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2 hrs ago | Harwich and Manningtree Standard

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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3 hrs ago | KMIZ

Kurdish fighter with house destroyed by US air strikes

The U.S. military struck against an ISIS position southwest of Baghdad in what appears to be the closest that U.S. airstrikes have come to the capital of Iraq since the start of the campaign, a senior U.S. military official told CNN. The official also said this was not the beginning of a major offensive, like the effort to defend the Haditha Dam, but rather was a response to Iraqi troops under fire.


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Mon Sep 15, 2014


Doctor convicted of killing sentenced in sex case

Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures. A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people,... Burger King wants to dismiss a lawsuit alleging there were needles in a sandwich after the former soldier who made the claim didn't attend a settlement conference.


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CBS News

Smokers in NYC increase to 1 million

For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives that were emulated nationally. Sixteen percent of adult New Yorkers smoked in 2013, up from 14 percent in 2010, which was the city's lowest recorded rate, according to the findings released by New York City's Department of Health.

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Wharfedale Observer

Cambridge University was ranked joint second

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 Japan Times

A Scottish yes would also mean exit from EU, NATO

Two men ride an adapted tandem bike that shows the Flemish colors on the right and the Walloon colors on the left as they participate in a 'unity' march in Brussels in May 2010. In breaking away from the United Kingdom, Scotland would automatically find itself outside both the EU and NATO, and have to reapply to join both.

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WZVN-TV Fort Myers

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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Knutsford 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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Knutsford 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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Wiltshire Times

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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The bodies of two British tourists have been found on a beach in Thailand, police said

The victims were a 23-year-old woman from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, and a 24-year-old man from Jersey, in the Channel Islands, according to the Thai authorities. The attack happened on the popular small island of Koh Tao, which is known for its diving and lively bars.


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Borehamwood and Elstree 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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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Regina Leader Post

Quebec sovereigntists learn from Scots, reflect on what could have been

Quebecers who've spent decades fighting without success to form their own country are now finding themselves living vicariously through the Scots. As the Scottish referendum nears, the strong push by Scotland's separation movement has been a source of inspiration for Quebec's sovereigntist cause at a time when it finds itself battered and fragmented.

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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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Brandon Sun

Temperley does sneakers, Vivienne Westwood talks Scotland at London Fashion Week Day 3

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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News 4 Jax

Who is part of the coalition to battle ISIS?

In his speech about ISIS last week, President Barack Obama said, "American military power is unmatched, but this can't be America's fight alone." Allies and partners of the United States, Obama vowed, would provide support to degrade and eventually destroy the militant group that has slaughtered many people in Iraq and Syria and beheaded two American journalists and a British aid worker.


Related Topix: Europe, US Military, US Air Force, Terrorism, Francois Hollande, Iraq

Pasadena Star-News

Statue of singer Amy Winehouse unveiled in London

Mitch Winehouse, left, and Janis Winehouse, pose for a picture with a statue of their late daughter, Amy Winehouse, with actor Barbara Windsor, second right, and the artist Scott Eaton, right, after it was unveiled in Camden's Stables Market, in London, England, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.


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St. Cloud Times

British PM vows justice after 'act of pure evil'

British Prime Minister David Cameron said this weekend that the apparent beheading of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State militants was an "act of pure evil" and vowed to "hunt down these murderers and ensure they face justice." British PM vows justice after 'act of pure evil' LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron said this weekend that the apparent beheading of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State militants was an "act of pure evil" and vowed to "hunt down these murderers and ensure they face justice."


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Scottish independence could mean messy divorce

If Scots vote yes to separation on Thursday, a clock starts ticking down to March 24, 2016 - the independence day declared by the Scottish government. The British and Scottish administrations have agreed that they will recognize the outcome of the referendum and appoint negotiators to work out the details of separation "in the best interests of the people of Scotland and of the rest of the United Kingdom."


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Cool FM

Widespread Revulsion Over Briton's Beheading

Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour leader Ed Miliband put out tweets soon after news broke at around 11.25pm on Saturday that the Foreign Office were trying to verify a video that showed Mr Haines being beheaded. Mr Cameron said: "The murder of David Haines is an act of pure evil.


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