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Police get cash to develop rural app

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 23:24
Two police forces will develop an app to record and send witness statements from remote areas after Home Office funding.

VIDEO: Australian pair abandon Down's baby

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 23:23
Phil Mercer reports on reaction to news that an Australian couple rejected a surrogate Down's Syndrome baby

Johnson drugs ban denied by PGA

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 21:59
Reports that American golfer Dustin Johnson has been suspended for failing a drugs test are denied by the PGA Tour.

Americans in N Korea plead for help

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 21:06
Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea have appealed for the US government to help secure their release.

Cameron urges Russia-Nato rethink

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 20:39
Nato needs to rethink its long-term relationship with Russia following its "illegal" actions in Ukraine, Prime Minister David Cameron warns.

'War returns' - the front pages

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 20:31
The collapse of a ceasefire in Gaza makes front-page news for several papers, while others focus on West Africa's Ebola outbreak.

Australian pair abandon Down's baby

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 18:59
An online campaign for a baby with Down's Syndrome left with his surrogate Thai mother by an Australian couple raises more than £70,000.

VIDEO: Chaos as foreigners try to flee Libya

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 17:46
Tunisia has closed its main border crossing with Libya after thousands of stranded Egyptian and other foreign nationals tried to break through.

US House passes $694m border bill

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 17:05
A bill to strengthen the US border with Mexico clears the House of Representatives but is opposed by the Senate and the White House.

VIDEO: Germany's only WW1 exhibition

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 16:48
The Berlin Historical Museum is holding the only exhibition in Germany to look at the war and its European and global implications.

House Approves Border Security Spending Bill, 223-189

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 16:48

The $694 million Border Security Supplemental Spending Bill was endorsed one day after the House Republican leadership canceled its plan to hold a vote on the legislation.

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Mexican media denounces 'gag law'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 16:47
Mexican journalists denounce a new law that introduces a number of restrictions on crime reporting in north-western Sinaloa state.

Fifty years of Cambridge Folk Festival

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 16:46
The festival that helped folk music find its voice

Is it the end for concrete jungles?

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 16:43
Could city revamps signal the end of concrete jungles?

Hamas denies holding Israeli soldier

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 16:38
The military wing of the Islamist group insists it is not holding a missing Israel soldier and says he could have died in an Israeli air strike.

First WW1 airbase

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 16:36
WW1 remembered at UK’s first military airbase

Atlanta Doctors Gear Up To Treat Two Ebola Patients

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 16:31

Two Americans infected with Ebola in West Africa are flying to Atlanta. They will be the first patients treated for the disease in the U.S. What's the risk of Ebola spreading during the transport?

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Killing Of Four Latino Men Sparks Protests In Salinas, Calif.

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 16:31

Calling the shootings "questionable," a civil rights attorney in Oakland requested action by the Justice Department. The Salinas police chief said that would be premature.

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Will Scotland’s summer of sport affect the referendum?

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 16:26
Will Glasgow's sporting feast affect the referendum?

The 16-year-old 'Pocket Rocket' who dazzled Glasgow

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 16:22
How 4ft 5in gymnast Claudia Fragapane won four Commonwealth golds with dynamic, bubbly, street-dance inspired routines.
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