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PSNI deny U-turn over flag policy

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 01:40
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) denies a U-turn over its response to the flying of unionist flags on the Ormeau Road in Belfast.

Rajapaksa to stand in Sri Lanka poll

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 01:38
Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa says he will stand in parliamentary elections next month.

VIDEO: Testing UK's first human slingshot

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 01:18
A BBC Scotland reporter volunteers to try out the UK's first human slingshot, which reaches speeds of 90mph.

As Panama's Economy Booms, So Do Concerns Over Debt And The Environment

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-01 01:18

Panama's economy, while cooling in recent years, is still growing at astonishing rates compared to its neighbors. But environmental damage and huge government debt are part of the package.

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As Panama's Economy Booms So Do Concerns Over Debt And The Environment

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-01 01:18

Panama's economy, while cooling in recent years, is still growing at astonishing rates compared to its neighbors. But environmental damage and huge government debt are part of the package.

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VIDEO: Runways report devastating, say locals

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 01:13
Runways report: Harmondsworth residents give their reaction to the Airports Commission report recommending a third Heathrow runway.

'England have air of invincibility'

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 01:11
As England prepare to face Japan in the Women's World Cup semi-final, Eni Aluko says they have never felt more confident.

Toyota exec quits after drug scandal

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 01:08
Toyota's managing officer Julie Hamp resigns from the company after she was arrested last month for allegedly bringing illegal drugs into Japan.

A Father In California, Kids In El Salvador, And New Hope To Reunite

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-01 01:07

Unaccompanied minors surged across the U.S. southern border last year, fleeing violence in Central America. This year the Obama administration hopes to forestall a new wave with a quiet new program.

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Historic Vote May Determine Whether Greece Remains In The Eurozone

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-01 01:02

Greek voters on Sunday face a referendum on further austerity measures in exchange for bailouts. But the unstated question is whether Greece should give up the euro — the European currency.

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Peer urges powdered alcohol ban

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 01:00
Ministers are urged by a Labour MP to ban imports of powdered alcohol as part of a crackdown on so-called legal highs.

Barbados school trip cancelled

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 00:56
A school cancels a £1,650 trip to Barbados because too few pupils signed up to go.

Fresh talks due on new Greek bailout

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 00:49
Eurozone ministers are to discuss a Greek request for a new two-year bailout, hours after it became the only EU economy to miss a crucial IMF debt payment.

Buy A Meth House Unawares And Pay The Health Consequences

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-01 00:42

The residue from meth labs can cause health problems, but people aren't always told that the house they're buying is contaminated. An Indiana law requires disclosure but not mandatory testing.

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Benefits Of Sports To A Child's Mind And Heart All Part Of The Game

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-01 00:40

In NPR's most recent poll a majority of American adults say they played sports in their youth. Many say they encourage their kids to play, too, and see health benefits as well as life-long lessons.

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A Phys Ed Teacher Battles Tight Budgets And Childhood Obesity

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-01 00:39

Mindy Przeor founded an after-school program in Mesa, Ariz. to get elementary school kids up and running.

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Gleneagles Hotel sold by Diageo

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 00:39
Gleneagles Hotel and resort has been sold by drinks company Diageo, which has owned it for 31 years.

'Screaming' swimmers rescued from sea

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 00:38
Two people are rescued from the Bristol Channel after they were found clinging to a derelict pier, screaming for help.

In pictures: Heathrow airport

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 00:23
From small aerodrome to an international hub

Iran nuclear talks deadline extended

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 00:14
A deadline to reach agreement over Iran's nuclear programme is extended until 7 July, with Russia saying a deal is "within reach".

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