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Plastic bag use plummets in England

BBC News - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Plastic bag use has plummeted in England since the introduction of a 5p charge last year, the government says. In the six months after the levy was brought in last October, 640 million plastic bags were used in seven major supermarkets in England, it says.
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'Zika is now here': Mosquitoes now spreading virus in U.S.

Daily Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
MIAMI (AP) - Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for the first time, health officials said Friday, a long-feared turn in the epidemic that is sweeping Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Turkey's Erdogan to drop lawsuits against people who insulted him

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Turkey's president has said he is withdrawing all lawsuits against people charged with insulting him. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he was inspired by the feelings of unity in the wake of the recent failed coup.
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Ellie Butler's murder details revealed by London court

Daily Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
A family judge's damning verdict on the violent and abusive conditions in the home of murdered Ellie Butler has finally been released following a long-running court battle.
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Syrian maternity hospital bombed, says Save the Children

The Guardian - ‎6 hours ago‎
An airstrike has hit a maternity hospital in northern Syria supported by Save the Children, the charity has said. Two people were killed in the attack, and several others injured including a woman who was six months pregnant who lost her leg.

Turkey Shakes Up Armed Forces, US Says Purges Harming Cooperation

Huffington Post - ‎10 hours ago‎
“There's no question this is going to set back and make more difficult cooperation with the Turks.” 07/29/2016 08:41 am ET.
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More than 30 million images recovered in online child abuse inquiry

Echo - ‎2 hours ago‎
Police found more than 30 million pictures involving youngsters being abused and identified more than 500 victims in Scotland's first-ever national operation to tackle online child sex abuse.
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Whitehall gets own fat cat - a greedy mouser called Gladstone - ‎11 hours ago‎
Theresa May might have promised to clamp down on fat cats but there is a new greedy feline at the Treasury. 0. Share this. Facebook; Twitter; Google plus; Email; Share.
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No clean bill of health for EU banks in stress test

Reuters UK - ‎1 hour ago‎
LONDON Banks from Italy, Ireland, Spain and Austria fared worst in the latest European Union stress test, which the region's banking watchdog said on Friday showed there was still work to do in order to boost credit to the bloc's economy.
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FTSE CLOSE: Footsie finishes slightly higher; European bank health check due later tonight

This is Money - ‎8 hours ago‎
But the week is not yet over. At 10pm tonight, the European Banking Authority will release the results of its annual health check on the state of the Continent's leading lenders.
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Archer: Prospect of negative rates forces investors to consider options

Montreal Gazette - ‎3 hours ago‎
As bizarre as it sounds, there might come a day when the Bank of Canada might need to take extreme measures to stimulate the Canadian economy by implementing negative interest rates.
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China OKs beer merger, SABMiller likes AB INBev's new bid

SFGate - ‎11 minutes ago‎
A huge beer merger took two major steps toward completion Friday. Anheuser-Busch InBev said Friday that it had received conditional approval from Chinese regulators for its merger with SABMiller, after the companies agreed to sell SABMiller's stake in ...
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Microsoft listens and learns, pulls a passing grade for Windows 10's freshman year

Computerworld - ‎3 hours ago‎
The most important ingredient in Windows 10's success during its first 12 months wasn't even a product feature, analysts said today as the operating system completed its freshman year.
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Smishing scheme targeting Apple users

SC Magazine - ‎5 hours ago‎
An SMS claims that users' Apple accounts will be locked to dupe victims into clicking into a phishing site that can capture their credentials.
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Bryan Adams retains record for longest time at UK No 1

The Guardian - ‎6 hours ago‎
After 15 weeks atNo 1 with his single One Dance, the Canadian rapper Drake had been poised to equal Adams' 16-week record but has been knocked off the top spot on Friday by a song called Cold Water by Major Lazer, Justin Bieber and MØ.
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Kyle Lafferty charged by the FA over betting misconduct

Belfast Telegraph - ‎7 hours ago‎
Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty applauds the fans after the final whistle during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group C match at the Parc Des Princes, Paris.
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Broad backs Finn to rediscover fiery Ashes form for England: Spell left Edgbaston shaking - ‎2 hours ago‎
STUART BROAD believes Steve Finn can end his time on the fringes of the Test side and return to the explosive form which had Edgbaston “shaking” against the Aussies last summer.
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Confident Henrik Stenson leading USPGA Championship charge and eyeing back-to-back glory - ‎1 hour ago‎
Less than two weeks after winning the Open, Henrik Stenson was on top of a major leaderboard again. There was always the possibility that the Swede would ride the wave of his Royal Troon breakthrough and here he is sensing back-to-back glory.
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The trouble with the Olympic Games | Sport | The Guardian

The Guardian - ‎8 hours ago‎
As Rio nears - and in light of the Russian doping scandal, London's debatable legacy and the craven prostrations of prospective future hosts - the Olympic ideal ...
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South Sudanese refugee knocked out of Olympics a week before Games begin

The Guardian - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Mangar Makur Chuot - the South Sudanese refugee who rose from a refugee camp to qualify for the Olympic Games - has been controversially de-selected by the South Sudan team, without explanation a week before the Games begin.

Rio 2016: City revamped in run-up to Olympics - News from Al Jazeera - ‎13 hours ago‎
City once considered a dangerous place to visit now enjoys welcome developments such as new tram lines and plazas.
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Love a dip in the Scottish sea? The rise in numbers of jellyfish species with most painful sting might change your mind

Scottish Daily Record - ‎4 hours ago‎
JELLYFISH sightings are on the rise around Scotland - including the species with the most painful sting. The Marine Conservation Society, who said sightings have been reported off Aberdeenshire , Angus, the Hebrides and Orkney, warned beachgoers not ...
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Storing carbon underground may be safer than we thought

Washington Post - ‎6 hours ago‎
Few carbon-cutting practices have raised as much controversy, even among clean energy advocates, as the practice of carbon capture and storage.
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Confused fisherman spots alien-like creature floating in the ocean being eaten by sharks

The Sun - ‎1 hour ago‎
A STUNNED fisherman spotted this strange ball floating in the ocean just off the coast of Western Australia. At first he thought it was a boat, then a fallen hot air balloon.
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Science|An Orangutan's Mimicry Offers Clues to Language's Origins

New York Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
Researchers at the Indianapolis Zoo observed an orangutan mimic the pitch and tone of human sounds, for the first time. The finding, which was published Wednesday, provides insight into the evolutionary origin of human speech, the team said.
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16 affected by E.coli outbreak linked to blue cheese - ‎5 hours ago‎
Sixteen people have fallen ill with the same strain of E.coli in an outbreak officials said may be linked to eating blue cheese made from unpasteurised milk.
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Prestwich man helps create clothing inspired by cancer research

Bury Times - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
A PRESTWICH cancer survivor teamed up with Cancer Research UK scientists and fashion designers to create an exhibition with a difference as part of European City of Science.
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Beloved dog breed may disappear due to health problems

CBS News - ‎2 hours ago‎
The future of a favorite dog breed, the English bulldog, may be in jeopardy, a new genetic study suggests. Too much inbreeding has left bulldogs without the diversity needed in their gene pool, putting the health of future pups at risk, researchers ...
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Tesco to offer free fruit to children in healthy eating push

Doncaster Today - ‎7 hours ago‎
Supermarket chain Tesco has announced that it is to offer free fruit to children while their parents are shopping in store. Many of us struggle to meet the recommended five-a-day portions of fruit and veg and the retailer hopes that its efforts will ...


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