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Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 06:47
Scolari criticised, Chelsea sign Filipe Luis and hairdresser reveals Alexis Sanchez switch.

Chinese 'hacked US personnel data'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 06:47
Chinese hackers broke into a US government database in an attempt to gain personal information of thousands of employees, US media report.

Kurds vow to boycott Iraq cabinet

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 06:45
Kurdish leaders say they will boycott meetings of the central Iraqi government after PM Nouri al-Maliki accused Kurds of harbouring extremists.

Singapore Anti-Gambling Council Loses Big On World Cup Ad

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-10 06:43

The country's National Council on Problem Gambling has been airing a cautionary spot featuring a boy whose father wagers his son's savings on Germany.

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Deaths rise in air strikes on Gaza

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 06:35
More than 20 people are killed in Israeli air strikes on Gaza, Palestinian sources say, as militants continue firing rockets at Israel.

Israel's Netanyahu Says No Cease-Fire In Gaza

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-10 06:28

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says a cease-fire with Hamas is "not even on the agenda," as the U.N. Security Council prepared for a special session on the renewed violence.

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Hospital worker stabbed to death

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 06:23
A member of staff at a mental health hospital in Gloucester dies after being stabbed at work.

Flexible nano-pixel screen patented

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 06:22
Scientists patent a new way to make ultra-high resolution displays that are flexible and extremely thin.

Rare access to Pakistan ghost town

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 06:14
Suicide vests and bombs on sale in former Taliban hotbed

Court rejects German test for Turks

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 06:13
The EU's top court says Germany should not impose a basic language requirement on Turks who want to join their spouses in Germany.

Schools and councils hit by strike

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 06:05
Schools, courts, job centres and council services are being hit as around 70,000 public sector workers in Wales join a one-day strike over pay, pensions and working conditions.

Killer guilty of gang boss murder

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 05:56
A hired killer, nicknamed "Freddy" after a horror film character, is found guilty of killing a top gang boss and then shooting the getaway driver.

Jogger resuscitated river woman

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 05:46
A doctor out jogging resuscitated a woman who was pulled out of a city centre river, a court is told.

Math Nerd Or Bookworm? Many Of The Same Genes Shape Both Abilities

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-10 05:46

About half the genetic contribution to a child's reading ability also shapes how math-savvy she is, a big study of twins finds. But there's still no telling exactly which genes are involved.

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Race at issue in first lady comparison

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 05:45
Why is Michelle Obama being compared to Jackie Kennedy?

VIDEO: Could UK field united football team?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 05:41
Tory MP Laurence Robertson and the SNP's Pete Wishart on the chances of a United Kingdom football team.

Third place play-off unfair - Van Gaal

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 05:37
Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal is unhappy at having to compete in Saturday's World Cup third-place play-off with Brazil.

Results Of Indonesia's Presidential Election In Limbo

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-10 05:37

Most unofficial counts give Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo a slight lead over his opponent, but authorities have cautioned against celebrating until a full tally is released in about 10 days.

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Killer bear 'was probably stressed'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 05:08
A bear that mauled a boy to death had worn-down teeth which would have made it behave "aggressively", an inquest hears.
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