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Venezuela to close border at night

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 15:33
Venezuela says it will close its border with Colombia each night from Monday to try to curb large-scale smuggling of petrol and food.

VIDEO: Venice cruise ship ban to go ahead

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 15:17
Italy is going ahead with plans to ban large cruise ships from the centre of Venice, to protect the medieval floating city from potential damage.

VIDEO: UK fishery suffers from Russia sanctions

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 15:08
A Russian ban on food imports from a number of Western countries hits the frozen fish industry in Scotland, which counts Russia as one of its most important customers.

US in for the long haul - the front pages

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 14:40
The Iraq crisis again dominates the papers, as Barack Obama suggests there will be a long-term campaign against Islamist militants.

UK aid deliveries in Iraq 'imminent'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 14:31
The RAF will drop humanitarian aid supplies in northern Iraq for the foreseeable future, the foreign secretary says.

Forster seals £10m Southampton move

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 14:00
Southampton sign Celtic's England goalkeeper Fraser Forster on a four-year contract for a fee in the region of £10m.

Moeen makeover at heart of revival - Agnew

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 13:22
Moeen makeover at heart of revival, says Jonathan Agnew

Fear Of Tunnels, Not Rockets, Rattles Israeli Community

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-09 13:12

Residents of a town near the Gaza border say they know how to respond to rocket fire. They're less certain about how to protect themselves from potential attacks by militants using secret tunnels.

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VIDEO: UK to send NHS team to Gaza

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 12:25
The BBC's Andy Moore spoke to trauma surgeon, Professor Chris Bulstrode, as he prepares to travel to Gaza as part of a team of NHS medical experts.

Deadly violence in Pakistan protest

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 12:19
At least six people die in Pakistan's Punjab province, in clashes between police and supporters of leading anti-government cleric Tahirul Qadri.

Apprentice Boys parade 'exemplary'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 10:48
Thousands of people are in Londonderry for the annual Relief of the City commemorations, organised by the Apprentice Boys of Derry.

Colombian rebels attack oil field

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 10:12
Colombian rebels attack an oil field in the north-west of the country although no-one is hurt, the state-owned company Ecopetrol says.

Ukraine Rebels Reportedly Make Cease-Fire Offer

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-09 10:02

The self-styled prime minister of the Independent Donetsk republic says his forces are willing to stop the fighting to avert a humanitarian crisis.

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England beat India by an innings

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 09:51
England complete a stunning innings victory over India with two days of the fourth Test to spare at Old Trafford.

'Are You, Like, African-AMERICAN Or AFRICAN-American?'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-09 09:24

Black people who are more recent immigrants to the United States are often seen very differently than are blacks who are native-born — as reactions to a recent speech from President Obama remind us.

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Isle of Bute air crash: two injured

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 09:11
Two people are seriously injured when a light aircraft crashes near the airstrip at Kingarth on the Isle of Bute.

VIDEO: Nigeria declares Ebola emergency

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 09:08
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has declared the outbreak of Ebola "a national emergency" and approved more than $11m (£6.5m) in funding to help contain it.

Leeds Rhinos 24-16 Warrington Wolves

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 08:11
Two tries from Ryan Hall help Leeds Rhinos to a Challenge Cup semi-final win over Warrington Wolves.

Guinea shuts borders against Ebola

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 08:03
Guinea shuts its borders with Liberia and Sierra Leone to contain the spread of the Ebola virus, which has killed hundreds in West Africa.

Obama: Iraq Must Have Legitimate Government To Combat Insurgency

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-09 07:25

Speaking at the White House, the president says the humanitarian and military problems in the country are "a long-term project."

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