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Precious metal closing prices

kyodonews - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:35
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kyodonews - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:35
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Rivers 'resting' after health scare

bbc - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:30
US comedienne Joan Rivers, 81, is "resting comfortably" and with her family after reportedly going into cardiac arrest during surgery on her vocal chords.
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2.6m historic pictures posted online

bbc - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:18
An academic is posting millions of historic photos and illustrations to Flickr where they can be searched and copied without charge.
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Autopsy: Injection killed prisoner

cnn - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:14
A team of medical examiners has ruled that Oklahoma death row prisoner Clayton Lockett died from the state's lethal injection and not by heart attack.
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More than 3m have fled Syria - UN

bbc - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:02
The UN says Syria is now "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era" with more than three million Syrians living outside the country as refugees.
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New hospital food rules introduced

bbc - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:09
Hospitals in England will be expected to provide a higher standard of food under new rules being introduced by the government.
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Should a kid fire an Uzi? Hell no!

cnn - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:05
Opinion: An Uzi is designed to be fired by a soldier during war, not a fourth-grader on vacation, CNN commentator Mel Robbins says. Many adult novices can't control that weapon.
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N Korea retracts cheerleader offer

bbc - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 15:49
North Korea retracts a decision to send cheerleaders to South Korea for the Asian Games, accusing Seoul of quibbling over details.
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Welcome to N.Korea: Enjoy the water park

cnn - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 15:00
It is exceedingly rare for Western journalists to be allowed inside the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) -- commonly known as North Korea. It is even less common for an American reporter to visit this reclusive nation, home to nearly 25 million people who are essentially isolated from the rest of the world.
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Ab workouts are a waste of time

cnn - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:57
You've been trying forever to get that elusive six-pack: the holy grail of fitness goals. None of the gizmos and doodads advertised online or on TV have worked, so you figure it's time to sign up for that 30-minute abs class at the gym.
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Is 'Immortal' jellyfish key to eternal life?

cnn - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:50
This jellyfish has an amazing ability to rejuvenate. Does it hold the key to immortality?
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Nato protesters open peace camp

bbc - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:49
Peace campaigners open a camp with thousands of protesters due in Newport ahead of next week's Nato summit.
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No charges in US accidental shooting

bbc - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:10
Officials say there will be no charges following an incident in which a nine-year-old girl fatally shot a gun range instructor.
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Indian elephant creates own art

bbc - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:08
Paintings by an Indian elephant go on sale at a gallery in the capital, Delhi, to help raise money to protect the endangered animals.
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UN seeks climate change 'Malala'

bbc - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:06
Five hundred people will learn tomorrow if they have won the chance to vent their frustration at world leaders over the global citizens stalemate over climate policy.
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VIDEO: 100-year-old tortoise is on the move

bbc - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:06
An extremely rare Galapagos tortoise thought to be 100 years old has been given a new home at a zoo in Ohio.
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Adam's story: 63 pills a day

cnn - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:53
Adam Montgomery started taking pain pills after a back injury. Soon, he developed what would become a deadly addiction to prescription drugs.
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