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Raped and tortured in the Congo – left to starve in Britain

By Andrew Keefe Marie was arrested and imprisoned for attending a peaceful anti-government demonstration organised by students at her university in the Democratic Republic of Congo. During her three months in detention she was raped, beaten and burned with cigarettes … Continue reading →
Talking Politics
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Russell Brand And Fox News' Sean Hannity Trade Insults Over Gaza Conflict

Comedian Is Continuing The Fight With Reporter
EntertainmentWise
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Has Nasa broken physics?

It was always going to happen eventually. Well, maybe not. But Nasa have given their seal of approval to a new type of engine that seemingly breaks one of the rules of physics - that every action must have an equal and opposite reaction.
Press Association
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Alien life 'found within 20 years'

Finding aliens is inevitable and could happen within the next 20 years as new super-powerful telescopes are used by astronomers.
Press Association21 mins ago
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Huge Whale Shark Caught by Chinese Fishermen in Fujian Province

Chinese fisherman Cai Chengzu claims he didn't know the 16-foot-long monster was endangered, and was planning to sell it at market. The fisherman from Xianghzhi in the far-eastern province of Fujian, said that he and his colleagues were lifting the net out of the ocean when they realised that…
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Are Brooklyn Beckham and Chloe Moretz Dating? David and Victoria Beckham 'Have Given Them Their Blessing'

Brooklyn Beckham is reportedly dating American actress Chloe Moretz. According to a report in Daily Mirror, Victoria and David Beckham's 15-year-old son and the 17-year-old Kick Ass star first met each other three months ago during the Paris Fashion week in Paris. "They were introduced through…
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Four players Man Utd must cull – and one who should survive

Louis van Gaal says he will inform his Manchester United players which of them are free to leave the club after tonight's friendly against Liverpool, but I think he will have made his mind up a long time ago. [VAN … Continue reading →
Jan Molby
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Malia Obama Goes to Lollapalooza, Causes Pandemonium on Social Media

Malia Obama hits up Lollapalooza, stuns concertgoers with her festival fashion.
ET Online
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Sergio Garcia knocks diamond out of fan’s engagement ring, makes amazing offer

Sergio Garcia was mortified when his wild drive caused havoc at Firestone - but was ready to make an incredible offer of compensation. Continue reading →
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Charles Bronson 'Approached to Appear on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!'

The man dubbed Britain's most dangerous prisoner, Charles Bronson, has been asked to appear on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, it has been claimed. Bronson, who has spent the last 40 years in prison, most of them in solitary confinement, has been approached to star in the award-winning ITV…
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Mom: I didn't know boy was dead until smell set in

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The mother of an 8-year-old Pennsylvania boy whose decomposing body was found on the third floor of their home said Saturday she didn't know he had died until noticing the smell.
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Ellie Goulding And Dougie Poynter At Danny Jones' Wedding Is So Beautiful We Almost Want To Cry

Doesn’t it just warm the cockles of your heart?
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Beckwith expecting third child

Tamara Beckwith has revealed she is to be a mother again - with her new baby due 27 years after her first.
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WWI 100th Anniversary: UK Taxpayers Still Paying £2bn War Loans to Secret Bankers

It's a century since the outbreak of the First World War but British taxpayers are still paying for their country's part in it – and a handful of banks is cashing in on hundreds of millions of pounds. Every year £136m is shelled out in coupon payments to holders of the government debt – War Loans –…
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Boy drops phone on fishing trip, drains entire pond to find it

How far would you go for your phone?
TheJournal.ie
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‘Bank sold us £5 coins that aren’t worth a penny’

Commemorative coins don't hold their value and, what's worse, many banks and shops won't accept them, as this couple discovered
Telegraph
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Death Row Inmate Had 15 Times Intended Dosage

Joseph Wood "gasped and snorted" for more than an hour during the convicted double killer's execution on July 23. The botched lethal injection - the third execution to go awry in the US this year - fuelled the growing debate over the death penalty and the efficacy of lethal drug cocktails. Wood's…
Sky News
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US Plane Flies Into Sweden To Avoid Russians

On July 18, Russian aircraft approached an Air Force RC-135 electronic surveillance plane as it was flying in international airspace over the Baltic Sea, it reported. Swedish media said the aircraft was flying near Kaliningrad, a militarised Russian exclave between Poland and Lithuania. After being…
Sky News
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Muslim movement accepts once-taboo causes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Omar Akersim prays regularly and observes the dawn-to-dusk Ramadan fast. He is also openly gay.
Associated Press
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George Kay Speaks After Breakdown As Kerry Katona Vows To Stand By The Former Gladiator

The Sportsman Was Found Screaming For Help Outside The Home He Shares With Kerry
EntertainmentWise
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Obama - 'Russia doesn't make anything,' West must be firm with China

President Barack Obama dismissed Russia as a nation that "doesn't make anything" and said in an interview with the Economist magazine that the West needs to be "pretty firm" with China as Beijing pushes to expand its role in the world economy. Obama has tried to focus U.S. foreign policy on Asia, a…
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Anna Paquin clarifies her sexuality

Anna Paquin corrected Larry King after he asked if she was no longer bisexual now she is married to Stephen Moyer.
Press Association
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Fury over exit charges for over-55s who want to access their pension pots

George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, was widely applauded earlier this year when he gave people the legal right to access their pensions when they turned 55.
Telegraph
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Athletics superstar being sued over iconic ‘Incredible Hulk’ celebration

Discus superstar Robert Harting often delights fans with his 'incredible Hulk' celebration - but now he's being sued for it. Continue reading →
World of Sport
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Mother of 5 writes viral Facebook post after being ridiculed for her stretch marks

She decided to turn her humiliation into a message of empowerment for other women.
TheJournal.ie
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Israel says Hamas will pay heavy price for more attacks

By Giles Elgood and Nidal al-Mughrabi JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) - Israel will go on fighting Hamas in the Gaza Strip even after the army completes its core mission of destroying the cross-border tunnels used by Palestinian militants to attack its territory, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on…
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Boys strike gold with ornament dig

A group of schoolboys struck gold when they dug up a 4,000-year-old ornament.
Press Association
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Arsenal's Arsene Wenger: 'I Might Sign Two More Players'

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he could sign two players before the end of the summer transfer window. The Gunners has already signed Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy, David Ospina and Calum Chambers this summer, but looks like the club's manager is still looking to strengthen the…
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Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Smith Dies in Hospital, Aged 59

Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Smith has died at the age of 59. The radio broadcaster had suffered complications following a recent major heart surgery. He was married to Blue Peter presenter Sarah Greene for 25 years. The popular radio DJ from Essex began his career at hospital radio before joining BBC…
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British EU exit better than status quo: London report

A report commissioned by London Mayor Boris Johnson has concluded that a British exit from the European Union would be better for the city than remaining in an unreformed EU.
AFP
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Danielle Lloyd Tells Pals That She's Leaving Jamie O'Hara - For Good

The model is said to be distraught over the infidelity claims
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Mom thanked Jesus after chokehold homicide ruling

NEW YORK (AP) — After her son was placed in a police chokehold and died saying, "I can't breathe," Gwen Carr would wake up screaming, "Let him go! Give him air!" she said Saturday. When she heard his death had been ruled a homicide, she said, her first words were, "Thank you, Jesus!"
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New 'Fake ID' Security Scam Exposes Android Devices to Multiple Threats, Could Steal Banking Related User Data from Smartphones

Researchers have discovered a new threat within Google's Android operating system, which puts malware into Android applications that masquerades as trusted apps, thus letting cyber-criminals completely take control of a host system. The latest Android bug has been labelled 'Fake ID' by US based…
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World War I Mythbusters: Detonating the Lies and Misconceptions of the Great War

Had we stayed out, we couldn't have used the threat of the Royal Navy to keep Italy out of the war in 1914, Italy may have come in on the German side, Germany would have conquered Paris, and we'd have seen Germany staring across the Channel, dominating Europe. Big wars mean big casualties. In World…
IB Times
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US ambulance crew break car window to rescue baby doll

They thought it was a real baby, you see.
TheJournal.ie
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The 30-minute meeting that derailed a £3bn merger

Balfour Beatty and Carillion had been engaged in merger talks for two months, but in one short meeting the once-cordial negotiations broke down. James Quinn and Ashley Armstrong reveal what happened
Telegraph
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Thai surrogate mom not upset with Australia couple

SRI RACHA, Thailand (AP) — A Thai surrogate mother said Sunday that she was not angry with the Australian biological parents who left behind a baby boy born with Down syndrome, and hoped that the family would take care of the boy's twin sister they took with them.
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Status Quo Star Taken To Hospital As Gigs Axed

Status Quo have been forced to cancel a series of concerts in Europe after guitarist Rick Parfitt was taken ill in hospital. The British rock group, known for hits such as Whatever You Want and Rockin' All Over The World, had been due to play in Croatia on Saturday. It was one of six shows on the…
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Decade on, separate lives for once-conjoined twins

SCARSDALE, N.Y. (AP) — One twin uses an iPad, plays video games and dances to Michael Jackson tunes. The other has significant, possibly permanent, problems walking and talking.
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Micah Richards took a penalty that was so bad he had to apologise for it

Micah Richards' hilarious penalty for Manchester City in a pre-season friendly has to be seen to be believed. Continue reading →
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Jose Mourinho: Cesc Fabregas was 'The Missing Piece' in my Chelsea Squad Last Season

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes Cesc Fabregas was "the missing piece" in his squad from the previous campaign. The Blues finished third in the Premier League, four points behind champions Manchester City last season. The Portuguese tactician lamented the lack of goals and splashed the cash…
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Body parts found at recycling plant from same man, suspected human flesh also discovered

The search at the Thorntons recycling centre in Ballyfermot is continuing.
TheJournal.ie
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Umami 'could help weight loss'

Scientists claim the flavour that gives food its "deliciousness" could help with weight loss and regulating appetite.
Press Association
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Inbetweeners 'Killed' By New Film, Says Writer

The cast and writers of The Inbetweeners have said the sequel to their blockbusting first film will be the last we see of hapless teenagers Will, Jay, Simon and Neil. Writer and director Damon Beesley was tight-lipped about the plot of the much-anticipated follow-up, but he told Sky News it would…
Sky News
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Goodbye Glasses: Vision Correcting 3D Display Could Make Eye-Wear Obsolete

A new 3D display that is able to correct vision without the need for glasses has been developed by researchers who believe the technology could be used to help fight illiteracy and unemployment. "We've been working on next-generation glasses-free 3D displays for a few years," Gordon Wetzstein, a…
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Gaza situation is intolerable, UK foreign secretary says

Britain believes the situation in the Gaza Strip has become intolerable and could lead to an increase in anti-Semitic attacks on British Jews, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said in a newspaper interview to be published on Sunday. Hammond told the Daily Telegraph he was receiving thousands of…
Reuters
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Mother-of-six faces prison not paying fine after failing to be assessed for homeschooling

Monica O’Connor from Carlow will spend ten days in Mountjoy.
TheJournal.ie
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Fracking UK: Security Guard's Home Firebombed as Northern Ireland's anti-Fracking Protests Turn Violent

The winding drive from Enniskillen, the most westerly town in the United Kingdom, to the sleepy border village of Belcoo 12 miles away serves up some spectacular scenery. "No fracking!" is the message emblazoned on one, below an arresting image of a skull and crossbones. "Farming not fracking!"…
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Mandela's 'starving' cows rescued by local officials

The provincial government has stepped in to save dozens of starving cattle at the rural South African home of Nelson Mandela, the late anti-apartheid hero, a Sunday newspaper reported.
AFP
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Malaysia Airlines MH370: British Firm Tipped to Lead Underwater Search

A British company is one of the companies bidding for an Australian government contract to locate the wreckage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Blue Water Recoveries (BWR), based in Midhurst, West Sussex, has previously worked on the searches for difficult sea wrecks including HMS…
IB Times
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Fugitive UK Drug Dealer Found In South Africa

One of the UK's most wanted men, convicted cocaine smuggler and fraudster Martin Evans, has been captured in South Africa. He was tracked down to a housing complex in the Midrand area of the city after investigators from Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) alerted Interpol to his whereabouts. …
Sky News
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‘Inseparable’ elderly couple dies hours apart after 62 years of marriage

True love, until the very end.
TheJournal.ie
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Citadel Malware has Remote Attack Capabilities: Banking and Financial User Data At Risk

Researchers at Trusteer, a Boston-based computer security division of IBM, now claim to have detected a new variant of the Citadel malware, that is known to attack users throughout the world and steal banking and finance related information. According to an official blog post, security researchers…
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Serie A - Newcastle 'humiliate' AC Milan target Ben Arfa

Milan transfer target Hatem Ben Arfa is “humiliated” at Newcastle United and desperate for a move.
FootballItalia
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Sham marriages clampdown pledged

Nick Clegg is to promise a clampdown on sham marriages to tackle an "industry" which he said was resulting in a reported 2,000 fake weddings a year to get round immigration rules.
Press Association
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Cheryl Cole Ditches Married Name Fernandez-Versini In Favour Of Just Cheryl

The Singer Thinks People Are Struggling To Get Used To Her New Name
EntertainmentWise
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MacShane: My jail time in Belmarsh

Jailed former minister Denis MacShane has told how he felt someone "had it in for me" after he spent six weeks in high-security Belmarsh prison before being moved to Brixton, rather than doing his time in an open jail like other expenses-fiddling politicians.
Press Association
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Doctors say George faces long rehab process

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Doctors say Paul George's biggest battle is yet to come, and it may take a year or more before he returns to the Pacers lineup.
Associated Press
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Donald Trump: Keep Ebola Victims Out of the US

Donald Trump has said that Ebola victims should be prevented from entering the US. The US businessman, who is known for his outspoken views, tweeted on Thursday: "Ebola patient will be brought to the US in a few days – now I know for sure that our leaders are incompetent. The Centers for Disease…
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Ricky Whittle's 100 fitness regime

Ricky Whittle has revealed he had to hire a personal trainer and ditch the junk food to play muscle-bound Lincoln in The 100.
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British Woman 'Murdered' At Safari Lodge

A British woman thought to have been murdered in South Africa has been described as a "wonderful lady" and "very kind". Christine Robinson, 59, who had been living in the country for about 10 years, is believed to have been found stabbed to death and robbed at her safari lodge. The wages she had…
Sky News
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Are Justin Bieber And Kendall Jenner Dating? Pair Spark Speculation After Pair Are Seen Hand-In-Hand

Kendall And Kylie Were Seen Walking Hand-in-hand In Ibiza
EntertainmentWise
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Soldiers die in tractor road crash

Two soldiers have died following a road crash involving a car and a tractor in Northern Ireland.
Press Association
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Commonwealth Games - Bolt targets sub 19-second 200m

Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt says he wants to concentrate on smashing the 19-second barrier for the 200 metres.
Reuters
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Three Al-Shabaab Members Executed By Firing Squad for Presidential Palace Attack

Three al-Shabaab members accused of being involved in a terrorist attack on the presidential palace in Mogadishu have been executed by firing squad. The men were found guilty of killing civilians and orchestrating the attack in July, and were sentenced to death by a Somali military court. Members…
IB Times
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Rob Kardashian Posts Saucy Pictures Of Bikini-Clad Girls In Weird Twitter Session = WTF?

Rob Kardashian has posted a series of saucy Twitter pics of scantily clad women.
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Slain soldier's son to get lost medal, answers

CHICAGO (AP) — John Trinca couldn't remember the name of the soldier who died right next to him minutes after they met during World War II, and all Thomas Bateman Jr. knew of his father's death was that it happened in 1945 in the Philippines.
Associated Press
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Libya: 22 killed in Tripoli airport clashes

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A day of militia fighting for control of the international airport in Libya's capital Tripoli has killed 22 people, the interim government said Sunday.
Associated Press
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Celebrities join battle to stop Faroe Islands dolphin 'grind'

Celebrities and animal lovers from around the world are flocking to the Faroe Islands in a bid to stop a controversial dolphin hunt that activists describe as an "archaic mass slaughter".
AFP
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Football - Wanyama rescued from irate fans as Kenya suffer shock loss

Captain Victor Wanyama had to be rescued from irate fans who invaded the pitch in Nairobi on Sunday as Kenya suffered shock elimination from African Nations Cup
Reuters
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Lebanese army battles gunmen at Syria border, 16 killed

By Alexander Dziadosz and Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese army battled Islamist fighters near the Syrian border on Saturday, killing 11 militants, a security official said, in a move against al Qaeda-linked gunmen who earlier had seized a police station and killed two soldiers. The gunmen…
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The Atheist Who Believes in God

The son of an evangelical intellectual who galvanized the religious right, Frank Schaeffer has been searching for years for a coherent religious identity after fundamentalism—and he keeps getting closer.
The Daily Beast
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Extra-terrestrial life 'inevitable'

Astronomers are standing on a "great threshold" of space exploration that could see evidence of extra-terrestrial life being discovered in the next 20 years, an expert has claimed.
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Terminator Genesis: Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator to Fight Younger Version?

Terminator Genesis, the latest instalment in the hugely popular film series, will see Arnold Schwarzenegger return as an older version of the T-800 killing machine. According to Schwarzenegger, though the robots in the science fiction movie are made of metal, they are covered with live human skin…
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Final Death Toll in Xinjiang Terror Knife Attack 'Almost 100', Reports China's Government

The final death toll in last week's mass knife attack in China's Xinjiang region was almost 100, it has been announced by the local government. The day after the attacks authorities said "dozens" had been killed, but the final death toll is higher than expected. It is believed the militants…
IB Times
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Teaching assistant 'seduced pupil'

A teaching assistant accused of seducing a pupil more than 40 years her junior was caught after the boy showed indecent photographs of her to his friends, prosecutors have told a court.
Press Association
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Coming out takes courage: Whishaw

James Bond star Ben Whishaw has said it "takes courage" for gay people to come out.
Press Association
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Record crowd sees Man United top Real Madrid 3-1

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Manchester United thrilled a record crowd with a brilliant opening goal — and even Cristiano Ronaldo's unexpected entrance proved futile for Real Madrid.
Associated Press
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EU sanctions force Aeroflot to suspend low-cost airline

Russia's PM Dmitry Medvedev (L) stands with Aeroflot's General Director Vitaly Savelyev and Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov in front of Aeroflot's new budget airline subsidiary, Dobrolet, at Moscow's ...
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China-India energy rivalry in spotlight as Modi visits Nepal

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) shakes hands with Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala during a meeting in New Delhi on May 27, 2014
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The X Factor Judges Arrive at Wembley Stadium for Auditions

The X Factor judges arrived at Wembley Stadium for the latest round of auditions. Newly wed Cheryl Versini Fernandez was the first to arrive at the prestigious venue. Having married French club owner Jean Bernard in a secret wedding the singer had much to smile about as she's also celebrating a…
IB Times
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We tour 'hidden' sites selling heroin, bombs, 'fixed' sports matches - and ways to send your boss to jail

Hackers are threatening to expose hundreds of thousands of users of “hidden” Tor sites - invisble to Google - offering cocaine, guns, credit cards, forged money - and ways to spy on your boss.
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Megan Fox Tells Fans Who ‘Don’t Love’ ‘TMNT’ to ‘F–k Off’

Megan Fox clearly takes after Michael Bay. Fox isn’t fazed by any of the criticism surrounding her upcoming pic, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” When asked at a press conference how she felt about the backlash against the reboot, she had a four-letter word for the haters. “Let me tell you something…
Variety
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Snowden Documents Show 'Constant and Lavish' US Support for Israel Facilitating Gaza Attacks

Newly disclosed documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden have revealed the extent of the role the US government plays in directly enabling military assaults by Israel on Gaza. The documents, published by investigative news outlet The Intercept, outline the relationship between the US…
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Pesticide Blamed For High Cancer Rate In India

It's nine o'clock at night and 39-year-old Sukha and his family are waiting to board the 339 Abohar train, infamously called the Cancer Express. He tells Sky News: "The pesticides and chemicals used on crops has infected the food and that's why so many people are getting the disease." It's early…
Sky News
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Beyonce Addresses Jay-Z And Solange Elevator Fight In Flawless Remix With Nicki Minaj

Queen Bey Doesn’t Sound Too Concerned About The Controversy.
EntertainmentWise
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US doctor with Ebola in Atlanta for treatment

ATLANTA (AP) — The first Ebola victim to be brought to the United States from Africa was safely escorted into a specialized isolation unit Saturday at one of the nation's best hospitals, where doctors said they are confident the deadly virus won't escape.
Associated Press
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Putin urged to 'cut off' weapons

Russian missiles supplied to rebels in eastern Ukraine could be used to bring down more civil airliners, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has warned.
Press Association
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Liga - Rumour: Liverpool lining up bid for Dani Alves

Liverpool have been linked with a move for Barcelona full-back Dani Alves, according to reports in Spain and England.
FootballEspana
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Britain's Most Wanted Ostrich Farmer Seized by Police in South Africa

Martin Evans, a former Young Businessman of the Year for Wales who set up an ostrich farm to scam investors, and also conspired to supply cocaine has been arrested by armed police in South Africa after three years on the run. Evans, 52, vanished after being released from Erlestoke prison in…
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American Idol Contestant Michael Johns Dies At 35

The Seventh Season Contestant Is The First Idol Finalist To Pass Away.
EntertainmentWise
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Commonwealth Games fails to give Scottish nationalists a lift - poll

Success (Other OTC: SHGR - news) for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games has not translated into a boost for the nation's independence movement, according to a poll on Sunday, with time running out ahead of the September referendum. The 12.6 percent who said that Scotland's good organisation of and…
Reuters - UK Focus
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Obama kicks off birthday weekend golfing with pals

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama opened his birthday weekend on Saturday with a round of golf with friends before escaping to the Maryland mountains.
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'Heartbreak' Over Death Of DJ Mike Smith

Noel Edmonds, Mike Read and Simon Mayo have joined others from the world of entertainment in mourning the death of former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Smith.
Sky News
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US woos Africa as rivals eye economic growth

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang inspects a guard of honour on his arrival at the presidential villa in Abuja, Nigeria, on May 7, 2014
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Australia queries 'moral responsibility' over abandoned Down's baby

Australia's Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said Sunday a question of "moral responsibility" should determine the fate of a baby born with Down Syndrome, reportedly abandoned by an Australian couple with its surrogate mother in Thailand.
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Cheryl Cole's Number One 'Crazy Stupid Love' Was FIRST Recorded By Kylie Minogue = AWKS

Cheryl Cole's number one hit Crazy Stupid Love was first offered to Kylie Minogue.
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Orlando Bloom's Next Target? Justin Bieber's Entire Butt Is On Display As He Leaves Party Yacht

He's Already Kicked His Butt Once
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Miliband Slams Cameron's Handling Of Gaza Crisis

Labour leader Ed Miliband has accused David Cameron of failing to speak out about an Israeli military operation that he describes as "wrong and unjustifiable". In a strongly worded statement, he said Mr Cameron had been right to call Hamas an appalling, terrorist organisation. "But the Prime…
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Thousands of Russians stranded abroad after tour operator fails

Russia is striving to bring back nearly 16,000 tourists stranded abroad after the latest in a string of travel companies failed amid strains over the crisis in Ukraine, tourism officials said Monday.
AFP
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Kerry Katona Reunited with Fiancée George Kay After He's Detained Under Mental Health Act

She told her fiancée: “I will help you win this fight.”
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Kim Kardashian Reunites With Paris Hilton, Duo Share Laughing Picture on Instagram

Former BFFs Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian reunite in Ibiza over the weekend, taking their first picture together in the last five years. Kardashian posted a cute picture with her former heiress bestie with their arms wrapped around one another laughing.
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Ebola Outbreak: Nigeria Confirms Second Case as Fears Virus Could Spread Worldwide Grow

Nigerian authorities have confirmed a second case of Ebola in the country. The second person who contracted the virus is a doctor who helped Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian-American man who died of Ebola in a Lagos hospital in July. "Three others who participated in that treatment, who are currently…
IB Times
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Friendly match - Chelsea hammered by Werder Bremen

Werder Bremen claimed a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Chelsea at the Weserstadion.
Eurosport
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Friendly match - Resurgent Valencia embarrass hapless Benfica to win Emirates Cup

Valencia came from behind against Benfica to claim a win and the Emirates Cup.
Eurosport
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Beyonce And Jay-Z: Actually Happy, Probably NOT Heading For A Split

Split Rumours Are Hard To Believe, After This
EntertainmentWise
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Hate crime case resurrects racial wounds in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Yitzhak Shuchat, a white member of a civilian patrol group, and Andrew Charles, the black son of a police officer, came face to face in 2008 in a neighborhood with a history of racial strife — that much is certain.
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Commonwealth Games - Daley defends diving gold in stunning style

Tom Daley won gold in the Commonwealth Games men's 10m diving final to defend his title.
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Katie Price has fifth child early

Former glamour model Katie Price has given birth to her fifth child, her publicists have confirmed.
Press Association54 mins ago
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Boris to raise questions over Britain's EU membership

The Mayor of London is to back a report that claims leaving the European Union would be better than staying if David Cameron fails to negotiate reforms
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Manchester United Edging Towards Completing Move for Watford Star Ogochukwu Obi

Manchester United are reportedly closing in on sealing a move for Ogochukwu Obi and will be their third signing of the summer transfer window, according to the Mirror. The Watford striker arrived at the Red Devils's Carrington training base on a trial a fortnight ago. The 16-year-old star impressed…
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Ukrainian soldiers cross border into Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian border security official said Monday that more than 400 Ukrainian soldiers have crossed into Russia, although both sides gave conflicting accounts as to why they did it.
Associated Press
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'Incredible Talent': American Idol Singer Dies

A former contestant in the TV singing competition American Idol has died at the age of 35.
Sky News
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Golf-McIlroy replaces Scott as world No. 1 with Bridgestone win

(Adds quotes details) Aug 3 (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy replaced Australia's Adam Scott as the world's top ranked golfer after winning the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio on Sunday. McIlroy, 25, took the world number one ranking for the fifth time, replacing Scott, who had held…
Reuters
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McFly Star Danny Jones Marries Model Georgia Horsley In Star-Studded Ceremony

The Pop Star And Blonde Beauty Georgia Said
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Israel 'spied on Kerry during peace talks'

Israel eavesdropped on US Secretary of State John Kerry during doomed peace talks with the Palestinians last year, German news weekly Der Spiegel reported Sunday.
AFP
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Cheryl Cole *ahem* F-V Goes On Rant About Cheaters At X Factor Auditions

A comment from Simon Cowell prompted a one-woman monologue about the perils of infidelity
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Selena Gomez 'Disgusted' By Justin Bieber's 'Immature' Behaviour

The Starlet Has Had Enough Of Her Ex's Flirty Antics
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Germany scraps major arms deal with Russia

Pro-Russian militants sit on a tank in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine on July 27, 2014
AFP
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Did Marca Photoshop Man Utd fans out of stunning stadium pic?

Spanish newspaper Marca have a reputation of being the propaganda arm of Real Madrid but they seemingly took their Pravda-esque behaviour to a new extreme last night. Continue reading →
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Israel says has evidence 47 percent of Gaza dead were combatants

Israel has evidence that almost half of Palestinians killed in the 25-day-old Gaza war were combatants, its deputy foreign minister said on Saturday, pushing back against international allegations of a lopsidedly heavy civilian death toll. The U.N. Human Rights Council last week accused the…
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Friendly match - Falcao scores as refereeing blunder hands Monaco victory over Arsenal

An officiating controversy ensured Monaco’s 1-0 victory over Arsenal - and with it Valencia’s triumph in the Emirates Cup.
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Friendly match - Manchester City go out of International Champions Cup

Manchester City lose to Olympiacos in a penalty shootout after a 2-2 draw in Minneapolis.
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From Bolt to unknowns, games united Commonwealth

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — They traveled in search of recognition, knowing they were unlikely to return with medals.
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U.S. sanctions prevent Russian tycoon from using his jet - Itar-Tass

A businessman and associate of Vladimir Putin said he cannot use his luxury jet because of U.S. sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine, a Russian news agency reported. Gennady Timchenko, a major shareholder in Russia's No.2 gas producer Novatek , told Itar-Tass that Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. had…
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United Players To Learn Their Fate

Manchester United players should discover later this week if they have a future at Old Trafford. New manager Louis van Gaal says he will sit down with his squad members on their return from the United States and inform them of their fate. Among those reportedly facing uncertain futures are Javier…
Sky News
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Former American Idol Contestant Michael Johns Dies at 35, Celebrities Pay Tribute

American Idol contestant Michael Johns, who appeared in Season 7 of the hit singing competition, has died. According to another TMZ, Michael was in a 'great amount of pain' after injuring his ankle. Fox paid tribute to the singer, saying: "Michael Johns was an incredible talent and we are deeply…
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Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton Patch Up Friendship As They Party Together In Ibiza

The Former Best Pals Famously Fell Out Following A Feud But Have Put Their Differences Aside
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US calls Israeli attack on UN school 'disgraceful'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States declared Sunday it is "appalled" by Israel's "disgraceful" attack on a United Nations school sheltering some 3,000 displaced people in southern Gaza.
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Commonwealth Games - England's Adams makes history again in women's boxing

England's Nicola Adams won the first ever women's boxing gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.
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Ukraine's army on outskirts of rebel stronghold

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting raged Sunday on the western outskirts of Donetsk as the advancing Ukrainian army tried to seize control of the rebel stronghold. In danger of being encircled, the separatists renewed their calls for Russia to send troops to their aid.
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Premier League - Van Gaal: I need 10 weeks to get United playing how I want

Louis van Gaal has told the Manchester United hierarchy that he needs 10 weeks to get the team playing how he wants.
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Gaza Strip: Israel Calls for Politically Uprooting Hamas as IDF On Verge of Wiping out Terror Tunnels

Israel's Justice Minister Tzipi Livni urged an international agreement to wipe out the political establishment of Hamas which controls the Gaza Strip. "I don't want to leave a weakened Hamas if we can get rid of it altogether." Lobbying for Palestine Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to be given…
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Premier League - Everton held by Porto as Lukaku looks on

Everton oversaw an eventful day at Goodison Park by celebrating Leon Osman's 11 years of service.
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England wins gold medal race at Commonwealth Games

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — After her country was usurped in the gold medal race by England, Australian pop star Kylie Minogue closed the Commonwealth Games on Sunday as Glasgow passed the baton to the Gold Coast.
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Angelina Jolie's Father and Penelope Cruz at War over Gaza

Hollywood actor Jon Voight has launched a scathing attack against Penelope Cruz, for helping "incite anti-Semitism" by condemning Israel's part in the Gaza conflict. The 75-year-old star, who is the father of Angelina Jolie, said he was angry that Spanish celebrities like Cruz and her husband…
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Friendly match - Suso stars as Liverpool beat AC Milan

Liverpool beat AC Milan in the final group game of the International Champions Cup.
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Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton FINALLY Reunite! Becomes Best Pals With Kate Moss, Too.

The KUWTK star reminisced with her former pal in Ibiza this weekend, and cosied up to Kate Moss of all people!
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Boxing - History maker Adams delivers gold again in Glasgow

Commonwealth gold in Glasgow on Saturday was the latest record-breaking achievement on an ever-growing list for Nicola Adams.
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Israeli soldier thought captured is declared dead

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Sunday that an Israeli soldier it previously believed had been captured by Hamas fighters in a Gaza ambush had in fact been killed in battle that day.
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UPDATE: Simon Cowell, Fox Respond To Shocking Death Of ‘American Idol’ Finalist Michael Johns

Update, 5:03 PM: Former U.S. American Idol judge Simon Cowell took to Twitter to express his condolences about Michael Johns’ passing. I just heard the very sad news that Michael Johns has passed away. A truly great guy. Rest in peace Michael. — Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) August 3, 2014 Previous,…
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French lesson for Benfica as Sanogo hits four for Arsenal

New signing Alexis Sanchez made his first appearance in Arsenal's colours on Saturday but French striker Yaya Sanogo stole the limelight with a four-goal blast in a 5-1 victory over Benfica in the pre-season Emirates Cup. Chile forward Sanchez, signed for around 35 million pounds from Barcelona…
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Liverpool Agree Deal to Sign Atletico Madrid Defender Javier Manquillo

Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign right-back Javier Manquillo on loan from Spanish club Atletico Madrid. According to Liverpool Echo, the Spanish defender will become the Reds' seventh signing as he is scheduled to fly in to Liverpool on Monday for his medical. The Merseyside club have agreed a…
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Bolt adds 1st Commonwealth gold to 6 Olympic wins

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — On a wet track following torrential rain, Usain Bolt gave the Commonwealth Games a display of showmanship and speed as he anchored Jamaica's 4x100-meter relay team to gold and glory on Saturday.
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Premier League - Paper Round: Man City's huge deal for 'last piece of jigsaw'

Manuel Pellegrini is about to sign the player who he believes could land the quadruple for Manchester City, plus the rest of the day's stories.
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Gaza Strip: Israel Declares Missing Soldier Hadar Goldin Dead

Missing Israeli soldier Hadar Goldin who was earlier suspected to have been abducted by Hamas fighters has been declared dead by the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF), saying the 23-year-old infantry lieutenant was killed in combat. It is still unclear if his remains have been recovered but the IDF said…
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Premier League - Balotelli 'in talks over Liverpool move'

An Italian report claims Liverpool are in talks with AC Milan to buy Mario Balotelli for just £14.3 million.
FootballItalia
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Netanyahu: Campaign In Gaza Not Over Yet

Israel's Prime Minister has warned he is prepared to continue the operation in Gaza even after all Hamas tunnels are destroyed. Benjamin Netanyahu said his country would keep up its military offensive for as long as it takes to return safety to its citizens. "We do not accept a continuation of the…
Sky News
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Commonwealth Games - Bolt leads Jamaica to 4x100m glory as England claim silver

Usain Bolt powered clear in the home straight as Jamaica won the Commonwealth Games 4x100m relay, with England claiming silver.
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Man United defenders impress new coach Van Gaal

(Reuters) - Manchester United defenders have impressed new coach Louis van Gaal in their unbeaten pre-season tour with the Dutchman lauding the backline for adapting well to the new formation he has introduced since arriving at the club last month. United defeated European champions Real Madrid 3-1…
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Arsene Wenger: Southampton Could Have Won European Competitions if They Had Retained Their Players

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that Southampton could have easily added a European trophy to their cabinet if they had managed to retain their players. Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, Luke Shaw and Calum Chambers followed Mauricuo Pochettino towards the exit to join rival…
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Israeli soldier feared abducted by Hamas was killed in action - army

Hadar Goldin, an Israeli soldier feared abducted by Hamas Islamist militants in the Gaza Strip, was determined to have been killed in action during Israel's operation there, an army statement said on Sunday. "A special committee led by the Israel Defence Forces Chief Rabbi, announced the death of…
Reuters
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World Cup - Lineker: FIFA makes me sick, and Blatter is a dictator

Gary Lineker has claimed he feels sick at alleged corruption within FIFA and labelled the decision to play the 2022 World Cup in Qatar as "ludicrous".
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Premier League - Van Persie to miss start of season

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says Robin van Persie will not be ready to start the Premier League season.
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Bolt steals the show to take Commonwealth gold

By Michael Hann GLASGOW (Reuters) - Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt stole the show to give the Commonwealth Games the moment it had been waiting for by leading Jamaica to gold in the 4x100 metres relay on Saturday. After weeks of build-up, anticipation and controversy, eight-times world…
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Hammond talks to Israeli ministers

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has repeated Britain's call for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza when he spoke by phone to two senior ministers from Benjamin Netanyahu's government.
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Premier League - Van Gaal set for showdown talks with United players

Louis van Gaal will sit down with his players after their tour of the US and tell them whether they have a future at Manchester United.
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Premier League - Fit-again Fletcher raring to go

After three years of pain and frustration, Darren Fletcher's road to recovery finally appears to be nearing its end.
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Gaza Strip: Hamas Rejects Israel's Seven-Hour Humanitarian Ceasefire

The militant wing of Hamas has rejected the seven-hour humanitarian ceasefire declared by Israel. "Israel's so-called humanitarian ceasefire is unilateral and it comes at a time when the Zionist enemy wants to distract the world from the massacres they have committed against our people in Gaza,"…
IB Times
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Soccer-Lampard joining Man City on six-month loan - Pellegrini

Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is moving to Premier League champions Manchester City on a six-month loan deal, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Saturday. The England international left Chelsea when his contract ran out at the end of last season and in July joined new Major League Soccer…
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Israel withdraws most troops from Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel withdrew most of its ground troops from the Gaza Strip on Sunday in an apparent winding down of the nearly monthlong operation against Hamas that has left more than 1,800 Palestinians and more than 60 Israelis dead.
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England tops Games medal table

England has topped the medal table as the sporting action at the Glasgow Games draws to a close.
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Alexis, Debuchy and Chambers: How did Arsenal’s new boys do?

With all three of Arsenal's outfield signings in action on day two of the Emirates Cup, we sent Tom Adams to Emirates Stadium to analyse each player's performance. [REPORT: FALCAO GIVES MONACO WIN OVER ARSENAL] ALEXIS SANCHEZ The expectation: Superstardom. … Continue reading →
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Record U.S. football crowd sees Man United beat Real Madrid

(Reuters) - The largest crowd to watch a football match in the United States - 109,318 - poured into Michigan Stadium on Saturday to see Manchester United beat Real Madrid 3-1 in a friendly. The appeal of two of the world’s most iconic sports teams attracted fans to the International Champions Cup…
Reuters
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Premier League - Rodgers rules out Balotelli bid

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists he will not be signing Mario Balotelli this summer.
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Football - Lampard heading to Man City on loan

Frank Lampard will join Manchester City on loan until January, manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed.
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Coach Ancelotti calm after Real's third friendly defeat

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is not concerned by his side's three friendly defeats in the United States and is confident his players will be on top form for the European Super Cup against Sevilla on Aug. 12. Real were beaten 3-1 by English Premier League side Manchester United in an…
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Football - 'This was not a friendly' crows Van Gaal after win over Real Madrid

Louis van Gaal set his sights on victory over Liverpool after beating Real Madrid to maintain his unbeaten record as Manchester United manager.
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Premier League - Giroud: I'll be ready for opener

Olivier Giroud insists he will be ready to fire Arsenal to glory from the start of the new Barclays Premier League season.
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Football - Reds ease past Milan

Liverpool continued their good pre-season form with a 2-0 win over AC Milan in the International Champions Cup on Saturday in Charlotte.
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