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'Dark web' drug dealer is jailed

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 04:03
A 29-year-old man from Ceredigion is jailed for two years after admitting 'dark web' drugs offences.

Two Britons 'dead in Austria crash'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 04:03
Two British men die after their car falls 1,000ft off a mountain road in Austria, according to reports.

Obama Says His Biggest Frustration Has Been Inability To Pass Gun Laws

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:48

President Obama spoke about gun control just hours before a gunman opened fire in a Louisiana movie theater. Obama said that he will keep trying to pass gun safety laws in his remaining 18 months.

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'Shot put more exciting than 100m'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:43
Sprinter Kim Collins says 100m rivals who "duck and hide" from each other are "killing" the event.

Nigeria reaches polio-free landmark

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:34
Nigeria makes a vital step towards being declared polio free in 2017, after marking a year without a recorded case of the disease.

Pakistan urged not to hang ill man

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:34
Human Rights Watch urges Pakistan not to execute a man it says suffers from severe paranoid schizophrenia.

Swansea uni management dean resigns

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:33
The dean of Swansea University's School of Management steps down from his role with immediate effect.

VIDEO: Mending India's broken down bikes

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:32
When people want their broken down motorbikes and scooters mended in India, many go to a mechanic. But one firm is trying to encourage the two-wheeler specialist market.

Gamers face tournament drug tests

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:21
The world's biggest video game tournament company launches an anti-doping scheme, after a top player admits taking a performance-enhancing drug.

VIDEO: Lorries queuing in Operation Stack

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:06
A huge number of lorries queued on the M20 in Kent overnight as part of Operation Stack.

VIDEO: Making medicine in a man's world

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:03
The BBC meets one woman running her own manufacturing plant near the city of Pune. Satya Vadlamani is the managing director of Murli Krishna Pharma.

PODCAST: Housing sales for June

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:00

The June report for new home sales is out today - we'll talk about what to expect. Plus, we'll talk about what to make of recent movement in the Chinese stock market. And President Obama arrives in Kenya on Friday for a three-day visit. It's his first trip to the country where his father was born since he was elected. The visit is bringing a mini-economic boost for some Kenyans.

Report: Officials Seek Criminal Inquiry Over Clinton's Use Of Private Email

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-24 02:57

The New York Times reports that two inspectors general want the Justice Department to investigate whether classified information was mishandled.

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UK box office up by 10% in 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 02:51
The UK box office sees a 10% rise in ticket sales in the first half of the year, compared to the same period in 2014.

Nile 'party boat' death toll rises

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 02:51
The death toll from a boat crash on the River Nile in Egypt rises to 29, as the search for more bodies continues.

Teams face World Cup qualifying draw

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 02:49
The draw for the 2018 World Cup qualification campaign will take place in the Russian city of St Petersburg on Saturday.

Visa attacks Fifa's 'standards'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 02:45
Visa's chief executive has lambasted Fifa for "not living up to standards" and "lack of awareness" of the seriousness of charges of corruption against it.

The FT and the value of digital news

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 02:45
In an era of digital disruption to the news industry, with readers and advertisers melting away, one British newspaper has managed to prosper more than most.

VIDEO: How do you do a handstand on a horse?

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 02:42
The English vaulting champion who is training for the European Games next month said combining her two loves of horses and gymnastics is "second nature".

Iraq Inquiry will need 'extra help'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 02:35
The Iraq Inquiry will require "additional assistance" from the government to complete its work, its chairman Sir John Chilcot says.

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