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3 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

Skunk with head stuck in beer can rescued in Ohio

Besides destroying or damaging scores of homes and other structures, a fast-moving wildfire struck a blow at the economic vitals of this struggling Northern California timber town, knocking its last wood products... Just days after a wildfire tore through a small Northern California town and destroyed scores of homes, crews on Wednesday battled another fast-moving blaze in the region that was also threatening residences. It's like Florida's version of The Blob.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, US News, US Supreme Court, Spain,

7 hrs ago | KTVN Reno

Milestones of Scots' journey to independence vote

These are the milestones of Scotland's journey from Great Britain to the United Kingdom and, following Thursday's vote, a possible return to independence. May 1, 1707: A treaty creates a new Kingdom of Great Britain governed from London.

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Related Topix: Europe, United Kingdom, Labour Party (UK), Highland County, Scotland,

11 hrs ago | WBTV

Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners

About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially rebuilt with U.S. training and additional equipment, the top U.S. military officer said Wednesday. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a former wartime commander of U.S. training programs in Iraq, said a renewed U.S. training effort might revive the issue of gaining legal immunity from Iraqi prosecution for those U.S. troops who are training the Iraqis.

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Related Topix: Iraq, Middle East, Iraq Travel, Middle East Travel, Travel, Tampa, FL

Tue Sep 16, 2014

South Wales Argus

Ed Miliband in Edinburgh on the campaign trail for the Scottish independence referendum

Rivals on both sides of the Scotland's referendum debate will take to the streets today for one final day of campaigning before the historic ballot. Voters north of the border go to the polls tomorrow to decide whether or not Scotland should remain part of the United Kingdom.

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Related Topix: Europe, United Kingdom, Lothian County, Scotland, Conservatives (UK), Labour Party (UK)

KFBB

Mexico airlifts tourists after Hurricane Odile

15, 2014. . People loot a convenience store destroyed by Hurricane Odile, in Los Cabos, Mexico, Monday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Hurricane Odile, Hurricane, Weather, Mexico, North America, North America Travel, Travel, Mexico Travel, San Lucas, CA,

KFI

10-Year-Old Goldfish Undergoes Brain Surgery

In the hands of a less skilled surgeon, the patient could have ended up being flushed: After a 45-minute operation that a veterinarian in Melbourne, Australia, describes as "fiddly," a life-threatening brain tumor was removed from a goldfish named George last week, the BBC reports. On its Facebook page , the Lort Smith Animal Hospital explains how Dr. Tristan Rich knocked George out by putting him in a bucket of anesthetic-laced water, removed the tumor, and then sealed the wound with sutures and tissue glue.

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Related Topix: Australia, Weird

Campaignseries.co.uk

Alice Gross was last seen walking near a canal

Detectives investigating the disappearance of schoolgirl Alice Gross say they are searching for a man who has been missing for nearly two weeks. Fourteen-year-old Alice was last seen on August 28, when she was last spotted on CCTV by the Grand Union Canal in west London.

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Warrington Guardian

Paramedics delayed attending to the victim amid electrocution fears

A grandfather who suffered a massive heart attack as he attempted to move a fallen tree was left lying in the road for 40 minutes, an inquest heard. Roger Hayward, 71, fell back as he used his chainsaw to cut through the tree in Calne, Wiltshire, after it brought down power cables in the winter storms earlier this year.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Wiltshire County, England,

Croydon Guardian

Ian Paisley's son has criticised his father's detractors

He said his father and the wider family had been hurt by the way some in the Free Presbyterian Church, which he founded, and in politics allegedly took him for granted. Ian Paisley Jnr told the Ballymena Guardian: "None of his detractors can take anything away from him.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, Down County, Northern Ireland, Belfast County, Northern Ireland

Fox News

At least 3 foreign troops killed in Afghanistan suicide bombing

The NATO-led international military coalition in Afghanistan said that three of its service members were killed and five others were wounded when a Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a foreign motorcade just a couple hundred yards from the U.S. Embassy in Kabul Tuesday. Faird Afzalai, the chief of criminal investigations for Kabul's police, told the Associated Press that the bomber targeted a foreign convoy, but he did not immediately have further information about nationalities involved.

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Related Topix: Asia, Afghanistan,

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Keighleynews.co.uk

Diabetes UK said more research is needed, following the study

People who take eight or more portions of high-fat dairy produce each day are at a lower risk of developing diabetes than those who have only one portion a day, new research shows. A study of almost 27,000 people aged between 45 and 74, 60% of whom were female, showed that those who increased their intake of foods including cream and high-fat milk had a 23% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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Prestwichandwhitefieldguide.co.uk

Ruling over Iraqi civilian's death

Human rights judges will rule today whether British armed forces unlawfully arrested and detained an Iraqi civilian who was found dead four months after his release. Tarek Hassan was arrested as a prisoner of war by British armed forces in April 2003 and held at Camp Bucca in Iraq, close to Um Qasr.

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Hampshire Chronicle

Four UK unis in world's top 10

It reveals that Oxbridge and London continue to dominate, with Imperial College London leaping into joint second place with Cambridge, and Oxford tying with University College London in fifth. Institutions that focus on science and maths-based subjects and research, such as Imperial, are increasingly well-respected as governments see these areas as vital for their nations' future success, it is suggested.

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The New Zealand Herald

Pope meets with Argentine judge in Dirty War probe

Pope Francis met Monday with an Argentine judge who played a key role in the recent convictions of two former military officers for one of the most notorious crimes of the country's Dirty War. La Rioja Bishop Enrique Angelelli, an avowed leftist, was killed Aug. 4, 1976 in a car crash, shortly after Argentina's military seized power and began a crackdown on suspected leftist "subversives."

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WTEN-TV Albany

Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence

Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families fight over how to vote in Scotland's independence referendum. A generation gap has opened up, with younger voters more inclined to back independence and their elders tending to say they want to remain in the United Kingdom.

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Related Topix: Europe, United Kingdom

Sutton Guardian

20 victims in Sir Cyril abuse probe

At least one victim has told detectives he was raped by the 29-stone politician, whose alleged child sex abuse activities at Knowl View School, a children's home in Rochdale, spanned nearly three decades. Smith is alleged to have preyed on youngsters both at Knowl View, where five complainants have come forward, and another school in Rochdale for difficult children, Cambridge House, where 10 complainants have spoken to police.

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Warrington Guardian

Algeria gas plant dead 'innocent'

BP executive Carlos Estrada was among hostages who were killed at the In Amenas plant during a four-day stand-off Relatives of "wholly innocent" Britons killed during a terrorist siege at an Algerian gas plant have told an inquest into their deaths of their "grief and anger". The six Britons and a UK-based Colombian were among 40 hostages who were killed by al Qaeda-linked Islamists during a four-day stand-off in January 2013 at the In Amenas complex.

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Related Topix: Europe, United Kingdom, Terrorism

Gazette-news.co.uk

CEO of Govia Thameslink Railway Charles Horton and Rail Minister Claire Perry at Blackfriars Station

CEO of Govia Thameslink Railway Charles Horton, centre, and Rail Minister Claire Perry have a discussion with a commuter at Blackfriars Station And one irate passenger took his frustration out on Rail Minister Claire Perry as she helped launch the new franchise at Blackfriars station in London. Covering routes both north and south of London, the franchise - the biggest on the network - is run by Govia and is called Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern .

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Related Topix: Travel, Europe Travel, Greater London County, England, London, United Kingdom Travel, United Kingdom Travel, Essex County, England, United Kingdom,

The Washington Post

2 British tourists found dead on Thai beach

The bodies of two British tourists were found Monday on a beach in southern Thailand and police said their heads had been beaten in a gruesome attack. Police described the two as a 23-year-old woman from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, and a 24-year-old man from Jersey, Channel Islands.

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Related Topix: Norfolk County, England, United Kingdom,

Bury Times

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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