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More than 70 dead in Austrian truck tragedy

The Guardian - ‎27 minutes ago‎
People light candles in front of the police station in Eisenstadt, Austria, after more than 70 migrants were found dead in a lorry.
Austria lorry migrant deaths: What we know so far
Austria Raises Death Toll in Refugee Truck to Above 70; Three Reportedly ...
A Refugee Tragedy in Austria
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Migrant tragedies on land and sea claim hundreds of lives

Reuters UK - ‎30 minutes ago‎
TRIPOLI/VIENNA About 200 migrants from Africa, the Middle East and Asia died when their overcrowded boat sank off the Libyan coast while Austrian authorities on Friday raised to 70 the number of refugees found dead in the back of an abandoned freezer ...
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UK weather: Great bank holiday getaway set to be hit by "messy" weather and ... - ‎1 hour ago‎
Families planning a bank holiday getaway have been warned to expect travel and weather misery. Forecasters have warned Britain can expect a "messy" weekend of weather, with rain and thunderstorms hitting parts of the UK.
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Student killed in shooting at Savannah State University

Fox News - ‎25 minutes ago‎
The Savannah State University student who was injured in a shooting near the university's student union died early Friday, according to a university statement.
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Greece's New Prime Minister Names Caretaker Cabinet

New York Times - ‎16 minutes ago‎
ATHENS, Greece - Greece's new prime minister, a top judge who is the country's first female premier, named the members of her caretaker government Friday as the country heads to early elections next month, the third time Greeks will go to the polls ...
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Seven things we learned from the Guardian Labour leadership hustings

The Guardian - ‎2 hours ago‎
Boxes for audience questions at the Guardian Labour leadership hustings in central London. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters. Andrew Sparrow · @AndrewSparrow.
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Tropical Storm Warnings in Dominican Republic, Bahamas

New York Times - ‎18 minutes ago‎
MIAMI - New tropical storm warnings have been issued for parts of the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas as Tropical Storm Erika approaches.
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Malaysians Gear Up for Street Rallies Urging Najib to Quit

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian activists are putting more pressure on embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak to resign with major street rallies this weekend following allegations of suspicious money transfers into his accounts.
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Second-quarter UK growth steady at 0.7%

BBC News - ‎50 minutes ago‎
UK economic growth for the second quarter of the year was unrevised at 0.7%, official figures have shown. The initial figure released in July was boosted by a sharp rise in oil and gas production.

Comment: Dictionary updates are no biggie, really

Oxford Mail - ‎Aug 27, 2015‎
THERE are some schools of thought that may be shocked to find the likes of “bants” and “hangry” creeping into the online OED.
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Reflation threat to bonds as money supply catches fire in Europe - ‎3 hours ago‎
Eurozone money supply is surging at a blistering pace as stimulus gains traction, signalling a powerful economic recovery over coming months and raising the risk of a mjaor sell-off in bond markets.
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Business and professional services firms 'report best ever quarter'

Norfolk Eastern Daily Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
The 'Gherkin' and Canary Wharf at sunrise in the City of London. Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire. The best performance in 17 years from firms in areas such as accountancy, law and marketing helped Britain's dominant services sector bounce back after a ...
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Facebook hits one billion visits in a day - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Rumours of Facebook's demise seem to be greatly exaggerated after one billion people used the social networking site in a single day for the first time ever.
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Honor 7 – heir apparent to the mid-range Android crown

The Register - ‎1 hour ago‎
Review With a starting price of £249, the Honor 7 is a quality phone that offers astonishing value for money: and it could be a genuine game-changer for how people buy phones.
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Google scorns EU antitrust charges (well it would, wouldn't it?)

Fortune - ‎17 minutes ago‎
The first response to Brussels' allegations is an attempt to redefine the issue, critics say. Google Inc. GOOG 1.43% has poured scorn on the European Union's claims that it abuses its dominant position in the search market in its first official ...
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CHRISTOPHER STEVENS reviews Stephen Fry in Central America

Daily Mail - ‎9 hours ago‎
What could possibly have attracted the self-confessed former cocaine fiend Stephen Fry, who boasts of snorting coke at Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament, to Mexico, the world's chief distribution centre for illegal substances?
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QUIZ: Can you tell which of these names is a Celebrity Big Brother contestant? - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Can you tell your Z-list celebrities from a bunch of fake names and non-contestants? Or are you not an avid fan of reality TV shows made up of past-it popstars, people with famous dads and Loose Women panelists?
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Mixed reaction to Burgess inclusion in England squad

Reuters UK - ‎13 minutes ago‎
LONDON British rugby union pundits are divided over the inclusion in England's World Cup squad of Bath centre Sam Burgess, who has played only one international since switching from rugby league less than a year ago.
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Balotelli: Liverpool tactics didn't suit my style

ITV News - ‎22 hours ago‎
Mario Balotelli says Liverpool's tactics did not suit his style, but admits he needs some of the blame. The striker, who netted just four times last season, has re-joined AC Milan on season-long loan.
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Asteroid 'headed to destroy Earth' almost certainly isn't real, Nasa says

The Independent - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Conspiracy theorists and others keep saying that we are going to be killed by an asteroid, and Nasa has been forced to point out that it is very, very unlikely that it's going to happen.
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Study can't confirm results of many psychology experiments

The Denver Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW YORK - A large group of researchers set out to repeat 100 experiments published by leading psychology journals to see how often they would get the same results.
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Dinosaur foot found by student takes story of Wales' newest dinosaur forward

Techie News - ‎13 hours ago‎
Recently discovered fossils of a Dinosaur's foot has helped advance the story of Wales' newest dinosaur adding a new chapter in a story started off by two brothers at Lavernock Beach, near Penarth in South Wales.
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E-cigarette 'safety' study was written by industry funded scientists, Lancet warns - ‎50 minutes ago‎
A study which was cited by public health officials when they advised that vaping was safe, was funded by the e-cigarette industry, it has emerged.
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Fever warning over new meningitis jab - ‎3 hours ago‎
Parents whose babies will be vaccinated against meningitis are being urged to buy paracetamol to stave off a fever linked to the jab.
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Drinking a bottle of water before a meal facilitates weight loss

Times LIVE - ‎1 hour ago‎
Researchers from the University of Birmingham have revealed that drinking 500ml of water before every meal can help people suffering from obesity to lose weight.
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