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UK and France seek EU help over Calais


UK and France seek EU help over Calais

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New US rights march starts in Selma


New US rights march starts in Selma

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-33750234

From France 24 : RENT CAP IN PARIS


Paris makes rent cap regulations a reality

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Windows 10: Microsoft under attack over privacy


Windows 10: Microsoft under attack over privacy

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Jeb Bush grabs cash from Iran and Cuba emigres while opposing Obama policies


Jeb Bush grabs cash from Iran and Cuba emigres while opposing Obama policies

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Two other officers at Samuel DuBose shooting scene will not be charged


Two other officers at Samuel DuBose shooting scene will not be charged

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Fukushima officials to face trial


Fukushima officials to face trial

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-33738956

‘Have you no decency, sir?': Vidal v Buckley and the art of killer comebacks


‘Have you no decency, sir?': Vidal v Buckley and the art of killer comebacks

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American Express Sued for Misleading Investors About Costco


http://finance.yahoo.com/news/american-express-sued-misleading-investors-231131324.html

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American Express Co was accused in a lawsuit on Thursday of blindsiding investors with the loss of a crucial contract with Costco Wholesale Corp after having failed to reveal how significant that business had become.

Iran’s foreign minister calls for world’s nuclear weapons states to disarm


Iran’s foreign minister calls for world’s nuclear weapons states to disarm

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Americans cutting calorie intake but junk food proves a hard habit to kick


Americans cutting calorie intake but junk food proves a hard habit to kick

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Campus police: different badges, different uniforms, but same deadly force


Campus police: different badges, different uniforms, but same deadly force

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From France 24 : 1 Mil bail paid within hours


US police officer charged with murder pleads not guilty

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From France 24 : The Stateless Kurds


The Kurds: The world’s largest stateless nation

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‘Abortion pill’ legalised in Canada


‘Abortion pill’ legalised in Canada

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-33724059

HIV flushed out by cancer drug


HIV flushed out by cancer drug

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-33720325

Putin ‘ordered Litvinenko killing’


Putin ‘ordered Litvinenko killing’

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33734525

Extra dogs and fencing for Calais


Extra dogs and fencing for Calais

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33729024

Earth magnetic shield is much older


Earth magnetic shield is much older

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-33721393

Russian debtors despair as boom turns to bust


Russian debtors despair as boom turns to bust

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-33717488

From boom to bust in Swiss border towns


From boom to bust in Swiss border towns

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-33710144

Tool to recognise faces in darkness


Tool to recognise faces in darkness

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-33718803

US man shoots down garden drone


US man shoots down garden drone

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-33735048

Facebook builds drone for net access


Facebook builds drone for net access

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-33728704

Ebola jab ‘potential game-changer’


Ebola jab ‘potential game-changer’

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-33733711

Palestinian fury at child arson death


Palestinian fury at child arson death

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-33729281

Why this Windows 10 feature is freaking everyone out


Why this Windows 10 feature is freaking everyone out

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http://money.cnn.com/2015/07/30/technology/windows10-wifi-sense/index.html

‘Brain-eating amoeba’ in US tapwater


‘Brain-eating amoeba’ in US tapwater

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-33728104

US ‘spied on Japan’ Wikileaks says


US ‘spied on Japan’ Wikileaks says

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-33730758

From France 24 :


No new Greece bailout without ‘debt sustainability’, IMF says

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Blue Moon Sketch


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Blue Moon Sketch

today’s holiday: Vanuatu Independence Day


Vanuatu Independence Day

The most important national holiday in Vanuatu, Independence Day is celebrated throughout the country. It marks the end of colonial rule by the French and British. The largest Independence Day celebrations take place in the capital city of Port Vila. A number of sporting events are held, as well as canoe and yacht races in the harbor. A military parade takes place in Independence Park. Dancing takes place and aerobics groups from throughout Vanuatu perform, and a string band competition is held. More… Discuss

Quotation: Oscar Wilde


Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Discuss

today’s birthday: Lisa Kudrow


Lisa Kudrow Lisa

Lisa Kudrow

actress
Born: 7/30/1963
Birthplace: Encino, California

Television and film actress best known for her Emmy-winning role as New Age-y massage therapist Phoebe Buffay on NBC’s hit Friends (1994–2004). A Vassar graduate with a degree in biology, Kudrow never planned to become an actress, but when Jon Lovitz (of Saturday Night Live fame), a family friend, encouraged her to try out for an L.A. comedy group, she made the switch to the acting life. After a few bit appearances on TV shows such as Cheers and Newhart she secured a recurring role on NBC’s Mad About You in 1993 as Ursula the waitress. Her big break came when she was chosen to play Phoebe for the sitcom Friends, which premiered in 1994. Feature film credits include Mother (1996), Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion (1997), Analyze This (1999) and its sequel Analyze That (2002) and Hanging Up (2000). Her most recent project was the HBO series Comeback (2005).

this day in the yesteryear: The First Defenestration of Prague (1419)


The First Defenestration of Prague (1419)

In 1419, a mob of Czech Hussites stormed the town hall of Prague and killed several members of the town council by throwing them out of a window—an act known as “defenestration.” Spurred by discontent at the inequality between the peasants and the Church and nobility, the First Defenestration of Prague led to the prolonged Hussite Wars, which broke out shortly afterward and continued until 1436. What was the Second Defenestration of Prague? More… Discuss

word: tegument


tegument

Definition: (noun) A natural outer covering; an integument.
Synonyms: skin, cutis
Usage: When it became apparent that the burn victim would need a skin graft, the doctors decided to use tegument from his thigh. Discuss

Prostate cancer: Five types ‘found’


Prostate cancer: Five types ‘found’

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-33704917

Cameron in warning to Calais migrants


Cameron in warning to Calais migrants

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33713268

Trump’s immigration: Deport, then legalize


Trump’s immigration: Deport, then legalize

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http://www.cnn.com//2015/07/29/politics/donald-trump-immigration-plan-healthcare-flip-flop/index.html

Bill Gross says Fed recognizing zero percent rates causing harm to U.S.


http://finance.yahoo.com/news/bill-gross-says-fed-recognizing-115301811.html
Closely followed bond investor Bill Gross on Thursday said the Federal Reserve is beginning to recognize that ultra low interest rates increasingly have negative as well as positive consequences. Gross’ remarks in his August Investment Outlook came a day after the Fed, at the conclusion of its two-day policy meeting, left its benchmark short-term interest rate near zero but dropped several hints that it is near seeing enough improvement in the job market to prompt officials to raise the rate as early as September. The roughly $7 trillion that the world’s three biggest central banks, including the Fed, have pumped into the financial system since the financial crisis has succeeded mostly in lifting prices of securities rather than the cost of goods and workers’ wages, Gross said.

From NPR News


U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah Sr., Of Philadelphia, Indicted On Corruption Charges

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Samuel DuBose video appears to show two officers reinforced false account of police killing


Samuel DuBose video appears to show two officers reinforced false account of police killing

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Banksy street art up for auction


Banksy street art up for auction

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33705205

A tourist in the land of the ayatollahs


A tourist in the land of the ayatollahs

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-33706015

Half of online world uses Facebook


Half of online world uses Facebook

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-33712729

Hackers tweet photos with hidden code


Hackers tweet photos with hidden code

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-33702678

Noam Chomsky: The United States is totally isolated – Salon.com


Noam Chomsky: The United States is totally isolated – Salon.com.

Police officer indicted for murder in fatal shooting of Samuel Dubose


Police officer indicted for murder in fatal shooting of Samuel Dubose

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From France 24 :


Israel approves 300 new homes in occupied West Bank

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What’s Obama visit done for Africa?


What’s Obama visit done for Africa?

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-33699183