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Day in pictures: 10 July 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:11
24 hours of news photos: 10 July

VIDEO: Do unions have a strike mandate?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:08
The government has criticised unions calling strike action without a significant enough level of support.

Free Wifi access starts in Glasgow

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:07
Glasgow becomes the first city in Scotland to launch a council-led scheme offering free access to the internet.

Judge dismisses NHS shake-up review

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:05
Campaigners lose three separate legal challenges in their bid to stop planned changes to hospital services in west Wales.

Kurdish Leaders Boycott Iraqi Government Meetings

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:04

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki accused Kurds of sheltering terrorists and Saddam Hussein loyalists. Kurdish ministers withdrew from meetings, calling on Maliki to resign.

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From Calif. Teachers, More Nuanced Views On Tenure

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:03

Some teachers say they want to preserve tenure, but add that it's time for a look at the rules.

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Iraq rebels 'seize nuclear material'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 03:48
Iraq warns the UN that Sunni militants have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in Mosul.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 03:47
Emergency data laws are vital to protecting national security, Theresa May tells MPs.

Single energy market recommended

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 03:44
Single markets in electricity and gas covering the whole of Great Britain should continue if Scotland becomes independent, a report says.

McIlroy breaks record at Scottish Open

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 03:42
Rory McIlroy makes seven birdies to break the course record with a first-round 64 at the Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen.

India unveils 'budget for growth'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 03:40
India's new government promises to bring back higher growth, with a budget including more infrastructure spending and a goods and services tax.

Caption Challenge: Bowled over

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 03:32
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

VIDEO: Justin Bieber's 'extremely silly' egg attack

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 03:28
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has been sentenced to two years probation in connection with the egging of his neighbour's home.

Hackers In China Reportedly Targeted U.S. Federal Workers

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-10 03:26

According to a report in The New York Times, hackers accessed U.S. government databases in March and apparently targeted files on employees who have applied for top-secret security clearances.

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Bank holds interest rates at 0.5%

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 03:11
The Bank of England holds UK interest rates at a record low of 0.5% for another month, and keeps its quantitative easing programme at £375bn.

VIDEO: Israeli village damaged in rocket attack

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 03:06
People in the village of Kfar Aza in Israel have escaped unharmed after a rocket attack which saw two missiles land in a workshop and playroom of a house that was unoccupied.

PODCAST: B-list social media stars

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-07-10 03:00

More on what can be learned from the minutes report released by the Federal Reserve from a recent meeting. Plus, tens of thousands of disability claims by vets are going nowhere, as some suspect there is a misunderstanding of how to complete a claim through the VA's online filing system. And with ads popping up on Instagram and Twitter feeds everywhere, a look at how users with modest followings are earning money through their social media accounts.

Fresh landslide at Honduras mine

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 02:56
A fresh landslide hits a makeshift mine in Honduras where eight miners remain trapped after a collapse last week.

Seagull swoops in race photo finish

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 02:56
Plucky bird causes a flap at Brighton as first to be caught on camera in photo finish of a horse race.

Unionists call for marching inquiry

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 02:53
Unionist leaders call on the secretary of state to set up a legal inquiry into marching issues in north Belfast.
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