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BP to pay £12bn for Gulf oil spill

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 05:42
BP has reached an $18.7bn (£12bn) settlement with the US Department of Justice following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

SA cricket team apologise for drone

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 05:41
South Africa's cricket team apologise to the Bangladesh military for using a drone at a practice session in Dhaka.

Murray races into Wimbledon last 32

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 05:39
Britain's Andy Murray reaches the third round at Wimbledon with a one-sided win over Dutchman Robin Haase on court one.

Cattermole earns new five-year deal

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 05:35
Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole signs a new five-year contract to keep him at the Stadium of Light until 2021.

US employment up by 223,000 in June

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 05:18
US employment grew by 233,000 in June, with estimates of April and May jobs numbers also revised down, official figures show.

Gueye set for £9m Aston Villa move

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 05:16
Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye is set to sign for Aston Villa in a £9m move from French side Lille.

VIDEO: Josh Widdicombe's Wimbledon fan guide

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 05:09
Comedian and Wimbledon first-timer Josh Widdicombe takes to the grounds of SW19 to meet the different types of people who make it through the gates of the famous venue.

Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.3 Percent, But For The Wrong Reason

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-02 05:02

The economy keeps adding jobs at a steady pace, including 223,000 in June, but the Labor Department report for last month shows more people are also leaving the labor force and wages are not rising.

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In pictures: Val Doonican

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 05:01
A look back at the life of the Irish singer

Concern over drama and children's TV

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 04:53
Media watchdog Ofcom raises concerns over a fall in spending on drama and children's programming on television.

VIDEO: More UK dead repatriated from Tunisia

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 04:52
A further nine bodies of Britons killed in the Tunisian beach attack are being repatriated by the RAF to Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

'No' vote 'will not help Greece'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 04:49
A "No" vote in the Greek referendum on bailout terms will not provide Greece with an easy way out of its economic crisis, a key eurozone official says.

Car smashes through South Africa roof

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 04:35
A photo is released of a car which smashed through the roof of a house in South Africa's coastal city Durban.

Jockey Creighton out of hospital

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 04:34
Irish jockey Eddie Creighton has been discharged from hospital in Melbourne following a fall last Saturday.

Incident reported at DC Navy Yard

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 04:27
The US Navy Yard in Washington DC has been placed on lockdown and employees have been advised to shelter in place after reports of a shooting.

What difference could Syria IS strikes make?

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 04:14
The RAF has been carrying out strikes in Iraq against Islamic State militants, but what would extending this to Syria mean, asks Jonathan Marcus.

Mass evacuation after US derailment

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 04:13
More than 5,000 residents are evacuated in the US state of Tennessee after a train carrying toxic chemicals derails and catches fire.

Washington Navy Yard On Lockdown Following Reports Of An 'Active Shooter'

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-02 04:11

The Washington Navy Yard in southeast Washington, D.C., was the site of a September, 2013, shooting in which 12 people were killed and three injured.

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Man jailed for murdering NI ex-wife

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 04:10
An Australian man is jailed for a minimum of 22 years for murdering his estranged wife, who was originally from Northern Ireland.

Lion tamer defends animal show

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 04:04
The man behind an animal show featuring performing lions and tigers denies his animals suffer in captivity.