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Jun 26, 2014

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Fox Rebooting 'Predator' With Shane Black

The “Lethal Weapon” creator and “Iron Man 3” director will write the treatment and is attached to direct the project, which could relaunch the sci-fi action franchise. By Borys Kit The ’80s action classic Predator is getting the reboot treatment from 20th Century Fox. Black will write the…
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Mazda's biggest SUV, CX-9, is a nimble handler

Mazda, the car company that gave the world the nimble, two-seat Miata roadster, makes a commendable seven-seat crossover sport utility vehicle, too.
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Top Asian News at 7:00 a.m. GMT

SYDNEY (AP) — Investigators looking into the disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines plane are confident the jet was on autopilot when it crashed in a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean, Australian officials said Thursday as they announced the latest shift in the search for the doomed airliner.…
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Tulisa Looks Unrecognisable Heading Into Court

Er, image overhaul much?!
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Superbikes - O?Halloran to test Honda BSB Fireblade at Knockhill

Honda Racing’s Pirelli National Superstock 1000 front-runner Jason O’Halloran will test the team’s Superbike-spec Fireblade at Knockhill on Monday.
BSN
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Sudanese Christian woman ordered freed again

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for apostasy was overturned was ordered freed again on Thursday after being detained on accusations of forging travel documents.
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Google to unveil new television set-top box on Wednesday - WSJ

(Reuters) - Google Inc is expected to unveil at least one small set-top box that resembles products like the Roku, Amazon's Fire TV, and Apple Inc's Apple TV, the Wall Street Journal reported citing sources who have seen the device. Google will show off the set-top box on Wednesday during its…
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Khloé Kardashian 30th Birthday: Reality Star 'Had Planned on Being in St Tropez' with Lamar Odom

American reality television star Khloe Kardashian and estranged husband Lamar Odom had reportedly planned an extravagant romantic trip for her 30th birthday. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, who will turn 30 on 27 June, had planned to go to St. Tropez with Odom. "They always had planned on…
IB Times
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Nadal rallies against Rosol to avenge 2012 upset

LONDON (AP) — Not this time.
Associated Press
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World Cup - Portugal beat Ghana as both sides crash out

Portugal beat Ghana 2-1 as both sides failed to qualify for the World Cup knockout stage.
Eurosport
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Divergent visions could split Iraq's Sunni revolt

By Ned Parker and William Maclean BAGHDAD/DUBAI (Reuters) - The militants dismantling Iraq's borders and threatening regional war are far from united -- theirs is a marriage of convenience between ultra-hardline religious zealots and more pragmatic Sunni armed groups. For now, they share a common…
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'Highly likely' MH370 on autopilot when it went down: Australia

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was almost certainly on autopilot when it ran out of fuel and crashed, Australian officials said Thursday as they announced their search will shift further south.
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Narendra Modi is Among The Top Five World Leaders on Twitter

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become the fourth-most followed world leader on Twitter, with 5 million followers. Modi's Twitter account, @NarendraModi surpassed the United States White House account, @WhiteHouse, which had 4,980,207 followers on Wednesday, reports The Indian Express.…
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The truth: Who receives the most benefits and who pays most tax?

How do households in the UK compare when it comes to handouts and who are the biggest winners?
Yahoo Finance UK
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Football - Herrera makes United move happen

Manchester United have signed Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera after the player bought out his contract with Athletic Bilbao.
PA Sport32 mins ago
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000: The Triple Size Zero Weight Loss Trend In Hollywood Threatens Our Health

If you thought double size zero was bad, Hollywood is plunging to new lows - and women who emulate it could be threatening their health forever
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Britain’s Nuke-Proof Underground City

As the world held its breath during the Cold War, England built a top-secret underground city to save its government in case of nuclear attack. For half a century, "Burlington" lay ready.
The Daily Beast
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Thousands flee Ukraine for Russia; truce nears end

IZVARYNE, Ukraine (AP) — Thousands of Ukrainians in cars stuffed with belongings lined up Thursday at the eastern border to cross into Russia, with some saying they felt betrayed by their government and vowing never to return.
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US STOCKS-Wall St down on Fed's Bullard comments on interest rates

U.S. stocks fell on Thursday following comments from a top Federal Reserve official that interest rate increases should come sooner rather than later. St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said the U.S. ...
Reuters - UK Focus
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Vanessa Hudgens Shows Off Perfect Bikini Body On Instagram As She Hikes In Breathtaking Hawaii. Simply Too Much Hotness.

American star Vanessa Hudgens shows does her best Waterfall pose as she hikes in Hawaii and strips down to her bikini to celebrate.
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Michael Jackson U.K. Single Sales Hit 4 Million for Five Years Since His Death

Britain's Official Charts Company says more than 3.8 million albums have sold over the period, with "Man in the Mirror" the most downloaded song.
The Hollywood Reporter
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Former Marine hopeful after no-fly list ruling

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Abe Mashal couldn't get his boarding pass to print before a flight out of Chicago four years ago. The woman behind the airline counter gave him a strange look and then a cadre of federal agents surrounded him.
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Bride-To-Be Dies On Way To Bachelorette Party

A 26-year-old bride-to-be has died in a car crash just minutes after snapping a selfie in the vehicle as she headed to her bachelorette party. Colette Moreno leaves behind a five-year-old son and a devastated family. We were planning," said a tearful fiance, 28-year-old Jesse Arcobasso. The…
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Football - Bendtner to leave Gunners

The end of Nicklas Bendtner's Arsenal career has been confirmed after the Gunners announced the departures of 11 out of contract players.
PA Sport
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Abbey Clancy Perfects The Bikini Selfie As Things Get A Little Crazy In St Tropez With Peter Crouch

Because it's not a holiday without a #selfie, right?
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X-Ray Signal May Illuminate Dark Matter Mystery

Two spacecraft have detected a possible signal of dark matter, the mysterious, invisible stuff that makes up most of the material universe. NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton satellite spotted a spike of X-ray emission coming from more than 70 different…
SPACE.com
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Israel names two Hamas militants as key suspects in kidnappings

Israel on Thursday named two Hamas Islamists as leading suspects in the June 12 kidnappings of three Israeli teenagers, in the most concrete report yet of results after weeks of searches in the occupied West Bank. An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed reports that troops were seeking Marwan…
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Old School Beauty Products That Still Work

The beauty industry is always shouting about the next big breakthrough in product technology, treatments and ingredients. Yet sometimes, some of the most effective products are the ones that have stood the test of time. While they may not come wrapped in the fanciest of packaging, they do deliver…
Yahoo Contributor Network
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Formula 1 - Grosjean: Perez must accept mistakes

Romain Grosjean says Sergio Perez will have to learn to accept blame to become a better driver, in the wake of Felipe Massa's criticism of the Mexican's driving
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New Mortgage Level Caps To Cool Housing Market

The Bank of England is to impose new caps on mortgages from October, limiting the loan-to-income (LTI) ratio for most applicants. The new rules apply to those seeking new mortgages or seeking to re-mortgage. The bank said 85% of mortgage approvals would need to be below the LTI cap of 4.5 times the…
Sky News
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Cole: Brucie should have stayed

Brendan Cole has revealed he was disappointed when he heard of Sir Bruce Forsyth's decision to step down from Strictly Come Dancing.
Press Association
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Supermarkets Go To War With The Discounters

Wm. Morrison Supermarkets plc (LON:MRW), Tesco PLC (LON:TSCO) and J Sainsbury plc (LON:SBRY) begin their fightback.
Fool.co.uk
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Walking Dead: Norman Reedus on ‘badass’ season 5

Norman Reedus, the man who plays one of the most popular characters on 'The Walking Dead', has been making some pretty big claims about season five. Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon in the hit series, has confirmed that things are going to get off to a flying start in season five.
Yahoo Contributor Network
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'Survivor's' Caleb Bankston Dies At 26

"Survivor" contestant Caleb Bankston reportedly died on Tuesday. He was 26.
Access Hollywood
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Is C-String the New G-String?

The C-String's snug fit comes with the help of a wire that sticks between the wearer's bum cheeks. They are in lots of different colours and prices start from $24.00 (£14).
IB Times
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Murphy to return to Neighbours?

Sheree Murphy has said she would consider becoming a regular on Neighbours.
Press Association
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Tennis - Gulbis bows out but makes his mark with parting shots

From vampires to gambling and fine art, Ernests Gulbis offered a bizarre insight into the life of a millionaire Latvian tennis star during his brief Wimbledon
Reuters
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Messi threatening Maradona’s benchmarks

The masterful Lionel Messi now must now turn his attentions to leading Argentina past Switzerland - and breaking a hoodoo, writes Miguel Delaney. Continue reading →
The Rio Report
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Chile's Retreating San Quintín Glacier Viewed from Space (Photo)

Fragmenting into glasslike shards in a lake full of glacier-churned "rock flour," Chile's San Quintín glacier can be seen emptying the Northern Patagonian Ice Field in a recent satellite photo. The ice field, situated in the Andes Mountains of southern Chile, is in Laguna San Rafael National Park.…
LiveScience.com
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David Beckham And Tom Cruise Having A Pint In A Pub Is Awesome And This Is Why...

Tom stopped trying to recruit David to Scientology when he realized he couldn’t pronounce it
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Ford unveils new-generation Edge as a global crossover vehicle

Motor Co on Tuesday unveiled the 2015 Edge, which it hopes will strengthen sales in the fast-growing near-luxury crossover vehicle markets in China, Europe and the Americas. The redesigned Edge will be Ford’s first global crossover vehicle. It has been sold in North America since late 2006, in…
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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso And Jenson Button Consider Future Deals

Formula One drivers Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) and Jenson Button (McLaren) may all be with different racing teams in the near future, according to reports. Button's contract at McLaren expires at the end of the season and, according to the Daily Mail, the team are…
IB Times
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Caroline Aherne On Her 'Special' Cancer Battle

Royle Family creator Caroline Aherne has joked she must be "special" to have had cancer three times. The TV writer and actress is undergoing treatment for lung cancer related to a genetic form of the disease. Speaking at a gathering of 170 cancer patients, medics and carers in Manchester, she…
Sky News
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China's plane demand surges but bumpy ride ahead

An almost completed COMAC ARJ21-700 passenger jet is shown at a final assembly and manufacturing centre in Shanghai, May 21, 2014
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Company successfully tests space-tourism balloon

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Arizona company says it has successfully completed the first small-scale test flight of a high-altitude balloon and capsule being developed to let tourists float 20 miles above the earth.
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Eli Wallach, prolific U.S. character actor, dies at 98

By Bill Trott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eli Wallach, an early practitioner of "method acting" who made a lasting impression as the scuzzy bandit Tuco in the film "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," died on Tuesday at the age of 98. Wallach appeared on the big screen well into his 90s in such films as…
Reuters
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Holly Willoughby And Kimberley Walsh In Battle Of The Bumps At Wimbledon

They both look bloomin' incredible!
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KFC: No proof worker asked scarred child to leave

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Fried chicken chain KFC said two different investigations have not found any evidence that an employee asked a 3-year-old girl and family members to leave because injuries she suffered in a pit bull mauling disturbed customers.
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Five tablets to look forward to

There are flurries of rumours surrounding the tablet market at the moment, including a HTC Nexus device, next-generation Apple iPad and iPad mini. Here we give you a run down of five tablets set to hit the shelves this year; Starting with a product that has been officially announced and will be…
Pocket-lint
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Greetings from Earth! NASA Spacecraft to Carry Message for Aliens

A NASA probe that's expected to leave the solar system after it finishes its mission at Pluto and beyond will carry a message intended for any alien life-form that comes across it in the far future. When NASA's New Horizons mission completes its study of Pluto in the summer of 2015, data from Earth…
SPACE.com
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How Much Lower Can Vodafone Group plc Go?

Will Vodafone Group plc's (LON:VOD) shares continue to decline?
Fool.co.uk
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Gogglebox duo in Million Pound Drop

Gogglebox stars Chris Steed and Stephen Webb are set to show off their general knowledge skills, after signing up to quiz show The Million Pound Drop.
Press Association
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Search for missing Malaysian plane shifts south

SYDNEY (AP) — Investigators believe the missing Malaysia Airlines plane flew on autopilot for hours before crashing into a remote part of the Indian Ocean, Australian officials said Thursday as they announced another shift in the search area for the jet.
Associated Press
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Camilla congratulates Murray on win

Andy Murray got the royal seal of approval at Wimbledon when the Duchess of Cornwall left her seat in the Royal Box on Centre Court to watch his match instead.
Press Association
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Norwegian wins bet on Suarez World Cup bite

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez's practice of biting opponents seems to be a safe bet.
Associated Press
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Why Scotland Must Not Scrap Margaret Thatcher's Radical 'Right-to-Buy' Policy

There is such a visceral hatred among parts of the UK for the Grand Witch of Conservatism, the late former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, that the fury can be blinding as it bubbles up through the body and out of her opponents' bulging bloodshot eyeballs. While capitalism's banshee can be blamed…
IB Times
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Egypt's President in Africa, first foreign trip

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Wednesday traveled to Algeria and to Equatorial Guinea to attend an African summit and discuss security and water issues, in his first trip outside the country since he assumed the presidency earlier this month.
Associated Press
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Formula 1 - Rosberg says he won't give secrets away

Nico Rosberg sees nothing wrong in him and Mercedes Formula 1 team-mate Lewis Hamilton keeping information back from each other, despite their bosses' concerns
AutoSport
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Man wounds 11 in Bolivia airport knife attack

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A man wielding a kitchen knife went on a rampage in the La Paz international airport's terminal on Thursday, stabbing 11 people, authorities said.
Associated Press
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NTSB faults pilot 'mismanagement' in Asiana flight

Asiana Flight 214's pilots caused the crash last year of their airliner carrying more than 300 people by bungling a landing approach in San Francisco, including inadvertently deactivating the plane's key ...
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Simon Cowell buys home in Manhattan

Simon Cowell has apparently splashed out on a New York apartment so his girlfriend Lauren Silverman can be close to her eldest son.
Press Association
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Israel stages 12 air strikes on Gaza after rocket fire

The Israeli air force carried out 12 raids on the Gaza Strip overnight after militants fired more rockets at southern Israel, Palestinian security sources said Wednesday.
AFP
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Game of Thrones Season 5 Will Omit Lady Stoneheart Character Completely

WARNING: Spoilers for Game of Thrones season 5 and George RR Martin's book series follow. Game of Thrones fans weren't best pleased with the show's season four finale after a major plot point from the books many had expected to happen was seemingly dropped. Fans were shocked when Lady Stoneheart…
IB Times
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Vodafone to win EU approval for $9.8 billion Ono deal - sources

By Foo Yun Chee and Kate Holton BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - Vodafone is set to gain unconditional EU approval for its 7.2-billion-euro ($9.8 billion / 5.78 billion pounds) bid for Spain's largest cable operator Ono as regulators do not have competition concerns, three people familiar with the…
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Nearby Alien Planet May Be Capable of Supporting Life

A newfound alien world might be able to support life — and it's just a stone's throw from Earth in the cosmic scheme of things. An international team of astronomers has discovered an exoplanet in the star Gliese 832's "habitable zone" — the just-right range of distances that could allow liquid…
SPACE.com
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UK Supreme Court dismisses euthanasia case

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal from two severely disabled men who argued the law should be changed to allow doctors to legally kill them.
Associated Press
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U.S. says Pakistani 'charity' front for banned militants

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has named a self-proclaimed Pakistani charity as a "foreign terrorist organization", a status that freezes any assets it has under U.S. jurisdiction. Jamaat-ud-Dawa calls itself a humanitarian charity but is widely seen as a…
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France Warns Citizens Against Any Economic Activity in Illegal Israeli Settlements

France's government has warned French nationals against investing, purchasing land or engaging in economic activity in the controversial Jewish settlements built in the occupied Palestinian Territories. The French foreign ministry issued a notice to its citizens to warn them against any financial…
IB Times
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Hospital tops heart procedure table

A Scottish hospital has the fastest times in the UK for carrying out a potentially life-saving treatment on heart attack victims.
Press Association
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Appeal by Christian airport worker

A Christian working at Heathrow Airport who claims that religious harassment by Muslim colleagues led to her losing her job is taking her case to the Court of Appeal.
Press Association
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Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films

Who better to judge the best movies of all time than the people who make them? Studio chiefs, Oscar winners and TV royalty all were surveyed as THR publishes its first definitive ‪entertainment-industry ranking of cinema's‬ most superlative.‬
The Hollywood Reporter
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Liga - Atletico Madrid and Chelsea 'discussing five transfers'

Representatives from Atletico Madrid and Chelsea are to meet to discuss five potential transfers between the clubs.
FootballEspana
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Germans oppose permanent NATO base in Poland and Baltics - poll

Nearly three quarters of Germans would oppose NATO having permanent NATO military bases in eastern Europe as requested by Poland and the Baltic states because of a perceived threat from Russia, according to a new poll released on Wednesday. Poland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia - all former members…
Reuters
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Colchester Murder: Police Recover 38 Knives During Searches

Police investigating the murders of a Saudi student and a vulnerable man in Colchester have recovered 38 knives during their search. "The murder of Nahid has left Colchester residents feeling shocked, saddened and distressed.
IB Times
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Soviet industrial giant's struggle symbolises Russia's economic dilemma

By Jason Bush YEKATERINBURG Russia (Reuters) - Viktor Livshits will never forget May 9, 1945, the day he first laid eyes on Uralmash, a giant factory making tanks and other heavy machinery that has for decades symbolised Russia's industrial might. Livshits was 4 years old on that day when the…
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Katie Price: I'm supporting Kieran

Katie Price has revealed she is supporting her cheating husband Kieran Hayler.
Press Association
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4 changes for Limerick and 3 for Cork before tomorrow’s Munster minor hurling semi-final

The teams clash in the Gaelic Grounds at 7.30pm tomorrow night.
TheJournal.ie
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“Gas ignition” being used so that ATMs can be stolen

The PSNI said three similar incidents occurred over the past month – including one this morning.
TheJournal.ie
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OBR 'should check Labour figures'

It is still possible for the Office for Budget Responsibility to give Labour's plans for the economy "tough, rigorous and independent" scrutiny, Ed Balls has claimed ahead of a Commons vote today.
Press Association
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Will Marvel Lose The Avengers And Spider-Man?

There’s a new twist in the ongoing lawsuit by legendary comic book creator Jack Kirby’s heirs to wrestle some control over the biggest superheroes back from Marvel.
Yahoo Movies UK
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Getting Chris Brown to DC trial cost more than $4K

WASHINGTON (AP) — He didn't fly first class and his hotels weren't five-star. Still, when singer Chris Brown was moved from a Los Angeles jail to Washington for what was to have been the start of his trial on an assault charge, the cost to taxpayers was more than $4,000.
Associated Press
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Plans for F-35 UK debut still on despite flight suspensions

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Flights of Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jets remained suspended on Wednesday as Air Force officials investigated a fire that damaged one of the jets on Monday, but the Marine Corps said it still plans to send jets to Britain for two air shows next…
Reuters
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Kagawa recalled by Japan for Colombia match

CUIABA, Brazil (AP) — Japan playmaker Shinji Kagawa has been recalled for his team's must-win Group C match against already-qualified Colombia at the World Cup on Tuesday.
Associated Press
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Kate Middleton Who? Prince George Crowned Best-Dressed Royal

He has not yet turned one, but it looks like Prince George is already years ahead in the style stakes. The 11-month-old trendsetter has beaten his fashionista mother Kate Middleton to be crowned the Best-Dressed Royal. According to a survey conducted by junior fashion retail website My1stYears.com,…
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Explosion rocks mall in Nigerian capital

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — An explosion blamed on Islamic extremists rocked a shopping mall in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, and police said 21 people were killed.
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15 medical professionals indicted in $25M scheme

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fifteen doctors, pharmacists and others medical professionals in Southern California have been charged in a $25 million workers' compensation scam that prosecutors say was linked to the death of a baby.
Associated Press
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Taliban Storms Sangin As US Troops Leave Base

Hundreds of Taliban fighters have reportedly swept into Afghanistan's Sangin district, just weeks after the last US troops left their post there. Siddiq Siddiqi, a spokesman for Afghanistan's interior ministry, told the AFP news agency: "There was a major attack by the Taliban and their supporters.…
Sky News
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Beyonce And Jay Z Reveal Secret Wedding Video

Beyonce and her husband Jay Z have revealed footage from their 2008 wedding day for the first time during the opening show of their joint tour. Both singers performed their own hits separately before joining forces for tracks such as Bonnie And Clyde and Drunk In Love. The video shows Beyonce in a…
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Eastenders' Jacqueline Jossa Confirms Dan Osborne Relationship With Super Cute Selfie

Do humans come anymore beautiful than this?!
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The Woman Who Took on the Redskins

The lead plaintiff in the suit against the team talks about being harassed at NFL games, how she feels about the Washington Redskins owner, and more.
The Daily Beast
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Iraq invasion 'a strategic error'

The invasion of Iraq by British and American forces was a "strategic error" which resulted in the crisis now threatening to tear the country apart, the former head of the armed forces has said.
Press Association
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Google removes first search results after EU ruling

By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google has begun removing some search results to comply with a European Union ruling upholding citizens' right to have obsolete personal information about them hidden in search engines. The so-called "right to be forgotten" was upheld by Europe's top court on…
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Kanye West Fulfilling Community Service Hours by Teaching Fashion

Well, hello Professor Yeezus. Following Kanye West's 250-hour community service sentence he received in March after attacking a photographer at Los Angeles International Aiport, the rapper has found a way to do his time without getting his hands dirty a la Chris Brown.
Yahoo Celebrity
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Royal refurb: Palace repairs add to monarchy cost

LONDON (AP) — Everyone says there are lots of hidden costs to owning a home. If you own a palace, the costs are royal.
Associated Press
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R.I.P. Stuntman Terry Richards

The stuntman best known as the scimitar-wielding heavy blasted by Harrison Ford in Raiders Of The Lost Ark has died. Terry Richards was 81. During a prolific four-decade career, he took falls is such screen gems as Star Wars, The Dirty Dozen, Brazil, The Princess Bride, Indiana Jones And The Last…
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British spymaster John Sawers, head of MI6, to step down

By Guy Faulconbridge and Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's foreign spymaster, who at times quoted Machiavelli and fought off demands to ease secrecy around his MI6 intelligence agency, will step down in November after five years, the Foreign Office said on Thursday. John Sawers, an…
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KFC Hoax: Thighs ‘N’ Lies

A young girl is mauled by vicious dogs. On her way home from hospital treatment the family stops at a KFC, which asks them to leave as her facial injuries are upsetting customers. Terrible? Yes, and a terrible lie—designed to gull money from a generous, unsuspecting public.
The Daily Beast
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WIMBLEDON WATCH: Danish royalty on Centre Court

LONDON (AP) — A Danish prince with an Australian wife and British near-royalty were among those in the Royal Box at Wimbledon on Thursday, sprinkled in with a knighted sports hero and the parents of the man with the most Grand Slam singles championships.
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Famous Actors You Never Realised Were In Star Wars

When George Lucas was casting for ‘Star Wars’ he auditioned nearly every up-and-coming starlet in Hollywood. Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Kurt Russell, Sissy Spacek, all passed through his audition room before he eventually plumped for Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and a carpenter named Harrison…
Yahoo Movies UK
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Iran Secretly Operates Drone Flights from Former American Base in Iraq

Iran is secretly operating surveillance drones from an airfield in Baghdad as the Sunni militia makes a stronger push across Iraq in its march on the capital to topple the Shiite-led administration of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Tehran is also giving Iraqi forces tonnes of military equipment…
IB Times
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MH370: Plane Deliberately Set on Autopilot 'West of Sumatra' When it Ran Out of Fuel and Crashed

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was "highly likely" on autopilot when it ran out of fuel and crashed into the Indian Ocean, Australian researchers have said. A new search area for the missing Boeing 777 plane has been announced by the Australian government, after further analysis of satellite data.…
IB Times
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Mrs Brown moves to the big screen

TV's favourite foul-mouthed mammy hit the big screen at the world premiere of Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie.
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Tulisa Turns Up To Second Day Of Court Channeling Her Inner Wednesday Addams

The former X Factor judge arrives for court dressed in a strikingly similar outfit to that of a certain Addams family member.
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US: China's behavior offshore hurts its standing

China's coercive efforts to enforce its territorial claims in disputed waters are not just raising tensions but damaging its international standing, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday. Top diplomat ...
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Probe: BBC star used hospitals for serial abuse

LONDON (AP) — The late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile sexually abused children as young as 5 in hospitals across Britain for decades and claimed to have abused corpses, a series of independent investigations concluded Thursday.
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Transformers raid Hong Kong in 'Age of Extinction'

By Grace Li and Stefanie McIntyre HONG KONG (Reuters) - "Transformers: Age of Extinction" will debut in Hong Kong cinemas on Thursday, where audiences are waiting to see giant shape shifting aliens try to destroy their city. The series performed particularly well in China, which is now the world's…
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Cricket - Boycott: Cook will be hounded out if this goes on

Geoffrey Boycott has warned England captain Alastair Cook he could be hounded out of his job if his team keeps serving up "the same old rubbish".
PA Sport
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Appeals court: States can't ban gay marriage

DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled for the first time Wednesday that states cannot prevent gay couples from getting married, extending the movement's legal winning streak and bringing the issue a big step closer to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Scotland Ditching Thatcher's 'Right-to-Buy' Amid Serious Social Housing Shortage

Scotland is about to abolish Margaret Thatcher's famous "right-to-buy" policy that allows social housing tenants to buy their homes from the local authority. The Scottish parliament will vote on scrapping right-to-buy with a significant majority expected to back its removal in 2016. The governing…
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Deadlocked phone-hacking jury discharged by judge

LONDON (AP) — A judge on Wednesday dismissed the jury at Britain's phone-hacking trial after it failed to reach a verdict on two final counts, having convicted a former editor of hacking a day earlier.
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EU Referendum: Brussels Would Still Control Britain's Labour Laws Despite 'Brexit', says EIU

A UK exit from the European Union- dubbed 'Brexit'- will not help the country liberalise its employment laws, says a leading economist. Speaking at the The Economist's Talent Management conference, Robin Bew, managing director of the Economist Intelligence Unit, argued that Britain would still have…
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Louis Van Gaal 'Desperate' to Bring Arjen Robben to Manchester United

Louis van Gaal is 'desperate' to take compatriot Arjen Robben to Manchester United according to former Holland international Bryan Roy. Van Gaal who is poised to take over at Old Trafford after he finishes the Dutch team's World Cup campaign, has been monitoring various players at the tournament as…
IB Times
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Husband of Sudanese 'apostate' says fearful family wants out

A Sudanese Christian woman who faces death threats after a court cleared her of apostasy has been charged with forgery, after trying to leave the country, a lawyer said.
AFP
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Football - Millers boosted by double swoop

Rotherham have confirmed the double signing of Richard Wood and Ryan Hall.
PA Sport
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Premier League - Mannone rejects departure claims

Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone has dismissed claims he has handed in a transfer request following the arrival of Costel Pantilimon.
PA Sport
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North Korea Vows Retaliation Over Seth Rogen Movie

The country's Foreign Ministry says the film, involving a plot to assassinate Kim Jong-un, "will invite a strong and merciless countermeasure."
The Hollywood Reporter
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Israel army presses operation in West Bank, arrests 17

Troops searching for three teenagers Israel says were kidnapped a fortnight ago by Hamas militants, arrested 17 Palestinians in the West Bank overnight, an army spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
AFP
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Michael Jackson Sightings: The Barmy Conspiracy Site That Keeps Tabs On King of Pop

Five years ago today the King of Pop Michael Jackson died in Los Angeles aged 50 following a heart attack. MichaelJacksonSightings.com is a site dedicated to the testimonies of people from around the world who claim to have seen Michael Jackson following his untimely death five years ago. So far he…
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Kim Kardashian Debuts Blonde Hair Before Revealing It's Just A Wig

Not exactly the breaking hair news we had hoped for
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Prince George Voted Most Stylish Member Of The Royal Family

Lil George beat mum Kate Middleton to be crowned the most fashion forward royal but where does he get his inspiration from?
Yahoo Fashion Blog
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Nigeria Bomb Blast: Video Footage of Suspected Boko Haram Attack in Abuja's Emab Plaza

Video footage has emerged of the aftermath of a major explosion that rocked a crowded shopping complex in the Nigerian capital Abuja. The bomb blast at the Emab Plaza, in the upmarket Wuse 11 suburb, left 21 confirmed dead and 17 injured, according to national police. In the video, released by…
IB Times
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Is this the David Beckham of women’s football?

With her skills on the pitch and her good looks, Nicole Regnier is turning heads as member of Colombia's U20 women's team. Continue reading →
Early Doors
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Caroline Wozniacki: No Internet dating for me

LONDON (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki appears to be moving on from her breakup with golfer Rory McIlroy. Just don't ask her about Internet dating.
Associated Press
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Wimbledon - Murray 'on course to be Britain's greatest ever sportsman'

The rate Andy Murray is going he might just become Britain's greatest ever sportsman, according to his best mate Ross Hutchins.
Sportsbeat
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NATO chief says Russia not meeting international commitments over Ukraine

By Adrian Croft and Sabine Siebold BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The head of NATO said on Wednesday he saw no sign that Russia was respecting its international commitments over Ukraine as Britain warned Moscow it could face tougher European Union sanctions unless it acted to stop fighting in eastern…
Reuters
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Bartoli part of Wimbledon tribute to Baltacha

LONDON (AP) — Retired women's singles champion Marion Bartoli was part of a tribute Tuesday to the late British tennis player Elena Baltacha on Centre Court at Wimbledon.
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India's new government accused of interfering with judicial independence

By Frank Jack Daniel NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, faces accusations his government ran a campaign to block the appointment of a Supreme Court judge it believed was biased against it, fuelling a debate about judicial independence in the world's largest democracy.…
Reuters
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Football - Barcelona sign Chile goalkeeper Bravo from Sociedad

Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has signed a four-year deal to join Barcelona from Real Sociedad, the Catalan club said on Wednesday.
Reuters
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Wimbledon's Crowning Glory! Get Kim Sears Hair Courtesy Of Charles Worthington

See how Grazia Daily's Beauty Intern fares at the Charles Worthington salon when treated to the hair do of the moment: the Kim Sears.
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Al-Qaeda Joins Forces with Isis in Battle for Iraq

Al-Qaeda's official offshoot in Syria has pledged allegiance to Isis at a flashpoint town on the Iraqi border, according to a monitoring group. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims the merger between the two rival groups will allow Isis - an acronym for the Islamic State of…
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Beyonce, Jay Z Share Wedding and Blue Ivy Footage (WATCH)

Beyonce's stage styles weren't the only items making headlines during the 'On the Run' tour kick-off concert. Beyonce's scantily-clad stage styles weren't the only items making headlines during the On the Run tour kick-off concert. During a performance of Jay Z's Forever Young, of which Beyonce…
ET Online
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Russia says next Iran atom talks to be marathon, slams U.N. experts

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia's U.N. envoy on Wednesday said the next round of talks between Iran and six world powers will be a two-week marathon session, while warning a panel of U.N. sanctions experts not to sabotage the final phase of the delicate negotiations. Russian…
Reuters
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Fifa World Cup 2014 Latest Scores: Nigeria 2-3 Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-0 Iran - LIVE

6:20: Lionel Messi won't get his hat-trick today as he comes off with Javier Mascherano taking the captain's armband. He is replaced by Rikcy Alvarez.
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‘Depraved and exploitative’: Jimmy Savile abused vulnerable people aged between 5 and 75

“This is a profoundly shocking report,” one of the hospitals said in the aftermath of the publication of investigation findings.
TheJournal.ie
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Britain's Cameron isolated in EU leader search

BRUSSELS (AP) — Many political battles are ugly — but toss in 28 nations, high unemployment, angry voters and a skeptical Britain and the fight over who will be the European Union's next chief executive may have profound consequences.
Associated Press
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US Soccer will soon talk to Hope Solo about arrest

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati said the federation plans to speak with Hope Solo and her representatives by Thursday afternoon regarding the goalkeeper's weekend domestic violence arrest in the Seattle suburbs.
Associated Press
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Aherne speaks of cancer battle

Royle Family creator Caroline Aherne has spoken of her personal fight against cancer.
Press Association
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NATO will not offer Georgia membership step, avoiding Russia clash

By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO will stop short of approving a formal step to membership for Georgia at its summit in September, officials said on Wednesday, dodging a possible confrontation with Moscow over the alliance's expansion to Russia's neighbours. NATO members agreed in principle…
Reuters
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Israel's crackdown on Hamas slows in search for missing teens

By Ali Sawafta and Crispian Balmer RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - Israel eased a crackdown on Hamas in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday after the dragnet, accompanying a search for three Israeli teenagers, raised fears of a Palestinian uprising. Israel has accused the Islamist group of…
Reuters
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PMQs verdict: Cameron uses the law as a shield, but forgets to cover his legs

First David Cameron did not want to set up a judge-led inquiry. Then he set up a judge-led inquiry. Then the judge-led inquiry said it could not discuss matters of Andy Coulson which related to a possible court case on … Continue reading →
Talking Politics
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Iraq militants launch fresh raid on oil refinery

BAGHDAD (AP) — Sunni militants launched a dawn raid Wednesday on a key Iraqi oil refinery they have been trying to take for days but were repelled by security forces, a commander on the scene said, as dozens of newly arrived U.S. military advisers and special operations forces began assessing the…
Associated Press
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US Goes Through To World Cup Knock-Out Stage

The United States has advanced to the knock-out stage of the World Cup despite a 1-0 loss to Germany in Recife.
Sky News30 mins ago
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Kim Kardashian Swims With Dolphins During Mexico Honeymoon

Kim Kardashian got friendly with Flipper while honeymooning with her new hubby, Kanye West, in Mexico earlier this month and on Tuesday, the bombshell shared a video of her swimming with her new finned buddy.
Yahoo Celebrity
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Forget football, Suarez is lucky to avoid a Brazilian jail cell

Desmond Kane wonders what would happen if a fan had done what Luis Suarez did on a football pitch on Tuesday night. Continue reading →
Desmond Kane
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Van Gaal Asks Xavi for Manchester United Reunion

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal recently approached Barcelona wantaway legend Xavi Hernandez regarding a summer move to Old Trafford, reports in Spain claim. The 34-year-old still has two more years on his contract at the Nou Camp but after a dramatic loss of form last season Barcelona are…
IB Times
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Ukraine's president warns he could end cease-fire

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's president warned Tuesday that he may terminate weeklong cease-fire early after rebels downed a military helicopter, while Russia urged the Kiev leadership to extend the truce and launch talks with the rebels.
Associated Press
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Iran is sending drones, weapons to Iraq

Iran is secretly flying surveillance drones over Iraq and sending military equipment there to help Baghdad in its fight against Sunni insurgents, The New York Times reported Wednesday.
AFP
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Judge raps Cameron over Coulson

David Cameron has faced heavy criticism from a high court judge for almost collapsing the multi-million pound phone hacking trial by commenting on his ex-No 10 spin doctor Andy Coulson's conviction while the jury was still out.
Press Association
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Wimbledon - Moore and Broady look to future after exit

New tennis hope Tara Moore refused to be downbeat after nearly pulling off a memorable Wimbledon shock.
Sportsbeat
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World Cup - Zaccheroni steps down after Japan exit

Alberto Zaccheroni stepped down as Japan coach on Wednesday after taking full responsibility for the Asian champions' group stage exit at the World Cup.
Reuters
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Growing criticism of Israel's West Bank operation

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Thousands of Israeli soldiers have been combing the West Bank inch by inch, searching homes, crawling into caves and even pumping wells to try to find three teens who Israel says were abducted by the Islamic militant Hamas.
Associated Press
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West readies package of sector sanctions on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and its European allies are finalizing a package of sanctions on Russia's key economic sectors that could be levied as early as this week, though the package might be delayed because of positive signals from Russian President Vladimir Putin, administration…
Associated Press
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Ander Herrera: The Full Story of Why Athletic Bilbao Rejected Manchester United Bid

Athletic Bilbao have turned down a €36m (£29m) bid from Manchester United for midfielder Ander Herrera even though the bid meets the player's release clause, as they don't want to show their supporters that they are open to selling any of their stars. With this in mind, Athletic officials have…
IB Times
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World Cup - Balotelli and Cassano 'were outcasts in Italy squad'

The Gazzetta dello Sport lead with the claim that the Italy squad was at odds with Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano for the entire World Cup.
FootballItalia
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Ghana Duo Sent Home in Disgrace

Ghana midfielders Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng have been suspended indefinitely from the national team and sent home from the World Cup for disciplinary reasons. Ghana's two biggest stars were hit with the ban just hours before a crucial match which will decide their fate in Brazil. They…
Sky News
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Murray wins in a hurry; V Williams takes her time

LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray was a man in a hurry. Venus Williams took awhile to get going.
Associated Press
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Facts: 7 truths – Argentina’s weakness and a red mist

Argentina look good going forwards but have some problems at the back, while we say a sad farewell to Ecuador and one man puts himself in the shop window. Continue reading →
The Rio Report
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United Won't Pay Luke Shaw £40m Price Tag

Manchester United have refused to pay over the odds for England left-back Luke Shaw after Southampton increased his price tag to £40m, according to reports. The 18-year-old -- who made his debut for The Saints in January 2012 against Millwall in a third round FA Cup tie -- became a key player in…
IB Times
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Colombia goalkeeper Mondragon becomes oldest player at a World Cup

Colombia goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon became the oldest footballer ever to play in a World Cup, coming on in the last few minutes in a cameo appearance that sent the crowd into raptures.
AFP
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Why Ander Herrera is the perfect signing for Man Utd

Squawka assess the imminent signing of Ander Herrera for Manchester United and explain why he is the perfect signing for the club. Continue reading →
Pitchside
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Nadal survives fright on parade of champions

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal and Maria Sharapova led a parade of former champions into the Wimbledon second round on Tuesday after Marion Bartoli briefly lit up Centre Court without swinging her racket. An order of play overloaded with A-listers began with a tearful Bartoli…
Reuters
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Nigeria coach saddened by explosion at home

PORTO ALGRE, Brazil (AP) — Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi says he is saddened by the deadly explosion at an Abuja shopping mall shortly before his team played Wednesday at the World Cup, and that his team's progression to the second round is unlikely to offer any solace to the country as it suffers…
Associated Press
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Napoli fan shot in Cup final violence dies

By Terry Daley ROME (Reuters) - The Napoli fan who was shot during violent clashes between supporters of his club and rivals AS Roma before last month's Italian Cup final has died overnight. Ciro Esposito, 29, had been left in a critical condition at Rome's Gemelli hospital after being shot in the…
Reuters
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Premier League - Manchester United sign Herrera on four-year deal

Manchester United have signed Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera after the player bought out his contract with Athletic Bilbao.
PA Sport
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Desperation, deja vu as England crash again

As England's beleaguered players flew back to the United Kingdom after another failed World Cup campaign, the now familiar post-tournament narrative was gradually beginning to take shape.
AFP
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Andy Murray v Blaz Rola, Wimbledon 2014: Where to Watch Live and Preview

Andy Murray takes on Blaz Rola at the No. 1 Court of the All England Club, London, on Wednesday to book a place in the third round of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships. Live coverage is on BBC Two and BBC Two HD. Live scores, regular updates, radio commentary and live streaming link will be…
IB Times
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For US fans stuck at work, a streaming milestone

The first two U.S. games at this World Cup kicked off at favorable times for watching on television back home. The Americans' group finale Thursday will be smack in the middle of the workday. The match ...
Associated Press
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Suarez Bite Suspension: Uruguay FA To Appeal

Luis Suarez has been suspended for nine international matches and banned from all football activities for four months for biting an opponent. The ruling means his World Cup is over and will come as a blow to his club Liverpool - who will be without their star player for the start of the Premier…
Sky News34 mins ago
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Football - Muslim World Cup players face Ramadan decision

With the knockout rounds of the World Cup coinciding with the beginning of Ramadan, Muslim players must decide whether to observe the month-long religious fast
Reuters
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