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McDonald's in Russian court case

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 05:22
Russia's main consumer watchdog takes McDonald's to court, accusing the restaurant chain of quality infringements.

Tulisa guilty of blogger assault

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 05:05
Singer and former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos is found guilty of assaulting a man at a music festival in Essex last year.

Australia Sending 190 Police To Secure MH17 Wreckage

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 05:01

The Netherlands, which lost 193 of its citizens in the shoot-down of the Malaysia Airlines flight, is also negotiating to send 40 unarmed police to the site in eastern Ukraine.

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Ferry owner death cause 'unknown'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 04:51
South Korea's forensic agency says it cannot determine the cause of death for the fugitive tycoon blamed for the recent ferry disaster.

Farewell to the mother of all depressions

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 04:47
Farewell to the mother of all depressions

VIDEO: 'Passion' is the key to good blogging

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 04:40
The BBC's Sameer Hashmi talks to the woman behind the successful Bollywood blog MissMalini.com.

A quaich guide to the medal gifts

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 04:20
What do the Scottish gifts given to Games medallists symbolise?

Wikipedia blocks US Congress edits

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 04:12
Administrators have imposed a ban on Wikipedia alterations from the US House of Representatives, following "persistent disruptive editing".

Kerry: Gaza Truce Still In Play

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 04:11

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rejected reports that a proposed seven-day cease-fire had been rebuffed by Israel's Security Cabinet.

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Day in pictures: 25 July 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 03:50
24 hours of news photos: 25 July

Warnings issued over teen drownings

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 03:41
Warnings are issued following a series of drownings involving young men and teenagers in lakes and quarries across England.

VIDEO: Honour for 101-year-old weatherman

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 03:38
America's longest serving volunteer weather observer, 101-year-old Richard G Hendrickson, will be honoured on Sunday for 84 years service.

Sir Tom helps resort stay on song

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 03:35
Sir Tom Jones is performing at a Colwyn Bay music festival which is expected to boost the local economy by £400,000.

Jadeja fined over Anderson incident

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 03:27
India's Ravindra Jadeja has been fined 50% of his match fee following an incident with England's James Anderson.

'Puzzle' of A47 road death pair

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 03:12
More items are found on the A47 by police investigating the death of a Lithuanian couple, but officers say they are still "puzzled" by it.

At Jaguars' New Stadium, Come For The Football Or The Swimming

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 03:02

The Jacksonville team revamped its stadium with a record-sized video display and luxury cabanas with swimming pools. The beleaguered team is banking on drawing more fans to its games.

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PODCAST: Starbucks' big ideas

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-07-25 03:00

Continuing Marketplace's "Big Ideas" series, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz stops by to talk about the principles that guide the coffee company's strategy. Hear the full interview in today's mid-day update.

Murderer who stayed with body jailed

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 02:56
A 39-year-old man who stabbed his partner to death then stayed with her body for five days is jailed for life.

France Dispatches Military Unit To Site Of Air Algerie Wreck

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 02:56

President François Hollande said that all 116 people died and that one black box had been recovered. France's interior minister said weather likely contributed to the crash.

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VIDEO: Labour leader Ed Miliband speech

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 02:47
Ed Miliband launches Labour campaign highlighting differences between Labour and the Conservatives ahead of 2015 election.
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