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  1. Interest in rhino horn drops in VietnamRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    The findings of a study commissioned by international wildlife bodies showing a decrease in interest for rhino horn in Vietnam has been hailed as a step in the right direction by local environmental groups. The poll of 1 000 people interviewed in six major municipalities in Vietnam was first conducted in August last year.

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  2. Graham to captain EnglandRead the original story

    10 min ago | Ananova

    James Graham will lead England in the first match of the Four Nations Series against Samoa in Brisbane on Saturday. O'Loughlin, who was appointed as the successor to Kevin Sinfield, has failed to recover from a quad muscle injury sustained during Wigan's Super League Grand Final defeat to St Helens 10 days ago.

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  3. Politicians join protest outside Met over operaRead the original story

    10 min ago | Lewistown Sentinel

    Politicians including former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Peter King joined a crowd of demonstrators outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday as part of an ongoing protest over an opera focused on the death of a Jewish man that critics say glorifies his Palestinian killers.

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  4. The Dressmaker rollsRead the original story

    10 min ago | Inside Film

    Shoot in HD without the encumbrance of cables. Transmit wirelessly with the new Airpul wireless audio and video transmission system.

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  5. Wycombe boxer one fight for national finalRead the original story w/Photo

    10 min ago | Bucksfreepress.co.uk

    HIGH Wycombe boxer Lewis Frimpong will face Jake Clarke from Southampton for a place in the final of the National Novice Boxing Championship after winning his quarter-final last weekend. After an even first round, Frimpong dominated round two and then kept the fast-finishing Saeed at bay in round three with accurate jabs.

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  6. US group to contest immunity for ModiRead the original story

    11 min ago | Newkerala.com

    A US group that has filed a case against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for alleged crimes against humanity has said it would contest the Obama administration's "suggestion of immunity" for the Indian leader. American Justice Centre, which filed the case against Modi during his recent visit to the US, said even as sitting head of government Modi can't escape prosecution for actions prior to assuming the Prime Minister's office.

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  7. Royals' biggest Korean fan is headed back to Kansas CityRead the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | Asian Correspondent

    A die-hard long-time Kansas City Royals fan from Seoul who was superstitiously credited with sparking the team's playoff run is headed for Missouri to watch the Royals appear in their first World Series since 1985. A group of American fans helped Sung Woo Lee arrange a visit to Kansas City in August so he could watch a Royals game in person for the first time.

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  8. WHO declares Nigeria officially Ebola-freeRead the original story

    11 min ago | Newkerala.com

    The World Health Organisation Monday officially declared Nigeria Ebola-free , after no new cases were confirmed in the past 42 days, even as the International Monetary Fund appealed to the donor community to provide grants to countries affected by the deadly virus. WHO Country Representative in Nigeria, Rui Dama Gaz, made the announcement at an ongoing event in the Nigerian capital Abuja, Xinhua reported.

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  9. Where am I?Read the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | Brechin Today

    Can you guess the location of the latest picture in our Where am I series? Last time the picture was of the titles at the front door of the Brechin Advertiser office. Can you guess the location of the latest picture in our 'Where am I' series? Last time the picture was of the tiles at the front door of the Brechin Advertiser office.

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  10. Iron ore bear market may go on - Moody'sRead the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | Iol.co.za

    Train wagons laden with iron ore arrive at the receiving facility at Fortescue Metals Group's Herb Elliott port in Port Hedland in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Photo: Bloomberg THE COLLAPSE in iron ore prices may have further to run as global supply increases and steel demand growth slows, according to Moody's Investors Service, which said it might reduce ratings on producers.

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  11. Cost of making 'Hobbit' movies up to $745 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    In this Jan. 20, 2012 file photo, Peter Jackson is interviewed at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Jackson's movie trilogy "The Hobbit" has so far cost nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars to make as the epic continues to set new benchmarks for studio spending.

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  12. IMF forecasts Africa's economic growth at 5%Read the original story

    12 min ago | Iol.co.za

    AFRICA'S economy will probably expand this year at the same rate as previously but half a percentage point lower than the forecast made in April amid the outbreak of the Ebola virus in four West African countries, and insecurity in at least five other nations. The economy was forecast to grow at 5 percent this year, driven by infrastructure investment, a buoyant services sector and strong agriculture production, the International Monetary Fund said yesterday.

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  13. Standing ovation at Met Opera despite protestRead the original story

    12 min ago | WTOV9

    A Metropolitan Opera performance of a show critics say glorifies Palestinian terrorists has ended with a standing ovation drowning out scattered boos. Politicians including former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Reps.

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  14. Taliban attack kills 4 Afghan soldiers in KabulRead the original story

    12 min ago | WTOV9

    Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi, spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Defense, says the blast occurred Tuesday morning while army troops were on their way to the ministry in Kabul. Azimi says six other soldiers and six civilians were wounded in the blast, adding that the bomb was detonated by remote control.

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  15. Rapidly expanding economy unable to deliver a better life for AngolansRead the original story w/Photo

    12 min ago | Iol.co.za

    Container ships in the port of Luanda. Despite living in the fifth-largest economy in Africa, ordinary Angolans have seen little change in their standard of living.

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  16. TATOPANI: Transport goons fleecing traders at Tatopani pointRead the original story

    12 min ago | Asia News Network

    Yadav Pathak, a trader from Nuwakot, had to shell out 300,000 rupee to agents to ensure that his cargo of imported LED lights was shipped to Kathmandu from Tatopani in time for Tihar. Realising that he would incur massive losses if the consignment did not reach the Capital before the second biggest festival of the Hindus, he had to pay an extra 215,000 rupee over the 85,000 rupee freight charge fixed by the Nepal Truck Container Entrepreneurs' Association.

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  17. Tamworth pays tribute to Gough WhitlamRead the original story w/Photo

    13 min ago | Northern Daily Leader

    TRIBUTES are flowing from across the political divide for former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, remembered as a political colossus, social visionary and friend of regional NSW. TRIBUTES are flowing from across the political divide for former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, remembered as a political colossus, social visionary and friend of regional NSW.

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  18. QUETTA: The flare up at Pakistan's other borderRead the original story

    13 min ago | Asia News Network

    As firing across the Line of Control continues, tensions at Pakistan's other border are gradually boiling over. Recent violations on the part of Iranian border guards have undermined relations between Pakistan and Iran with each side blaming the other for the flare up.

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  19. TAIPEI: SBL needs basic reform, not new playoff systemRead the original story

    13 min ago | Asia News Network

    Taiwan's basketball association last week announced a revamp of the local semi-professional Super Basketball League's existing playoff system; a dramatic change, according to the association, which could boost the competitiveness of the game and attract more viewers. According to the Chinese Taipei Basketball Association , the chief organiser of the SBL, the existing playoff format, in which only the top four finishers of the seven-team league of the regular season can advance to the playoffs, is one of the reasons why the league has been seeing lackluster ticket sales.

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  20. Bureau encourages King's Lynn residents to save on energy costsRead the original story w/Photo

    13 min ago | Lynn News

    Residents are being encouraged to find out more about how they can save money on their energy bills at an event hosted by Lynn's Citizens Advice Bureau today. Volunteers from the organisation will be in the reception area of the West Norfolk Council offices between 10am and 4pm to offer advice on checking bills, switching suppliers, investing in better insulation and saving money over time.

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