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Dog walker and runner help stop rape

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:57
A dog walker and a runner help a woman fight off a man who was trying to rape her.

VIDEO: New tech opens doors for jobseekers

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:51
New technology is opening up whole new careers to young jobseekers who may be having difficulty getting into more established professions.

AIB returns to profit after bail out

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:49
Allied Irish Bank (AIB), the parent firm of Northern Ireland's First Trust bank, returns to profit for the first time since the financial crash.

Van Gaal right about fitness - Shaw

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:48
Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw says boss Louis van Gaal was right to question his fitness after joining the club.

U.N. Aid Agency: Israeli Tank Shells Slam U.N. School, Killing 15

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:43

Wednesday's reported strike at a school sheltering people displaced by the war in Gaza came amid Israel's heaviest air and artillery assault in more than three weeks of fighting with Hamas.

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Secret Cinema to begin one week late

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:18
Secret Cinema's screenings of Back to the Future are to begin in London on Thursday after the opening week was cancelled.

Millions to see power bill cut

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:18
Millions of electricity customers will see an average reduction of £12 a year on their bills, according to proposals from the regulator, Ofgem.

Toure confirms future is at Man City

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:16
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says he wants to stay at the Premier League club for "as long as possible".

Cemetery plans opposed by neighbours

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:06
Plans for a huge new cemetery beside the south Antrim village of Dundrod meets strong opposition from a group of residents.

US and EU expand sanctions on Russia

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:04
President Barack Obama says new, co-ordinated sanctions from the US and EU will continue to make Russia's "weak economy even weaker".

Instagram reveals new Bolt photo app

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 23:50
The picture-based social media site has revealed a new Snapchat-style app that lets users send temporary messages.

VIDEO: 'UK must respond to Ebola threat'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 23:29
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is "a threat" the UK must respond to - and announced that he will chair an emergency Cobra meeting about the virus on Wednesday.

The dead dog that changed colour twice

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 23:19
The dog that stole charity money to buy biscuits

VIDEO: Five brothers killed in WW1

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 23:18
World War One had a devastating impact on many communities around the UK and in the Lincolnshire village of Friesthorpe one mother and father lost five of their eight sons.

VIDEO: Huge water main leak gouges LA road

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 22:37
A burst water main on Los Angeles' iconic Sunset Boulevard has caused flooding at the University of California, Los Angeles, local officials say.

Lisicki hits fastest women's serve

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 22:27
Sabine Lisicki hits the fastest serve in the history of women's tennis at 131mph during a first-round loss in Stanford.

Airline apology over drug warning

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 22:16
Australia's Jetstar apologises after an attendant on a Sydney-bound flight warned passengers to flush their drugs down the toilet before landing.

Hamas vows to continue Gaza battle

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 21:01
A reclusive Hamas military leader rules out a ceasefire with Israel to end Gaza violence, as 32 Palestinians are reported dead in overnight shelling.

Ebola fears and 'fat' doctors - the papers

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 20:48
Fears over the potential spread of the Ebola virus make front-page headlines, while other papers focus on advice being issued to NHS staff and patients alike.

Khmer Rouge duo begin genocide trial

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 20:14
The last two surviving leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime are to begin their second trial, this time for genocide, in Phnom Penh.
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