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Pistorius evaluator has heart attack

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 05:31
A psychiatrist who evaluated Oscar Pistorius has suffered a heart attack, days before the Olympic athlete's murder trial resumes.

Wimbledon installs 'champions gate'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 05:24
A gate, allowing Wimbledon winners to reach their entourage without climbing over flat roofs, is installed on Centre Court.

Dog walker drowned in racing tide

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:58
A woman on a Mothering Sunday walk on a Carmarthenshire beach drowned after being cut off by the fast-moving tide, an inquest hears.

Cats and Evita make West End return

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:58
Hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals Cats and Evita are to return to the West End stage.

VIDEO: Killer's dad: 'Son caused so much pain'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:55
The father of a British-born student who shot dead six people in California last month before taking his own life, has told US television of the horror of living with what his son Elliot had done.

Police to re-consider Wonga case

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:53
The City of London Police confirm they will re-consider opening a criminal investigation into Wonga after the payday lender sent out fake lawyers' letters to customers.

Top Shiite Cleric Calls For Deal On Next Iraqi Leader Amid Crisis

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:50

The call Friday by Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani came as Human Rights Watch said ISIS militants likely executed at least 160 unarmed men when they took the city of Tikrit.

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EU signs pacts with ex-USSR states

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:48
Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova sign partnership agreements with the European Union, a move Russia says will have serious consequences.

Suarez Ban Is 'Excessive,' Bite Victim Says

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:44

Days after being bitten by Uruguay's Luis Suarez during a World Cup match, Italy's Giorgio Chiellini says Suarez's four-month ban from soccer is too harsh.

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Sweet tax ruling for Snowball makers

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:42
Two Scottish confectionery firms are set to receive a windfall tax rebate after judges rule Snowball snacks are technically cakes.

VIDEO: Farage: 'Game, set and match to Brussels'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:41
Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party, told the BBC that David Cameron's judgement had been "woeful".

Thousands flee Ukraine fighting - UN

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:33
The number of people displaced internally by the turmoil in Ukraine has reached 54,400 with 16,400 fleeing in the past week alone, the UN says.

Top Labour MPs reported to watchdog

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:32
MPs' watchdog considers a complaint about Labour's Jon Cruddas and Rachel Reeves over links to IPPR think tank.

Barcelona still want banned Suarez

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:24
Barcelona are still keen to sign Uruguay's Luis Suarez despite his four-month ban for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini.

Glastonbury drug-taking man dies

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:01
A 26-year-old Glastonbury festival-goer dies after taking the drug Ketamine, police confirm.

Hague in talks with Kurdish leaders

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 03:56
Foreign Secretary William Hague discusses the insurgency in Iraq with Kurdish leaders in the north of the country.

VIDEO: Server smashes partner in head

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 03:48
Klara Koukalova hits doubles partner Monica Niculescu in the back of the head with her serve at Wimbledon.

Day in pictures: 27 June 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 03:47
24 hours of news photos: 27 June 2014

Two walk out of psychiatric unit

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 03:43
Two men with a history of violence walk out of a psychiatric intensive care ward of a hospital.

Facebook fights US court over data

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 03:37
A US court has forced Facebook to hand over details of 381 users, but the social media company says the request violates the US constitution.
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