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Juncker 'will address UK concerns'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 13:57
Jean-Claude Juncker tells David Cameron he is "fully committed to finding solutions for the political concerns of the UK", Downing Street says.

Bulgaria head to dissolve parliament

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 13:56
Bulgaria's president confirms he will dissolve parliament and appoint an interim government, amid concerns over the country's banking system.

For U.S. Vets, Iraq's Newest Conflict Awakens Complex Emotions

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-29 13:03

In 2004, Jason Hansman was helping to rebuild Mosul with the 448th Civil Affairs Battalion. A decade later, he and other veterans are watching the cities where they served fall to Sunni militants.

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Fresh clashes in battle for Tikrit

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 13:02
Iraqi government forces continue an offensive to retake the northern city of Tikrit from Sunni rebels, with air strikes and clashes across the city.

VIDEO: Plan to boost GP cancer detection rates

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 12:48
Details of how good GPs in England are at detecting and referring cases of cancer, could soon be published online under government plans to drive up standards.

Obama To Nominate Former Procter & Gamble Chief To Head VA

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-29 12:17

The Department of Veterans Affairs is currently in a sea of trouble. A White House report said its "corrosive culture" led to systematic failures.

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Should Saying Someone Is 'Off The Reservation' Be Off-Limits?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-29 11:41

The term dates back to the 19th century when white traders would swap "firewater" for Indian goods and "off the reservation" was "a lonely and dangerous place for an aboriginal American to be."

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Dolly draws huge crowd at Glastonbury

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 11:20
Country singer Dolly Parton performs some of her biggest hits at Glastonbury, as thousands of fans chant her name.

The chai wallahs of India

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 11:06
Making the brew that India can't live without

Sunni Extremist Group ISIS Declares New Islamic Caliphate

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-29 11:03

Some analysts says the move may signal the birth of a new era of transnational jihadism. ISIS also announced a name change: It will now be known simply as The Islamic State.

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Chambers wins British 100m title

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 11:01
Dwain Chambers wins his fifth successive 100m British title – beating Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, Chijindu Ujah & Richard Kilty.

Netherlands 2-1 Mexico

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 10:37
Netherlands produce a late comeback to rescue their World Cup dream and deny Mexico a first quarter-final in 28 years.

VIDEO: Dolly Parton performs at Glastonbury

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 10:31
Dolly Parton has drawn a huge crowd for her debut Glastonbury set, performing some of her biggest hits as thousands of fans chanted her name.

In Blogs And Tweets, India's New Leader Bemoans Lack Of 'Honeymoon'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-29 10:23

Narendra Modi became prime minister just a month ago. He had a big agenda, but has yet to launch any major programs. But the tech-savvy leader has racked up 5 million Twitter followers.

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VIDEO: The Iraqi Christians who refuse to flee

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 10:20
As thousands of Iraqi Christians flee the advance of Isis rebels, the BBC's Quentin Sommerville reports from one town where Christians are refusing to leave.

Man 'dead for weeks' in London flat

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 09:59
A man whose remains were found in a flat in east London may have been "dead for weeks", the Metropolitan Police said.

Trott and Kennaugh win road races

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 09:59
Laura Trott and Peter Kennaugh win the British Cycling Championships road races with sprint finishes in Monmouthshire.

VIDEO: Thai military shows weapons haul

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 09:57
The ruling military council in Thailand has been showing seized weapons as evidence of the growing violence in the country.

VIDEO: 'Scores trapped' in India collapse

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 09:47
More than 100 people are still feared trapped after a building collapsed in the southern city of Chennai in India, an official has said.

Give NHS more cash, say coalition MPs

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 09:47
More money should be spent on the NHS as demands on the service rise, say past and present chairs of the Commons health select committee.
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