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Iceland’s volcano ash alert lifted

29 August 2014 Last updated at 22:33 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Bardarbunga is part of a large volcano system hidden beneath the Vatnajokull ice cap in central Iceland An eruption near Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano that … Continue reading

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George Galloway attacked on street

30 August 2014 Last updated at 02:29 A picture, released by Respect via Twitter and taken before Mr Galloway went to hospital, shows the extent of his injuries George Galloway has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw … Continue reading

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U.S. judge halts major part of Texas law restricting abortions

AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) – A U.S. judge struck down parts of a law restricting abortions in Texas, saying in a decision on Friday that a provision requiring clinics to have certain hospital-like settings for surgeries was unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge … Continue reading

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Silva widens lead ahead of Brazil presidential election

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Environmentalist Marina Silva has widened her lead over President Dilma Rousseff to 10 percentage points in what could be a likely runoff in Brazil’s October election, a survey by polling firm Datafolha showed on Friday. It was … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Bitcoin promoter to plead guilty to unlicensed money transmission

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem has reached a plea deal to resolve U.S. charges that he engaged in a scheme to sell over $1 million of the digital currency to users of illicit online marketplace Silk Road, … Continue reading

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U.S. auto sales seen ending summer without a sizzle

DETROIT (Reuters) – U.S. auto industry sales in August will be about even with a year ago, not quite ending the summer in a sizzling fashion but still warm enough to continue the recovery from a recession now five years … Continue reading

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Tory MPs rule out further defections

29 August 2014 Last updated at 12:00 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. UKIP leader Nigel Farage has praised Mr Carswell as “honourable” during a walkabout in Clacton Eurosceptic Tory MPs have rallied round David Cameron after … Continue reading

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Ex-children’s head ‘must quit’

29 August 2014 Last updated at 08:40 Sonia Sharp now runs education services in the Australian state of Victoria A former Rotherham children’s services director is facing calls to resign from her current job in Australia over the town’s child … Continue reading

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Abusers ‘brazenly targeted girls’

29 August 2014 Last updated at 10:55 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The anonymous worker said he was threatened when he tried to confront the men picking up the girls A former Rotherham care home worker … Continue reading

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Parents snatch ill boy, 5, from ward

29 August 2014 Last updated at 12:30 A picture posted on Facebook showed Ashya with his mother Naghemeh King The health of a five-year-old boy snatched from hospital without consent by his parents will deteriorate rapidly as the battery on … Continue reading

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