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Turkish policeman dies in new attack

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 06:25
A Turkish traffic policeman is shot dead in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in the latest violence to hit the region, the state news agency says.

VIDEO: Roald Dahl's 'Danny' and 'BFG' sale

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 06:23
Rare illustrations depicting some of Roald Dahl's most loved characters have gone on sale for £85,000.

Twist in French life support case

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 06:21
Doctors in France unexpectedly decide to keep paralysed patient Vincent Lambert on life support, while his case is referred to the authorities.

Latitude golden heads art stolen

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 06:20
Artists are "heartbroken" after 14 golden heads, part of an art installation at Suffolk's Latitude Festival, are stolen.

Why IS has different names

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 06:04
From ISIL to DAESH, there is an ongoing debate about what the extremist group of jihadist fighters should be called.

Ban lift on controversial pesticide

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 05:46
The government has temporarily lifted a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides in certain parts of the country.

Cuts not 'end of world' for Wales

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 05:38
Proposed UK budget cuts do not mean "the world will come to an end" for Wales, insists the prime minister.

US park discourages bison selfies

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 05:29
A series of injuries at Yellowstone National Park in the US has officials warning tourists that selfies and bison don't mix.

Burgess is not a centre - Dawson

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 05:19
Bath's Sam Burgess is not good enough to play at centre for England in the World Cup, says 2003 winner Matt Dawson.

Quake-hit Nepal trek area 'now safe'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 05:13
Nepal's popular Annapurna trekking area is declared safe, but report criticised as "flawed" and "rushed" by some tour operators.

Birkirkara FC v West Ham United

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 05:13
West Ham look to build on a 1-0 aggregate lead over Maltese side Birkirkara to advance in the Europa League.

Greece Approves Reforms, Clearing Hurdle For Bailout Deal

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-23 05:12

The measures involve an overhaul to the banking and judicial systems — demands made by Greece creditors in exchange for the 86 billion euro rescue package.

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How did Varoufakis do?

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 05:07
How is Greece's former finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, and his actions viewed? asks Mark Lobel.

Zuma home upgrade 'poorly done'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 04:55
A South African parliamentary committee says it has evidence of poor workmanship on controversial renovations at the president's private home.

VIDEO: Excitement mounts for Obama Kenya trip

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 04:51
Barack Obama may not get quite the rapturous welcome he did when he visited Kenya as a senator back in 2006, but his presence in his ancestral home is expected to be warmly received.

An Artificial Limb Can Bring Hope — But Who's Going To Make It?

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-23 04:50

That's the question in Bangladesh, where there aren't enough clinicians to make prosthetic devices for accident victims and others in need. Now there's a school to fill the gap.

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Arsenic threat: Is it safer to cook rice in a coffee percolator?

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 04:43
Is it safer to cook rice in a coffee percolator?

Medical Residents Are Indebted But Reasonably Happy

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-23 04:42

Talking to medical residents is one way to get a bead on where medicine is headed. A recent survey of more than 1,700 residents asked a slew of questions about their hopes, daily work and finances.

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VIDEO: Investigation into schoolgirl's death

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 04:40
A post-mortem examination is being held to determine the cause of death of a 12-year-old girl from East Yorkshire who died during a school trip to France.

Your pictures: Derelict

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 04:39
Readers' photographs on the theme of derelict.