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Beijing: Hong Kong Democracy Referendum 'An Illegal Farce'

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 11:11

State-run media have denounced the unofficial vote organized by pro-democracy activists. So far, more than 700,000 people have cast ballots.

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Ukraine separatists 'to join truce'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 10:53
A pro-Russia separatist leader in eastern Ukraine, Alexander Borodai, says his forces will join a government ceasefire until 27 June.

VIDEO: RAF parachutist crashes into pensioner

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 10:52
An elderly woman suffered a broken leg after a parachutist from the RAF crashed into her during an air show.

Shock at al-Jazeera Egypt sentences

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 10:49
There is international outrage after a court in Cairo jails for seven years three al-Jazeera journalists accused of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood.

Who needs what: Group permutations

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 10:36
Who needs to do what in the final round of group fixtures in order to qualify for the last 16 at the World Cup in Brazil?

Australia 0-3 Spain

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 10:35
Holders Spain avoid the ignominy of finishing their World Cup campaign bottom of Group B with victory over Australia.

Court releases memo on Awlaki killing

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 10:25
A New York court releases the Obama administration's legal justification for the killing of a US citizen and suspected al-Qaeda leader in Yemen.

Leak storm hits Polish minister

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 10:12
Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski has called ties with the US "worthless" and ridiculed the UK prime minister, according to a leaked report.

VIDEO: Netherlands 2-0 Chile - highlights

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 10:11
The Netherlands beat Chile 2-0 to top Group B as both teams go through to the last-16 of the 2014 World Cup.

Be A Varsity Player ... In Video Games?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 10:11

A private university elects to make a popular video game into an official varsity sport. Marketing ploy or sign of the future?

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VIDEO: Father 'does not hate' family's killers

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 09:57
A man who lost his wife and three children in an arson attack in Leicester has praised his "extraordinary family".

Garden bodies pair jailed for life

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 09:51
A husband and wife who murdered the woman's parents and buried them in a back garden are both given life sentences.

No 10 says EU to vote over Juncker

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 09:47
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has won agreement for a vote on the future president of the European Commission, Downing Street says.

England on brink of Test series defeat

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 09:43
England are facing a first home Test series defeat by Sri Lanka after collapsing to 57-5 in pursuit of 350 for victory.

School Nutrition Fight Widens As School Board Members Join In

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 09:38

Leaders of the National School Board Association say they're concerned about "federal overreach on school meals." But the first lady maintains that now is not the time to turn back the standards.

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South Africa platinum strike 'over'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 09:12
A five-month platinum strike in South Africa is "officially over", says the leader of the union behind the strike, as it accepts a wage deal.

Deadly blast hits Nigerian college

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 09:08
An explosion hits a college in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, killing at least eight people, police say.

Central Park Five Settlement: Was Justice Served?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 08:59

New York City reached a $40 million settlement with the "Central Park Five," men who were wrongfully convicted of a brutal rape in 1990. Sarah Burns, who wrote a book about the case, offers an update.

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Child Detention Centers: A 'Headache' For The Obama Administration

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 08:54

U.S. officials are detaining thousands of immigrant children who tried to cross the U.S.-Mexico border alone. Two journalists discuss conditions at detention centers, and what's driving the migrants.

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Israeli air strikes target Syria

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 08:53
Israel says it has carried out air strikes against military targets in Syria, after a teenager was killed by firing from Syria in the occupied Golan Heights.
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