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EU budget: UK will have to pay extra €2.1bn by December

The Guardian - ‎4 minutes ago‎
European Union officials said that the British had until December to provide €2.1bn, roughly a fifth of the UK's annual net contribution to the EU.
EU seeking £1.7bn more from UK
UK told to pay £1.7bn more to European Union budget
Cameron pledges £80m more for Ebola
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Ebola: NYC doctor Craig Spencer tests positive for disease after returning from ...

The Independent - ‎6 minutes ago‎
Authorities in New York confirmed on Thursday night that a doctor who had recently returned to his home in Harlem after working for Doctors Without Borders in Guinea helping treat patients with Ebola had tested positive for the disease and had been put in ...
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Erik Lamela rabona lights up Tottenham

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎17 minutes ago‎
The main thing you need to know about this game: Harry Kane scored a hat-trick, had to go in goal for the last few minutes, and let in an absolute howler whilst doing so, and he was still only the second most notable performer on the pitch.
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Tesco shares crash as new chief keeps his strategy under wraps

The Independent - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Tesco hit rock bottom last night as its shares tumbled to an 11-year low following the refusal of the new chief executive Dave Lewis to reveal his plans for tackling the supermarket's spectacular decline.
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EU leaders agree to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Smoke billows from the chimneys of a coal-fired Polish power plant. Poland gained concessions to modernise its power plants. Photograph: KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS.
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The Kobani riddle

Asia Times Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
The brave women of Kobani - where Syrian Kurds are desperately fighting ISIS/ISIL/Daesh - are about to be betrayed by the "international community".
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Sir Cliff Richard police raid inept say MPs

BBC News - ‎10 minutes ago‎
A police raid at the home of veteran pop star Sir Cliff Richard has been described as inept by a group of MPs. The home affairs select committee said South Yorkshire Police should not have tried to cut a deal with a BBC reporter who approached them about ...
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Ed Miliband attempts to take on Ukip – with toughened immigration policies

The Independent - ‎1 hour ago‎
Ed Miliband is to toughen Labour's line on immigration as he seeks to combat Ukip's growing appeal to the party's traditional working class supporters.
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British man shot dead in Brazil trying to negotiate with armed robber in bar

Mirror.co.uk - ‎16 minutes ago‎
A British man has been killed after trying to negotiate with a gunman during a violent robbery at a bar in Brazil. The victim - named locally as 39-year-old Jason Richard Stevens - died on the way to hospital after being shot several times as he played a ...
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Standalone TSB picks up customers

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
The bank, which was spun off as a separate business by Lloyds Banking Group in June, said nearly one in 10 new bank account customers in the UK were choosing TSB.
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Chinese home prices fall for fifth month in Sept, year's gains lost

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
BEIJING/HONG KONG, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Chinese home prices fell for a fifth straight month in September, wiping out gains scored in the past year and raising expectations the government will have to implement more economic support measures to cushion ...
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Weather takes toll on Debenhams

The Courier - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Annual profits at Debenhams fell more than 20%, reflecting lower sales during last year's warm winter. Britain's No 2 department store chain said it was cautious about the future, with consumer spending power remaining under pressure.

CompaniesPets at Home reports earnings, wags tail

Financial Times - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Pets at Home, the UK retailer of dog food and pet products that listed in March, reported an uptick in sales driven by special nutrition food, VIP club memberships and growth in its "Groom Room" salons.
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Facebook introduces 'Rooms' for chat

India Today - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Facebook has returned to the old-age Internet with its newly launched 'Rooms' application where users can create virtual rooms and chat online without revealing their true identity.
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Hackers use Ebola outbreak to trick users into downloading malware

Inquirer - ‎15 hours ago‎
CYBER CRIMMINALS are taking advantage of the recent Ebola outbreak to trick unsuspecting web users into downloading malware sent in emails that purport to come from the World Health Organisation (WHO).
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Taylor Swift: 1989 review – leagues ahead of the teen-pop competition

The Guardian - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Why do people take Taylor Swift so much more seriously than her peers? Great songs, smart turns of phrase and a noticeable lack of the usual hollow pop platitudes all help • Taylor Swift: 'Sexy?
Taylor Swift, 1989, review: 'full of American fizz'
Taylor Swift - 1989 First Listen! Goodbye Country, Hello Pop!
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Taylor Swift On Buying 'Gandalf's Apartment' Taylor Swift has been spilling the beans on how she got a nice surprise while house-hunting in New York City - finding a Hollywood star in one of the apartments she was viewing. The pop superstar appears on Alan Carr Chatty Man tomorrow evening - and Channel 4 have given us a preview of the show after it was filmed last night. And as well as taking an adorable selfie with the host, T-Sw...
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Brad Pitt: Acting isn't as all-consuming as it was because I'd rather spend time ...

Mirror.co.uk - ‎7 minutes ago‎
Although he collected the Best Picture Oscar earlier this year as producer of 12 Years A Slave, Brad Pitt would dearly love to be recognised for his regular job, and Fury, his gritty new Second World War drama, could be the movie to deliver it.
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Hold onto your hats - Bev's a real belter. QUENTIN LETTS reviews Memphis

Daily Mail - ‎6 hours ago‎
Predictable story, good music, great performances: the latest Broadway import, Memphis, should sell a packet, thanks to its two stars, British Beverley Knight and Irish Killian Donnelly and a general feelgood wallop.
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Arsenal press conference LIVE: Arsene Wenger talks ahead of Sunderland clash

Mirror.co.uk - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Hello you and welcome to London Colney for Arsene Wenger's weekly press conference as his Arsenal gang prepare to face Sunderland tomorrow.
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Manchester United set to sign goalkeeper Victor Valdes

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Manchester United are poised to sign former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdés on a free transfer after revealing the player will complete his rehabilitation from a knee injury under their supervision.
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Rewind: The Manchester United-Arsenal Battle of the Buffet - Ferguson ...

ESPN.co.uk - ‎36 minutes ago‎
It was never likely to spark wild celebrations at Arsenal but a decade ago to the day on Friday their reign as Premier League 'Invincibles' came to an end in a hail of fast food in the Old Trafford tunnel.
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Mars spacecraft safe after fortuitous comet encounter

Astronomy Now Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
The HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took these images of comet Siding Spring, the first resolved images of a long-period comet's nucleus.
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Mars orbiter dodges comet, 'safe and sound in orbit'
Close Encounters: Comet Siding Spring Seen Next to Mars
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Close Encounters: This composite + Hubble Space Telescope  image captures the positions of comet Siding Spring and Mars in a never-before-seen close passage of a comet by the Red Planet, which happened at 2:28 p.m. EDT Oct. 19, 2014.  At that time, the comet and Mars were about 149 million miles from Earth. For details, visit: http://go.nasa.gov/1wstcOV #MarsComet 
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The health revolution is under way – but no fanfare, please

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎2 hours ago‎
Since David Cameron came to power, he has made three appointments which, in themselves, guaranteed radical reform. The first was approaching Iain Duncan Smith to overhaul welfare, which led to the British job-creation miracle now under way.
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Ebola outbreak: Virus to kill 67000 in Monrovia by December, claims academic ...

The Independent - ‎1 hour ago‎
International commitments to combat Ebola in West Africa are “grossly inadequate” and tens of thousands could be dead in just one region of Liberia by mid-December if aid is not hugely increased, disease experts have said.
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