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May had objections to Hinkley Point, says Cable

BBC News - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Theresa May had "objections" to a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point during the coalition, the then Business Secretary Sir Vince Cable has said.
UK's May was unhappy with Chinese investment, Hinkley project - former colleague
Is Theresa May's chief of staff behind the Hinkley Point jitters?
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Hacker breaches a computer system Clinton campaign uses

Daily Mail - ‎5 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - Officials say a computer service used by the campaign of Hillary Clinton was hacked as part of a broader breach of the Democratic National Committee, an intrusion for which the Russian government remains the leading suspect.
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EU bank stress tests: vulnerability of Barclays and RBS under scrutiny

The Guardian - ‎2 hours ago‎
RBS took the biggest knock in the EU-wide financial stress tests. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images. Jill Treanor. Saturday 30 July 2016 06.32 EDT Last modified on Saturday 30 July 2016 06.58 EDT.
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Plastic bag use plummets by 6 billion after 5p tax

Evening Standard - ‎2 hours ago‎
Shoppers are on track to cut the use of plastic bags by six billion after a 5p tax was introduced, early figures suggest. More than seven billion of the bags were handed out by seven main retailers in 2014, but this figure dropped to just over half a ...
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Three teenage Pokemon Go players 'robbed of mobile phones at gunpoint' in London

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎3 hours ago‎
Three teenagers have been robbed at gunpoint while playing Pokemon Go in a north London park, prompting police to warn of the dangers of publicly playing the game.
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Two brothers arrested in Belgium terror attack probe

BT.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
Nourredine H., 33, and his brother Hamza H. were taken in for questioning following police searches on Friday evening in the city of Liege and the Mons region.
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Brazilian ex-president Lula will stand in Petrobras corruption trial

FRANCE 24 - ‎5 hours ago‎
Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and the former chief executive of investment bank Grupo BTG Pactual SA will stand trial for obstruction of justice, documents from a federal court in Brasilia showed on Friday.
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Armenia: 73 injured in clashes with riot police, 23 detained

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) - Armenian health officials say 73 people needed medical treatment after clashes between riot police and supporters of gunmen from an opposition group who have been barricaded inside a police station in the capital for nearly two ...
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Who are the Corbynistas?

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
There's no disguising the confidence in Jeremy Corbyn's camp about this leadership election. Membership of the Labour Party has soared since the general election and Mr Corbyn believes most of these new members are his supporters.
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Pound Set to Extend Decline as Investors Anticipate BOE Rate Cut

Bloomberg - ‎6 hours ago‎
The pound looks set to extend its decline next week, when traders and economists predict the Bank of England will cut interest rates for the first time in more than seven years.
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Business news in brief

Arkansas Online - ‎6 hours ago‎
Wayne Garrison, the former chairman of J.B. Hunt's board of directors, sold $4.2 million worth of common stock Wednesday, according to a Thursday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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3600 homes warned not to use tap water after bacteria fears

BT.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
Thousands of people in a South Yorkshire town have been warned not to use tap water for drinking or cooking after high levels of bacteria were detected.
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Potholes caused twice as many breakdowns as they did ten years ago, as the weather 'wreaks havoc' on crumbling roads

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎3 hours ago‎
The proportion of vehicle breakdowns caused by pothole-related damage has more than doubled over the past decade, after extreme weather conditions “wreaked havoc” on road surfaces.
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Swiftkey Keyboard Data Leak: Most Users Not Affected, Sync Still Disabled

Tech Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
SwiftKey's sync feature remains switched off, after a data leak from its servers was reported by several users. The company pointed out that most users are safe, but it will debug the issue before turning sync live again.
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TMS Plays Rise of the Tomb Raider Episode 4.5—”Soviet Installation”

The Mary Sue - ‎17 hours ago‎
Lara Croft investigates one of the many hidden areas scattered around Rise of the Tomb Raider, right before returning to her main mission at the moment, which involves destroying radio towers to take down a mysterious cult whose existence played a role ...
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Young Brits more likely than anyone else to crash their car while ogling fit pedestrians

Car Keys - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
A new study from Ford claims that young British men are more likely than anyone else to be distracted behind the wheel by looking at attractive passers-by.
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WhatsApp doesn't delete chats on iPhone, deleted messages can be recovered

India Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
WhatsApp has won laurels for its stance on privacy and particularly for the end-to-end encryption that the app recently enabled. But the encryption doesn't mean that the WhatsApp messages are out of sight from the prying eyes.
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The 50 best shows to see at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎6 hours ago‎
He's really good at impressions - but you knew that, and he's not giving up on them yet. Expect Andy Murray, John Bishop, “football's man of the moment” Harry Kane, and many more.
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Proms 2016: the David Bowie Prom was thrilling – but let down by John Cale's ego

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎2 hours ago‎
It may not have been funky but it was certainly fun. In the year we lost one of our greatest rock stars, the Proms dared to mess with Major Tom and help David Bowie's music rise again.
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England disunited: How the soul of English football came to be broken

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎5 hours ago‎
Exactly 50 years ago, Bobby Moore lifted the Jules Rimet trophy and Wembley hailed England's world champions. Today, disaffection with the national team has never been greater - English football looks broken.
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England have potential to rule world - Hoggard

Daily Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
COVENTRY, England, July 30 (Reuters) - England possess so much strength in depth that captain Alastair Cook's side have the potential to dominate world cricket for years to come, according to former Ashes-winning fast bowler Matthew Hoggard.
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The trouble with the Olympic Games

The Guardian - ‎13 hours ago‎
In July 2005, a few days after London was awarded the 2012 Olympic Games, I took the Docklands Light Railway to Pudding Mill Lane.
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Revealed: the biggest threat to the future of the Olympic Games

The Guardian - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Bach was not referring to Russia's state doping regimen, or Rio's readiness for the 31st Summer Games which begins a week on Friday, but another problem entirely, one that, to the International Olympic Committee's hive mind, felt altogether more pressing.

Bring on the Olympic Games

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎7 hours ago‎
The surprises that the Olympic Games always throw up seem like history if they happened before you are born - Jesse Owens's four golds at Berlin in 1936, perhaps.
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Scientists fight crab for mysterious purple orb discovered in California deep

The Guardian - ‎1 hour 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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Massive floating monster sea creature stuns fisherman

Daily Star - ‎1 hour ago‎
At first Mark Watkins thought that the huge floating ball-like object was an overturned boat, or maybe a crashed hot air balloon. But as he approached the object he realised it was the corpse of a large creature.
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Storing carbon underground may be safer than we thought

Washington Post - ‎19 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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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.
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E. coli outbreak linked to blue cheese

BBC News - ‎20 hours ago‎
Two people are in hospital after an outbreak of the potentially fatal E. coli O157 bug linked to a cheese manufacturer in Lanarkshire.
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Health trust placed in financial special measures

East London and West Essex Guardian Series - ‎22 hours ago‎
Barts Health Trust has been placed into financial special measures by the NHS after it forecast the largest budget deficit of any healthcare provider in the UK.
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English Bulldog health problems prompt cross-breeding call

BBC News - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Crossing the English Bulldog with another breed is the best way to ensure its survival, scientists have argued. Due to centuries of selective breeding for physical traits, the Bulldog has become so inbred it cannot be returned to health without an ...
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