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In Ukraine crisis, the family feud that is divided Donetsk
1 hour ago
Written by
Nahlah Ayed
When university student Alexander Gnezdelov joined the masked men taking over the state government building in Donetsk earlier this month, he believed it was for a good cause.
Russia starts Ukraine border army drill
Russia stocks fall as Ukraine crisis intensifies
John Nuntiatio
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As Ukraine Clashes With Pro-Russia Militias, Moscow Announces Military Drills SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — Ukrainian forces moved Thursday against pro-Russian forces manning checkpoints outside this eastern Ukraine city, killing and wounding a still undetermined number of people and prompting Russia to launch what the country’s defense minister said were military exercises along the Ukrainian border. The moves sharply raised tensions in the developing ...
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Israel Halts Peace Talks as Abbas Agrees to End Feud With Hamas

Businessweek - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Palestinian Fatah delegation chief Azzam al-Ahmed, from left, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, and Hamas deputy leader Musa Abu Marzuk pose for a photo in Gaza City on April 23, 2014.
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Mother charged with three murders

BBC News - ‎11 minutes ago‎
A mother has been charged with murdering three of her children who were found dead at their south-west London home. Tania Clarence, 42, has been charged in relation to the deaths of a four-year-old girl and three-year-old twin boys.
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Ed Miliband vows crackdown on zero-hours 'exploitation'

Financial Times - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Ed Miliband will announce plans on Friday to crack down on “exploitative zero hours contracts”, giving new legal rights to up to 1m workers on arrangements that offer no guaranteed hours or pay, should Labour win the election in 2015.
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Ramires to serve four-game ban after Chelsea accept violent conduct charge

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
Chelsea midfielder Ramires will serve a four-game ban after the Blues accepted an FA charge of violent conduct following a clash with Sebastian Larsson.
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Insurance giant Standard Life blasts Barclays over excessive bonuses

This is Money - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Barclays has come under fire after criticising Standard Life for daring to challenge its latest bonus bonanza in public, as the insurance giant spearheaded a major shareholder revolt over pay.
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S. Sudan sacks army chief after rebels seize oil hub

Arab News - ‎52 minutes ago‎
JUBA: South Sudan's President Salva Kiir sacked his army chief on Wednesday after rebels seized a major oil hub, unleashing two days of ethnic slaughter in which the UN says hundreds of civilians were massacred.
South Sudan President Fires Army Chief
UN Security Council asks for inquiry into South Sudan massacre
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The United Nations Security Council members are considering placing sanctions on South Sudan’s warring parties. This is after last week slaughter of hundreds of men, women and children who had sought refuge in a mosque, church and hospital. By rebels loyal to former vice president Riek Machar when they seized the South Sudan oil hub of Bentiu. The United States and the European Union have already threatened South Sudan with sanctions.
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Businessman enters presidential race

The Daily Star - ‎30 minutes ago‎
DAMASCUS: A businessman who studied in the United States became Thursday the second hopeful to register for Syria's controversial June presidential election, which is expected to return incumbent Bashar Assad to office.
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Japan and its neighbours

The Economist - ‎4 hours ago‎
ON THE face of it, conditions are hardly propitious for an improvement in Japan's strained relations with its East Asian neighbours.
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Ukip boots out broadcast builder as he's exposed as raging Twitter racist

The Times (subscription) - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Ukip has suspended one of the stars of its latest election broadcast after it was discovered that he had posted a series of Twitter messages describing Muslims as animals and suggesting that Africa should be abandoned by white people to “let them kill ...
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Firefighters plan May Bank Holiday strike

The Independent
1 hour ago
Written by
Kashmira Gander
Firefighters plan to strike over the May Bank Holiday weekend, amid a long-running dispute with the Government over pensions. Union leaders announced the strike on Thursday, and claimed that the coalition is "burying its head in the sand".
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BBC withdraws from UK business group over Scottish independence

Reuters UK - ‎51 minutes ago‎
LONDON (Reuters) - The BBC is to suspend its membership of Britain's leading business lobby group after deciding on Thursday to join a number of organisations protesting over the CBI's move to officially campaign against Scottish independence.
BBC suspends CBI membership over its no campaign in Scottish referendum
BBC withdraws from CBI over Scottish referendum
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Can anyone spot the contradiction in these two statements? 1 "Nine more organisations have left the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) over its stance in the Scottish independence debate. Several bodies quit the business after it registered with the Electoral Commission as a "No" backer." 2 "The lobby group has defended the move and said it was not seeking to influence how people voted in the referendum...
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British police appeal to women to help stop flow of would-be jihadists to Syria

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
LONDON - British counterterrorism officials made a direct appeal Thursday to mothers, wives, sisters and girlfriends as they urged British women to persuade family members not to travel to Syria to take part in that country's bloody civil war.
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Optimism among manufacturers

Engineering Capacity - ‎5 hours ago‎
Optimism among manufacturers is growing at its fastest rate since 1973 thanks to strong growth in orders at home and abroad, according to the latest CBI 'Industrial Trends Survey'.
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IPhone sales drive strong Apple earnings

12 minutes ago
Written by
Agam Shah
Apple's iPad shipments declined, but iPhone sales were strong as the company reported a hike in profit and revenue during the second quarter of 2014.
Apple Q2: Cook explains the iPad lag; Office for iPad; ramping up its enterprise ... - by Zack Whittaker
iPhone sales up 55% in India, crows Apple
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Galaxy S 5 outsells iPhone 5S during respective launch weekends [Infographic] : by + Robert Nazarian   I have to admit, I am a little surprised by this news. Love or hate Apple products, their fans go crazy when a new iPhone or iPad launches. However, it doesn't seem like they go as crazy as I thought they did........
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Facebook buys Moves app in bid to take on Fitbit and Nike

Daily Mail
27 minutes ago
Written by
Mark Prigg
Facebook has bought a fitness tracking app that can tell users exactly where they walked, and how many calories they burnt. Facebook announced the deal today, but did not reveal how much it paid for ProtoGeo Oy, the 2-year-old Helsinki company that ...
Facebook enters fitness tracking market
Facebook enters fitness tracking with acquisition of 'Moves' app maker
Facebook buys fitness tracker startup behind Moves
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Facebook acquires the mobile fitness app Moves - The company behind the popular fitness tracking app Moves announced that it got officially acquired by Facebook. Financial details of the transaction have not been revealed.
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Erw Fawr in Henryd has slowest broadband speed in UK

BBC News - ‎6 hours ago‎
A street in north Wales has the slowest broadband speed in the UK, according to a national survey. Erw Fawr in Henryd, near Conwy, had an average download speed of 0.60 megabits per second (Mbps) - 30 times slower than the UK average.
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Arctic Monkeys hoping to claim first Ivor Novello Awards success

Metro - ‎1 hour ago‎
Arctic Monkey's will need to see off Laura Mvula and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds if they want to add a first Ivor Novello Award to their bulging trophy cabinet.
Arctic Monkeys, Olly Murs, London Grammar get Ivor Novello nominations
Ivor Novello awards 2014: Passenger, London Grammar and Arctic Monkeys ...
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Ivor Novello Awards 2014: Arctic Monkeys, London Grammar And Emeli Sandé Receive Nominations By + Rachel McGrath   The nominees for the 2014 Ivor Novello Awards have been announced, revealing that Arctic Monkeys, London Grammar and Emeli Sandé are all in the running to scoop a prize. The awards celebrate British and Irish song-writing and categories include Best Contemporary Song, Best Television Soundtrack and the highly-coveted Album Award.
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Banksy works go under hammer in auction criticised by artist

The Guardian - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Brace Yourself, one of the Banksy artworks on display at a London hotel. Photograph: Teri Pengilley. A collection of ten works by the elusive graffiti artist Banksy have gone on display at a London hotel and nine will be sold at silent auction on Sunday.
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Museums compete for top award new

Belfast Telegraph - ‎57 minutes ago‎
Roll it down a hill, dress it up on a bonnet or simply tuck into your egg as we... Feel like rolling your egg... A photograph of the McLean smithy which was once a hive of activity on Carnmoney Hill.
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Barbara Knox's lawyer 'Mr Loophole' once got Alex Ferguson off driving charge ... - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Millionaire lawyer Nick Freeman, who is representing Coronation Street's Rita - actress Barbara Knox - as she fights a drink-driving charge, is notorious for his ability to get high profile clients off driving offences with extraordinary explanations.
Coronation Street's Barbara Knox pleads not guilty to drink driving
Coronation Street actress Barbara Knox denies a drink-driving charge
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'Coronation Street' Actress Barbara Knox Pleads Not Guilty After Arriving At Macclesfield Magistrates' Court (PICS) By + Daniel Welsh   ‘Coronation Street’ star Barbara Knox has pleaded not guilty after facing drink-driving charges. The ‘Corrie’ veteran, who plays Rita Tanner in the British soap, was arrested for driving under the influence back in March. Full story:
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Paul Farbrace: joining England from Sri Lanka is beyond my wildest dreams

The Guardian - ‎28 minutes ago‎
England's new coach Paul Farbrace, left, celebrates with Seekuge Prasanna after Sri Lanka's World Twenty20 win. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images.
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Bernie Ecclestone bribery trial: German court told of F1 ringmaster's wartime ...

The Independent - ‎1 hour ago‎
Chutzpah defines Bernie Ecclestone's rise from car salesman to Formula One billionaire - and so it was that the sport's commercial supremo entered a Munich court in breezy fashion at the start of his bribery trial.
Don't mention the war? No-one told Bernie Ecclestone
F1 Boss Ecclestone Denies Bribery Charges
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#F1 Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone denied bribery allegations on Thursday when he went on trial in Germany in a case that threatens to break the Briton's decades-long dominance of the motor sport. "I'm confident, the sun is shining," a dark-suited Ecclestone told camera crews jostling to film his entry into the Munich courtroom.
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Mark Schwarzer: Chelsea keeper aims to seize unlikely Champions League final ...

The Independent
9 hours ago
Written by
Sam Wallace
With 20 minutes played at the Vicente Calderon on Tuesday night, there was just one line of encouragement necessary from Jose Mourinho as Mark Schwarzer fastened his gloves and crossed the touchline.
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Novak Djokovic announces that he is to become a father for the first time

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
Novak Djokovic has announced that he is to become a father after his fiancee Jelena Ristic fell pregnant. The world No 2 took to Twitter to tell his 2.91million followers the news, posting an image of himself with Jelena along with the message: 'Jelena is ...
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Rangers and Scotland legend Sandy Jardine has died at the age of 65 after a ...

Scottish Daily Record - ‎21 minutes ago‎
SANDY, who also played for Hearts, had been suffering from throat and liver cancer and passed away tonight surrounded by his family.
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DNA analysis solves the mystery of how Europeans came to be farmers

The Independent - ‎2 hours ago‎
It was the biggest cultural shift in European prehistory but the Stone Age transition from a lifestyle based on hunting animals and gathering wild berries to one built on farming and livestock was largely a mystery - until now.
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New eggs could turn around record low numbers of barn owls

ITV News - ‎3 hours ago‎
These could be the most precious eggs this easter - even if they are a few days late. Hidden away in a nest in the Yorkshire countryside six eggs are waiting to hatch - and the reason they're so vital is that they are barn owls - one of the region's most ...
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Sweets, fizzy drinks and TV all part of a happy, well-rounded childhood

The Province - ‎1 hour ago‎
It is something generations of schoolboys have long suspected: eating your greens might be good for you, but it does not make you happy.
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Cancer deaths fall but smokers face rise

New Zealand Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
The death rate from cancer has fallen over the past 25 years, but lung cancer will overtake breast cancer as the biggest killer among women within the next few years, said leading experts.
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