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Root century leads England recovery

June 12, 2014 - 1:56pm
Joe Root's third Test century helps England reach 344-5 on day one of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's.
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Strike threat before 2014 Games

June 12, 2014 - 1:55pm
Staff at two of Glasgow's key transport operators are to be balloted on industrial action ahead of the Commonwealth Games.
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Kaymer leads from McDowell in US Open

June 12, 2014 - 1:36pm
Germany's Martin Kaymer shoots a stunning five-under 65 to take a three-shot lead on day one of the US Open at Pinehurst.
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Tesla to open up car patents

June 12, 2014 - 1:29pm
Electric car maker Tesla confirms it will open up its patents for others to use "in good faith" to speed up electric car development and adoption.
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VIDEO: Bush Snr, 90, makes parachute jump

June 12, 2014 - 1:24pm
Former US President George HW Bush has marked his 90th birthday with a parachute jump.
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Nadal loses grass-court opener

June 12, 2014 - 1:10pm
Rafael Nadal suffers a straight-sets defeat to Dustin Brown in his first match on grass in 2014 at the Gerry Weber Open.
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Ivory Coast ex-leader to face trial

June 12, 2014 - 1:10pm
The International Criminal Court says it has enough evidence to put Ivory Coast's ex-President Gbagbo on trial for war crimes.
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VIDEO: Driver saved from gas station crash

June 12, 2014 - 12:48pm
A New York State police officer has saved a man who crashed into a gas station pump after suffering a diabetic shock.
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UK boosts Nigeria military aid

June 12, 2014 - 12:38pm
British Foreign Secretary William Hague announces increased military and educational aid to help Nigeria tackle Boko Haram.
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Top schools 'too dominant' in acting

June 12, 2014 - 12:28pm
The British film and TV industries are too dominated by actors who went to private schools, according to the chairman of Arts Council England.
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England wary of unpredictable Balotelli

June 12, 2014 - 12:26pm
Joe Hart and Gary Cahill believe England must expect the unexpected from Italy striker Mario Balotelli on Saturday.
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AUDIO: Childminder 'sacked for being too fat'

June 12, 2014 - 12:26pm
Danish childminder Karsten Kaltoft denies he was unable to do his job as a childminder because of his size, as his sacking is considered by the European Court of Justice.
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Chelsea sign Fabregas from Barcelona

June 12, 2014 - 12:22pm
Chelsea sign Spain and former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona for an undisclosed fee on a five-year deal.
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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?