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Couple married 62 years die together

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 05:21
Don and Maxine Simpson die four hours apart on adjoining beds, holding hands during some of their final moments, after a long marriage.

Hawaii, Which Almost Never Has Hurricanes, Is Getting Ready For 2

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 05:18

Hurricanes Iselle and Julio are both expected to weaken into tropical storms before approaching the islands later this week, but residents are being urged to stock up on supplies.

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Hawaii, Which Almost Never Has Hurricanes, Is Getting Ready For 2

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 05:18

Hurricanes Iselle and Julio are both expected to weaken into tropical storms before approaching the islands later this week, but residents are being urged to stock up on supplies.

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VIDEO: 'Skills crisis will hit UK businesses'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 05:12
Three-quarters of British businesses believe a significant skills crisis will hit the UK within the next three years, according to a new report.

VIDEO: Plane landing 'hero' meets instructors

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 05:07
John Wildey was a passenger on a light aircraft when he was forced to take over the controls and make an emergency landing. He has been meeting the team that helped him land successfully.

Referee Webb retires after 25 years

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 04:52
Howard Webb quits refereeing to become technical director of the official referees' association, the PGMOL.

Both sides claim TV debate victory

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 04:43
Both sides of the independence debate claim their side came out on top in the TV head-to-head between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling.

Peru drug pair in UK jail switch

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 04:39
Convicted drug smugglers Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid are to be transferred from Peru to jails in the UK, the BBC understands.

VIDEO: Johnson: 'I want to be useful'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 04:35
London Mayor Boris Johnson says he intends to stand as an MP for the Conservative Party at the next general election.

WHO starts emergency talks on Ebola

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 04:28
Global experts begin two days of emergency talks at the World Health Organization in Geneva on new measures to tackle the Ebola outbreak.

Profile: Boris Johnson

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 04:24
Boris Johnson: Jokes, gaffes - and burning political ambition

Gullit, Neville & Ferdinand join MOTD

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 04:19
New line-up for Match of the Day's 50th anniversary as BBC Sport unveils expanded football package for the new season.

Wikipedia names deleted search links

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 04:11
Online encyclopaedia Wikipedia reveals which pages Google has blocked from its search results under the EU's "right to be forgotten" rules.

Gaza Conflict: Cease-Fire Holds As Kerry Calls For Fresh Peace Talks

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 04:04

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said both sides should seize this opportunity to move toward broader negotiations for a long-term peace.

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Gaza Conflict: Cease-Fire Holds As Kerry Calls For Fresh Peace Talks

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 04:04

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said both sides should seize this opportunity to move toward broader negotiations for a long-term peace.

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Obituary: Chapman Pincher

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 04:03
Life story of Chapman Pincher, journalist and 'spycatcher'

AUDIO: Is 'amazeballs' acceptable in Scrabble?

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 03:47
The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, published in the US, has added new words. But can Scrabblers in the UK use them?

Day in pictures: 6 August 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 03:35
24 hours of news photos: 6 August

East Ukraine dangers increasing - UN

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 03:30
Civilians in eastern Ukraine are facing increasing danger as the conflict continues, the UN warns, amid reports of an air strike on Donetsk.

Andy Coulson faces perjury charges

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 03:26
David Cameron's former director of communications Andy Coulson faces perjury charges over the Tommy Sheridan trial.
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