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Cabinet Eurosceptic now, says Fallon

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:12
David Cameron's cabinet is now Eurosceptic, says newly-promoted defence secretary Michael Fallon - prompting a swift response from Nick Clegg and Vince Cable.

Howard to direct Beatles documentary

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:07
Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard will direct a documentary about the early years of the Beatles.

ONS: Mothers' average age hits 30

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:06
The trend towards older motherhood is continuing - with the average age of mothers in England and Wales reaching 30 for the first time.

Kashmir protest over deadly accident

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:03
An army vehicle has crashed into a taxi in Indian-administered Kashmir, killing six people and triggering violent protests, police say.

Arrest in Spain over 'Gerbil' murder

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:01
A man is arrested in Spain in connection with the murder of Glasgow gangland figure Kevin "Gerbil" Carroll.

Pupil success 'depends on postcode'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 04:58
Pupils' chances of getting a good education in England still depend on where they live, inspectors say.

Murdoch Confirms A Spurned Bid For Time Warner

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-16 04:54

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox says that it sought to buy Time Warner last month, confirming an offer said to be worth $80 billion.

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Farah fit to race at Glasgow 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 04:53
Mo Farah says he is fit to race in this month's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after coming through a rigorous training session.

VIDEO: Unseen Campbell speed film restored

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 04:48
Unseen family footage of Donald Campbell breaking the land and water speed records in 1964 has been restored to mark their 50th anniversaries.

Ukraine's 'white power' warrior from Sweden

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 04:43
The Swedish nationalist fighting in Ukraine

Brooks promoter 'to lose 1m euros'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 04:41
Promoter Peter Aiken says he stands to lose more than 1m euros as a result of the Garth Brooks concert dispute.

'Movie star promise tempted Tulisa'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 04:37
Singer Tulisa Contostavlos helped supply cocaine to an undercover reporter after he promised he could help her crack the movie business, a court hears.

EEOC Announces Tougher Rules Protecting Pregnant Workers

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-16 04:28

Discrimination against female workers who might get pregnant in the future, or have been pregnant in the past, is against the law, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says.

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China moves Vietnam row oil rig

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 04:24
China says the oil rig that sparked a major row with Vietnam by drilling in disputed waters has finished work and is being moved.

Students React To The Closure Of A Giant For-Profit College

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-16 04:21

The for-profit college chain Corinthian Colleges is closing or selling most of its 107 campuses and online programs.

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Five ways to keep drivers off mobiles

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 04:19
Some ideas to stop drivers using mobile phones at the wheel.

Symbolic or seismic? Wolff leads F1 way for women

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 04:17
Will Susie Wolff’s appearance in practice at the German GP hasten the day a woman races in Formula 1, Andrew Benson asks?

Doping charge for runner Warburton

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 04:14
Welsh 800m runner Gareth Warburton out of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after being charged with anti-doping rule violations.

Court Finds Netherlands Liable For 300 Deaths In Srebrenica Massacre

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-16 04:11

The decision is a victory for only some of the families of the 8,000 men and boys slain in the July 1995 massacre in Bosnia.

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Nigeria parents deny politics claim

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 04:07
Parents of the schoolgirls abducted by militant Islamists in northern Nigeria deny playing politics by refusing to meet President Goodluck Jonathan.
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