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UK economy 'to beat France by 2020'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 06:53
The UK's economy is set to overtake France by 2020 to become the second largest in Europe, consultancy firm PwC forecasts.

Czech Petra Kvitova Wins Wimbledon Title

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 06:29

Kvitova picked up her second Wimbledon trophy, besting Canadian opponent Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 6-0.

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A Cleaner Tour De France Kicks Off With A Nod To WWI

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 06:28

The 101st Tour de France starts Saturday in England. To mark the 100th anniversary of WWI, the Tour will roll through former battlefields in the farmlands of northern France.

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Tennis Girl dress sells for £15k

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 06:24
The white summer dress and other items related to the iconic 1970s Tennis Girl poster sell for £15,500 at auction.

Kvitova wins second Wimbledon title

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 06:07
Petra Kvitova thrashes Canada's Eugenie Bouchard for the loss of just three games to win her second Wimbledon title.

VIDEO: Royals at Tour de France start line

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 06:04
The 101st Tour de France is under way in Yorkshire after riders received a royal send-off from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

Ukraine rebels abandon stronghold

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 06:01
Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine evacuate the city of Sloviansk, a crucial eastern stronghold, amid an offensive by the military.

Britain expands Syria border aid

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 05:46
Cross-border aid operations into Syria are being boosted with more than £46m of aid from the UK, the International Development Secretary says.

Brotherhood figures given life terms

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 05:42
An Egyptian court gives Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie and 36 other Islamists life sentences for inciting violence.

Landmine charity suspends founder

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 05:37
A landmine charity once supported by Princess Diana suspends its founder and chief executive Guy Willoughby.

400ft pink scarf anti-nuclear demo

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 05:32
Anti-nuclear campaigners carry a near 400ft long pink scarf around a Powys town as part of a demonstration.

Warning over doorstep cold call cons

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 05:19
Householders are warned to be wary of doorstep cold callers after four men are convicted of scamming older people out of £70,000 for shoddy building work.

Murder arrest over pavement body

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 05:18
A 50-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of murder after a body was discovered in a street on the Isle of Wight.

VIDEO: Red Arrows and Royals at Tour de France

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 05:18
The Red Arrows marked the start of the Tour de France in Leeds by flying past Harewood House several times.

Woman injured during break-in

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 05:17
A 19-year-old woman suffers a dislocated elbow during a scuffle with an intruder inside her Edinburgh home.

Arthur Disrupts July 4th Festivities, But Does Little Damage

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 05:12

The first hurricane of the season — now downgraded to a tropical storm — skirted the U.S. East Coast, inconveniencing holiday revelers.

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Mother and son killed in car crash

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 05:08
A mother and her 11-year-old son are killed in a crash between two cars in Ewell in Surrey.

Indian Nurses Back Home After Being Trapped By Fighting In Iraq

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 04:45

The nurses, most hailing from southern India, had been caught in Mosul since Sunni insurgents seized the city last month.

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Villagers empty library over cuts

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 04:40
Villagers empty library and take out hundreds of books in a campaign against proposed budget cuts.

Germans summon envoy over 'US spy'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 04:20
The German authorities summon the US ambassador in Berlin after a 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of spying for the US.
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