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Immigration figures: PM's pledge 'in ruins' as net annual migration soars to more ...

The Independent - ‎10 minutes ago‎
David Cameron's pledge to cut immigration is in ruins after net annual migration soared to more than a quarter of a million. Official figures this morning showed net migration rose to 260,000 in the 12 months to June, compared with 182,000 the previous year.
Let us curb welfare for migrants or risk British EU exit - Cameron
Can David Cameron's big immigration speech kill Ukip? This chart may have the ...
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UK house prices hit record but price growth softens

Financial Times - ‎26 minutes ago‎
The average price of a UK house hit another record in November but the pace at which values increased softened for the third consecutive month to their lowest level for a year, according to one of the country's biggest mortgage lenders.
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Pope Francis begins trip to Turkey - ‎1 hour ago‎
Pope Francis is expected to speak out about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East when he pays his first visit to Turkey this week.
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Warning to parents that toddlers are 'superspreaders' of flu - ‎1 hour ago‎
Parents are being warned that toddlers are “baby faced superspreaders” of flu as new figures show just one in four has been vaccinated.
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Quiet, respectful, fearless: the Phillip Hughes I knew - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Phillip Hughes was the kind of fellow player you always liked to keep an eye on from afar. I would always look out for his scores and hope he had made runs because he batted with a wonderful spirit and freedom.
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Planes flipped, roofs torn off in epic storm

Independent Online - ‎4 minutes ago‎
Brisbane - Planes were flipped and roofs ripped off when hail and powerful winds tore through Australia's east coast, leaving an A$100-million damage bill as the army helped clear up on Friday.
Brisbane Battered By 'Supercell' Storm
Worst storm in decades lashes Australian city of Brisbane
ABC Australia
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Golf-ball-sized hail smashed windows, strong winds flipped aircraft, and about 82,000 customers were left without power after a super cell swept across south-east Queensland. Twitter was flooded with dramatic images and video as the storm hit - take a look at some of the wild weather that pummelled Brisbane. ABC News |
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Kim Jong-un 'in dire need of allies' within his own government as younger sister ...

The Independent - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Kim Jong-un's appointment of his younger sister to a senior role in the North Korean government suggests the leader is “in dire need of allies” according to a leading expert.
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President Nieto pledges Mexico's police will change

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Mexican president has promised to reform the corrupt authorities in the country and break their links with organised crime. Enrique Pena Nieto's government has faced criticism over the role of the police in the disappearance of 43 students in the state of ...
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Plebgate: Andrew Mitchell's reputation in tatters as judge rules he did say 'pleb'

The Independent - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Andrew Mitchell was left with his reputation in tatters and facing a legal bill of more than £1m after the comprehensive failure of his two-year campaign to prove he was the victim of an orchestrated police conspiracy to bring him down over the “Plebgate” saga.
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UK Independence Party mocked for mistaking cathedral for a mosque

Al-Arabiya - ‎1 hour ago‎
The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) has been mocked by social media users after it confused Westminster Cathedral with a mosque.
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Jon Cruddas: the British state is no longer fit for purpose

Herald Scotland - ‎15 hours ago‎
The British state is no longer fit for purpose and political parties are "in danger of being past their sell-by date", Labour's policy review chief has said.
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Drax and InterGen hit with £39m Ofgem penalties

BBC News - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Two power generation companies are to pay penalties totalling £39m after failing to meet energy saving targets for low-income households.
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How Opec sets oil prices - video explainer - ‎33 minutes ago‎
As the world's major oil countries meet to decide how much petrol to produce in the coming years, The Telegraph has decided it's high time we knew just how the price at the pumps is set.
Asia wilts after OPEC refrains from cuts
Russian Ruble Falls to New Lows as Oil Prices Slide
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Who is setting the global oil agenda? OPEC members have been meeting as prices plummet, down by 30% since June. The US has overtaken Saudi Arabia as the world biggest producer, with Russia making up the top three. But who is calling the shots?

UK regulator Ofgem sets out 17 billion pounds network investment plan

Reuters UK - ‎28 minutes ago‎
The sun rises behind electricity pylons near Chester, northern England October 24, 2011. Energy bills have risen dramatically in recent months as companies raise their prices because of rising wholesale costs, meaning an average dual fuel bill in Britain ...
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German retail sales bounce back strongly in October

Reuters UK - ‎17 minutes ago‎
BERLIN (Reuters) - German retail sales bounced back strongly in October after a steep drop in September as the private consumption that has become vital for growth in Europe's biggest economy showed signs of renewed strength.
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Energy shares suffer as oil slump plays havoc

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
Australian shares withstood an alarming drop in the oil price and continued weakness in iron ore miners to edge a little higher for the week, a comeback of sorts from the previous week's 2.8 per cent drop.
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In Symbolic Vote, EU Parliament Passes Measure to Break Up Google

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Margrethe Vestager, Europe's new antitrust chief, is weighing formal charges against Google. Credit Olivier Hoslet/European Pressphoto Agency.
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Boston Globe - ‎2 hours ago‎ and several other news and retail websites could not be accessed for a time Thursday after a third-party service provider used by the sites was hacked.
Syrian Hackers Infiltrate Business Site, Affecting Other Websites
Syrian electronic army 'hacks' Independent, OK Magazine and NHL
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Keep calm and carry on reading - hasn't been hacked. For those of you who have seen a message popping up from the Syrian Electronic Army, don't be alarmed. This hacking operation hit many international sites today, but there's no reason to believe any personal data has been compromised. Details here:
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Facebook can gain direct access to your mobile and take pictures or make ... - ‎2 hours ago‎
Facebook can gain direct access to a person's mobile and take pictures or make videos at any time without explicit consent, MPs warn as they call on social media companies to simplify their terms and conditions.

Violinist Chung: back from finger collapse, to play the "one note"

Daily Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Losing the use of her left index finger pretty much put an end in 2005 to the high-flying, globe-trotting career of Korean violin virtuoso Kyung Wha-Chung.
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AC/DC face up for TV chat about Malcolm

Yahoo!7 News - ‎24 minutes ago‎
AC/DC's guitarist Angus Young has spoken candidly about his brother and fellow band member Malcolm's dementia, saying it was strange to see him disorganised and confused.
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Pele assures he is recovering 'fine' in hospital - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Brazilian football great Pele has assured the world he is recovering well after being transferred to the special care unit at a Sao Paulo hospital.
Pele: i'm doing fine
Football legend Pele fine - agent
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Hello everyone, I want to take this opportunity to let you know that I am doing fine. I was not put into intensive care today, I was simply relocated to a special room within the hospital for privacy purposes only. While I appreciate all the visitors that came to see me, I really need to continue my treatment and recovery in peace. I am blessed to receive your love and support, and thank God this is nothing serious. I am looking forward to spen...
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Spacewatch: The hunt for Philae

The Guardian - ‎10 hours ago‎
The landing of Philae on the nucleus of Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko did not go to plan, but it returned a bonanza of valuable data before the loss of its battery power sent it into hibernation.
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Two Britons die 'snorting heroin'

Bridport and Lyme Regis News - ‎Nov 26, 2014‎
Two British tourists have died in the Netherlands after snorting what is believed to have been white heroin that was sold to them as cocaine.
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