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Sudan 'apostasy' woman meets Pope

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 05:18
A Sudanese woman who fled to Italy after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam meets Pope Francis at the Vatican.

Stimpson captures triathlon gold

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 05:05
England's Jodie Stimpson wins the first medal at Glasgow 2014 with victory in the women's triathlon.

Kearney could still win bronze medal

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 05:02
NI's Lisa Kearney remains in contention for a bronze medal in the women's 52kg judo category despite losing her semi-final.

Carbon concerns over wood burning

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 04:58
Burning wood to fuel power stations can create as many harmful carbon emissions as burning coal, according to a government report.

Met investigated 18 justice campaigns

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 04:57
The Met Police collected information on 18 justice campaigns - including that of Jean Charles de Menezes - a report into a now defunct undercover unit says.

Games construction deals 'top £769m'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 04:54
More than £769m has been invested in Scottish construction contracts linked to the Commonwealth Games, according to analysis.

Mirza hits back in nationality row

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 04:53
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza rejects claims by a ruling party legislator that she is not fit to represent newly-created Telangana state because she is married to a Pakistani.

Poland 'helped in CIA rendition'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 04:53
Poland violated the human rights convention and helped the CIA's rendition of terror suspects, the European Court of Human Rights finds.

Nasa seeks aid with Earth-Mars links

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 04:33
Nasa is asking for help to get data back from future science missions orbiting Mars or roaming its surface.

How Scottish are Scottie dogs?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 04:32
Scottish terriers stole the show at the Commonwealth Games opening.

Queen 'photo-bombs' athletes' selfie

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 04:31
Two Australian Commonwealth Games hockey players have a huge surprise when the Queen appears smiling in the back of their selfie.

CAR factions announce ceasefire

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 04:30
Rival armed groups in the Central African Republic sign a ceasefire deal aimed at ending over a year of religious conflict - but fighting continues.

CCTV of A47 road death pair released

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 04:28
CCTV footage of a couple captured an hour before they were killed on a busy dual carriageway is released.

Iraq MPs elect Massoum as president

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 04:20
Iraqi parliament elects Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum as the country's next president, succeeding Jalal Talabani.

Family of four in death crash named

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 04:09
Police release the names of the West Lothian family killed in a crash between their car and a lorry in Polmont.

Teen to pay £300 for supercar damage

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 04:05
A teenager who jumped on the bonnet of a £245,000 supercar has been told to pay the owner £300 compensation towards the £11,000 repairs.

Saving Lives In South Miami, One Pool At A Time

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-24 04:04

Swimming pool drowning rates among school-aged black children are more than five times higher than they are among white kids the same age.

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How 'Tut-mania' gripped the world

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 04:02
How discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb changed popular culture

A Simple Way To Reduce Stroke Risk: Take Your Pulse

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-24 03:57

Most people can't tell when they're having the irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation that puts them at risk of stroke. Simply learning to take your own pulse could help, researchers say.

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Marine protected areas to be set up

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 03:53
A network of 30 marine protected areas is to be established around Scotland's coastline to protect marine species and their habitats.
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