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Guardian
2 min. ago

Central America's biggest nickel mine reopens amid violent clashes

The Fenix mine in Guatemala reopened in July 2014. Photograph: David Hill The biggest nickel mine in Central America has restarted operations amid violent clashes between indigenous people and security forces,...

 
uk retailers had strongest quarter in more than 10 years from april to june
Guardian
6 min. ago

UK retailers had strongest quarter in more than 10 years from April to June

A shopper carries bags following a shopping spree in London. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Britain's retailers enjoyed the strongest quarter in more than a decade between April and June, but consumers were less...

 
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Reuters
8 min. ago

Ford profit beats expectations, sets record for North America

Ford's Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks said lower costs helped boost the company's pretax profit in North America to a record $2.44 billion (1.43 billion pounds). Nine analysts surveyed by Reuters expected a pretax...

 
standard chartered board backs top management
BBC
9 min. ago

Standard Chartered board backs top management

Standard Chartered bank has backed its chief executive and chairman after media reports that they are under pressure to stand down. The board of the bank is "united in its support" of Peter Sands and...

 
ofgem unveils huge increase in compensation for blackout victims
Guardian
20 min. ago

Ofgem unveils huge increase in compensation for blackout victims

Following storms last Christmas, Ofgem is increasing the cap on compensation for people who are left without power. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images Householders left without power during winter storms or other...

 
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Reuters
23 min. ago

GM's profit falls on recall costs, victims' compensation fund

One-time items in the quarter totalled 47 cents a share. The quarter included the charge for the establishment of the victims' compensation fund, which GM said could rise by about $200 million, as well as an $874...

 
independence: supreme court appeal for prison vote
Scotsman
38 min. ago

Independence: Supreme Court appeal for prison vote

TWO prisoners have taken their legal battle for a vote in September's Scottish independence referendum to the UK Supreme Court. • Get the latest referendum news, opinion and analysis from across Scotland and beyond on...

 
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The Week
today, 11:40

Anyone for sanctions? Dave 'n' Boris tennis match goes ahead

The controversial doubles tennis match between David Cameron and Boris Johnson and a husband-and-wife team with links to Vladmir Putin is still on, despite EU ambassadors meeting today to consider tougher sanctions...

 
glasgow 2014: barrowman’s games gay kiss praised
Scotsman
today, 10:58

Glasgow 2014: Barrowman’s Games gay kiss praised

THE GAY kiss in the 2014 Games opening ceremony has been hailed as a snub to homophobia in Commonwealth countries which criminalise homosexuality. Openly gay entertainer John Barrowman kissed a male “bride” at a mock...

 
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The Independent
today, 09:51

The Tory donor whose firm is one of Britain’s biggest tax avoiders - with HMRC's blessing

One of the Tories’ biggest donors and a major contributor to the Scottish “No” campaign runs a vast oil-trading company which has potentially avoided UK corporate taxes on billions of pounds of profit with the...

 
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The Independent
today, 09:34

Ukip councillor Gordon Gillick: 'Poor, badly educated people are fat because they like it'

The reason poor, badly educated people are fat is because they like being fat, according to Gordon Gillick, the Ukip member of Cambridgeshire County Council.

 
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The Independent
today, 00:42

A third of workers to pay higher rate of tax by 2033, says OBR

A third of workers – including people like teachers and senior nurses - will be on the higher rate of tax within 20 years, according to the UK’s official economic forecaster.

 
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The Independent
9 min. ago

Israel-Gaza conflict: UN warns of ‘dire’ humanitarian crisis in Gaza as reports reveal one child dying...

The UN’s humanitarian chief has described the situation in Gaza as “dire”, as the organisation revealed that one child has been killed every hour in the conflict for the past three days.

 
russian court finds putin foes guilty of inciting mass riots
Reuters
11 min. ago

Russian court finds Putin foes guilty of inciting mass riots

The state prosecution has called for eight-year jail terms for Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozhayev, and they were expected to be sentenced later on Thursday. Udaltsov, who has been under house arrest since February...

 
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Reuters
13 min. ago

U.N. rights body criticises Ireland on abortion, church homes

Following months of polarising debate in the Roman Catholic country, Ireland's parliament voted to allow limited access to abortion for the first time last year but restricted it to cases when a woman's life is in...

 
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Reuters
21 min. ago

U.N. panel tells Japan to compensate 'comfort women'

Some historians estimate that as many as 200,000 so-called comfort women, many from China and South Korea, were forced into the Imperial Japanese Army's brothels before and during World War Two. The U.N. Human Rights...

 
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The Independent
23 min. ago

US executions: What you need to know about the death penalty

Why are US execution methods back in the news? Since Texas became the first state to implement the death penalty using lethal injection on 7 December, 1982, it has become the preferred method of execution in the...

 
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The Independent
23 min. ago

Israel-Gaza conflict: Maccabi Haifa football match against Lille abandoned after pro-Palestine protesters...

Austria's Chancellor has condemned a violent pitch invasion by pro-Palestinian protesters during a football match involving one of Israel's top teams.

 

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newcastle and west ham target carl jenkinson set for arsenal stay as psg sign serge aurier
Daily Express
7 sec. ago

Newcastle and West Ham target Carl Jenkinson set for Arsenal stay as PSG sign Serge Aurier

Jenkinson is expected to find his first-team opportunities limited this season after the arrival of Mathieu Debuchy, leading to speculation that he could leave the Emirates this summer. Newcastle and West Ham are...

 
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The Week
5 min. ago

Farah out of Commonwealth Games as he pays for marathon

Olympic champion Mo Farah has become the latest big name to pull out of the Commonwealth Games, announcing his decision on the first day of competition in Glasgow. The English runner, who won gold in the 5,000m and...

 
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Metro
14 min. ago

Luis Suarez set for Barcelone debut in Real Madrid El Clasico

The release of La Liga fixture have set Luis Suarez on course for a dramatic Barcelona debut against Real Madrid. The former Liverpool striker, who is serving a four-month ban from all football activity for his bite...

 
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The Independent
24 min. ago

Chelsea transfer news: Romelu Lukaku trains with Anderlecht as future remains uncertain

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has reportedly trained with former club Anderlecht as rumours continue to spread about his future at Stamford Bridge.

 
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The Independent
24 min. ago

Commonwealth Games 2014: Scotland begin campaign with badminton success over Seychelles

Host nation Scotland got their Commonwealth Games challenge off to a flying start with a convincing opening victory over the Seychelles in the badminton team event.

 
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The Independent
24 min. ago

Commonwealth Games 2014: Jason Kenny scrapes through men's sprint qualifying as record is broken five times

Australia's Matthew Glaetzer set a new Commonwealth Games men's sprint record as the mark was lowered five times in qualifying at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

 
 
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