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23 Apr 2014 - Global
The Next 'City-Killer'Asteroid impacts on Earth are three to ten times more common than we imagined, new data shows, indicating that an galactic catastrophe could be just around the cornerPermalink
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Man Swallowed Goldfish In NekNominate Dare

Sky News - 23 Apr 2014 08:20
Man Swallowed Goldfish InGavin Hope tells the court he was ashamed of what he did and claims it was an "impulsive act".Permalink
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Bodies Of Three Children FoundPolice make an arrest after the bodies of three children are found at an address in New Malden, southwest London.Permalink
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Violence Falls 12% As AlcoholThere is a clear link between a drop in binge drinking and a fall in violence on the streets of England and Wales, say experts.Permalink
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Woman spends $15,000 onTriana Lavey, 38, from Los Angeles, California, said she 'hated' the way she looked in Facebook photographs with her 'weak chin' being the main concern.Permalink
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Deciphering the Signs ofReagan was diagnosed with anorexia, a classified mental illness, at 10.Permalink
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Sherpa guides stage Everest base camp walkout

Al Jazeera English - 23 Apr 2014 09:24
Gesture to honour 16 colleagues killed last week threatens to throw Nepal's lucrative climbing season into disarray.Permalink
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Some Drama off-Camera inIn film about Israeli-Palestinian conflict, some of the drama plays out off cameraPermalink
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How female musical tastesThe study, carried out at the University of Sussex, suggest that women only preferred better musicians as short-term lovers - not as long-term partners.Permalink
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WASHINGTON -- A joint fundraising committee controlled by Republican Senate leaders Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) received contributions exclusively from executives of the... independent oil and gas company Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, according to a report filed with the Federal Election Commission. The McConnell Cornyn Victory Committee took in $49,600 from Anadarko executives and the company's political action committee from January through March of this year. The committee raised an additional $8,000 from Anadarko executives in October. Anadarko did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The contributions came while Anadarko faced a lawsuit from the government over the contamination of lands stretching from Pennsylvania to Navajo Nation, a territory...Permalink
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New data indicates that last month was the world's fourth-warmest March in recorded history. But, apparently to troll American environmental activists, that warmth was obvious everywhere except the... United States.Permalink
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Ukraine's interim President Oleksandr Turchynov ordered the resumption of military operations in eastern Ukraine Tuesday after two people, one of them a politician, were allegedly kidnapped, tortured... and killed by pro-Russian separatists and later found inside a military aircraft reportedly hit by gunfire.Permalink
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(Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has said Washington welcomes China's rise but that engagement with Beijing would not come at the expense of its Asian allies - as Chinese state media greeted... his imminent arrival in the region with a broadside accusing the United States of wanting to "cage" the emerging superpower.Permalink
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Man dies after killing girlfriend

eNCA - 23 Apr 2014 09:21
Man dies after killingJOHANNESBURG - A 29-old-man man who allegedly shot dead his girlfriend after an argument in Zola, Soweto, has died in hospital, Gauteng police said on Wednesday. "He was taken to hospital but we got... the report yesterday [Tuesday] that he also passed on and we have opened an inquest docket...Permalink
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Police swarm Long Island homeLong Island police scrambled helicopters, emergency vehicles and an army of cops to a home where someone called in a bloody rampage on Tuesday.Permalink
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White House says South SudanThe Obama administration condemned a reported massacre by rebel fighters in South Sudan late Tuesday as the world's newest country was threatened to be torn apart by ethnic violence. Permalink
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Canadian woman's letterMONTREAL - A 45-year-old letter mysteriously arrived in the mailbox of a Canadian woman, who received the ancient correspondence from her younger sister decades after it was sent. The missive, mailed... by her then nine-year-old sibling, was sent in 1969 with a six-cent stamp, Anne Tingle...Permalink
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20 years on, Mandela's partyTwenty years after the euphoria of South Africa's first democratic elections swept liberation hero Nelson Mandela to power, the ruling party faces its toughest test at the polls next month.Permalink
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A random person to taxi you around?

Sydney Morning Herald - 23 Apr 2014 09:04
A random person to taxi youOn Tuesday a woman I did not know drove me from the CBD to my home in Surry Hills for a measly $7.10. This is what happened.Permalink
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Zuma labels booers 'emptyPresident Jacob Zuma has labelled people who boo at him "empty vessels who make the most noise."Permalink
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NYPD Twitter campaign backfires

eNCA - 23 Apr 2014 08:56
NYPD Twitter campaignNEW YORK - New York police on Tuesday were eating extra helpings of humble pie after asking people to post images of themselves and NYPD officers on Twitter -- only to face a deluge of pictures of... alleged police brutality. "Do you have a photo w/ a member of the NYPD? Tweet us & tag...Permalink
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US condemns South Sudan massacre as horrific

Al Jazeera English - 23 Apr 2014 08:50
White House calls on both sides in civil war to bring to justice those who carried out "abomination" in town of Bentiu.Permalink
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Vavi pledges unity within Cosatu

eNCA - 23 Apr 2014 08:44
Vavi pledges unity withinJOHANNESBURG - Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has indicated that he does not owe Numsa for its support to have him reinstated at the trade union federation, The Star newspaper reported on... Wednesday. "It is wrong to say the resolution of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (...Permalink
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