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England on top after Anderson burst

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 09:46
England close day one of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston on 133-3 after Australia are bowled out for 136.

Hackers tweet photos with hidden code

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 09:40
A hack attack involving instructions hidden in photos, malicious tweets and the coding community Github is discovered by cybersecurity researchers.

When is hunting not poaching?

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 09:37
After a US dentist invokes the wrath of many by paying to kill Zimbabwe's most famous lion, BBC News looks at the difference between poaching and hunting.

University Of Cincinnati Police Officer Charged In Killing Of Unarmed Black Man

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-29 09:21

The Hamilton County Prosecutor said the shooting of Sam DuBose was "asinine" and "totally unwarranted." Officer Ray Tensing, the prosecutor said, should have never been an officer.

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Union rejects North Sea shift changes

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 09:13
Unite members of the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA) reject proposals over changes to shift rotas and terms and conditions.

'Monkey gestures' fan found guilty

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 08:58
A fan who made "monkey gestures" towards black footballers at a Championship match is found guilty of racism.

Mullah Omar: The myth and the movement

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 08:55
As fresh claims surface that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead, the BBC's Lyse Doucet looks at what the future for the Taliban movement - and Afghanistan - might be without him.

US 911 dispatcher hangs up on caller

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 08:54
An emergency call handler in the US resigns after officials release the audio of him hanging up on a frantic caller after a shooting in New Mexico.

Windows 10 Rolls Out, Along With Concern Over Sharing Wi-Fi Passwords

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-29 08:49

The new operating system includes user-friendly features, such as a personal assistant named Cortana. But its Wi-Fi Sense feature has sparked security concerns.

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'Booker Dozen' Stirs In A Hefty Batch Of American Authors

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-29 08:28

Thirteen novels are in the hunt for the Man Booker Prize, the U.K.'s biggest literary award. The Booker is open to Americans for only the second year, and this year's list pits rookies against titans.

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VIDEO: O'Sullevan's Grand National greats

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 08:16
Speaking in April 2012, Grand National commentary legend Sir Peter O'Sullevan, who died on Wednesday, recalls some classic memories from Aintree.

VIDEO: Sir Peter O'Sullevan remembered

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 08:16
BBC Sport's Joe Wilson remembers the life and career of former BBC horse racing commentator Sir Peter O'Sullevan, who has died aged 97.

Sir Peter O'Sullevan dies aged 97

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 08:13
Former BBC racing commentator Sir Peter O'Sullevan, dubbed the 'Voice of Racing' in a 50-year career, dies aged 97.

Twitter's honesty hits shares

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 07:53
Twitter's shares plunge more than 13% after the firm warns it will take time to attract new users.

'Key & Peele' Is Ending. Here Are A Few Of Its Code Switch-iest Moments

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-29 07:41

From Luther the "anger translator" for President Obama to everyday situations, Key and Peele have always put code-switching from and center in their comedy show.

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U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah Sr., Of Philadelphia, Indicted On Corruption Charges

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-29 07:34

The Justice Department alleges that Fattah was involved in a wide-ranging conspiracy that included bribery, the illegal use of campaign contributions and theft of charitable funds.

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To Shed Pounds, Going Vegetarian Or Vegan May Help

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-29 07:30

A meta-analysis found that people on vegetarian diets lost around 4.4 pounds more than the control group who had no change in diet. Those who tried a vegan diet dropped 5.5 pounds more.

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Injured McIlroy out of Bridgestone

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 07:23
Doubts over the injured Rory McIlroy playing in the US PGA increase after he withdraws from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

France boosts Calais tunnel security

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 07:20
France says it is sending 120 extra police officers to Calais, as migrants attempting to reach Britain say they will continue to try to enter the Channel Tunnel.

VIDEO: Smiler rescue 'most challenging'

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 07:18
The rescue of 16 people stuck on Alton Towers' Smiler rollercoaster after it crashed was "the most challenging operation" ever carried out by fire crews called to the scene.