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Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison in Killing of Girlfriend

New York Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
Family members spoke after a South African judge sentenced Oscar Pistorius, the Paralympic athlete, to five years in prison for the negligent killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Pistorius starts five-year term for killing Reeva Steenkamp
Steenkamps Welcome Pistorius' Five-Year Term
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BBC Africa's #podcast: Oscar #Pistorius begins jail sentence for #Reeva Steenkamp death. The governor of Rivers State remembers his fears when #Ebola landed on his patch in Nigeria. Plus the latest adventures of the great Nigerian drummer Tony Allen.
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Father of Syrian hostage John Cantlie dies - ‎53 minutes ago‎
The father of Syrian hostage John Cantlie, who made a heartfelt appeal from his hospital bed pleading for his son's release, has died, his family have announced.
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Cost of foreign criminals revealed

Daily Mail - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Up to £1 billion of public money was spent last year on thousands of foreign criminals in the UK as hundreds living in the community - including dangerous offenders - went missing.
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Drogba hails Hazard selflessness - but Mourinho unimpressed - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Didier Drogba was grateful for Eden Hazard's selflessness after scoring the first goal of his second spell at Chelsea in a 6-0 rout of Maribor on Tuesday, though Jose Mourinho expressed his disappointment at the Belgian's decision.
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Bon appétit: France offers Tesco hope in the supermarket price wars

The Independent - ‎5 hours ago‎
When Tesco's chief executive Dave Lewis lays the troubled grocer's half-yearly results out before the City on Thursday they are expected to be ugly.
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Vincent Kompany questions why Uefa banned Manchester City supporters

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Vincent Kompany has questioned Uefa's decision to ban Manchester City's supporters from the game in Moscow. Photograph: Ivan Sekretarev/AP.
Kompany says Man City must do better after squandering win
CSKA Moscow vs Manchester City: Manuel Pellegrini admits his team froze as ...
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England star James Milner was on the scoresheet in the Champions League on Tuesday, but his goal couldn't help Manchester City to victory over CSKA Moscow as they were held to a 2-2 draw. Back in England, Young Lion Dom Solanke made his debut for Chelsea in their 6-0 win over Maribor at Stamford Bridge. And there was also significant action for Under-21s players Jack Butland and Cauley Woodrow for Derby County and Fulham respectively in the...
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Russia says waiting for assurances of Ukraine gas payments

Reuters - ‎3 hours ago‎
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ukraine and the European Union have failed to give Moscow guarantees that Kiev will be able to pay in advance for gas supplies from Russia in November and December, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Tuesday.
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Ukraine, Russia end gas talks without breakthrough
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Ukraine, Russia, EU energy chiefs meet to finalize gas deal Russia and Ukraine aim to resolve an impasse over natural gas supplies on Tuesday as their energy ministers meet in Brussels for talks brokered by the European Union's energy commissioner. Citing unpaid bills worth more than $5 billion, Russia cut off gas flows to Kiev in mid-June, adding to tensions sparked by Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region.
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Hong Kong protesters confront government officials in TV debate

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
Beijing: Hong Kong's political crisis shifted from its city streets to an austere university lecture theatre as student protest leaders faced off with government officials in a much-anticipated televised debate after more than three weeks of an unprecedented civil ...
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North Korea releases one of three Americans held captive, US confirms

The Guardian - ‎6 hours ago‎
Jeffrey Fowle had been held in North Korea for six months. Photograph: Wong Maye-E/AP. Dan Roberts and agencies. Tuesday 21 October 2014 19.20 EDT.
American Tourist Jeffrey Fowle Released From Detention in North Korea
American Jeffrey Fowle Released From North Korea and Flies Home on US Jet
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(CNN) — Jeffrey Fowle, an American arrested in North Korea in May for leaving a bible at his hotel, has been released and is on his way home, a senior State Department official told CNN on Tuesday. An American government plane picked up Fowle on Tuesday…
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Brazil Vote Shows Divide Between Classes

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
PAULISTANA, Brazil—Like most people in this parched corner of Brazil's impoverished northeast, Bartholomew Francisco wants President Dilma Rousseff to win re-election in this nation's close presidential race on Sunday.
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Hurricane Gonzalo leaves three dead and many injured as storm batters Britain - ‎1 hour ago‎
Three people died and several were injured as gusts of up to 108mph from the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo pounded the country. A woman died after she was crushed to death by a tall tree while walking through one of the most upmarket area's of London.
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Watchdog to curb bogus charities

Daily Mail - ‎37 minutes ago‎
A charity watchdog is being promised tougher powers and an extra £8 million in an effort to put the squeeze on bogus good causes which divert cash to terrorism and other criminal activity.
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Borrowing crisis limits pre-Election tax cuts

The Independent - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Coalition's plan to cut the deficit are in serious trouble, as official figures showed public borrowing over the first half of 2014/15 running a full 10 per cent higher than a year earlier.
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EU fines JP Morgan for rigging interest rates

Yahoo! Maktoob News - ‎3 hours ago‎
AFP/Timothy A. Clary - The European Commission fined US banking giant JP Morgan more than 61 million euros ($78 million) for its role in rigging benchmark international interest rates.
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Why Apple Pay could even be a big deal for Android users

PCWorld - ‎1 hour ago‎
The launch of Apple Pay on Monday has brought considerable publicity to a technology that's already embedded in millions of Android smartphones yet has so far failed to take off.
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You'll be able to ride a fully-functional hoverboard in 2015 - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Back to the Future fans rejoice! You will be able to ride a fully-functional hoverboard as early as next year, thanks to the Arx Pax Hendo.
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T-Mobile opens its iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 pre-orders tomorrow

TechRadar UK - ‎3 hours ago‎
A number of carriers were quick to jump on board when Apple announced the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 in October, and they've spent the interim since then individually announcing their plans for the tablets.
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Oscar de la Renta's most memorable gowns

New York Daily News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Oscar de la Renta, who dressed Hollywood's leading ladies to the first ladies of the White House for four decades, left his mark on the red carpet and in history.
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Bayern run riot over Roma on a record-breaking night across Europe in the Uefa ... - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Ruthless Bayern Munichn scored five goals in the first 35 minutes on the way to a 7-1 Champions League demolition of AS Roma on Tuesday which bore an uncanny resemblance to Germany's win over Brazil by the same score in the World Cup semi-final.
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Shakhtar Donetsk ran in six goals by half-time against Bate Borisov

BBC Sport - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Shakhtar Donetsk recorded the joint-biggest away win in Champions League history as they trounced Bate Borisov on a night when a record 40 goals were scored.
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Barcelona v Ajax: live - ‎3 hours ago‎
... - Project Babb watch terrible Fifa film so you don't have to - Real Madrid give chilling reminder of Liverpool's decline - Football's largest players: fat flops or chubby champions?
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Fighting his corner: Sir Alex Ferguson (left) insists he is not to blame for ... - ‎2 hours ago‎
Sir Alex Ferguson has broken his silence on David Moyes's troubled tenure at Manchester United, saying the former Everton manager underestimated the size of the job, dismissing the theory that he was also partly responsible for the club's decline.
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Mars Was Meant to Be Conquered by Women

Design & Trend - ‎44 minutes ago‎
(Photo : SIAN PROCTOR AND UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA) Three men and three women will step inside a thousand-square-foot dome located at the Mauna Loa volcano for a mission that will simulate life at a space station on Mars as part of a ...
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Halley's Comet set to light up Cambridgeshire night sky

Peterborough Telegraph - ‎7 hours ago‎
Halley's Comet is set to light up the Cambridgeshire sky over the next two nights. The comet, pictured, left, which is usually seen once every 75 years, was not due to make an appearance again until 2061.
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Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant

BBC News - ‎40 minutes ago‎
A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.
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Dementia diagnosis will earn a GP £55: Incentive scheme unethical, leading ...

Daily Mail - ‎26 minutes ago‎
GPs will be paid £55 for every patient diagnosed with dementia under a controversial scheme to boost detection. It is being rolled out by the NHS over concerns that family doctors are picking up less than half of all cases.
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Hunt left Burnham peaky, a tragic frown on his face: QUENTIN LETTS sees the ...

Daily Mail - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Ed Miliband's cunning plan is for health to be Labour's big topic in the General Election. Given what happened in the Commons yesterday, is this wise?
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Nursery-age children 'should get tooth-brushing lessons'

The Independent - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Nursery-age children should be given lessons in how to brush their teeth to counter a worsening dental health crisis in the most socially disadvantaged sections of the population, experts have said.
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Ebola outbreak: not enough aid workers willing to fight it - ‎57 minutes ago‎
A Vancouver man training frontline workers to stem the spread of Ebola in West Africa says there aren't enough people willing to join the fight.
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