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Tributes to university death man

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 01:36
Staff at Aberystwyth University pay tribute to Liam Wood, a porter, who was found dead at the campus on Monday.

Man who murdered Elaine Doyle jailed

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 01:24
The man who murdered Greenock teenager Elaine Doyle in 1986 is sentenced to a minimum of 21 years in prison.

July car sales 'highest since 2007'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 01:20
More than 170,000 cars were sold in the UK last month, the highest figure for July since 2007, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

Xinjiang city in Islamic dress ban

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 01:08
A city in China's restive Xinjiang region has banned those in Islamic headscarves and those with beards from public transport, a state paper says.

Windsor out of Strictly over injury

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 01:08
Strictly Come Dancing professional Robin Windsor pulled out of performing on this year's show due to a back injury.

Skeptics In Sierra Leone Doubt Ebola Virus Exists

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 01:07

Sierra Leone is at the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak. But many people there don't think the virus is real. Others are so frightened by Ebola that they're afraid to take sick relatives to clinics.

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Missouri Constitutional Amendment Pits Farmer Against Farmer

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 01:07

The most contentious issue in Tuesday's Missouri primary was the "right to farm" amendment. It is meant to protect farmers and ranchers from state laws that would change or outlaw current practices.

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Killed general was true hero - US

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 01:05
The US military pays tribute to Maj Gen Harold Greene, who was killed in an insider attack in Afghanistan on Tuesday, as a true hero.

Rosetta goes into orbit around comet

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 01:00
In a historic first, a European spacecraft arrives at a speeding comet after a 10-year chase.

Man sectioned over plane bomb hoax

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 00:57
A man is sectioned under the Mental Health Act after a bomb hoax resulted in an RAF jet escorting a passenger plane to Manchester Airport.

Would-be students 'have no plan B'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 00:56
More than half of students in England and Wales have no back-up plan if they fail to get the grades they need, finds research for Which? University.

Veterans 'face compensation delays'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 00:53
The Ministry of Defence says it is aware of serious delays in dealing with compensation claims for injured armed forces veterans.

Ecclestone: I was an idiot to settle

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 00:51
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says he was "a bit of an idiot" for paying a £60m settlement to end his bribery case.

VIDEO: Virtual reality brings news to life

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 00:46
Journalist and film-maker Nonny de la Pena has been using virtual reality to help tell news stories.

Culture Club to play orchestral gigs

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 00:46
Reformed 1980s band Culture Club and dance act Clean Bandit are to play concerts with the BBC Philharmonic to widen the appeal of orchestral music.

Rodgers learned from Van Gaal methods

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 00:32
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits he studied Louis van Gaal's coaching techniques as he pursued his own coaching career.

House prices 'see 10.2% annual rise'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 00:31
UK house prices in July were up 10.2% from a year earlier - the biggest annual change since September 2007, according to the Halifax.

Man's 'teeth dissolving' in acid

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 00:25
A car wash worker's teeth appeared to be dissolving as he writhed around in agony after drinking hydrochloric acid, an inquest hears.

VIDEO: Boris Johnson speech on Europe

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 00:21
Mayor of London Boris Johnson gives a speech outlining his views on Britain's role in the European Union.

Russia gang in 'largest data breach'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 00:13
A Russian group hacks 1.2 billion usernames and passwords belonging to more than 500 million email addresses, in what is being described as the "largest data breach" ever.
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