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16 killed in Texas hot air balloon crash: reports

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sixteen people were killed when a hot air balloon crashed in a fiery blaze on a rural field in central Texas, authorities told local media, one of the deadliest such accidents in history.
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Theresa may announces new crackdown on modern slavery

Daily Mail - ‎5 hours ago‎
The battle against modern slavery in Britain is to get a £33 million boost, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced. Mrs May said the money would be targeted at dealing with the routes of the people trafficking trade in countries like Nigeria, as she ...
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Corbyn: Labour MPs planning split should think again

BBC News - ‎12 hours ago‎
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for the party's MPs to "think again" after reports that some are planning a "semi-split" of the party.
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Holyrood Live: Implications of Brexit

BBC News - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Holyrood is examining the implications of Brexit for the Scottish economy and businesses in a specially convened meeting following the UK's decision to leave the EU in June's referendum.
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Post-coup, Turkish government releases hundreds of soldiers

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
(CNN) Hundreds of soldiers detained in the fallout of the July 15 coup attempt have been released, Turkish state media reported. As many as 758 of the 989 soldiers held after that failed power grab were freed Saturday, on the recommendation of a judge ...
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Report: Belgium arrests 2 suspected of plotting attack

Business Insider - ‎1 hour ago‎
BRUSSELS (AP) - A man in Belgium has been charged with attempting to commit "terrorist murders" and participating in a terror group and his brother has been released without charge, the Federal Prosecutor's Office announced Saturday.
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Two killed in Syria maternity hospital bombing - ‎13 hours ago‎
Two people were killed in a bombing at a maternity hospital in Syria, according to international charity Save the Children. The hospital, which is the only one of its kind within 43 miles, serves over 1,300 women, performs over 300 deliveries each ...
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France church attack: Even if you are not a Catholic, this feels like a new and deeper wound

The Guardian - ‎6 hours ago‎
Tributes are paid at a makeshift memorial in front of the Normandy church where Jacques Hamel died. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA.
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Thousands of Scots march for independence - ‎11 hours ago‎
Thousands of pro-independence marchers descended on Glasgow on Saturday to demonstrate their support for an independent Scotland. The march organised by the All Under One Banner group, which hosts processions in support of Scottish ...
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Talks over changes to named person scheme after court defeat

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Scottish government has opened talks with public sector leaders and charities to amend its named person scheme, after its existing legislation was ruled unlawful.
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Belfast: Anti-internment parade organisers to seek judicial review

BBC News - ‎13 hours ago‎
The organisers of a republican anti-internment parade are to seek a judicial review of a ruling barring them from Belfast city centre.
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Pound sterling to plunge further as BoE rate cut looms

Market Business News - ‎6 hours ago‎
The pound sterling, which is worth 11% less now than before the Brexit vote on 23rd June, is set to plunge further during the coming week if the Bank of England (BoE) cuts interest rates - something everyone across the country is 99% sure will happen.
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Irish banks perform poorly in stress tests

Irish Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
AIB and Bank of Ireland have fared among the worst financial institutions in a Europe-wide stress test of their capital strength. Under adverse scenarios applied by the London-based European Banking Authority, AIB would have a fully loaded Common ...

UK firms expect growth to stagnate over next 3 months - CBI

Daily Mail - ‎6 hours ago‎
LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) - British businesses expect economic growth to grind almost to a halt over the next three months due to weaker investment and consumer confidence after June's vote to leave the European Union, the Confederation of British ...
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Toyota Prius: car review

The Guardian - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Red arrow: the new look Prius's sharp lines make it an 'eco extrovert'. Photograph: Richard Newton. Martin Love. Sunday 31 July 2016 01.00 EDT.
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Xbox One Summer Update Now Live

PC Magazine - ‎5 hours ago‎
Microsoft's Xbox division has beaten its Windows 10 division to the punch. Starting today, all Xbox One consoles will begin to receive the much-anticipated summer update, which comes just a few days before the big anniversary update hits Windows 10 and ...
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Stranger Things, season 2: everything we know so far - ‎17 hours ago‎
Stranger Things, Netflix's eerie horror pastiche that mixes elements of Steven Spielberg, Stephen King and John Carpenter, has been the surprise hit of the summer.
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David Bowie's son announces arrival of first child

The Guardian - ‎7 hours ago‎
Duncan Jones announced the pregnancy in February, one month after his father's death. Photograph: Jim Spellman/Getty Images. David Connett.
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Deborah Ross reviews Naked Attraction: Don't look, Dad! C4's letting it all hang out

Daily Mail - ‎8 hours ago‎
I happened to watch Naked Attraction, the new dating show featuring contestants stripped bare, with my father, aged 93. I was there, he was there, it was there.
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Warrington 56-12 Wakefield: Wolves run riot to set up a Challenge Cup final date with Hull FC at Wembley

Daily Mail - ‎11 hours ago‎
Warrington ran riot in a one-sided Ladbrokes Challenge Cup semi-final to secure a return to Wembley. The Wolves had nine different try-scorers in their 56-12 rout of a depleted Wakefield in front of a 10,358 crowd at Leigh Sports Village as they set up ...
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The essential Olympic Games planner for Rio 2016

The Guardian - ‎11 hours ago‎
Two days before the opening ceremony, the women's football begins - starting early to make space for all the group games. So, officially, Sweden v South Africa is Rio's curtain-raiser, at 5pm in the João Havelange Olympic Stadium. That is followed on ...
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Australian Rio 2016 athletes evacuated as a FIRE erupts in Olympic Games village

Daily Mail - ‎13 hours ago‎
Australia's chef de mission Kitty Chiller has slammed Olympic officials after it emerged smoke alarms were switched off when a fire broke out at the games village. The fire is believed to have started in the second underground floor of the building ...
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The trouble with the Olympic Games | Sport | The Guardian

The Guardian - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
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.
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Scientists fight crab for mysterious purple orb discovered in California deep

The Guardian - ‎18 hours ago‎
More than 5,000ft below the surface of the ocean, in a canyon off the coast of southern California, the purple, globular creature appeared to glow under the submersible's lights.
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Storing carbon underground may be safer than we thought

Washington Post - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
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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European Space Agency cuts radio link to comet lander

The San Diego Union-Tribune - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
BERLIN (AP) - The European Space Agency says it is switching off its radio link to the probe that landed on a comet, after receiving no signal from the lander for a year.

Reclaimed city off Singapore triggers ecology fears

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
A planned multi-billion-dollar new city near Singapore is attracting interest from investors with promises of luxury living but there are questions over its future owing to China's economic woes and warnings of environmental catastrophe.
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Organ donation via an app? Tinder is on board

Chicago Tribune - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
More than 120,000 people are on the nation's waiting list for an organ transplant, most of them for kidneys, and thousands die before receiving one because of a dire shortage of donors.
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16 fall unwell in E.coli outbreak linked to blue cheese made from unpasteurised milk

Herald Scotland - ‎22 hours ago‎
SIXTEEN people across Scotland have fallen unwell in an E.coli outbreak linked to blue cheese made from unpasteurised milk. Health Protection Scotland (HPS) has launched an investigation into the sudden spike in infections, and says that a number of ...
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Lidl recalls packets of peanuts for failing to tell customers they contain… nuts

Irish Independent - ‎13 hours ago‎
Lidl are recalling their own brand peanuts. Photo: Food Safety Authority of Ireland Lidl are recalling their own brand peanuts. Photo: Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

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