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Hong Kong Protests Cloud China's National Day

Voice of America - ‎1 hour ago‎
BEIJING—. As China marked its National Day Wednesday, a defiant gathering of thousands of people in Hong Kong demanding deeper electoral reforms for the port city cast a shadow over Beijing's celebration.
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Man diagnosed with Ebola in US was sent home for two days, officials admit

The Guardian - ‎54 minutes ago‎
Dr. Edward Goodman, left, epidemiologist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, at a news conference. Photograph: LM Otero/AP.
Dallas Hospital Initially Let Ebola Patient Go With Drugs
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The first confirmed case of Ebola has surfaced in the United States, involving a man who recently flew here from Liberia, federal health officials announced late Tuesday. The critically ill patient, being cared for at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, has been diagnosed with the deadly virus, officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a late afternoon news conference. The man is receiving intensive ca...
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Sainsbury's concedes decade of growth is over amid fierce price war

The Independent - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Sainsbury's new chief executive has admitted the supermarket's sales are unlikely to rise this year for the first time in a decade amid a fiercely competitive supermarket war.
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England head coach Stuart Lancaster has set new standards on and off-field ... - ‎1 hour ago‎
The decision by the Rugby Football Union to extend the contracts of Stuart Lancaster and his England coaching team to 2020 is a bold and visionary move but it is also not without a significant element of risk.
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Financial watchdog begins Tesco full investigation after overstated half-year profits

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Financial Conduct Authority told the firm that a 'full investigation' had been launched after details emerged last week, amid claims it 'cooked the books' to hide a slump in profits.
Tesco accounting questioned by Sainsbury's
British financial watchdog to investigate Tesco accounting scandal
The Huffington Post UK
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Tesco To Be Probed By City Regulator Over Awry Finances by + Asa Bennett   Tesco will face a "full-scale investigation" by the City regulator after overstating its half-year profits by £250 million, as the supermarket battles to regain momentum after the shock allegations that executives cooked the books. Britain's biggest supermarket said it had been notified by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) that it had launched a probe after de...
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Global index ranks the world based on quality of life for the over-60s

Daily Mail - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Across the world, life expectancy is steadily increasing and, on average a woman aged 60 today can expect to live until she is 82.
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Could Mount Fuji be the next Japanese volcano to erupt? - ‎58 minutes ago‎
The eruption of Mount Ontake has raised fears that more of Japan's 110 active volcanoes could spring into life with little or no warning, with experts admitting they simply do not know when and where the next eruption will occur.
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Taliban bomb Afghan army vehicles in Kabul, seven dead

Reuters UK - ‎3 hours ago‎
KABUL (Reuters) - Two Taliban suicide bombers carried out separate attacks on Afghan army vehicles in Kabul on Wednesday, killing seven people and injuring 19, the government said, a day after Afghanistan signed security deals with NATO and the ...
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France defiant on missed deficit target

Financial Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
France has launched a defiant defence of its calls for a fresh delay in meeting EU budget targets as it faces critical talks in coming weeks with its European partners over its wayward public finances.
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Police searching for Alice Gross find body 'hidden' in river

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
The search for missing schoolgirl Alice Gross is now a murder investigation and missing Latvian Arnis Zalkalns remains a prime suspect, police said today.
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Parents using Find My iPhone for children put them 'in danger', spy chief warns - ‎3 hours ago‎
The increasing use of mobile phone tracking devices is making children vulnerable to attacks by sexual predators, according to the former head of MI6.
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Scottish independence: Referendum counters were stood down 'for high-fiving ...

The Independent - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Members of council staff counting ballot cards for the Scottish referendum were relieved of their duties because they booed “No” votes and celebrated those for “Yes”, it has been claimed.
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Moazzam Begg terror charges dropped - ‎3 hours ago‎
Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg will walk free from prison after prosecutors dropped seven terror charges against him linked to the civil war in Syria.
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UK manufacturing falls to 17-month low in September

The Independent - ‎2 hours ago‎
The next interest-rate rise looked a more-distant prospect today as the latest snapshot of manufacturing showed activity falling to a 17-month low in September.
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The Departure Of Bill Gross From Pimco Unmasks The Fed As A Credit Destroyer

Forbes - ‎1 hour ago‎
As is well known now, Bill Gross resigned from Pimco last week. The market reaction to his departure was swift. Monday's Wall Street Journal reported a $10 billion outflow from Pimco that some estimate could increase to $100 billion.
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UK House Price Fall Prompts BoE to Ease Curbs on Mortgage Lending

International Business Times UK - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Bank of England has eased its curb on mortgage lending after data revealed that UK house prices, and approvals, fell for the first time in 16 months.
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Review: 'Gone Girl' Is What We Want At The Movies

Forbes - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Thumbnail: Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, is a terrifically entertaining potboiler that successfully blends topical and thoughtful subject matter with unapologetic genre elements.
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‘Gone Girl' Film Preview: Ben Affleck And Neil Patrick Harris Star In Dark Thriller Movie (VIDEO) By + Rachel McGrath   The long-awaited big screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel ‘Gone Girl’ is nearly here, but before the film arrives in cinemas, have a sneak peek at this clip.
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Kylie Minogue Kiss Me Once tour, London O2 - review: Pop princess still reigns ...

The Independent - ‎2 hours ago‎
As Kylie Minogue takes to the stage 26 years after her first single for her 14th world tour, she performs with all the zest and oomph of someone still in their early twenties.
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Totti: Manchester City tweet inspired me to score - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Roma forward Francesco Totti has thanked Manchester City for giving him extra motivation to score against them on Tuesday night. The veteran became the oldest player to score in the Champions League in the tie, when he cancelled out Sergio Aguero's ...
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Championship - McBride, Murphy asked to help find new Fuham manager

Yahoo Eurosport UK - ‎47 minutes ago‎
Brian McBride and Danny Murphy have been selected in a five-man committe to help try and find Fulham's new manager. 5 hours ago Reuters.
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Rory McIlroy voted PGA Tour player of the year

SkySports - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Rory McIlroy has been voted the PGA Tour player of the year for the second time in three years. The 25-year-old from Northern Ireland claimed the award ahead of Martin Kaymer, Billy Horschel and Jimmy Walker after a sparkling run during the summer.
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Chimps with tools: Wild ape culture caught on camera

BBC News - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Researchers have captured the spread of a new type of tool use in a wild population of chimps. They say this is the first clear evidence of wild chimpanzees developing a new culture.
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Could previous lovers influence appearance of future children? - ‎2 hours ago‎
The idea that the physical traits of previous sexual partners could be passed on to future children was hypothesised by Aristotle and formed part of the reason that kings were banned from marrying divorcees.
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Human consumption driving wildlife loss

The Ecologist - ‎2 hours ago‎
The plight of much of the world's wildlife seems 'worse than ever', writes Alex Kirby. To blame is unsustainable human consumption of resources, which is driving habitat loss, climate change and the illegal wildlife trade.
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35000 walrus gather ashore on north-west Alaska beach 'for a rest'

The Independent - ‎51 minutes ago‎
An estimated 35,000 pacific walrus have been spotted ashore on a beach in north-west Alaska. Unlike seals, the mammals cannot swim indefinitely and are now coming ashore in record numbers as they struggle to find sea ice for resting in the Artic.
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Minimum unit price would 'save lives'

The Drinks Business - ‎40 minutes ago‎
A minimum price of 45p per unit in the UK would be 50 times more effective in combatting alcohol misuse than current measures, new research claims.
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Novo Nordisk's next big idea: a once-weekly insulin shot

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
COPENHAGEN, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Denmark's Novo Nordisk , the world's largest insulin maker, is betting on a new way to stay ahead in the $40 billion-plus diabetes market by trying to develop the world's first once-weekly insulin injection.
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