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'Hard work starts now for Canada'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 09:20
In her latest column, Casey Stoney discusses her new role in the England squad and how to make it to the World Cup.

Lizards And Worms Should Not Be On The School Lunch Menu

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-27 09:19

India wins praise for providing free lunches to 120 million of its poorest children. But lax supervision has led to lapses that have sickened and even killed youngsters.

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Hate-Crime Convictions In Amish Beard-Cutting Case Thrown Out

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-27 09:08

An appeals court in Cincinnati ruled that it was interpersonal disagreements rather than religious beliefs that sparked the attacks.

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VIDEO: Local circus heads back out on tour

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 09:05
Behind the scenes at Giffords Circus which has been touring around the south west region annually for 15 years.

Tomatoes linked with fighting cancer

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 09:03
Eating tomatoes may lower the risk of prostate cancer, research suggests.

Poots: 'Cuts are executive decision'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 09:03
Health minister Edwin Poots says the executive parties must "put their hands up" if they want cuts

Afghan election audit restarts

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 08:57
An audit of votes from Afghanistan's disputed presidential election restarts, but without observers from the camps of either candidate.

IS accused of Syria mass atrocities

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 08:54
The UN accuses IS militants of war crimes, and the Syrian government of using chemical agents in eight separate incidents in a new report.

Tributes after backpacker Thai death

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 08:50
Tributes are paid to a Llanelli man who died while living on an island in Thailand.

IMF's Lagarde under investigation

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 08:46
IMF head Christine Lagarde says she has been placed under formal investigation for negligence in a French fraud case but has not been charged.

Ryder Cup will make its mark on mail

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 08:46
A special postmark will appear on mail next month to mark the Ryder Cup golf tournament being held at Gleneagles.

US F-15 jet crashes in Virginia

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 08:40
Military officials confirm that a Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15 went down in a rural area in western Virginia but the status of the pilot is unknown.

Funeral for Borneo murder victim

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 08:40
Hundreds of mourners pack a Derbyshire church for the funeral of a student stabbed to death in Borneo.

Goalie punched rival over beard tug

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 08:39
An Irish league footballer is convicted of assaulting a rival player who repeatedly pulled on his beard in a nightclub.

GB men's eight reach World final

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 08:37
Britain's men's eight are through to Sunday's World Championship final after beating Russia to win the repechage in Amsterdam.

Festival security allow laughing gas

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 08:34
Widespread consumption of laughing gas at one of the UK's top dance festivals is exposed by a BBC investigation - as security turn a blind eye.

Zimbabwe police beat 'job seekers'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 08:24
Zimbabwean riot police beat opposition protestors who were trying to march to parliament to demand jobs and policies to end the high unemployment.

McDonald's in Moscow court appeal

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 08:17
McDonald's says it will appeal against a court ruling in Moscow ordering the closure for 90 days of four of its Russian outlets.

Brown and Darling in referendum call

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 08:15
Gordon Brown appears alongside his former chancellor Alistair Darling to call on Scottish voters to reject independence.

UK offers £10m more in aid to Iraq

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 08:13
Justine Greening says the humanitarian situation in Iraq is "deeply worrying" as the UK offers £10m more in aid.
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