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Guardian
11 min. ago

Shell poised to sell four oilfields and a pipeline in Nigeria

Shell has struck a deal to sell some of its onshore oil and gas fields in the Niger delta amid rising concern about oil spills, sabotage and industrial-scale theft from Nigerian wells and pipelines of up to 400,000...

 
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Guardian
today, 17:00

FTSE edges higher but supermarkets mixed after market share data

As markets drifted rather aimlessly after recent gains, United Utilities was among the day's losers. The water group fell 11.5p to 896.5p as RBC Capital Markets cut its recommendation from outperform to sector...

 
mcdonald's plans appeal against moscow outlet closure
BBC
today, 16:53

McDonald's plans appeal against Moscow outlet closure

Russian courts have ordered four McDonald's outlets to close for 90 days, citing breaches of sanitary rules. The Moscow restaurants were initially told to close on 21 August after criticism from the Russian state food...

 
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The Independent
today, 16:34

Snapchat valued at $10 billion after Kleiner Perkins investment

Snapchat, the popular mobile app which allows users to share photographs that are automatically deleted within seconds, has been valued at a staggering $10 billion.

 
alibaba profits surge ahead of us stock market debut
BBC
today, 16:24

Alibaba profits surge ahead of US stock market debut

Profits at Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba have nearly tripled ahead of the firm's planned US stock market debut this autumn. In a filing with US regulators, Alibaba said second-quarter profit was 12.3bn renminbi...

 
Guardian
today, 16:16

RBS failed in mortgage business basics and is lucky the fine was just £14.5m

Royal Bank of Scotland failed mortgage customers, the FCA has ruled. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters Here's the ABC of running a mortgage business. Firstly, design a decent loan product, secondly make sure the sales...

 
scottish independence: brown slams snp ‘equality’
Scotsman
24 min. ago

Scottish independence: Brown slams SNP ‘equality’

GORDON Brown today attacked Alex Salmond's left wing credentials claiming that SNP policies would see inequality and poverty reign until "doomsday". At a Better Together rally in Dundee, the former prime...

 
scottish independence: douglas henshall backs yes
Scotsman
today, 15:22

Scottish independence: Douglas Henshall backs Yes

ACTOR Douglas Henshall has declared his support for Scottish independence. The London-based star has been a fixture in TV and film in recent decades, he played Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez in the popular Shetland...

 
scottish independence: mcconnell highlands warning
Scotsman
today, 15:02

Scottish independence: McConnell Highlands warning

FORMER First and Deputy First Ministers Jack McConnell and Jim Wallace have claimed that a Yes vote would harm the economy of the Highlands and Islands as the two politicians made a campaign visit to the region. The...

 
douglas henshall supports scottish independence
Scotsman
today, 14:31

Douglas Henshall supports Scottish Independence

ACTOR DOUGLAS Henshall has declared his support for Scottish independence. The London-based star has been a fixture in TV and film in recent decades, he played Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez in the popular Shetland...

 
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The Independent
today, 14:08

Tory MP Gerald Howarth says Enoch Powell 'was right' in notorious Rivers of Blood speech

A long-serving Tory MP has risked inflaming race relations in the West Midlands by telling a constituent that Enoch Powell, author of the notorious 1968 ‘rivers of blood’ speech, was right all along.

 
better together video “insulting” to women
Scotsman
today, 13:40

Better Together video “insulting” to women

FEMALE nationalists have criticised an "insulting" Better Together campaign video which they claim depicts Scottish women as "daft ditherers" who do not understand enough about the Scottish...

 
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The Independent
5 sec. ago

MH17: Forensic experts identify 173 victims of Malaysia Airlines crash

Experts working to identify the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have gathered DNA samples from 283 people and have positively identified 173.

 
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Reuters
9 min. ago

Libya warns U.N. council of possible slide into civil war

The 15-nation council met to discuss Libya days after its parliament, which was replaced in an election in June, reconvened and chose an Islamist-backed deputy as the new prime minister. That left the country with two...

 
breakthrough hopes dented as ukraine accuses russia of new incursion
Reuters
15 min. ago

Breakthrough hopes dented as Ukraine accuses Russia of new incursion

Accusations of direct Russian support for pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine have prompted Western governments to impose sanctions on Moscow, despite its vehement denials, and fanned tensions with NATO to levels not...

 
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The Independent
15 min. ago

Californian serial killer Alexander Hernandez in custody

A man accused of going on a terrifying killing spree in southern California, shooting seven people over a period of five days and leaving four of them dead, is in custody and is expected to be arraigned later today on...

 
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The Independent
27 min. ago

IMF chief Christine Lagarde formally accused of negligence by French fraud investigators

The IMF chief Christine Lagarde has vowed to fight a formal accusation that she “acted negligently” and permitted an alleged €400m fraud when she was French finance minister in 2008.

 
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Reuters
today, 17:03

China says wants to mend ties with Vietnam - Xinhua

"We expect Vietnam to continue to work with us to bring bilateral relations back to the track of healthy and stable development," Xinhua quoted Liu Yunshan, a member of China's elite Politburo Standing...

 

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Metro
25 min. ago

Tottenham dealt transfer blow after AC Milan reject Mattia De Sciglio for Roberto Soldado swap deal

Tottenham have been dealt a blow after AC Milan rejected the north London club's proposed swap deal involving Roberto Soldado for Mattia De Sciglio. Milan were thought to be tracking Soldado as a replacement for Mario...

 
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Metro
30 min. ago

Pep Guardiola gets a bit overly physical with Thomas Muller in Bayern Munich open training session

As well as being one of the most successful coaches in the modern game, Pep Guardiola is a passionate football man. But during this open training session with Bayern Munich, the former Barcelona coach did appear to...

 
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The Independent
37 min. ago

Champions League draw: What is the worst case scenario for Arsenal?

The draw for the group stage of the Champions League is taking place on Thursday and Arsenal will be hoping they are among those involved.

 
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The Independent
37 min. ago

Champions League draw: What is the worst case scenario for Manchester City?

Despite all of the heavy investment in recent years, Manchester City are yet to truly make their mark in European football.

 
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The Independent
47 min. ago

Champions League draw: What is the worst case scenario for Chelsea?

Chelsea will go into Thursday’s Champions League draw hoping to go at least one better than they did last season, where they were dumped out at the semi-final stage by beaten finalists Atletico Madrid.

 
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Metro
today, 16:55

Mystery Team X appear on Serie B fixture list after chaotic series of events

The Serie B fixture list was released on Wednesday, just three days ahead of the season, with one team yet to be decided. "Squadra X' were listed as due to play Latina on the opening day of Italy's second...

 
 
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