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BBC News - July 23, 2014 - 11:12am
Remy has Liverpool medical, Martinez working on Lukaku deal, Messi sounded out Arsenal, Campbell set for Palace switch, plus more.
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New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires

Fox News - July 23, 2014 - 11:04am

Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil train that exploded in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people.

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Man City U21s walk off in racism row

BBC News - July 23, 2014 - 10:53am
Manchester City Under-21s walk off in a pre-season friendly in Croatia after an alleged incident of racial abuse.
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House GOP calls for National Guard to be sent to border

Fox News - July 23, 2014 - 10:53am

House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, speed young migrants back home to Central America, and send in the National Guard.

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Sri Lanka cyclists spotted on motorway

BBC News - July 23, 2014 - 10:47am
Four members of Sri Lanka's Commonwealth Games team are stopped by police for cycling down a Glasgow motorway.
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Last victim of US mudslide found

BBC News - July 23, 2014 - 10:44am
Searchers in the US state of Washington locate what they believe to be the final missing body following a deadly mudslide in March.
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Glaxo profits fall hits shares

BBC News - July 23, 2014 - 10:35am
GlaxoSmithKline shares fall 6% as the drugs company's profits are hit by a slide in sales and a bribery investigation in China.
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Credibility gap worsens IRS scandal

Fox News - July 23, 2014 - 10:34am

Commissioner Koskinen doesn’t have the credibility now to allay investigators’ concerns or the public mistrust of the IRS.

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VIDEO: Amur leopards born at zoo

BBC News - July 23, 2014 - 10:33am
A pair of Amur leopards, which are said to be the rarest big cats in the world, have been born in Leicestershire.
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Boeing profits from sales boost

BBC News - July 23, 2014 - 10:30am
US aerospace giant Boeing earnings rise 52%, boosted by a "strong" quarter for commercial aircraft sales.
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SA rhino poacher jailed for 77 years

BBC News - July 23, 2014 - 10:22am
A South African rhino poacher is sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest sentences aimed at curbing the illegal trade.
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VIDEO: Games cyclists find Glasgow bearings

BBC News - July 23, 2014 - 10:13am
Scotland Correspondent Lorna Gordon bumps into some of the team from Swaziland on the streets of Glasgow.
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US court allows Arizona execution

BBC News - July 23, 2014 - 10:02am
The US Supreme Court clears the way for Arizona to execute a murderer who had sought information about the lethal drugs to be used to kill him.
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EU sets 30% energy savings target

BBC News - July 23, 2014 - 9:52am
Members of the European Union will have to boost their energy efficiency by 30% by 2030, according to the European Commission.
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US lawmakers seek answers in 'troubling' violation of Sudanese Christian woman's human rights

Fox News - July 23, 2014 - 9:51am

As a Sudanese Christian who faced execution for refusing to renounce her faith remains holed up with her family in the U.S. embassy in Khartoum, a host of religious, human rights and immigration experts have been summoned to Capitol Hill to testify about her plight in the war-torn African nation.

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S Korea ferry boss 'hid in closet'

BBC News - July 23, 2014 - 9:49am
The fugitive South Korean tycoon wanted in connection with the Sewol ferry disaster hid in a closet to evade arrest during a police raid, prosecutors say.
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VIDEO: Peaches Geldof died of heroin overdose

BBC News - July 23, 2014 - 9:29am
Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose, a coroner rules.
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VIDEO: Drones overhead on streets of Gaza

BBC News - July 23, 2014 - 9:23am
The United Nations says about 102,000 displaced people are now using shelters across Gaza as the Israeli offensive continues. Those who have stayed are adjusting to the sounds and sights of conflict, as Yolande Knell reports from Gaza.
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Prior 'hunted mercilessly' by media

BBC News - July 23, 2014 - 9:22am
The media played a part in wicketkeeper Matt Prior's decision to stand down from England duty, says Sussex boss Mark Robinson.
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Government drafting birth control accommodation

Fox News - July 23, 2014 - 9:16am

The Obama administration is developing a new way for religious nonprofits that object to paying for contraceptives in their health plans to opt out, without submitting a form they say violates their religious beliefs.

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Rumors continue 60 years after Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin's death. Did he die as a result of a stroke or was he assassinated by a member or members of his inner circle?