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Russian anti-Putin activists jailed

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 01:53
A Moscow court jails two anti-government protest leaders - Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozzhayev - over clashes with police in May 2012.

Hamilton fastest in Hungary practice

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 01:51
Lewis Hamilton beats Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in first practice for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.

BSkyB – James Murdoch’s master plan comes closer to fruition

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 01:50
James Murdoch’s master plan comes closer to fruition

Astrology can aid healthcare - MP

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 01:45
Tory MP David Tredinnick speaks of his belief in astrology and his desire to incorporate it into mainstream medicine.

Bank makes 'unexpected' £55m profit

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 01:44
Ulster Bank made a profit of £55m in the first six months of 2014, compared to a loss of £381m in the same period last year.

'Wrong lung' operation led to death

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 01:42
A man died after receiving treatment on the wrong lung in a Kent hospital, the coroner at his inquest says.

VIDEO: Illegal child migration to US soars

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 01:41
In the last eight months alone, nearly 60,000 children have crossed the border illegally into the United States, in the hope of a better life.

VIDEO: Waking a sleeping giant... grandma

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 01:30
Judith Moritz took a look at a giant grandma marionette before she set off on her expedition through Liverpool.

VIDEO: The toughest cop on Wall Street

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 01:20
Benjamin Lawsky, Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, is known as the toughest cop on Wall Street.

VIDEO: 'Flying' car destroys upstairs wall

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 01:15
A car has smashed into the first floor of a house in Lincolnshire, after careering off the road.

VIDEO: Black Cultural Archives 'magnificent'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 01:09
The Black Cultural Archives has opened its new permanent home in the heart of Brixton after a £7m redevelopment.

Silicon Tally: Trash to power

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-07-25 01:00

It's time for Silicon Tally. How well have you kept up with the week in tech news?

This week, we're joined by Marketplace's own Lizzie O'Leary, host of Marketplace Weekend.

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Kerry Awaits Response From Israel, Hamas On Proposed Cease-Fire

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 00:58

The holy month of Ramadan comes to an end early next week with a celebratory feast, and Secretary of State John Kerry is hoping for a holiday cease-fire in Gaza. He proposed a seven-day truce.

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Honduran Foreign Minister: U.S. Should Address Root Causes Of Migration

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 00:58

Steve Inskeep talks with Honduran Foreign Minister Mireya Aguero de Corrales, who's in Washington to help find a solution to the thousands of Central American children arriving at the U.S. border.

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Fighting In Ukraine A Hurdle As Investigators Try To Access MH17 Site

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 00:58

International observers and air-crash experts visited previously unexamined pieces of the Malaysia Airlines wreckage Thursday and made some disturbing discoveries, including unrecovered human remains and what may be shrapnel holes in the plane's fuselage.

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Conservative Rep. DesJarlais Faces Primary Challenge In Tennessee

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 00:58

One of the most conservative members of Congress, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, is defending his seat against state Sen. Jim Tracy, who is making the most of the incumbent's personal scandals.

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What's The Outlook For Nigerian Girls Kidnapped By Boko Haram?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 00:58

Renee Montagne talks with former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell for an update on the 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped in April by the extremist group Boko Haram.

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Cape Cod Residents Object As Mass. Governor Offers To House Migrant Kids

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 00:58

Massachusetts is offering to house hundreds of unaccompanied minors who've been detained crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. One of the proposed sites is on Cape Cod, but residents are blasting the plan.

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'No Easy Answer': Ex-Baseball Manager La Russa On Legacy, Steroids

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 00:58

Tony La Russa, who won more games than any MLB manager in the past 60 years, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Links to steroids have kept notable players of his from getting that recognition.

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Former Student Dropped Out, But Still Appreciates A Special Teacher

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 00:58

Roger Alvarez didn't make it to graduation, but he still wants to thank his high school English teacher. (This StoryCorps interview first aired Jan. 29, 2012, on Weekend Edition.)

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