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Ex-youth worker jailed for abuse

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 08:42
A former youth worker is jailed for six years after admitting child sex offences against the son a couple who gave him support after his dismissal.

Knox gives me alibi, says Sollecito

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 08:39
Raffaele Sollecito, the ex-boyfriend of Amanda Knox, insists he is innocent and says the American's evidence provides him with an alibi.

Putin accuses Ukraine over ceasefire

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 08:28
Russian President Vladimir Putin condemns Ukraine for ending a truce with separatists as fighting in eastern Ukraine leaves at least four people dead.

Older Adults Are Fatter Than Ever, Increasing Their Risk Of Illness

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-01 08:25

There's good news and bad news about aging boomers, a Census Bureau report finds. They're drinking less and voting more, but they're also heavier, which could mean less independence later.

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VIDEO: UKIP MEPs protest during EU anthem

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 08:20
Nigel Farage has led his fellow UKIP MEPs in a protest against the European Parliament at the opening of its new session in Strasbourg.

VIDEO: Wearing Google Glass to the cinema

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 08:14
Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones finds out what happens if you wear Google Glass to watch a film in the UK.

Bacon and Derbyshire to leave 5 live

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 08:10
Richard Bacon and Victoria Derbyshire, two of the biggest names on 5 live, are to leave the station later this year.

More abuse claims against Harris

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 08:02
The Crown Prosecution Service says it will work with the police to see if there is enough evidence to bring further charges against Rolf Harris.

ENO cut in arts funding shake-up

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 08:02
The English National Opera has its funding cut by 29%, Arts Council England reveals, as it announces its annual distribution of money for arts organisations.

EU dominated by German politics

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 08:01
EU dominated by German power play

VIDEO: Three lightning strikes at Sears Tower

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 07:56
Chicago's Sears Tower was hit by lightning repeatedly during a thunderstorm on Monday night.

Computing GCSE answers appear online

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 07:42
Two controlled assessment tasks in a computing GCSE have been withdrawn by an exam board, after the answers appeared on the internet.

Bolt will race at Glasgow 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 07:28
Usain Bolt, the six-time Olympic champion, will compete in the 4x100m relay at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Race track lobbying breached code

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 07:25
The lobbying for a race circuit by Wales' Environment Minister Alun Davies breached the Ministerial Code but he will not be sacked.

Kerber stuns Sharapova at Wimbledon

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 07:16
German ninth seed Angelique Kerber ends Maria Sharapova's hopes of winning a second Wimbledon title in the fourth round.

VIDEO: 'Shells pockmark Ukraine's Kramatorsk'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 07:08
Oleg Boldyrev reports from the eastern Ukrainian town of Kramatorsk, where residents said there were several waves of shelling overnight.

AUDIO: Rolf humiliated me, victim alleges

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 07:04
An Australian singer has accused Rolf Harris of sexually assaulting her whilst posing for photographs at a function.

European Court Upholds France's Burqa Ban

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-01 07:00

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that France's ban on face-covering veils was legitimate, and did not violate a Muslim woman's freedoms.

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Deadly bomb hits Nigeria market

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 06:59
At least 18 people are killed in a bombing by suspected militants at a market in Maiduguri, north-eastern Nigeria, a medical worker tells the BBC.

Heathrow flyers wait for lost bags

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 06:59
Backlogs caused by computer problems at Heathrow's Terminal 5 mean some passengers are still waiting for their luggage days later.
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