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British economy grows to cross pre-recession level

Times of India
1 hour ago
Written by
Kounteya Sinha
LONDON: Britain's economy has recovered the losses caused by the financial crisis and has for the first time in six years, surpassed its pre-recession peak.
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Air Algerie: Family of 10 perish in Mali crash as France says 54 citizens died - ‎11 minutes ago‎
A French family of 10 were among the 116 people who died after an Air Algerie plane crashed in Mali, it was disclosed. Details of the human tragedy emerged as the French and Malian authorities began trying to piece together what happened to flight ...
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7 reasons we love Guardians Of The Galaxy's Chris Pratt

Metro - ‎2 hours ago‎
Most of you would probably walk past Chris Pratt in the street. Up until now, Parks and Recreation fans have been hoarding him as their little secret, but with three Oscar-bait films behind him (Moneyball, Zero Dark Thirty and Her), the rest of the world is getting ...
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EU expands Russian oligarch sanctions blacklist in wake of MH17 crash

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
The EU member states are likely to raise tensions with Vladimir Putin's Russia to heights not seen since the cold war. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyev / RIA Novosti / Kremlin Pool/EPA.
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Women's 50m freestyle

BBC Sport - ‎1 hour ago‎
England's Fran Halsall and Amy Smith, who were both part of the quartet that claimed a silver medal in the women's 4 x 100m freestyle relay, have both qualified for the final of the 50m freestyle event.
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UPDATE 1-Russia transfer of rocket system to Ukraine rebels imminent- Pentagon

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
(Adds quotes, details, background). By David Alexander. WASHINGTON, July 25 (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Friday the transfer of heavy-caliber multiple-launch rocket systems from Russia to Ukrainian separatists appeared to be imminent with the arms ...
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Meriam to meet Pope after surprise flight to Rome

The Times (subscription) - ‎Jul 24, 2014‎
A Sudanese Christian who gave birth in chains after being sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her faith met the Pope today, hours after arriving in Italy at the end of a year-long ordeal.
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'Photo-ops or decency?' Wallace-lookalike Ed Miliband hits back at political ...

The Independent - ‎1 hour ago‎
Ed Miliband made a candid admission of his own weaknesses today as he conceded that he would never win a “photo-opportunity contest” with David Cameron.
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Lord Rennard gets Lib Dem apology for botched disciplinary process

The Guardian - ‎2 hours ago‎
Lord Rennard is now under investigation only over the issue of whether his 'criticisms of party processes' on social media and in the press have harmed his party.
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Destination Maternity Withdraws Bid to Buy Mothercare

Wall Street Journal
55 minutes ago
Written by
Paul Ziobro
Maternity-apparel retailer Destination Maternity Corp. dropped its bid to buy U.K.'s Mothercare PLC in what would have been the first U.S.
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UPDATE 6-BSkyB to pay $9 billion to create Sky Europe

Reuters - ‎21 minutes ago‎
... * New company will have 20 million customers. * Will pay in cash, debt, TV stake, share placing. * Murdoch likely to use proceeds to pursue Time Warner.
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A surprise boost for RBS, but let's not bet the (mortgaged) ranch

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
If the Treasury gets the chance to trim its holding in RBS, it should probably take the chance. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA. It's a miracle!
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Stocks and euro hit by German data, US results

Reuters UK - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some disappointing U.S. earnings, including those of, and weak German economic data pressured world stock markets on Friday, while the euro clung to an eight-month low against the U.S.
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Europe debates how far to push 'right to be forgotten'

Reuters - ‎3 hours ago‎
PARIS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European regulators have not yet decided whether to try to force search engines such as Google and Microsoft's Bing to scrub results globally when people invoke their "right to be forgotten" in the region.
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Twitch: what is it, and why has Google bought it for $1bn?

The Guardian
5 hours ago
Written by
Samuel Gibbs
gaming A dedicated audience of gamers 45 million strong make Twitch an attractive prospect to Google and YouTube. Photograph: Chris Pizzello/Reuters.
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BME students 'need more support' in computer science

Times Higher Education - ‎6 hours ago‎
“While most computer science graduates go on to well-paid, professional jobs, too many find themselves unemployed,” the Labour-backed report, Digital Skills for Tomorrow's World, says.
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Russian government offers huge reward for help unmasking anonymous Tor users

4 hours ago
Written by
Lucian Constantin
The Russian Ministry of Interior is willing to pay 3.9 million roubles, or around $111,000, for a method to identify users on the Tor network.
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The Russian government is offering almost 4 million rubles (about USD $100,000) to anyone who can devise a reliable way to decrypt data sent over the #Tor anonymity network. A mounting campaign by the Kremlin against the open Internet, not to mention revelations in the United States about government spying, have made Tor increasingly attractive to Russian Internet users seeking to circumvent state #censorship.
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Tulisa Contostavlos to appeal guilty assault verdict

Digital Spy UK
4 hours ago
Written by
Mayer Nissim
At Stratford Magistrates' Court today (July 25), the singer and former X Factor judge was convicted of hitting Vas J Morgan at last year's V Festival.
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Joe - film review: 'Nicolas Cage appears to be mocking his own brooding-hero ...

Evening Standard - ‎4 hours ago‎
It's too bad that the plot of David Gordon Green's indie drama is so contrived. It could have been a Texan masterpiece to rank alongside Badlands.
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Joanna Rowsell adds Commonwealth title to Olympic crown

Daily Mail - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Ecstatic Joanna Rowsell produced a stunning performance as she won cycling gold for England in the 3,000 metres individual pursuit.
Rowsell makes point in perfect pursuit
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England's Joanna Rowsell won gold for England in the + Commonwealth Games   3,000m individual pursuit with compatriot Jason Kenny taking silver in the men's sprint. Neil Fachie and Craig Maclean won gold for Scotland with victory in the Para-cycling 1000m tandem time trial. What did you make of the action in the velodrome?
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Didier Drogba's return to Chelsea is a sentimental one but the striker can still ...

SkySports - ‎59 minutes ago‎
With Didier Drogba making a sensational switch to Chelsea at the age of 36, speculation abounds as to whether this is merely a sentimental move or one that can help Jose Mourinho's side to silverware.
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Manchester United: Bebe signs for Benfica in deal worth up to £2.4m

BBC Sport - ‎5 minutes ago‎
Manchester United forward Bebe has signed for Benfica on a four-year deal for a fee of up to £2.4m (3m euros). The 24-year-old told Benfica's official website: "I want to give many goals and lots of joy to the fans.
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Over 90 Percent of DNA is 'Useless?"

Nature World News - ‎36 minutes ago‎
A new study claims that only about eight percent of a person's DNA actually has some sort of function that impacts human life.
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Creepy crawlies decline as human population soars - ‎13 hours ago‎
The world's soaring human population has slashed the numbers of creepy crawlies by nearly a study has found. However, researchers say the demise of slugs, spiders and worms is not good news for us humans and could spark an explosion in pests.
Invertebrate numbers slashed by 45% on average over 3 decades
Insects in decline as humans abound
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Zika Virus Escapes Africa, Causes Epidemics In Asia, Coming To America And Europe A newcomer among arboviruses   In the group of viruses that includes dengue and chikungunya, a newcomer now has people talking about it. Also originating in Africa, zika was isolated in humans in the 1970s. Several years earlier, only a few human cases had been reported. It took until 2007 for the virus to show its epidemic capacity, with 5,000 cases in Micronesi...
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UPDATE 3-Nigeria government confirms Ebola case in megacity of Lagos

Reuters - ‎12 minutes ago‎
... * Liberian man died of the disease on Friday, ministry says. * He fell ill on arrival on Sunday, was isolated in a hospital. * Ebola has killed 660 people in West Africa (Adds WHO hasn't had results back).
Sierra Leone hunts Ebola patient kidnapped in Freetown
Nigeria confirms first Ebola death
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"Radio stations around the country are appealing for help to find the 32-year-old who is being described as a "risk to all". She is the first Freetown resident to have tested positive for the virus. Meanwhile, Nigeria's health minister has confirmed that a Liberian man has died of Ebola in Lagos. According to the Reuters news agency, he collapsed on arrival in Lagos on Sunday and was taken from the airport and put in quar...
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Dying grandfather 'shocked back to life' 30 times
2 hours ago
Written by
Claire Carter
A terminally ill great great grandfather was shocked back to life more than 30 times as he lay dying because hospital staff failed to turn off an implant in his heart.
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HIV Cure Still Years Away

MedPage Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
Meeting Coverage. HIV Cure Still Years Away. Published: Jul 25, 2014. By Michael Smith, North American Correspondent, MedPage Today.
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FGM: two young women who woke up world and forced politicians to act

The Guardian
11 minutes ago
Written by
Alexandra Topping
Jaha Dukureh at the Girl Summit, hosted in London by the UK and Unicef to mobilise international efforts to end female genital mutilation and child marriage.
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