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Labour MP indyref attack case halted

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 08:36
The trial of a Labour MP accused of kicking a pro-Scottish independence campaigner collapses after a legal error.

'CIA tortured' admits former executive

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 08:30
The CIA tortured terror suspects in its programme of “enhanced interrogation”, the agency's former executive director has admitted to the BBC’s Panorama.

Second American Accused In Illegal Killing Of Lion In Zimbabwe

NPR News - Mon, 2015-08-03 08:29

Zimbabwean wildlife officials say the man killed the lion in April during a hunt that was illegal. This comes a week after the killing of a lion named Cecil sparked a worldwide outcry.

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Probe into spy leaks site paused

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 08:17
Germany's attorney general has confirmed that a treason probe into a political website has been momentarily paused.

VIDEO: Roof ripped off London tour bus

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 08:14
Four people were taken to hospital after the roof was ripped off a double-decker bus in central London.

Ted Cruz Makes 'Mmm ... Machine-Gun Bacon'

NPR News - Mon, 2015-08-03 08:14

Cruz cooking bacon on a machine gun follows a string of GOP candidates trying to stand out online by destroying a cell phone, playing Operation, and critiquing Sharknado 3.

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'Sore head worth it to win FA Cup'

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 08:11
Eniola Aluko talks winning the Women's FA Cup, celebrating and dropping her phone down the toilet.

VIDEO: CIA 'torture': Inside the 'blackout box'

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 08:10
BBC reporter Hilary Andersson finds out what it is like to be inside a "blackout box" used in so-called "enhanced interrogation".

Ancient life form's complex sex life

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 08:01
One of the oldest-known complex organisms had a surprising complicated sex life, scientists report.

Group Offers To Help Revive HitchBOT That Was Vandalized In Philadelphia

NPR News - Mon, 2015-08-03 07:56

A kid-sized robot that's built around a PVC bucket and sports a friendly face, the hitchBOT couldn't make it out of Philadelphia in one piece.

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Hadi loyalists storm Yemen air base

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 07:50
Pro-government forces in Yemen launch a major offensive to oust Houthi rebels from a strategic air base north of the port of Aden, military sources say.

Planned Parenthood funding targeted

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 07:45
Republican Senators are moving ahead with plans to defund Planned Parenthood after anti-abortion activists claimed the group sold the organs of aborted foetuses.

Queen to open new Borders railway

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 07:41
The Queen is to officially open the new rail line between the Scottish Borders and Edinburgh next month.

Rooney succeeds in Worlds appeal

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 07:27
GB's Martyn Rooney wins his appeal after he was not selected for the individual 400m event at the World Championships in Beijing.

US-Mexico border drug tunnel found

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 07:26
Mexican security forces show media a sophisticated drugs tunnel they uncovered near the city of Tijuana on the border with the US.

Towie tours 'putting off locals'

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 07:24
The Only Way is Essex tours, stag parties and hen nights are "putting off a demographic of local people", a councillor in Brentwood says.

India in peace deal with Naga rebels

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 07:24
India's government signs a peace deal with a leading Naga separatist group, bringing to an end one of the country's oldest insurgencies.

Gulf Arabs face twin terror threats

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 07:13
The six Gulf Arab states have deep concerns over security, writes Frank Gardner, with threats from both Shia and Sunni extremists.

VIDEO: Peaty wins gold in thrilling finish

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 07:03
Great Britain's Adam Peaty wins 100m breaststroke gold as Ross Murdoch claims bronze at the World Swimming Championships in Kazan, Russia.

John Bercow to address TUC Congress

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 07:00
John Bercow is to become the first House of Commons Speaker to address the annual Trades Union Congress.