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Ilonen beats Stenson at Match Play

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 08:36
Finland's Mikko Ilonen defeats world number five Henrik Stenson 3&1 to win the World Match Play at the London Club.

Easy Rider motorcycle sold for $1.35m

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 08:35
A customised motorcycle said to have featured in 1969 film Easy Rider is auctioned for $1.35m (£838,821), despite claims it is not authentic.

One Of 7 Northern White Rhinos Left In The World Dies In Kenya

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-19 08:18

Suni, a 34-year-old northern white rhino, was the first to be born in captivity and only one of two breeding males known to exist.

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Taliban launch deadly Afghan attacks

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 08:07
Hundreds of Taliban fighters carry out two attacks in central and eastern Afghanistan, killing at least four Afghan soldiers.

Svindal injured playing football

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 08:01
Norwegian downhill skiing world champion Aksel Lund Svindal tears his Achilles playing football and could miss the season.

As Their Wells Run Dry, California Residents Blame Thirsty Farms

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-19 07:42

Many rural residents rely on private wells for tap water. As the severe drought continues, many are wondering why farms seem to be getting water ahead of families.

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Two petrol bombings 'may be linked'

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 07:20
Two petrol bombings and an arson attack in Dunmurry near Belfast may be linked, the police say.

Queens Park Rangers 2-3 Liverpool

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 07:12
Four goals in a breathless final eight minutes sees Liverpool clinch a dramatic win over QPR who remain bottom.

An Urban Village Pops Up To Comfort Hong Kong Protesters

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-19 07:06

What began as a pro-democracy roadblock has grown into a combination street fair/art gallery, with an outdoor study hall, movie screenings, speeches and even a free library.

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Man tried to lure boy into car

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 07:05
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man tried to lure a 12-year-old boy into his car in Stirlingshire.

Sinden honoured at theatre awards

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 07:04
Actor Sir Donald Sinden is honoured posthumously at the UK Theatre Awards with an accolade named after fellow actor knight Sir John Gielgud.

Solar farms 'blight on landscape'

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 06:57
Environment Secretary Liz Truss says large-scale solar farms are "ugly" as she confirms plans to cut a taxpayer subsidy for the schemes.

Paisley 'cast influential shadow'

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 06:57
Former first minister Ian Paisley "cast an influential shadow over three generations", guests at a memorial service in Belfast are told.

Health Care Worker On Cruise Ship Tests Negative For Ebola

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-19 06:55

The news comes after the woman voluntarily quarantined herself aboard the ship and after Mexico declined to let the ship dock. The woman was allowed off the ship with the rest of the passengers.

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Koreas 'exchange fire over border'

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 06:39
North and South Korea briefly exchange gunfire over their heavily fortified border, in the second such incident in over a week, officials say.

Germany 'must increase investment'

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 06:36
The German government must increase investment to improve competitiveness, says finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.

Man arrested in car fire murder hunt

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 06:24
A 26-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of a woman's body at the scene of a vehicle fire in Dartford.

Tories reject UKIP poll call claims

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 05:54
The Conservatives deny they are behind "negative" phone calls about UKIP's Rochester and Strood by-election candidate.

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 05:53
The six-second knockout - and more trends of the week

VIDEO: Cliff diving champions crowned

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 05:51
There were spectacular scenes in Yuctan, Mexico, this Saturday for the final event of the 2014 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.
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