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Big crowds expected at Games day two
BBC
More than 100,000 people are expected at Commonwealth Games venues later during the second day of competition.
   
Week in pictures: 19-25 July 2014
BBC
News photos from around the world
   
'Politicians protected by cover-up'
BBC
A former assistant director of social services at Lambeth council claims there was a cover-up to protect politicians after allegations of abuse at a c...
   
A community's tales
BBC
Sound-portraits of the residents of Carrick-on-Suir
   
Housing Dispute Puts Quaker University at Front of Fight Over Transgender Issues
New York Times
George Fox University near Portland, Ore. has become the latest front in the fight over what defines a person’s gender, and who gets to decide.
   
CAR: Fighting spreads like infection
BBC
Trying to save CAR, where fighting spreads like an infection
   
Indonesia's constitutional court ready to take on election result challenge
Yahoo News
By Fransiska Nangoy and Randy Fabi JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's top court is prepared to hear a case challenging the result of this month'...
   
5 killed in West Bank, amid new Gaza truce efforts
AP
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state made a new attempt Friday to nail down a temporary truce between Israel and Hamas...
   

FILE - In this May 22, 2014 file photo, protesters gather outside of the McDonald's Corporation headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill., the annual shareholders meeting demonstrating for higher wages and the right to unionize. On Friday, July 25, 2014, in Chicago, organizers are holding what they're calling the first national convention of fast-food workers. They’ll be discussing how to move forward with the protests and other actions calling for higher wages that have been taking place in cities around the country since late 2012.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers are expected to discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years.


Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands
Yahoo News
CHICAGO (AP) — Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a nat...
   
Common Sense: When Media Mergers Limit More Than Competition
New York Times
Antitrust experts said that such a merger posed far more serious regulatory issues than Comcast’s acquisition of NBCUniversal.
   
Sluggish Latin American results show risks for U.S. companies
Yahoo News
U.S. companies are reporting sluggish financial results in Latin America, showing the risks they face in relying on Brazil and other emerging markets ...
   
Police solve mystery of porcelain dolls left on doorsteps
USA Today
The mystery of porcelain dolls being left on the doorsteps of several California families has been solved.        ...
   

Men walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Asian shares were subdued Thursday despite an improvement in China’s manufacturing as a wait-and-see mood prevailed ahead of earnings reports from some of the region’s top companies. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)MUMBAI, India (AP) — Most major Asian stock markets rose Friday after U.S. unemployment claims fell to an eight-year low and tensions over the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet eased.


Asian stocks bolstered by US economic data
Yahoo News
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Most major Asian stock markets rose Friday after U.S. unemployment claims fell to an eight-year low and tensions over the downi...
   
Bigger, faster rides may be hitting a peak
USA Today
When rides can't be any more extreme, immersive experiences come to forefront.        
   
Pioneer Day of Mormons, Retooled for Saloon
New York Times
The state holiday honors the arrival of Brigham Young in the Salt Lake Valley, but for non-Mormons, it has become something else: “Pie ’n’ Beer ...
   
Report: Pope Francis to visit U.S. next year
USA Today
Francis has also received invitations to other U.S. cities, including New York and Washington.        
   
Special Report: Inside Xi Jinping's purge of China's oil mandarins
Yahoo News
By David Lague , Charlie Zhu and Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Oil executive Jiang Jiemin rose to power in Communist China in time-h...
   
Five Palestinians killed in West Bank violence: medics
Yahoo News
Five Palestinians were killed in the occupied West Bank on Friday in shootings involving both Israeli forces and a civilian who appeared to be a Jewis...
   
Australia brings asylum group ashore
BBC
A group of 157 asylum seekers detained at sea will be brought to the Australian mainland for processing, the immigration minister says.
   
Iran confirms it is holding 4 journalists
Yahoo News
WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran is confirming that it has detained four journalists, including a reporter for The Washington Post and two U.S. freelance phot...
   

Aussies dominate pool, Wales suffer doping shock
Coroner: Burglar killed by homeowner not pregnant
Newport Folk Festival celebrates 55th anniversary
Hamas agrees 12-hour truce from Saturday morning: official
California state senator facing additional charge
Miami judge becomes 2nd in Florida to overturn state's ban on same-sex marriage
Obama tells Central American leaders most children will go home
Oil rises just above $102 a barrel
Carjacked SUV hits crowd, killing 3 young siblings
Japanese PM opens LatAm tour with Mexico energy deals
Carey pressured from both sides of Fox Time Warner deal to stay in job
Florida judge overturns gay marriage ban
Judge says Texas man innocent in rape
Ohio State under shadow again, this time with band
Same-sex marriage ban struck down for Miami area
Montoya back at Indy intent on winning for Penske
Hamas agrees to 12-hour pause in Gaza fighting: spokesman
Furyk, Petrovic, share Canadian Open lead
Sentences stand for 2 convicted in driver's beating
Congressman mistakes U.S. officials for foreigners
Reports: 12-hour cease-fire in Gaza
Album: Before Kubrick Was an Auteur
A Prized but Perilous Catch
Former CIA officials can't see 'torture' report
Train delays after lightning strikes
UN sends 'unofficial' aid to Syria
England's Rowsell wins pursuit gold
Israel and Hamas 'agree short truce'
$20M, 20 ways: Big NJ family shares lottery prize
Judge dismisses lawsuit over Amelia Earhart search
Caught on radar: Beer-loving bugs swarm in Midwest
Police: 3rd child dies after carjacked SUV hits group selling fruit on Philly street corner
Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
Carjacked vehicle hits crowd, killing 3 children
As Russian arms flow to Ukraine, more U.S. sanctions expected
Federal court upholds Fla.'s docs vs. glocks law
Cellphone unlocking set to become legal again
Prosecutors consider charges after burglar killed
Stan Lee cancels Comic-Con appearance
Earthquakes occur in 4 parts of Alaska
'Do nothing' Congress faces urgent 'to do' list
Hudson River safer a year after boat crash killed bride
Carjackers drive into crowd, kill 3 kids in Philadelphia
Obama Urges 3 Leaders to Slow Wave of Migrants
Alan C. Greenberg, 86, Dies; Led Bear Stearns in Good Times and Bad
Was science fair discovery stolen?
Homeowner kills 'pregnant burglar'
A country where liberal journalists risk death
US 'will send migrant youths home'
US stocks fall on Amazon earnings, profit taking

 


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