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Tulisa confirms she's 'had work done'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 10:03
The former X Factor judge has confirmed she's had cosmetic procedures on her lips and cheeks after criticism of the way she looks.

VIDEO: WW1 monument melts in hours

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 09:59
Five thousand ice sculptures have melted away after going on display to commemorate World War One.

Israel 'set to shun Gaza talks'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 09:44
Israel is unlikely to send a delegation to truce talks in Cairo as it presses on with its Gaza offensive, reports quoting senior officials say.

VIDEO: Gaza devastation revealed after strikes

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 09:35
Health officials in Gaza say more than 200 Palestinians have been killed since a 72-hour ceasefire collapsed, just hours after it came into force.

Syrian villagers drive out jihadists

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 09:25
Villagers in eastern Syria drive out Islamic State militants, in a rare display of local resistance to the group, as fighting rages in neighbouring Iraq.

War dead commemorated by ice figures

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 09:21
Hundreds of people gather in a city square to place thousands of ice figurines in memory of those who died in World War One.

British woman killed at game lodge

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 08:33
A British woman is believed to have been robbed and stabbed to death at a game lodge she owned in South Africa.

Training boost for Games volunteers

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 08:28
A £2.4m employability programme is to be opened up to young Commonwealth Games volunteers, First Minister Alex Salmond says.

First Ebola Patient Has Arrived In U.S. From Liberia

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 08:26

The first of two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia arrived in Atlanta today to begin treatment.

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Soldiers die in crash with tractor

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 08:04
Two soldiers, from England, serving with the 2nd Battalion The Rifles, die following a crash involving a car and a tractor in Cullybackey, County Antrim.

Boy arrested for attempted murder

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 08:04
A 16-year-old boy is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and wounding after two men were stabbed.

Albert Camus And The Search For Meaning In The Midst Of Ebola

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 08:03

An outbreak of Ebola has hit Western Africa, killing hundreds. Writer Michael Schaub recommends The Plague by Albert Camus, a novel he hasn't been able to stop thinking about since the outbreak began.

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Llanelli hosts its sixth eisteddfod

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 07:50
The 2014 National Eisteddfod is under way in Llanelli, the sixth time the town has hosted the event in its modern form.

Quo gigs off as Parfitt taken ill

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 07:48
Rock band Status Quo are forced to cancel six concerts on their European tour because of illness affecting guitarist Rick Parfitt.

Barnes and Conlan take Glasgow golds

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 07:40
Boxers Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan secure Northern Ireland's first gold medals of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Golds take Scots over 50-medal mark

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 07:39
Charlie Flynn and Josh Taylor win boxing golds, taking Scotland's medal tally beyond the 50 mark for Glasgow 2014.

GCHQ unveils 'cyber spy' degrees

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 07:34
Intelligence agency GCHQ accredits six UK universities to teach specialist master's degree courses to future internet security experts.

French officer held in cocaine hunt

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 07:33
A French drugs squad officer is arrested in the city of Perpignan on suspicion of stealing more than 50kg of cocaine from Paris police headquarters.

Man arrested over Chihuahua swinging

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 07:28
A 19-year-old is arrested after a man was filmed swinging a Chihuahua dog by its lead around his head on a walk.

Adams beats Walsh to win historic gold

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 07:21
England's Nicola Adams beats Northern Ireland's Michaela Walsh to become the first female Commonwealth boxing champion.
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