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Boy, 15, admits Anzac Day terror plot

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:39
A 15-year-old boy from Blackburn admits involvement in a terror plot to attack an Anzac Day parade in Melbourne, Australia.

David Cameron at Royal Welsh Show

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:35
David Cameron visits the Royal Welsh Show after announcing a £390m deal for armoured vehicles to be produced in south Wales.

'No cuts' to ferries workforce

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:33
A union involved in a dispute with CalMac says the agreement reached has ended a potential threat of job cuts.

Sony Pictures to make emoji movie

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:31
Sony Animation Pictures buys the rights to turn emojis into a film.

Italy jails two for 1974 bombing

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:27
A Milan court gives life sentences to two former far-right militants who killed eight people in a 1974 bombing in Brescia.

Police apology over decomposed body

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:26
West Mercia Police apologise after a family were denied saying a final farewell to a suspected Hereford murder victim because of a mistake at a Coventry mortuary.

Rate change text alert for savers

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:25
Savers will receive a text message alert when their bonus introductory interest rate has expired, under proposals from the UK finance regulator.

More pupils try 'vaping' than smoking

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:19
More pupils in England aged between 11 and 15 have tried electronic cigarettes than have smoked a cigarette, according to official figures.

UK retail sales dip in June

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:15
UK retail sales fell unexpectedly by 0.2% in June, after consumers bought fewer household goods and less food and petrol.

House Bill Would Cut Off Federal Funds For Sanctuary Cities

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:11

The U.S. House is poised to pass legislation that would cut off federal funds to so-called "sanctuary cities" that have protected undocumented residents from immigration proceedings.

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At Low Pay, Government Hires Immigrants Held At Detention Centers

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:11

It's illegal to hire immigrants without legal status. Yet the federal government employs thousands of undocumented workers. They prepare food and clean detention facilities where they are held.

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The Associated Press Puts Its Vast Archive On YouTube

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:11

The Associated Press is making thousands of hours of archival news footage available on YouTube. The clips date back to 1895 and include historic moments from around the world.

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After Cold, Icy Winters, Lake Michigan Is Rising Rapidly

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:11

Just two years after dropping to a record low, Lake Michigan's water level is rebounding at a near record rate. It's good news for restoring the habitat, but not so good for some who live on the lake.

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Investigators Seek The Gunman's Motivation In The Chattanooga Shooting

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:11

Federal authorities in Chattanooga, Tenn., say they still don't know why a man shot up two military installations last week, killing five people. But they are releasing new details on the shooting.

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Kenyan Novelist Explains What President Obama's Visit Signifies

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:04

Kenyan novelist Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor provides a tour of her homeland and discusses what President Obama's visit means to the African nation.

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Is Hillary Clinton 'Likable Enough'?

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:03

A new round of polls in key swing states showed Hillary Clinton's favorability ratings suffering badly. It's a warning sign for Clinton's campaign, but also for politicians, generally.

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Ben Carson, A Man Made In Detroit

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:02

A Republican presidential candidate and former neurosurgeon, Carson was born and raised amid the tumult of Detroit in the 1960s. Even as a young man, Carson sought a different path from his peers.

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Health board chief sorry over waits

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 00:36
The head of the Health and Social Care Board apologises to patients who have waited an "inordinate amount of time" for surgery.

More than 11,000 sniff whiffy flower

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 00:35
A rare "corpse flower" that attracted 11,000 people for a sniff of its rotting odour has started to wilt, Cambridge University says.

Wickerman festival bans legal highs

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 00:35
People found with so-called "legal highs" at the Wickerman festival could be removed from the site, police warn.

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