suspended after failing a doping test.

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