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Cleveland Slugger Jim Thome Retires After Signing One-Day Contract

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 12:14

Calling a halt to a career that put him at the No. 7 spot on the all-time home run list, Jim Thome officially retired as a Cleveland Indian Saturday.

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Woods injury leaves future looking uncertain

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 11:44
Forget chasing majors – the biggest battle facing Tiger Woods may now be the one to save his career, writes Iain Carter.

Glasgow arrests 'are team officials'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 11:23
Two men arrested by police in Glasgow on Friday are thought to be team officials attending the Commonwealth Games.

Southern China quake kills hundreds

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 11:17
At least 367 people are killed and scores more injured after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes in south-west China, state media say.

Woods suffers back injury setback

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 10:56
Tiger Woods is forced to withdraw from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational midway through his final round with a back injury.

Services held on eve of WW1 centenary

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 10:45
Services and events are held across the country on the eve of the centenary of the UK's entry into World War One.

Anything You Can Spit Can Be Used Against You

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 10:33

A lot of rappers glorify crime in their music. Sometimes, lyrics that appear to boast about crimes can lead to arrest. Should violent rap lyrics be used as an admission of guilt?

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Islamic State Seizes Towns Near Kurdish Area; Dam Seen At Risk

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 10:33

The militants are hoping to cement control of the border area between Iraq, Syria and Turkey. At least 14 Kurdish soldiers were reportedly killed in the fighting this weekend.

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VIDEO: Memorable moments from Glasgow 2014

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 10:19
BBC Sport selects the most memorable moments from the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

US to send 50 experts to fight Ebola

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 10:14
The US will "surge" its response to the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola by sending at least 50 public health experts to West Africa.

VIDEO: Miliband: Israeli action 'unjustifiable'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 10:05
Labour leader Ed Miliband has called on the prime minister to send "a much clearer message" to Israel that its actions in Gaza are "unacceptable and unjustifiable".

VIDEO: Villagers try to stop Ebola burials

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 09:38
As the US announces it is to send about 50 public health experts to West Africa to help tackle the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, protests break out at burial sites in Liberia.

Gaza crisis 'intolerable' - Hammond

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 09:24
The situation in Gaza is "simply intolerable and must be addressed", Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.

Wales' Thomas wins dramatic road race

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 08:51
Wales' Geraint Thomas survives a puncture to with six kilometres to go to win the men's Commonwealth Games road race.

Children and adults injured in crash

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 08:48
Twelve children and five adults are treated in hospital after the mini-train they were on at a County Fermanagh caravan park overturned.

Hunger strike parade in Derrylin

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 08:44
Thousands of republicans take part in hunger strike commemoration parade in Derrylin in County Fermanagh.

French and German leaders mark WW1

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 08:19
The presidents of France and Germany commemorate the 100th anniversary of Germany's declaration of war on France.

Eisteddfod apology over bus delays

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 08:15
Eisteddfod bosses have apologised after problems with a park-and-ride system led to delays for visitors at the festival in Llanelli.

Firefighters tackle woodchip blaze

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 08:12
Firefighters have been tackling a large blaze involving thousands of tonnes of wood chippings at an industrial park in Easter Ross.

Lego Releases Female Scientists Set; May Appease 7-Year-Old Critic

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 08:07

Months after a girl took the company to task for its female toy figures, Lego has released the Research Institute, a play set created by a "real-life geophysicist, Ellen Kooijman," the company says.

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