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Russia 'must boost Crimea forces'

bbc - 11 hours 35 min ago
Russia needs to boost forces in Crimea because of the Ukraine crisis and a foreign military build-up, Russia's defence minister says.
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Ukraine rebels to get self-rule

bbc - 11 hours 37 min ago
Ukrainian MPs adopt a law granting special status to parts of eastern regions held by pro-Russian rebels and an amnesty for rebel fighters.
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Bosses and cash vanish at shoe firm

bbc - 11 hours 45 min ago
Chinese footwear firm Ultrasonic has announced the disappearance of its chief executive and chief operating officer, along with most of its cash.
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U.N. launches int'l coalition against Ebola as cases near 5,000

kyodonews - 11 hours 57 min ago
GENEVA - An international coalition will be formed to fight the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, high-ran...
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Tardy ex-minister chased off plane

bbc - 12 hours 19 min ago
Irate passengers prevent a senior Pakistani politician from boarding a flight, after they were kept on board for two hours until he arrived.
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UK inflation rate falls to 1.5%

bbc - 12 hours 21 min ago
Cheaper food and fuel prices helped to push down the UK consumer price inflation rate to 1.5% in August, official figures show.
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Should you spank your kid?

cnn - 12 hours 24 min ago
NFL star Adrian Peterson's indictment on child abuse charges has sparked a debate about whether corporal punishment is justified and effective.
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Giant sensor for Panasonic phone

bbc - 12 hours 29 min ago
Panasonic unveils a hybrid smartphone-camera, at the Photokina trade show in Cologne.
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'Sumo wrestler' drops 102 pounds

cnn - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:50
When Yusuke Kirimoto visited his relatives in Japan, they would jokingly say, "the sumo wrestler is back." Their comments prompted him to change his lifestyle -- and lose 102 pounds.
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Mysterious streak of light in sky

cnn - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:49
Bay Area residents were puzzled by a streak of light in the night sky. CNN affiliate KPIX has the full story.
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Jets use highway as airstrip

cnn - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:47
Fighter jets and other combat aircraft used Taiwan's main highway as a makeshift airstrip Tuesday as part of a dawn drill that simulated an attack from China.
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Nato troops killed in Kabul bombing

bbc - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:43
A Taliban suicide car bomber attacks a foreign military convoy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing three Nato personnel and injuring at least 16 civilians.
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'Waiting in dark for killers to come'

bbc - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:40
Hiding in the dark during Algerian gas plant attack
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CCTV released in Thai murder hunt

bbc - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:23
Police hunting for suspects of the murder of two Britons in Thailand release CCTV images as the victims' families pay tribute.
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Rob Ford says he is 'pretty sick'

bbc - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:18
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford tells a columnist he is feeling "pretty sick" in hospital as he undergoes testing for tumours in his abdomen and lungs.
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Rio archbishop robbed for crucifix

bbc - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:02
Armed robbers steal the archbishop of Rio de Janeiro's crucifix, even though one of the gang recognised him and apologised.
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The coolest posters in history

cnn - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:01
A world-renowned graphic designer selects his favorites from "golden age of the poste.r"
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Family: Cops shot him in the back

cnn - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 22:59
To hear prosecutors tell it, Darrien Hunt lunged at officers with a "samurai-type sword" before he was killed.
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Thompson 'wept' over stage return

bbc - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 22:57
Actress Emma Thompson says her recent stage comeback in Sweeney Todd brought her to tears and that it is a "dream come true" to bring the production to London.
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