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VIDEO: Letter to an unknown soldier

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 21:30
People from around the world have been invited to write an imaginary letter to the statue of a soldier at London's Paddington Station.

Brazil's new nightmare leaves a nation in shock

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 21:20
A home World Cup was Brazil's chance to erase the memory of the darkest day in their sporting history - instead, says Phil McNulty, they exceeded it.

Ford calls for Stormont 'reboot'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 21:15
Alliance leader David Ford calls for a "reboot" of the Stormont system to prevent what he describes as the cycle of crises that have affected political progress in recent months.

'Annihilated, mullered' - the front pages

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 20:43
Brazil's hammering at the hands of Germany in football's World Cup semi-final makes headlines, while some papers focus on the finances of the rich and famous.

VIDEO: Inside Sloviansk security service HQ

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 20:24
Steve Rosenberg reports from the cellar of the security service building in the city of Slovyansk, the city recently retaken by the Ukrainian army.

Ancient arachnid 'walks again'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 20:15
Computer graphics are used to show how one of the first land predators on Earth would have moved 410 million years ago.

England 'exposed' to climate risks

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 19:44
England is still not doing enough to tackle the risks from climate change, government advisers say.

Gang rape bodies 'to be exhumed'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 19:04
Police in India are to exhume the bodies of two teenage cousins who were gang-raped and murdered in May for a fresh autopsy, media reports say.

N Korea fires 'short-range missiles'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 18:59
North Korea fires two suspected short-range missiles off eastern coast into the sea, South Korea says, in the fourth such test in two weeks.

PwC raises Scottish growth forecast

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 18:49
New analysis by consultancy firm PwC adds further weight to evidence of recovery in the Scottish economy.

A guide to assistance dogs

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 17:37
What do the colour-coded bibs on dogs mean?

Butterfly wings inspire cosmetics and bomb detectors

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 17:09
Shiny butterfly wings yield tech surprises

The evolution of Elmer the Elephant

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 17:06
How the patchwork elephant has changed over 25 years

What's happening to train wi-fi?

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 17:02
Ministers promise quicker wi-fi for all commuters. How does it work?

VIDEO: US-Iraqi refugees reflect on sectarian crisis

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 16:55
The BBC spoke with Iraqi refugees in Virginia about the current conflict and their perspective on sectarian divisions in Iraq.

VIDEO: Customers line up for 'pot shop'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 16:54
Customers in Washington have been lining up for the first day of legal marijuana sales.

How Germany blew Brazil away - goal-by-goal

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 16:41
Astonishing, humiliating and devastating - BBC pundits on Germany's destruction of Brazil at the World Cup.

Georgian roots of Isis commander

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 16:30
The unusual past of a feared Isis commander

As Engines Sputter To Life, Vintage Spacecraft Turns Toward Moon

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-08 16:30

So far, so good. ISEE-3, the versatile 1978 space probe that took a detour to greet a comet in the 1980s, is now on track to get close to the moon, scientists say, though course fixes can be tricky.

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Luiz 'sorry' for Brazil humiliation

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 16:23
Brazil captain David Luiz apologises to his compatriots after the hosts suffer a 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat by Germany.
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