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Immigration inspector John Vine quits  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:04:14 GMT
The independent chief inspector of borders and immigration, John Vine, who has been highly critical of the immigration system, will step down more than six months early. 
Couple guilty of bomb detector fraud  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:56:01 GMT
A couple in their sixties who made fake bomb detectors and sold them in the Middle East is convicted of fraud. 
Week in pictures: 19-25 July 2014  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:04:19 GMT
News photos from around the world 
A community's tales  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:56:05 GMT
Sound-portraits of the residents of Carrick-on-Suir 
Day in pictures: 25 July 2014  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:50:49 GMT
24 hours of news photos: 25 July 
'Hidden' photos reveal library build  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:44:32 GMT
'Hidden' images reveal Cambridge's University Library 
Your pictures: Cycling  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:14:53 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of "cycling" 
Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:14:09 GMT
Concept designs by famous manufacturers on show in US 
Taiwan plane crash: In pictures  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:50:20 GMT
TransAsia Airways plane crashes in Taiwan 
Prince George's first year  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:37:31 GMT
Prince George's first year 
America's 'inexorably' botched executions  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:52:41 GMT
Which form of execution goes wrong most often? 
The 'Flying Sikh' who won India's first Commonwealth gold  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:21:49 GMT
How an unknown runner won India's first Commonwealth gold 
World War One battlefields 100 years on  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:33:06 GMT
World War One battlefields, 100 years on 
Ukraine crisis creates UK tensions  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:30:03 GMT
Ukraine crisis creating high-level UK tensions 
Quiz of the week's news  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:56:51 GMT
Which Star Wars character was banned from a passport? 
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National News From NPR
Cantor To Step Down This Month To Make Room For Successor  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:24:20 -0400
Unemployment Ticks Up To 6.2 Percent; 209,000 Jobs Added  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:38:00 -0400
With Final Broadcast, 'Tell Me More' Bids Farewell  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:03:00 -0400
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World News From BBC
Militants 'seize Israeli soldier'  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:28:23 GMT
MH17 crash investigators get to work  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:15:00 GMT
Sassoon war diaries published online  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:02:21 GMT
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