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2 hrs ago | 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.


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

6 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Asia, Afghanistan,

Mon Sep 15, 2014

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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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.


Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq

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.


Related Topix: Europe, United Kingdom

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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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.


Related Topix: Greater Manchester County, England, United Kingdom

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.


Related Topix: Europe, United Kingdom, Terrorism

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 .


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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.


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.


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.


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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