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  1. Freddie Fox belongs to the Fox acting dynastyRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | Dorsetecho.co.uk

    Sherlock star Cumberbatch, 38, raised eyebrows when he said that he was considering moving to the US because he was fed up with being " castigated" for his p ublic school background. But Fox, the 25-year-old member of the famous Fox acting dynasty, rubbished the TV turned Hollywood star's remarks.

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  2. US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight EbolaRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | KTMF

    The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic. President Barack Obama planned to announce the stepped-up effort Tuesday during a visit to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta amid alarm that the outbreak could spread and that the deadly virus could mutate into a more easily transmitted disease.

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  3. Suicide bomber targets foreign convoy in KabulRead the original story

    7 min ago | ABC News

    Police say the bomber drove an explosives-laden car into a convoy carrying foreign soldiers near the United States embassy. The blast shook nearby buildings and set off siren alarms at the embassy as emergency vehicles raced through the streets to assess the damage.

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  4. Hull City's Abel Hernandez opens the scoringRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | Droitwich Advertiser

    Debut goals from Hull pair Abel Hernandez and Mohamed Diame were only good enough for a draw against West Ham as a Curtis Davies own-goal ensured the spoils were shared in a breathless encounter at the KC Stadium. The home side lost the lead twice, club record signing Hernandez getting the ball rolling with an impeccable first-half header and Diame restoring the advantage against the side he left on transfer deadline day.

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  5. As core al-Qaida weakened, its successors spreadRead the original story

    7 min ago | KTMF

    America's 13-year campaign against al-Qaida tamped down its core leadership. But the terror group's followers, offshoots and wannabes have spread.

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  6. Air passengers face disruption in the south east of EnglandRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | Dorsetecho.co.uk

    Heavy fog over south east England is causing travel disruption at Heathrow, Gatwick and London City airports, European air traffic controllers said. Thick fog this morning is causing low visibility and has led to a number of flight delays in the UK and in Europe, according to Eurocontrol, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation.

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  7. Boat towed after running out of fuelRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | Bridportnews.co.uk

    The Lyme-based vessel My Joy was two miles south of Charmouth at around 8.20pm last night, Monday, September 16, when it had to be rescued. The Lyme Regis RNLI Lifeboat launched and towed the vessel back to Lyme Regis where they were met by coastguard rescue officers.

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  8. 27% suffer nuisance neighbour: pollRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | Droitwich Advertiser

    Just over a quarter of UK adults have had a problem with a nuisance neighbour in the past year, a survey for a consumer group has found. The poll for Which? found that among the 27% who have had issues with neighbours, loud voices and arguing topped the list of annoyances, suffered by 41%.

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  9. Bostwick Avenue residents side with Jersey City mayor's aide caught in trash talk videoRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | The Jersey Journal

    The Jersey City's mayor's aide who was caught on video in a profane rant about litter is getting support from her neighbors. Brooke Hansson, a research assistant in Mayor Steve Fulop's office, is seen in a two-minute video posted Friday on Facebook yelling about people who leave garbage in front of her house on Bostwick Avenue, a two-block collection of single- and multi-family homes in the heart of the inner city.

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  10. I wouldn't swim off SW: MinisterRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | Yahoo!

    WA's Tourism Minister says he would not go surfing or swimming far off South West beaches for fear of sharks. A week after Premier Colin Barnett labelled South West beaches "unsafe", acting Tourism Minister John Day said the region still had plenty of other attractions like wineries, forests and looking at the coastline.

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  11. Congress scrutinizes Obama military strategyRead the original story

    7 min ago | KTMF

    President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism rooted in more than a decade of war. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen.

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  12. Thai police identify suspects in murder of British touristsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | ABC News

    Thai police have identified three possible suspects in the search for the killers of two British tourists found naked and beaten to death on a beach. David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23, were found dead with head wounds near a beachside bungalow on the island of Koh Tao, a diving hot-spot north of the popular island of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand.

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  13. Council to scrap charges to boost house buildingRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | Harborough Today

    Hesitant house builders will be able to save up to 30,000 on small new developments in the Harborough district. The district council is to scrap council charges on smaller housing developments, to help stimulate growth and provide much-needed homes in the area.

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  14. Stephen Sutton raised almost five million pounds for the Teenage Cancer Trust before he diedRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | Dorsetecho.co.uk

    Stephen Sutton's mother Jane Sutton , pictured with his brother Chris Sutton, has paid tribute to her late's son's courage The mother of teenage cancer victim Stephen Sutton has said she is "immensely proud" of her son's achievements after it emerged that he raised almost A 5 million for charity. Stephen, who was diagnosed with bowel cancer aged 15, became a household name as he approached his disease with good humour and stoicism.

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  15. Planning fallacyRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | Luca's Blog

    Have you ever underestimated how long a task will take? If you have, you are far from alone. The term for this very common phenomenon is the "planning fallacy."

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  16. Ukraine village hopes for chance to rebuildRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | KTMF

    15, 2014. . A pro-Russian gunman guards a damaged hospital in the village of Novosvitlivka, eastern Ukraine, Monday, Sept.

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  17. Pershing Square, Valeant and Allergan Settle Pending Litigation...Read the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | Investor's Business Daily

    NEW YORK & LAVAL, Quebec-- -- Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. announced an agreement with Allergan, Inc. to settle pending litigation before the Delaware Court of Chancery. Pursuant to the settlement, Allergan has agreed to unconditionally call and hold a special meeting of its shareholders on December 18, 2014.

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  18. Publicis Extends Maurice Levy's Term as CEORead the original story w/Photo

    8 min ago | Wall Street Journal

    Publicis Groupe SA's long-standing Chief Executive Maurice Levy will stay at the helm of the advertising giant longer than planned, as part of a management reshuffle to prepare for the company's future following the collapse of a $35 billion proposed merger with U.S. rival Omnicom Group Inc. Publicis said 72-year-old Mr. Levy's term would end at the shareholder meeting to discuss the company's 2016 performance, which will be...

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  19. Airbus's Defence and Space Unit to Sell Some BusinessesRead the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | Wall Street Journal

    Airbus Group said Tuesday its Defence and Space unit would sell its communications business, some subsidiaries and stakes in other companies to streamline its operations and focus on its space and defense activities.

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  20. SoCal Heat Wave Prompts Power AlertRead the original story w/Photo

    10 min ago | NBC Bay Area

    Officials at Cal-ISO, which manages the state's power grid, are keeping a close watch on power as Southern California is gripped by successive days of extreme triple-digit heat in September 2014. As a sweltering heat wave has gripped Southern California for days, managers of the state's power grid said on Monday they had plenty of electricity available to handle anticipated peaks in power usage, but fear power outages if energy use continues to be consumed at its current rate.

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