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Guardian
30 min. ago

Paul Krugman: Australia can weather the Chinese economic downturn

Australia is resilient enough to weather the weakening of the Chinese economy, the Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman has said, but he poured cold water on the benefits of the free trade agreement between the...

 
hsbc rules out midland brand revival
Scotsman
today, 00:50

HSBC rules out Midland brand revival

Banking giant HSBC is to rebrand its British retail business as HSBC UK, ending months of speculation that the group was to revive the Midland name on the high street. The group, which is renaming the division ahead...

 
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BBC
today, 00:24

Mobile music platforms keeping African artists on song

Image copyright Thinkstock Musicians across Africa are managing to make a living from their art thanks to the internet and the widespread adoption of mobile phones. A number of home-grown online music platforms have...

 
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BBC
today, 00:24

Five reasons why the office isn't such a bad place to be

Image copyright Thinkstock September. It's back to school for the kids and, for most of us, back to the office. The schlepping in, the dirty coffee mug left on your desk in July, the stain on the carpet from last...

 
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BBC
today, 00:24

Mortgages: Nearly one million 'face difficulties'

Nearly a million homeowners have no way of paying off their mortgages because they opted for interest-only loans, according to Citizens Advice. The new figure is much higher than previous estimates from lenders and...

 
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Guardian
today, 00:06

UK summer washout means mixed news for business

The chilly August that just capped off the coldest British summer in three years meant mixed fortunes for businesses. It was a washout for clothes retailers but sunny times for cut-price airlines. Bookings slumped for...

 
nicola sturgeon: scotland to take in 1000 refugees
Scotsman
today, 00:05

Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland to take in 1000 refugees

SCOTLAND will take at least 1,000 refugees caught up in the escalating humanitarian crisis as soon as the UK government accepts its "fair share" of asylum seekers, Nicola Sturgeon said yesterday. The First...

 
police control rooms reprieved as stop and search scrapped
Scotsman
yesterday, 22:05

Police control rooms reprieved as stop and search scrapped

PLANS to close control rooms will be halted and the controversial tactic of consensual stop and search is to be scrapped in a major review of Scottish

 
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Guardian
yesterday, 19:43

Deadline looms for ministers' plans to cut spending by up to 40%

George Osborne will receive proposals from cabinet ministers about how they would cut their departmental budgets by 25% or 40%, marking the start of negotiations about how the government will slash £20bn in central...

 
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Guardian
yesterday, 18:39

Labour members complain about missing leadership ballot papers

Labour members and supporters have begun protesting to the party about their lack of ballot papers with less than a week to go before the leadership election closes. The party initially promised that 99.9% of its...

 
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Guardian
yesterday, 17:57

Tony Blair attacks 'major failure' at Ipso after Daily Mail complaint rejected

Tony Blair has hit out the press regulator’s rejection of his complaint about a Daily Mail article, saying the decision is proof of a “major failure” at the heart of the Independent Press Standards Organisation. The...

 
campaigners to continue snp state guardian fight
Scotsman
yesterday, 17:49

Campaigners to continue SNP state guardian fight

CAMPAIGNERS against the SNP government's controversial plans to have state -ppointed guardians for every child have vowed to fight on after losing their latest court battle against the policy. The No To Named Persons...

 
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BBC
5 sec. ago

Migrant crisis: Hungary train standoff enters second day

Image copyright Getty Images A tense stand-off between police and migrants on a train in Hungary is continuing into a second day. On Thursday, police let the migrants board the train in Budapest but then tried to...

 
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Guardian
1 min. ago

Farm dust that protects children from allergies could lead to asthma vaccine

Researchers have long known that growing up on a farm seemed to protect children against allergies and now they know the secret lies in the dust, Belgian experts said on Thursday. The findings published in the US...

 
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Guardian
4 min. ago

Abbott revamp of NDIS board 'mean' and 'a bit stupid', says Bill Shorten

Labor has accused Tony Abbott’s government of jeopardising the future of the national disability insurance scheme by revamping its board. Positions for new members have been advertised nine months before contracts for...

 
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Guardian
37 min. ago

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has 'Spartan lifestyle', official declares

The wealth declaration of Nigeria’s new president, Muhammadu Buhari, lists $150,000 in his personal account, which is contrary to what many might have expected of a former head of state of Nigeria and one who has held...

 
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Guardian
37 min. ago

Because he got mad: Afroman sent to anger management for punching fan

The rap artist Afroman has been given a suspended six-month jail sentence, fined $330 and sent to anger management and impulse behaviour counselling for punching a fan who jumped on a stage during a concert in...

 
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BBC
45 min. ago

Joe Biden 'cannot say' if he will run for US president

Image copyright EPA US Vice President Joe Biden says he does not know if he has the "emotional energy" to run for president. Mr Biden said at a foreign policy lecture in Atlanta: "I can't look you...

 

Sport

 
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Guardian
7 min. ago

NRL: five things to look out for in round 26

Manly and Saintly Miracles According to the front page of The Manly Daily they’re praying to God on Sydney’s northern peninsula that the Dragons lose by 31 or more points to Wests Tigers and Manly beat the Sharks by...

 
fergie would have got de gea deal done! real president slams man utd chief's inexperience
Daily Star
33 min. ago

Fergie would have got De Gea deal done! Real president slams Man Utd chief's inexperience

That's according to Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, who blames the naivety of Woodward and United for the collapse of De Gea's marquee transfer. The goalkeeper was all set to complete his dream £29m move to...

 
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Daily Express
41 min. ago

Real Madrid chief launches scathing attack on Man United over failed De Gea deal

After De Gea's move to Real collapsed at the last minute after paperwork was not submitted before Spain's 11pm deadline, the two sides have been playing the blame game over who was responsible for the deal falling...

 
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Daily Express
41 min. ago

Revealed: Man Utd set to pay whopping bonus if new boy Martial scores 25 goals

Martial made the surprise move to Old Trafford on deadline day. United have been criticised for the whopping £36m payed to Monaco for the untested 19-year-old. And that fee is set to rise to nearly £58m with add-ons....

 
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Guardian
today, 03:22

US Open: shaky Murray reveals illness weighed on him in second round epic

Andy Murray dragged himself from the court to his ice bath to the obligatory press conference and, in a voice as husky as an old crooner, revealed that a cold had hampered him during his epic five-set win over the...

 
superstar gareth bale confident wales can reach euro 2016: we know what we have to do
Daily Star
today, 02:56

Superstar Gareth Bale confident Wales can reach Euro 2016: We know what we have to do

The Real Madrid superstar powered home a bullet header in the 81st minute in Cyprus last night to earn Wales an all important victory. Chris Coleman's side top Group B from Belgium and know a win at home to Israel on...

 
 
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