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HMS Bulwark takes migrants to Italy

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 08:37
Royal Navy warship HMS Bulwark docks in the Italian port of Catania, carrying 1,200 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean Sea.

US officer to face murder trial

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 08:10
A white police officer in South Carolina is to go on trial for the murder of an unarmed black man after shooting him in the back as he ran.

Boy admits setting fire to mother

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 08:02
A teenage boy who set fire to his mother after spraying her with lighter fuel is detained for 21 months.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Law In Jerusalem Passport Dispute

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-08 07:56

The law, passed by Congress in 2002 but not enforced by the Bush or Obama administrations, allowed Americans who were born in Jerusalem to state Israel as their birthplace.

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West Ham to name boss 'in 48 hours'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 07:48
West Ham United are close to appointing a new manager after interviewing candidates over the weekend.

Nigeria moves army HQ for Boko Haram

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 07:44
Nigeria's military says it has begun moving its headquarters to the northern town of Maiduguri, near areas held by Islamist Boko Haram militants.

Russia & Qatar 'may have bought votes'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 07:40
Russia and Qatar may have had to pay bribes to secure their World Cups, Sepp Blatter's former special advisor has suggested.

Arrests in Belgium anti-terror raids

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 07:38
Belgian police detain 16 people in anti-terror raids targeting Chechen Islamists in several cities.

England have 'fallen way behind'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 07:34
England one-day captain Eoin Morgan says they are "a long way behind" other nations, ahead of their ODI series with New Zealand.

End of homework 'not imminent'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 07:34
The head of Cheltenham Ladies' College says homework is not coming to an end there, despite recent media coverage to that effect.

Defence review under way says Fallon

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 07:29
The government hopes to conclude its latest security and defence review by the end of the year, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.

US Iraq strategy incomplete - Obama

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 07:26
The US does not yet have a "complete strategy" for helping Iraq regain territory from Islamic State, President Obama has said.

Prison builders quizzed on US escape

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 07:26
Police are questioning contractors working at a maximum security prison in New York following the audacious escape of two murderers.

Former North Charleston, S.C., Police Officer Indicted On Murder Charges

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-08 07:26

Video showed Michael Slager shooting 50-year-old Walter Scott in the back. Slager had told investigators that he followed protocol.

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African supermarket pulls Maggi noodles

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 07:25
East Africa's biggest supermarket chain says it is withdrawing the popular Maggi noodles in five countries, following a ban in parts of India.

VIDEO: Skyscraper man - time-lapse construction footage

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 07:19
Skyscraper man - time-lapse construction footage

Do Creativity And Schizophrenia Share A Small Genetic Link? Maybe

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-08 07:18

The notion goes back to the ancients — that minds given to flights of fancy are on the healthy side of a spectrum that includes what we today call psychosis. An Icelandic gene study offers new clues.

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PFA to help Sansom with addictions

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 07:17
Kenny Sansom will be given all the support he needs to beat alcoholism and a gambling addiction, say the PFA.

Parole Board Recommends Oscar Pistorius Be Released In August

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-08 07:09

The state is appealing Pistorius' murder acquittal, but it appears that the Olympic athlete will be out of custody when that appeal comes before the justice system.

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Accra in shock and mourning

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 07:08
As a three-day official period of mourning begins after deadly floods and a fire in Ghana, the people of Accra are taking stock and asking what happened, as journalist Elizabeth Ohene reports from the city.