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2 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

Virus hunter confronts Ebola

Joseph Fair hunts viruses. That's his thing. The 37-year-old American loves chasing dangerous pathogens, studying them in secure labs or searching for them in jungles where the microbes lurk.

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7 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

Police close in on Leighton bribery allegations

Federal police probing alleged bribery by Leighton Holdings are finalising a brief of evidence to present to prosecutors in what looms as Australia's next major white-collar crime case. The revelations come with Fairfax Media obtaining a freshly leaked batch of company files, including correspondence between two top Leighton executives in 2011 describing a "disgusting history of incompetence and misbehaviour" and improper "rewards, special bonuses, travel rorts" in the company's overseas operations.

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11 hrs ago | WALB-TV Albany

Powerful Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's Baja

14, 2014. . Tourists watch the ocean from inside a swimming pool at a resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, Sunday, Sept.

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15 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Teen charged in Roseland sex assault

A copy of a police alert handed out Friday by friends and family of a woman sexually assaulted in the Roseland neighborhood this week. A copy of a police alert handed out Friday by friends and family of a woman sexually assaulted in the Roseland neighborhood this week.

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19 hrs ago | Daily Times

China on track to develop Indian railways as Xi heads to S.Asia : September 14, 2014,

NEW DELHI/BEIJING China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in India's rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more than diplomatic nicety to the neighbours' first summit since Narendra Modi became prime minister in May. The leaders of Asia's three biggest economies China, India and Japan have crisscrossed the region this month, lobbying for strategic influence, building defence ties, and seeking new business opportunities. Beijing's bid to ramp up commercial ties in India comes despite a territorial dispute that has flared anew in recent years, raising concerns in New Delhi, where memories of a humiliating border war defeat in 1962 run deep.

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23 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Chinese top big spenders in Tokyo

Chinese were the biggest spenders among foreign visitors to Tokyo in fiscal 2013, many making short visits and spending generously on gifts to take home, according to a Tokyo metropolitan government report. Tourists enjoy a ride in rickshaw in Asakusa district in Tokyo on Friday.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

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Nicole Kidman's Father, Antony Kidman, Dies

According to the British newspaper The Independent , Dr. Kidman, who was a clinical psychologist, was visiting his daughter, Antonia Kidman, in Singapore when he accidentally fell. No other details about the fatal incident were released, including when the accident occurred.

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Albany Times Union

In this Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 photo, Angie Trombley carries a crate of Islanders, purple-colored heirloom peppers, grown in a caterpillar-style greenhouse at the Squire Tarbox Farm on Westport Island, Maine.

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Ealing Times

Harry hopes to move Invictus Games

Prince Harry with Israel Del Toro Jrn, a US Air Force Tech Sgt who was injured in Afghanistan in 2005 and Jill Biden Prince Harry has spoken about taking his Invictus Games out of London and giving the rest of the country a taste of its warrior spirit. As the penultimate day of the international sporting spectacle for wounded servicemen and women drew to a close, Harry said the event could be staged in the north of England or Scotland before being held abroad.

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Local NEWS 8

Disney World splurges that are worth it

Thirty years ago, when I was a kid, you could get into the Magic Kingdom for just $18. Now, tickets cost $99 and up.

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Inside Bay Area

BART plans late night bus service to carry passengers after trains stop

BART expects to begin a late-night weekend bus service as early as December to carry riders from jobs, night clubs and social visits after the trains stop running at midnight. After at least four years of talks and studies, BART officials now say the pieces are coming together to conduct a yearlong test of a limited bus service after midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.

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Reuters

Exhibition unwraps drama of Tutankhamun's discovery

Egypt's "boy king" Tutankhamun has gripped the imagination since his tomb was discovered in 1922, and a new exhibition tells the enthralling tale of how archaeologists unearthed and recorded the contents of his 3,000-year-old resting place. "Discovering Tutankhamun", at Oxford University's Ashmolean Museum until Nov. 2, takes visitors through the drama of how Howard Carter found a step leading down into the sand in the Valley of the Kings to the opening of the tomb and the painstaking unwrapping of the king's mummified body.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

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One Direction to Celebrate Release of New Album in Orlando, FL

One Direction will travel to Universal Orlando Resort in Florida in November to celebrate the release of their fourth album, FOUR . On November 17, the day of the album's release, the band will perform on NBC's Today show, live from Orlando.

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Norwalk Citizen News

Image of Asia: Vaccinating 13 million Filipinos

A local health worker administers a vaccine to a baby at a local health center at the financial district of Makati, east of Manila, Philippines, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

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Manchester Journal

Nicole Kidman's father dies after collapsing in Singapore

Dr. Antony Kidman, a clinical psychologist at Sydney's Royal North Shore Hospital, was visiting his younger daughter Antonia and was at the prominent social club Tanglin Club, according to Australian media reports. Kidman, 75, fell at the club's Wheelhouse restaurant after finishing his morning exercise, according to The Straits Times.

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JAM! Showbiz

Kidman's father dies, Singapore police investigating

The father of Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman has died in Singapore and police said on Friday they were investigating his "unnatural death". Tony Kidman, a clinic psychologist at the University of Technology, Sydney, was visiting the movie star's sister, Antonia, who lives in Singapore, media said.

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The New Zealand Herald

Pope Francis may declare Sri Lanka's 1st saint

The Colombo archbishop says Pope Francis may make a 17th century priest Sri Lanka's first Roman Catholic saint during a papal visit next year. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith announced on Friday that Francis would visit the island nation Jan. 13-15.

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Warrington Guardian

Salmond confident of poll victory

First Minister Alex Salmond has said he is "more confident than ever" that Scotland will vote Yes to independence as the latest poll found the No campaign has moved back into a narrow lead. The latest YouGov survey of almost 1,300 people for The Times and The Sun puts support for No at 52%, slightly ahead of Yes at 48%, once undecided voters are factored out.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

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France preparing for action, president visits Iraq

French President Francois Hollande is visiting Iraq as his country prepares possible airstrikes with a U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State extremists who have seized territory around the region. French radio says Hollande landed in Baghdad on Friday morning.

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This is Local London

SNP and Labour on campaign trail

SNP leaders will visit Scotland's seven cities while their Labour counterparts will rally support in Glasgow as both sides of the independence campaign continue to push for votes. With just six days to go until the referendum Alex Salmond and his deputy Nicola Sturgeon will campaign for a Yes vote in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness and Perth.

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