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Heineken rebuffs SABMiller takeover

The brewer of Pilsner Urquell, Grolsch and Peroni Nastro Azzurro has been told that Heineken's founding family are determined to keep the Dutch firm's independent status. The move by SABMiller, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, is being seen as a pre-emptive measure in order to prevent itself from becoming a takeover target for Stella Artois maker AB InBev.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Herefordshire County, England

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Daily Echo

Ashya King is to undergo treatment for a brain tumour

Five-year-old Ashya King is set to start a proton therapy treatment plan in the Czech Republic to help him beat brain cancer. His parents Brett and Nagmeh King sparked an international police pursuit after they removed Ashya from Southampton General Hospital without doctors' permission in a bid to take him abroad for the specialist treatment, which is not available on the NHS.

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Related Topix: Czech Republic, Europe

Blackburn Citizen

Sarah McClay was attacked by a Sumatran tiger at South Lakes Wild Animal Park

Sarah McClay, 24, was attacked by a Sumatran tiger at South Lakes Wild Animal Park in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, on May 24 last year. Miss McClay, from Barrow-in-Furness, was going about her routine duties in the big cat enclosure at the park when the incident happened.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Cumbria County, England,

Cybercast News Service

London Fashion Week Day 3: Temperley, Westwood

London Fashion Week swung into Day 3 Sunday, packed from morning to night with next season's womenswear offerings from dozens of designers. Fashionistas were spoilt for choice, with Temperley, Topshop Unique, Paul Smith and Pringle of Scotland all showing their spring and summer collections.

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Related Topix: Fashion, Fashion Week, Europe, United Kingdom

The Star Online

At a landmark Berlin rally, Merkel vows to fight anti-Semitism

Germany will do all it can to fight anti-Semitism, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a speech on Sunday, following a surge of abuse against Jews and spreading anti-Israeli sentiment aroused by the Gaza conflict. Merkel made her pledge to thousands at a landmark rally protesting a rise in anti-Semitism that authorities and Jewish leaders blame mainly on Muslim extremists and young immigrants, saying anyone who attacks Jews is attacking all of Germany.

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Related Topix: Europe, Germany, Angela Merkel, Israel, Middle East

DurhamRegion.com

Stronger Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's Baja-Image1

Rapidly strengthening Hurricane Odile further intensified Sunday morning and was swirling over the Pacific as a major storm expected to make a close brush with the southern portion of Mexico's Baja California peninsula by nightfall. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Odile became a powerful Category 4 hurricane before dawn Sunday.

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Related Topix: Hurricane Odile, Hurricane, Weather, Mexico

Cybercast News Service

110 rescued from ferry: 'Death was in our minds'

Survivors from a ferry that sank after encountering steering problems in the central Philippines said Sunday that they were tossed about by the churning sea in darkness for six hours while praying and clinging to an overturned life raft before a passing ship rescued them. "A few more hours in those huge, huge waves and we could have all died," said ferry passenger Romeo Cabag, a 32-year-old security guard who survived with his wife, Wilma.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, Philippines, Boat Disaster

Sat Sep 13, 2014

WIS-TV Columbia

North Korea holds trial of American Matthew Miller

North Korea held a trial Sunday morning for American Matthew Miller, who was detained in April for violating his tourist status when he entered the country. Details were not immediately available.

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Related Topix: North Korea, Asia, Bakersfield, CA,

Andover Advertiser

Rival camps target undecided voters

The rival camps in the Scottish independence debate are embarking on a concerted effort to win over undecided voters as a clutch of polls failed to give any decisive indication as to how the country will vote in Thursday's referendum. With the contest delicately poised, Downing Street said David Cameron will use his final campaign visit tomorrow to issue a stark warning to waverers that there could be "no going back" if they chose to "break up our family of nations".

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Haringey Independent

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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Related Topix: World News, Prince Harry, US Military, US Air Force, United Kingdom Travel, Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel, Manchester, United Kingdom Travel

KMIZ

Death toll climbs in India, Pakistan floods

Najeeb, 60, woke to warnings that a flood was imminent in the Gogjibagh locality of Srinagar, Kashmir, where she and her husband live. Residents were advised to leave and move to safer areas.

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Related Topix: India, Asia, Weather

Braintree and Witham Times

Four arrested at Rotherham protests

Four men have been arrested in relation to protests planned in the light of revelations about child sexual exploitation in Rotherham. Three were held on suspicion of going equipped to commit crime shortly before hundreds of supporters of the English Defence League were expected to march through the South Yorkshire town.

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Evening Sun

Iraq PM orders halt to shelling of civilian areas

Iraq's prime minister said Saturday he has ordered the army to stop shelling populated areas held by militants in order to spare the lives of "innocent victims" as the armed forces struggle to retake cities and towns seized by the Islamic State extremist group this summer. "I issued this order two days ago because we do not want to see more innocent victims falling in the places and provinces controlled by Daesh," Haider al-Abadi told a news conference in Baghdad, referring to the Islamic State group by its Arabic acronym.

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Chardandilminsternews.co.uk

Boy bailed over dogs home blaze

Misty the Jack Russell is fussed over by local resident outside Manchester Dogs Home, Manchester, after a blaze killed more than 50 dogs A 15-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of starting the Manchester Dogs Home blaze which killed at least 50 animals has been released on bail. The teenager was held by detectives in the wake of the suspected arson attack, which claimed the lives of dozens of dogs and injured several others.

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Related Topix: Greater Manchester County, England, United Kingdom, Fire

KRCR

L.A. 'epicenter' of cartel money laundering

Los Angeles is known as the nation's capital of many things. Entertainment. Gangs.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Times-series.co.uk

Latest push for referendum votes

Both sides of the Scottish independence debate will make their latest push for votes as the final weekend of campaigning gets under way. Yes Scotland is promising what it called the biggest day of national campaigning ever seen in the country, with some 2.6 million leaflets being delivered to households in the space of 48 hours.

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Related Topix: Europe, United Kingdom, Gordon Brown, Central County, Scotland, Strathclyde County, Scotland,

South Wales Argus

Former Democratic Unionist leader Ian Paisley has died

Dr Paisley and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness share a joke after being sworn in in 2007. The picture earned the two former enemies the nickname 'The Chuckle Brothers' Some of the biggest names in British and Irish politics have paid tribute to a man once known as Dr No who eventually embraced the peace process and power-sharing with Sinn Fein.

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Related Topix: Sinn Fein, Europe, United Kingdom, Irish Republican Army, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, Lancashire County, England,

WATE-TV Knoxville

Pistorius trial: Judge's verdict explained

12, 2014. . Bystanders and journalists surround a vehicle carrying Oscar Pistorius as he leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Sept.

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Star Tribune

Nicole Kidman's father dies in Singapore

In this Jan. 8, 2005 file photo, psychologist Anthony Kidman, left, and his daughter, actress Nicole Kidman, arrive to the Palm Springs International Film Festival in Palm Springs, Calif. Authorities say Tony Kidman died Friday, Sept.

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KCCI-TV Des Moines

Ebola survivor donates blood to American

Dr. Rick Sacra and Dr. Kent Brantly were both infected with Ebola while working in Liberia with the aid organization Serving in Mission. Both were evacuated back to the United States for care.

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Related Topix: Liberia, Africa, Medicine

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