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Ukraine crisis: Deal to 'de-escalate' agreed in Geneva

BBC News - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. "Thousands of angry people are going to have to agree to give up... weapons they now see as their main form of power", reports Daniel Sandford in Donetsk. Continue reading the main story ...
Putin Keeps Force as Option in Ukraine -- Update
Four-way talks call for end to Ukraine violence
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Photos: Russian President Putin takes questions on Ukraine and more from Russian citizens and guest of the state Edward Snowden during a televised call-in show Get more on the situation in Ukraine with our live blog: (Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)
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Labour signs up top Obama adviser for General election - ‎47 minutes ago‎
One of US President Barack Obama's top campaign strategists has been recruited by Labour to play a key role in Ed Miliband's bid for Downing Street in next year's general election.
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Divers struggle in search for South Korean ferry survivors

Reuters - ‎24 minutes ago‎
MOKPO/JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - Rescuers struggled with strong waves and murky waters on Thursday as they searched for hundreds of people, most of them teenagers from the same school, still missing after a South Korean ferry capsized on ...
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Co-op bank faces reform after record losses

Scotsman - ‎1 hour ago‎
CO-OPERATIVE Group interim boss Richard Pennycook, pictured below, yesterday described its £2.5 billion loss last year as a “wake-up call” revealing the serious challenges it faces.
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Child bullying victims still suffering at 50 - study

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Children who are bullied can still experience negative effects on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, say researchers from King's College London.
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Last-minute reprieve: Iranian woman spares life of son's killer with a slap

Times of India - ‎1 minute ago‎
TEHRAN: An Iranian mother spared the life of her son's convicted murderer with an emotional slap in the face as he awaited execution with the noose around his neck, a newspaper reported on Thursday.
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Putin says Obama would rescue him if he were drowning. (What if the tables ...

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Vladimir Putin and President Obama will never be best friends, but the Russian president is fairly confident his counterpart would at least toss him a life buoy if he were flailing in open water.
The Vlad and Ed Show
Why Vladimir Putin Needs to Show Alaska Some Love - by Alyssa Newcomb
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[Snowden-Putin] Edward Snowden made a "surprise" appearance on Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual televised call-in with the nation.  Snowden asked: "Does Russia store, intercept, or analyze, in any way, the communications of millions of individuals, and do you believe that simply increasing the effectiveness of intelligence or law enforcement investigations can justify a place in societies rather than subjects under su...
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Detectives Launch Manhunt After Essex Murder

Sky News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Police warn the public not to approach a 24-year-old man wanted over a fatal stabbing in Essex. 9:18pm UK, Thursday 17 April 2014.
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Bus subsidies slashed leaving less-used routes to close or cut back

The Independent - ‎1 hour ago‎
Unprofitable bus routes are being scrapped or scaled back because of deep cuts in support from councils whose budgets are being squeezed, new figures disclose today.
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Mulberry cuts prices as it warns on profits

The Independent
45 minutes ago
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Laura Chesters
Mulberry performed a strategic U-turn yesterday, pledging to cut the prices of its high-end handbags as it issued its fourth profit warning in two years.
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House Price Increases Create 'Generation Rent'

Sky News - ‎51 minutes ago‎
A third of adults under the age of 40 say they have no realistic chance of owning their own home, despite Help to Buy schemes. 12:44am UK, Friday 18 April 2014.
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Channel Tunnel train delays cause 'chaos'

BBC News - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Channel Tunnel rail passengers face major delays after a series of problems caused a backlog to services. A Eurotunnel train broke down in one tunnel, while a technical issue closed the other tunnel.
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Barclays staff braced for thousands more job losses

The Guardian - ‎4 hours ago‎
Barclays told staff the bank is looking to simplify its operations. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty. Barclays could axe thousands more jobs, mainly at its investment banking arm, under a strategic review which will report next month.

Sony Xperia SP Users Experiencing Screen Flickering After Recent Update

Ubergizmo - ‎Apr 16, 2014‎
As we're sure many Sony Xperia SP owners know by now, their handsets will not be upgraded to Android 4.4. Instead the best that Sony will do for them is update it to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which we guess is still a pretty big leap considering that the phone ...
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German Media CEO Says Google, Facebook Are Becoming Too Powerful

Auto World News - ‎4 hours ago‎
A Google logo is seen at the entrance to the company's offices in Toronto on Sept. 5, 2013. (Photo : Reuters). Google's near ubiquity in the Internet world is under fire from a top European media executive who wrote an open letter accusing both Google and ...
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Won't Swing onto Xbox One at First — Will It Ever?

5 hours ago
Written by
Matt Peckham
Activision says it's working with Microsoft to get the game released, but it's also pulled the Xbox One logo from the game's official website.
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Latin America reacts to death of literary colossus Gabriel García Márquez

The Guardian - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Colombian singer Shakira released a statement paying tribute to her countryman. Photograph: Paul Morigi/ The death of Latin American literary giant Gabriel García Márquez prompted immediate reaction from across the continent and beyond ...
Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87
Gabriel García Márquez on Writing, Dreams and Fidel Castro
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Gabriel García Márquez awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982 dies at the age of 87 in Mexico City. With his stories, Gabriel García Márquez has created a world of his own which is a microcosmos. In its tumultuous, bewildering, yet, graphically convincing authenticity, it reflects a continent and its human riches and poverty. Read his Nobel Lecture, “The Solitude of Latin America”.
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Robin Williams to return as Mrs Doubtfire in sequel to 90s comedy new Today in ...

Belfast Telegraph - ‎1 hour ago‎
Today in important Nineties nostalgia news, the eminently watchable Mrs Doubtfire is to get a sequel, with Robin Williams reportedly stepping back into his apron as the irrepressible Euphegenia Doubtfire.
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X-Men director Brian Singer's 'rape victim' describes sordid pool parties at home ...

Daily Mail - ‎31 minutes ago‎
'They'd rape you by the side of the hot tub. You were a piece of meat': X-Men director Brian Singer's 'rape victim' describes sordid pool parties at home of Hollywood power broker.
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Randy Lerner's £250m price tag for Aston Villa could prove a stumbling block

Daily Mail - ‎4 minutes ago‎
There is plenty of speculation swirling around that Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner will finally sell up at the end of the season, provided his troubled club stay in the top flight.
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Brendan Rodgers says Manchester City's slip is timely warning for Liverpool title ...

The Independent - ‎1 hour ago‎
Brendan Rodgers has argued that Manchester City's inability to overcome Sunderland and Everton's shock defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace on Wednesday were stark warnings for those who believe Liverpool only have to beat Chelsea to win the title.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Manchester City's draw with Sunderland ...
Liverpool set to break 24 years Premier League jinx
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In today's Hometime Headlines: Brendan Rodgers calls for Liverpool to win the Premier League title with class, but is Daniel Sturridge fit for their game with Norwich this weekend? Also, what';s Luis Suarez been saying about their challenge to fans whilst he's out shopping in Liverpool? Plus find out why Tim Sherwood thinks Spurs should have been challenging for the League themselves this season. Also, find out which other player Har...
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Laura Robson ruled out of Wimbledon and French Open due to wrist surgery - ‎1 hour ago‎
Laura Robson's grim year has continued with the news that she will undergo tendon surgery on her left wrist, a serious procedure that will rule her out of both the French Open and Wimbledon.
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Howard extends Everton contract - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has put pen to paper on a new contract with the club that will extend his stay at Goodison Park until 2018.
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Matt Kuchar shines in RBC Heritage as American keeps up fine Masters form

Daily Mail - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Matt Kuchar brought his form from last week's Masters into the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head after opening with a five-under-par 66 to move into a three-way tie for the lead.
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Lancashrie wildlife lovers hop to it for survey

Blackburn Citizen - ‎9 hours ago‎
THE world's biggest wildlife survey has reported a chorus of frogs hopping around in Lancashire gardens - but our native squirrels are in the red.
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Newly discovered Earth-like planet holds 'possibility'

BBC News - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Scientists have discovered the most Earth-like planet ever found in another solar system, which may potentially hold liquid water.
'Earth Twin' Is Found, Or Perhaps a Cousin
Want To Spot Earth's First Cousin? Look For the Swan in the Sky
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NASA's Kepler Telescope Discovers First Earth-Size Planet in 'Habitable Zone' From JPL: Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" -- the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that planets the size of Earth exist in the habitable zone...
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NHS waiting lists are at highest for 6 years

Daily Mail - ‎31 minutes ago‎
There are now 2.89million waiting for surgery or other hospital procedures, including nearly 550 who have been waiting for more than a year.
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Baby catches meningitis from cat

The Independent - ‎1 hour ago‎
A baby was left on the verge of death after contracting meningitis from a pet cat. Sparkle Anderson was just three weeks old when she contracted the illness from the cat's saliva.
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Sacked doctor 'was unfairly dismissed', tribunal rules

BBC News - ‎3 minutes ago‎
A heart specialist was unfairly sacked after raising concerns about patient safety, a tribunal has ruled. Dr Raj Mattu was dismissed by University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust in 2010.
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The NHS must raise the bar for foreign doctors - ‎1 hour ago‎
A review carried out by University College London into the proficiency of foreign doctors in Britain has found that half of them lack the qualifications that are expected of domestically trained practitioners.
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