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MH17: By defying the West, bully-boy Vladimir Putin could lead Russia to ruin

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎21 minutes ago‎
At the height of the Crimean crisis earlier this year, when many feared the tiny Baltic states could be the next target of Vladimir Putin's bully-boy tactics, local politicians proved themselves admirably defiant.
Malaysia Airlines 'determined to rebuild trust' after MH17 disaster
Russians Fed Conspiracy Theories on Ukraine Crash
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LIVE UPDATES: IDF soldier declared 'missing' after APC attack in Gaza

Haaretz - ‎5 minutes ago‎
Barrage fired at greater Tel Aviv, rocket strikes Ashdod schoolyard; senior Israeli officials: Humanitarian cease-fire not on our agenda right now; two more IDF soldiers killed in Gaza, military death toll reaches 27, 123 wounded troops currently hospitalized.
Gaza city and Ashkelon: cities divided by more than a border
Israel-Gaza conflict analysis: Prime Minister Netanyahu weighs cost of reaching ...
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What The Media’s Getting Wrong About Israel And Palestine — And Why It Matters by Mnar Muhawesh, Founder and Editor-in-Cheif of MintPress News From 2000 to 2007, about 1,000 Israelis have been killed in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and nearly 6,000 Palestinians have been killed.  Since the recent assault on Gaza under Operation Protective Edge, over 500 innocent Palestinians have been killed. More than 100 Palestinians were killed in a 24...
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His mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, cuddles her young son proudly keeping ...

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
He's such a little ruffian, according to his parents, that it's a wonder the butterfly escaped unscathed. In one of two new photographs issued to mark his first birthday today, Prince George can be seen pointing and gazing intently at the delicate creature which ...
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Alastair Cook is at the end of the line after England's latest farcical showing

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎21 minutes ago‎
It is a simple question. Now that Alastair Cook has declined to give up the captaincy for the benefit of the team, will the England set-up have the balls to sack him?
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DNA hope on schizophrenia: Research breakthrough points at over 100 genes

The Independent - ‎3 minutes ago‎
The largest study ever undertaken into the genetic basis of mental illnesses has found more than 100 genes that play some kind of role in the development of schizophrenia - one of the most common of the serious psychiatric disorders.
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Michael Gove: 'bogeyman' or 'the greatest education secretary ever'?

The Guardian - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Michael Gove arrives in Downing Street to attend a cabinet meeting during his time as education secretary. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images Europe.
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Body of fugitive South Korea ferry owner is found

Irish Times - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Policemen push a stretcher with a body believed to be that of Yoo Byung-un, who headed the family that owned the operator of a ferry that capsized in April, killing more than 300 people.
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Police ready as Joko Widodo set to be declared presidential poll winner

The Australian - ‎2 hours ago‎
THOUSANDS of police have surrounded Indonesia's electoral commission, which is set to name Joko Widodo the winner of the country's hard-fought presidential election.
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Theresa May under fire over backlog

Herald Scotland - ‎5 hours ago‎
Backlogs are still being reduced too slowly more than a year after Home Secretary Theresa May moved to deal with a string of fiascos by bringing immigration back under ministerial control and boosting resources, a public spending watchdog warned.
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Nick Griffin replaced as BNP leader after losing European Parliament seat

Evening Standard - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Nick Griffin has been replaced as leader of the British National Party after a disastrous set of results in the European elections.
Nick Griffin quits as BNP leader: Banned schoolteacher Adam Walker appointed ... - by Cahal Milmo
Nick Griffin ousted as leader of the BNP
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Irrelevant Party Leader Stops Leading Irrelevant Party By + Chris York   In a political move that will affect approximately no one, Nick Griffin has stepped down as Chairman of the BNP. The irrelevant Mr Griffin will be replaced by the even less relevant deputy chairman, Adam Walker, who will now lead the irrelevant party into further irrelevance. A press release from the BNP states the former leader actually stepped down on Saturday but the whole w...
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Offenders 'Escape Justice' With Police Cautions

Sky News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Figures show almost 30,000 criminals in the London area were handed cautions by the Metropolitan Police over the past year. 3:04am UK, Tuesday 22 July 2014.
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Obama in referendum talks

Herald Scotland - ‎5 hours ago‎
AMERICAN President Barack Obama has discussed the Scottish independence referendum at a meeting with Labour leader Ed Miliband at the White House.
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SFO launches forex investigation

Citywire.co.uk - ‎12 minutes ago‎
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has opened a criminal investigation into alleged rigging of the foreign exchange market. The director of the SFO announced the organisation is looking into allegations of fraudulent conduct with in the £3 trillion a day market.
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Credit Suisse says swings to second-quarter net loss on US tax settlement

Reuters UK - ‎23 minutes ago‎
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Credit Suisse Group AG reported its biggest quarterly loss since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, due to a 1.6 billion Swiss franc (1 billion pounds) charge taken following a May settlement with U.S.
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Royal Mail sees parcels revenue fall

BBC News - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Royal Mail has warned that price changes and competition from rivals have hit its parcels business. Parcels revenue was down 1% in the three months to 29 June compared with the same period last year, Royal Mail said.
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Zinc Touches 35-Month High on Outlook as Aluminum in Bull Market

Businessweek - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Zinc climbed to the highest price since 2011 after falling inventory and an improving demand outlook spurred speculation that consumption will exceed supply.
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iPhone 6 screen could be sapphire-glass blend, says expert

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Apple has patents for a sapphire-glass blend screen that could explain why sandpaper can scratch a supposed leaked iPhone 6 screen, the Guardian has established.
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Report: New iPhones coming in fall in two larger sizes: Big and bigger

Washington Post - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Get ready for a huge iPhone frenzy in the fall. According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has asked suppliers to manufacture between 70 and 80 million units in two larger sizes - a 4.7-inch model and a 5.5-inch model.
UPDATE 1-Apple asks suppliers to produce up to 80 mln large-screen iPhones ...
Apple places big orders for large screen iPhone 6
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Sources have cropped up once again speaking of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6, and they largely confirm what we’ve heard in the past: that the next-gen handset will come in both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch sizes, and while rumbles have surfaced hinting at production…
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Bungie Explain Why Destiny Doesn't Support Cross-gen Play

TheSixthAxis - ‎1 hour ago‎
It seems like every time a new game comes out that supports both current-gen and last-gen consoles, the question is raised of why players on both old and new platforms can't play with one another.
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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Lovebox 2014 - MIA, Nas, The Horrors

Entertainmentwise - ‎12 hours ago‎
EntertainmentWise headed down to London's East End Victoria Park for Day 2 of this year's Lovebox festival and while the Friday might have been crowned the official hottest day of the year, the muggy heat of the Saturday still made for some uncomfortable ...
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Is this the plot for Star Wars Episode VII?

Metro - ‎23 minutes ago‎
It's another busy day in the Star Wars galaxy, as not only do we have the reveal of the new Episode VII X-wing fighter, along with an X-wing pilot and mousedroid, but there are also a glut of rumours floating about regarding the potential plot of the film.
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England set to hand Jos Buttler first call up in third Test with India

SkySports - ‎1 hour ago‎
The England squad to face India in the third Test will be named later on Tuesday with Jos Buttler favourite to replace Matt Prior as wicketkeeper.
Cricket - Prior determined to bounce back
From the Back Pages, July 22: Matt Prior steps away from international duty after ...
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“The decision I’ve made is that I’m unavailable for the rest of this series due to my fitness. I’m not retiring or anything like that, I would still love to play for England." - Matt Prior opts out of India series, will undergo surgery on his Achilles; Jos Buttler set to make Test debut:
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Australia's Marsh ruled out for four months by surgery

Reuters UK - ‎1 hour ago‎
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia batsman Shaun Marsh is to have surgery on an injured elbow next week and will miss October's test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, Cricket Australia said on Tuesday.
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Seals feast on invertebrates that collect near offshore wind farms

Dumb-Out - ‎4 hours ago‎
Recent studies on the subject prove that scientists were right about the reasons for marine life thriving near offshore structures of wind farms.
Seals feast around offshore wind farms, scientists say
Seals Thrive Around Wind Farms
Seals forage at offshore wind farms
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SEALS MAY USE WIND FARMS AS HUNTING GROUNDS: Offshore wind farms may become seal hunting grounds! As the number of offshore wind farms continues to grow, the farms may affect both seals and their prey, a new finding suggests. However, it remains uncertain whether the effects will be helpful or harmful. More: http://dne.ws/1nc554D
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Alien life needs ocean to survive: Study

Tech Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
A research report determines the importance of oceans in sustaining life in alien planets. The research was published in the Astrobiology journal.
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Junior doctors will be encouraged to opt out of Working Time Directive ...

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎47 minutes ago‎
Junior doctors are to be encouraged to opet out of the 48 hour working week amid fears they are not getting enough training and experience to treat patients safely.
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Middle East virus found in camel barn

Channel News Asia - ‎2 hours ago‎
Researchers in Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday they have found genetic traces of the dangerous Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus in the air of a barn that housed a sick camel.
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