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Soul Singer Bobby Womack Dies At 70

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-27 17:04

The legendary singer rose to prominence with such hits as "Lookin' For A Love" and "It's All Over Now."

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Arcade Fire warm Glastonbury crowd

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 16:59
Arcade Fire bring a party atmosphere to Glastonbury on Friday, hours after an electric storm stops the festival.

The stunt-performing grandmother

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 16:45
How a single mother became the UK's first black stunt actress

Missing US boy in custody of mother

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 16:42
A 12-year-old found in the basement of his father's block of flats after being missing for 11 days is in his mother's custody, Detroit police say.

Arrest in search for 'armed' man

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 16:25
Police in Cornwall hunting for a man who they feared might be carrying a gun make an arrest.

In The Stands At World Cup, It Was The U.S. That Beat Germany

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-27 16:09

In the David and Goliath match, American fans dominated the cheering section.

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The cyclist chased by a lion

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 16:08
Author Jeremy Clay tells the story of the cyclist pursued by a lion.

Court Stays Decision Striking Down Indiana's Gay Marriage Ban

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-27 16:05

The appeals court decision puts a halt to gay marriages in the state pending an appeal of the lower court ruling.

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Metallica 'stay sober' for Glastonbury

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 15:50
Metallica's Lars Ulrich on the downsides of playing Glastonbury

The story of Brazil's 'sacred jersey'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 15:33
How Brazil came to wear its iconic golden yellow shirt

VIDEO: 111 cyclists perform in convoy

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 15:27
Eine Brise is a composition specifically designed to be played by 111 cyclists. It was recently used to open the Harwich Arts Festival.

'Citizen science' hits 50-year mark

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 15:20
The Biological Records Centre, which supports more than 80 of the UK's wildlife recording societies and schemes, celebrates its 50th anniversary.

UK facing 'major' sperm shortage

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 15:07
The UK is facing a major sperm shortage that may be tempting fertility clinics to accept poorer quality sperm, the British Fertility Society warns.

Increased protection for war wrecks

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 15:04
The huge number of ships sunk in World War One are to be offered increased protection under a UN agreement.

Dozens of fish killed in Glenavy

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 14:56
A number of fish have been found dead in the Glenavy River, County Antrim.

Ukraine Extends Cease-Fire With Pro-Russia Separatists

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-27 14:56

A hiatus in fighting was set to expire Friday, but Kiev says it's extending the deadline for three days.

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Woods misses cut in comeback event

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 14:48
Tiger Woods misses the cut as his comeback from injury ends prematurely at the Quicken Loans National at Congressional.

VIDEO: Century since death of Franz Ferdinand

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 14:38
The 28 June 2014 marks 100 years to the day since a young Serb nationalist shot dead the heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian empire.

Armed Drones Over Baghdad To Protect U.S. Forces, Pentagon Says

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-27 14:25

The decision to arm some of the unmanned planes flying over the city was made to protect American advisers deployed to assess the security situation.

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Ukraine extends ceasefire for east

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 14:18
Ukrainian President Poroshenko extends a week-long truce with pro-Russian rebels in the east for three days, hours after signing a landmark EU deal.
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