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Pro-Russian protesters are convinced Kyiv is anti-democratic

Toronto Star - ‎1 hour ago‎
DONETSK, UKRAINE—Soviet-era songs blare from loudspeakers. A newly mounted portrait of Joseph Stalin hangs prominently. And high above the building's grand entrance, a telltale shadow is all that is left of the chiselled-out Ukrainian coat of arms.
Quadripartite talks on Ukraine ended in Geneva amid continuing protests in ...
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Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk denounced masked gunmen who reportedly demanded registration of Jews in Eastern Ukraine. "I... urged Ukrainian military and security forces and Ukrainian Department of Homeland Security urgently to find these bastards and to bring them to justice."  Watch the Exclusive interview tomorrow on Meet the Press... 
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Malaysian plane search in 44th day, sea bed scans could end in days

Reuters UK - ‎34 minutes ago‎
SYDNEY/PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 entered its 44th day on Sunday as Australian search officials said a crucial series of sonar scans of the Indian Ocean floor could be completed within a week.
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Teen Thrown Around Ride Like A 'Rag Doll'

Sky News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Officials investigate after Beth Thorpe appeared to lose consciousness before falling from a fairground ride in Sussex. 2:27am UK, Sunday 20 April 2014.
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Russian war cries herald rise of George Orwell's Eurasian vision

The Australian - ‎1 hour ago‎
JUST down the road from the British Museum in London, the Bloomsbury Hotel takes pride in its facilities. Its website boasts of a location "in the shadow of Centre Point, the iconic modernist tower where the vibrant West End meets the burgeoning East".
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Welby's Easter Sermon To Highlight Hardship

Sky News - ‎16 minutes ago‎
The head of the Church of England is to deliver his second Easter message making reference to the crises in Syria and Ukraine. 3:53am UK, Sunday 20 April 2014.
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Peter Moores unveiled as England cricket coach for second time

The Guardian - ‎10 minutes ago‎
Peter Moores has left Lancashire to take up the England head coach role for the second time. Photograph: Simon Cooper/PA. Peter Moores has been given a second opportunity to coach England after his appointment was confirmed this morning.
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4 French journos freed after Syria kidnap

Daily Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
PARIS: Four French journalists taken hostage in Syria last year were freed on Saturday after a 10-month ordeal in the world's most dangerous country for the media.
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South Korean ferry disaster: 'Novice' was steering boat, officials say

Times of India - ‎32 minutes ago‎
MOKPO (South Korea): The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need.
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JAMES FORSYTH: Nigel can rewrite history with just a pint and a smile

Daily Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
Nigel Farage will never have a better chance to break the mould of British politics. If UKIP can top the poll in the European elections in four weeks' time, the public will have delivered a vote of no confidence in the entire ruling political class.
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RBS may sue after accused of 'undermining small firms'

ITV News - ‎49 minutes ago‎
The Royal Bank of Scotland is considering legal action against the businessman behind a damning report that accused the taxpayer-backed lender of deliberately putting customers out of business for profit.
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Terry Murden: Vince Cable tackling rogue directors

Scotsman - ‎3 hours ago‎
VINCE Cable is talking tough again. The nemesis of the banks, below, is now targeting reckless company directors, who may be forced to compensate the victims of their failed enterprises.
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British Gas denies whistleblower claims staff were told to target charities

The Times (subscription) - ‎13 hours ago‎
British Gas has denied reports it paid staff bonuses to sign customers to the most expensive deals. A former employee told the Daily Mail bosses encouraged staff to target charities and small businesses and used promises of salary-tripling commissions if they ...
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Who's afraid of Google?

Deutsche Welle - ‎6 hours ago‎
Some German publishers, including Axel Springer, see themselves as David, taking on the giant Google in a battle for supremacy in the digital information and advertising market.
'We Are Afraid of Google': A German Media Mogul Tells It Like It Is
Google conspiring to build digital superstate, claims German media tycoon
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100 years ago Russia mobilizes against Austria-Hungary to protect its pan-Slavist interests, other European countries enter the conflict. World War I started. Putin is arguing the same way, still acting as an enforcer of the Tsar's dream of an all-Slavic Empire. That's annoying and slows down the European process to get rid off all those 19th century principles like nations, borders, and imperialism. It's said that a majority of the...

Fog Screens Could Herald Gadget Revolution

Sky News - ‎51 minutes ago‎
Users of fog screens are able to "reach through" and interact with others on touch screen tabletop devices, say Bristol inventors.
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Mercedes-Benz adds passion to SUV range with Concept Coupe SUV

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Wayne Cunningham
The Concept Coupe SUV, being shown at the Beijing auto show, heralds a needed injection of style for the Mercedes-Benz SUV line. by Wayne Cunningham · @way4ne; April 19, 2014 7:01 PM PDT.
Mercedes Concept Coupe SUV to rival BMW X6
Mercedes Concept Coupe SUV fully revealed - by Jack Rix
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What might it look like if we introduced the lines of our pioneering four-door coupes to our family of standard-setting SUVs? Perhaps like this, the Concept Coupe SUV. Finished in shimmering Alu Beam silver and powered by a 3.0-liter biturbo V-6 sending 333-hp and 354 lb-ft of torque through a 4MATIC all-wheel drive system, the Concept Coupe SUV has the versatile performance to match its looks.
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'Completely Blown Away': British Muslim Group React To Success Of Pharrell ...

Entertainmentwise - ‎11 hours ago‎
The group of British muslims seen dancing to Pharrell Williams' hit 'Happy' in a video that is fast approaching 1 million views have said they are "blown away" by the reaction to their efforts, but admit that they expected disapproval from some quarters.
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The fateful day Tommy Cooper's widow opened her door and her heart to me

Irish Independent - ‎1 hour ago‎
A BUNCH of flowers, four pints of London Pride and an Irish accent gained me access to Tommy Cooper's home the day after he died, spectacularly, on the stage of Her Majesty's Theatre in the middle of his act in April 1984.
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Tributes paid to Scottish journalist Derek Cooper who died aged 88

Herald Scotland - ‎1 hour ago‎
FORMER BBC Radio 4 presenter Derek Cooper has died at the age of 88, the BBC said yesterday. FORMER BBC Radio 4 presenter Derek Cooper has died at the age of 88, the BBC said yesterday.
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As British Pathé releases its entire archive, here's five historic films from Camden

Camden New Journal newspapers website - ‎4 hours ago‎
HISTORIC newsreel makers British Pathé has uploaded its entire archive of 90,000 film to You Tube. Among the shots of world events, the fascinating footage also includes some parochial news reports from north London - some of which were never ...
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Palace complete escape act as Allardyce feels wrath of fans

Irish Independent - ‎1 hour ago‎
Crystal Palace have won five consecutive top-flight games for the first time in 22 years as Tony Pulis continued his remarkable escapology act with this hard-fought victory over an uninventive West Ham.
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Chelsea 1 Sunderland 2: Jose Mourinho 'congratulates' referee Mike Dean - ‎2 hours ago‎
Chelsea's bid for the Premier League title unravelled in acrimonious, shameful fashion yesterday as Jose Mourinho's 77-match unbeaten home run was brought to an end by the bottom club Sunderland.
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World Snooker Championship: Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Hull

BBC Sport - ‎4 hours ago‎
Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, online, connected TVs, mobiles and tablets. Updates on BBC Radio 5 live. Ronnie O'Sullivan progressed to the World Snooker Championship second round with a 10-4 victory over Robin Hull.
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Newcastle United 1 Swansea City 2: match report - ‎1 hour ago‎
A stoppage time penalty from Wilfried Bony gave Swansea City a precious away win and cranked up the pressure on Newcastle United's beleaguered manager Alan Pardew yet another notch.
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Centipede eats its way out of snake's stomach - ‎10 hours ago‎
Researchers on the Macedonian island of Golem Grad made a gruesome discovery after coming across a dead snake with the head of a giant centipede sticking out of its abdomen.
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Female cave bug sports 'penis-like' sexual organ, study says

Los Angeles Times
Apr 18, 2014
Written by
Monte Morin
Talk about clingy! A newly discovered cave insect can copulate for up to 70 hours, possibly because the female has a "penis-like" sexual organ that penetrates deeply into her male partner, anchoring him for the duration, scientists say.
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Forty years on, bullying takes its toll on health and wealth

Oman Daily Observer - ‎8 hours ago‎
The negative social, physical and mental health effects of childhood bullying are still evident nearly 40 years later, according to research by British psychiatrists.
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Baby girl caught meningitis from pet cat

Western Morning News - ‎14 hours ago‎
A baby girl from Somerset almost died after contracting a rare strain of meningitis from her pet cat. Sparkle Anderson, who is now three, faced a fight for life when she contracted the disease - aged just three weeks - from pet Chesney.
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Minister's blunder over health and safety after Keane school tragedy

Herald Scotland - ‎1 hour ago‎
CAMPAIGNERS have criticised a UK Government minister for launching an "insensitive" attack on the misuse of health and safety laws in schools days after the funeral of Keane Wallis-Bennett, who was killed by a collapsing school gym wall.
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