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Calais migrants gather for third night

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 19:30
Hundreds of migrants hoping to get to Britain gather for a third night along fencing close to the Channel Tunnel freight terminal in Calais.

Samsung suffers 8% profit drop

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 18:31
Electronics giant Samsung sees its net profit drop by 8% for the second quarter of the year.

Verdicts due in Al-Jazeera retrial

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 18:23
An Egyptian court is to rule in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera journalists previously jailed for allegedly aiding the Muslim Brotherhood.

India executes Mumbai bomb plotter

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 18:21
India says it has carried out the execution of Yakub Memon, the man convicted of financing the deadly 1993 Mumbai bombings.

MP says Labour needs new generation

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 18:01
Scotland's only Labour MP says the party must rely on a new generation to fix its problems and can no longer turn to the "big beasts" like Gordon Brown.

Problems with a huge survey

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 18:01
It's not just the tiny surveys with questionable methodology that cause problems.

Funeral held for M9 crash victim

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 17:39
The funeral of John Yuill, one of two people involved in the car crash police waited three days to investigate, is set to take place.

Some Google Street View Cars Now Track Pollution Levels

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-29 17:28

Google's already tested three of the pollution-sensor equipped cars in Denver, and is currently trying them out in the Bay Area.

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'Extinct' fly found in nature reserve

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 16:59
A fly thought to be extinct in the UK is found in a Devon nature reserve.

Boy chased by police dies in canal

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 16:58
A 17-year-old boy dies after running into a canal in east London while being pursued by police called out amid fears for his welfare.

Labour leader contender: Yvette Cooper

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 16:40
A profile of Labour leadership contender and shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper.

The reinvention of an Australian circus

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 16:35
A routine that is all jazz, ballet and acrobatics

Sugar: Can we trust industry?

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 16:31
Sugar is the new frontier in the battle to get people to become healthier. Health experts want tougher regulation of industry, but the government doesn't seem keen. Will industry step up to the plate?

Beware the muddled middle of politics

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 16:28
Are those calling for the Labour Party to stick to the middle ground of British politics missing a trick, asks Mark Mardell.

Debris In The Indian Ocean May Have Come From Vanished Airliner

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-29 16:14

A source tells NPR a piece of wing found on an island appears to be from a large passenger plane. Other media say sources link it to a Boeing 777 like the Malaysian jet that disappeared last year.

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Aurora found beyond our Solar System

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 15:48
An aurora resembling the 'northern lights' has been spotted outside the Solar System for the first time, scientists report.

Epidemic of US children sold for sex

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 15:46
The vast majority of children bought and sold for sex every night in the United States are American, a BBC investigation finds.

Michel Platini Is Running For President Of Scandal-Plagued FIFA

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-29 15:40

Currently the president of European soccer's governing body and a FIFA vice president, he is considered a heavy favorite. The presidential contest follows a major corruption scandal.

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Prostate cancer: Five types 'found'

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 15:37
Scientists identify five types of prostate cancer, each with a distinct genetic signature.

Campaign highlights elder loneliness

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 15:32
One out of every five elderly people in the UK who feel lonely say they have no-one to turn to, a survey indicates.