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Bassist Chris Squires, Who Co-Founded Yes, Dies At 67

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-28 19:06

Chris Squire, the bassist and co-founder of the progressive rock band Yes who recently announced he had leukemia, has died, according to a statement from his band members on Sunday. He was 67.

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Australia IS militant 'may be alive'

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 18:56
One of Australia's most notorious militants, Khaled Sharrouf, may still be alive and fighting for IS in the Middle East, media reports say.

China-led global bank takes shape

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 17:54
China hosts the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, a new international financial institution set to rival the World Bank.

VIDEO: Crackdown on Turkey's Pride march

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 17:53
Turkish police fire water cannon, rubber pellets and tear gas to disperse marchers at a gay pride event in Istanbul.

Medical staff told to admit mistakes

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 17:40
Doctors, nurses and midwives across the UK are being issued with new guidelines to encourage honesty and openness with patients when things go wrong.

Bid to boost Fair Isle population

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 16:46
A major drive to boost the population of Fair Isle, off Shetland, is being launched.

Train sewage date brought forward

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 16:45
The date for the elimination of trains dumping sewage on Scotland's rail tracks has been brought forward after a campaign, the RMT union says.

Greek fears rock Asian shares

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 16:41
Shares in Asia opened lower on Monday in the first market reaction to Greece's decision to close its banks and impose capital controls limiting the amount of money which can be withdrawn.

VIDEO: Clarkson's Top Gear era comes to end

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 16:40
The final Top Gear films featuring Jeremy Clarkson air in a special programme on BBC Two.

Girl's birthday 'gift' of hearing

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 16:33
A four-year-old girl hears her parents sing Happy Birthday for the first time after becoming one of the youngest people in the UK to have "revolutionary" hearing surgery.

Deal on Palestinian hunger striker

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 16:23
Israel agrees to free a Palestinian prisoner who has been on hunger strike for 55 days and is thought to be in serious condition, officials say.

Station cat gets lavish send-off

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 16:16
A Japanese cat, who became a national celebrity when she was made a station master, is mourned at the station where she served.

In pictures: Combating trachoma in Sudan

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 16:00
Photographer Kate Holt followed teams of local eye doctors in villages near Khartoum in Sudan to see their work in the fight against infectious disease.

Q&A: China carbon crunch

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 15:55
There are growing expectations that China will soon give details of its climate action plan - a key milestone towards UN climate talks at the end of the year.

Are Germany and the US still the best of friends?

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 15:52
The relationship between Germany and the US has been through a rocky patch, says Jenny Hill - but it will endure.

Iranian ambitions breed scepticism and fear in Israel

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 15:49
A final deal over Iran's nuclear programme is aimed at defusing the international crisis, but for Israel the Islamic republic remains the number one threat, says the BBC's Kevin Connolly in Jerusalem

Can you teach people to have empathy?

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 15:45
Can you teach people to have empathy?

UK police alert and Tunisia marriage proposal

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 15:19
The Tunisia beach attack remains the focus on the front pages with stories on the rising British death toll, fears of a UK jihadist attack and a marriage proposal.

Mafia 'ties to Australia officials'

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 15:13
Australian politicians at both state and federal level have been infiltrated by the Calabrian mafia, according to an investigation by Fairfax Media-Four Corners.

VIDEO: A better way to carry luggage?

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 15:11
A young designer based in London has developed a new system that he thinks will change the way we carry luggage.