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14 arrests in NI paedophile inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:55
Fourteen suspected paedophiles have been arrested in Northern Ireland as part of a UK-wide operation targeting people who access child abuse images online.

Viola Davis Gets Groundbreaking Role As ABC Bets On Diversity

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:51

This fall, ABC will offer its most ethnically diverse slate of new shows in recent memory. But getting people to talk freely about why that's happened is still difficult.

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VIDEO: Stephen Hawking backs right to die bill

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:46
Professor Stephen Hawking tells the BBC's Fergus Walsh why he is backing Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying Bill.

£75m Suarez '100% a Barcelona player'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:43
Luis Suarez, the banned Liverpool and Uruguay striker, is now "100%" a Barcelona player, the Spanish club says.

McCoy equals Pipe's winners mark

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:39
Nineteen-time champion jump jockey AP McCoy equals the winners total of his former boss Martin Pipe.

Norovirus bug hits athletes village

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:35
An outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting at the Commonwealth Games Athletes Village is thought to be the highly-contagious norovirus.

Harman: PM tax rise claim 'pathetic'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:33
Deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman accuses David Cameron of indulging in "low politics" to claim that the opposition plans to raise taxes on middle earners.

Real Madrid 'most valuable team'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:28
Real Madrid has topped an annual Forbes list of the world's most valuable sports teams.

VIDEO: Close-up: Air strike warning footage

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:22
As the Palestinian civilian death toll grows, the BBC examines the methods employed the Israel Defense Forces to minimise civilian casualties.

Internet cancellation horror story goes viral

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:17
Telecom rep refuses to let customer cancel service

Casino Boat Runs Aground Off Georgia Coast In Maiden Voyage

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-16 07:52

So far, the Coast Guard has been unable to move the boat. Passengers who have been stuck for hours are now being evacuated by small boats and helicopter.

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Neil Whosis? What You Don't Know About The 1969 Moon Landing

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-16 07:51

The year he landed on the moon, astronaut Neil Armstrong was famous, iconic, an American hero. One year later he wasn't. In 1970, how many people remembered his name? This will surprise you.

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Dutch liable over Srebrenica deaths

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 07:49
A Dutch court rules that the Netherlands bears responsibility for some of the 7,000 deaths of Bosnian Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica in 1995.

Move Over Hong Kong: The World's Priciest Cities Are In Angola And Chad

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-16 07:45

A new survey of the most expensive cities in the world puts Luanda and N'djamena at the top. How did these African capitals beat our perennial top dollar towns like Hong Kong and Tokyo?

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Palin's Call For Impeachment Reopens Debate Over ... Sarah Palin

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-16 07:45

The former Alaska governor hasn't done any favors for Republicans who've been trying to channel anger at President Obama in directions that might do the GOP more good.

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Large decrease in number of births

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 07:43
The number of births in England and Wales has fallen by the largest annual amount in nearly 40 years, the Office for National Statistics says.

Fugitive militant arrested in Greece

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 07:42
One of Greece's most wanted men has been arrested after being wounded in a shootout in central Athens as he allegedly tried to rob a shop.

A Huge New Crater Is Found In Siberia, And The Theories Fly

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-16 07:40

The crater is estimated at 262 feet wide and is in the northern Siberian area of Yamal, a name The Siberian Times says roughly translates as "the end of the world."

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Aids can be 'under control by 2030'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 07:23
The Aids epidemic can be brought under control by 2030, according to a report by the United Nations Aids agency.

Clark promises continuity on science

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 07:21
New science minister Greg Clark says his brief is to continue the "excellent work" of his predecessor David Willetts.
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