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The new iPhone 6 could be released with a USB cable that can be plugged into a slot either way up. We tested the current non-reversible cable on 15 people in our officeThe new iPhone 6 could come with reversible USB cables, according to unconfirmed leaked...
From: The Guardian | By: George Arnett and Elena Cresci | Monday, August 18, 2014
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Ombudsman reports sharp rise in number of consumers who feel misled by credit broking sites that charge but do not provide loansComplaints about "payday loan middlemen" websites that take hundreds of pounds from consumers on the promise of finding cheap...
From: The Guardian | By: Press Association | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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An app that makes it impossible for children to ignore parental calls by locking their smartphones until they get in contact misses the point that love means allowing yourself to worryHow much freedom is too much freedom? Its a question that parents...
From: The Guardian | By: Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Another night of chaos 10 days after shooting of Michael Brown by police in Missouri dashes hopes of easing crisisPolice have clashed with protesters in another night of gunfire, teargas and chaos in Ferguson 10 days after the shooting of an unarmed...
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Researchers have tried to understand gum-chewing's effects on chewers, but they haven't really come up with any answersFor advocates of chewing gum in school, if there are any, the past decade of research has brought data, and perhaps hope. A project...
From: The Guardian | By: Marc Abrahams | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Arrest marks the second time that police have arrested journalists covering the Ferguson protests Continue reading......
From: The Guardian | By: Jon Swaine in Ferguson | Monday, August 18, 2014
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David Cameron says current system dating back to early years of Queen Victoria's reign fails to reflect modern BritainMothers' names are to be added to marriage registers for the first time as the government addresses "another inequality in marriage"...
From: The Guardian | By: Nicholas Watt, chief political correspondent | Monday, August 18, 2014
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Coach Moores admires Cook comeback after Sri Lanka Captain will open for England at 2015 World CupFor all the understandable backslapping that has greeted Englands series clinching annihilation of India at the Oval, Peter Moores has remained a relatively...
From: The Guardian | By: Barney Ronay | Monday, August 18, 2014
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British company Engineered Arts' creation can hold eye contact with you, perform Singin' in the Rain and even guess your ageYou don't have to be paranoid to think there are eyes following you around the Cornwall warehouse that is home to Engineered Arts.Indeed,...
From: The Guardian | By: Shane Hickey | Sunday, August 17, 2014
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Kurdish units launch offensive after US warplanes carried out air strikes on targets near the critical Iraqi damKurdish forces supported by American warplanes have mounted an offensive to retake Iraq's largest dam from jihadi fighters, as reports emerged...
From: The Guardian | By: Agencies in Dohuk and Baghdad | Sunday, August 17, 2014
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Irelands abortion act promised access to abortion at least in a few cases. In practice, it seems to have made no difference at allA vulnerable young woman in Ireland has been forced to give birth by caesarean section, even though she was so desperate...
From: The Guardian | By: Editorial | Sunday, August 17, 2014
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Pegg confirms a new trilogy planned for the next decade, with further collaborations planned in the years beyond, as he and Frost reprise Shaun of the Dead roles in animated TV specialSimon Pegg is making a new film with long-term collaborator Edgar...
From: The Guardian | By: Ben Child | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Foleys executioner had a British accentIsis threatens to kill another captured journalistFoleys mother: He was an extraordinary son Continue reading......
From: The Guardian | By: Matthew Weaver | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Johnny Depp will star alongside daughter Lily-Rose, while Kevin Smith will direct them and daughter Harley Quinn, in a high-concept action movieJohnny Depp and Kevin Smith are to work alongside their own daughters on Smiths new film Yoga Hosers, an action-adventure...
From: The Guardian | By: Ben Beaumont-Thomas | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Consultation asks if law needs to be strengthened by spelling out abuse can be emotional and psychological as well as physicalA new criminal offence of domestic abuse that covers non-violent behaviour is being put out to consultation by the government.Abuse...
From: The Guardian | By: Press Association | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Rolling business and financial news, as the City prepare to scrutinise the latest MPC minutes for signs of dissent at Britains central bankIntroduction: Bank Minutes in focusAnalysts: MPC may have split 8-1Carlsberg issues profits warning as Russia deterioratesArgentinas...
From: The Guardian | By: Graeme Wearden | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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My dad killed himself, and having struggled with feelings myself I want to make sure I deal with them properly. You should tooI was 24 when my dad, Peter Manderson, took his own life. We had a troubled relationship and hadnt spoken to each other for...
From: The Guardian | By: Professor Green | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Future of England Survey 2014 reveals attitudes hardening whichever way Scotland votes in September referendumEnglish voters oppose sharing the pound with an independent Scotland, want public spending there reduced in the event of a no vote and are broadly...
From: The Guardian | By: Libby Brooks, Scotland reporter | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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The writer and BBC journalist talks about his love for rocks most varied and derided genre, and how its about much more than silly capes and 10-minute drum solosLet me say it up front: I dont like bad hair or capes. Im not into witches, warlocks or elves....
From: The Guardian | By: Interview by Andrew Dickson | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Fresh hostilities bring more deaths, while Palestinians accuse Israelis of turning down a viable peace deal in CairoThe conflict in Gaza has flared up with renewed rocket fire and air strikes as talks in Cairo aimed at forging a durable ceasefire in...
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Propaganda video circulated Tuesday claims to show beheading of photojournalist, who went missing in Syria in 2012Militants from Islamic State (Isis) claimed to have killed an American journalist long held captive in Syria in retaliation for ongoing...
From: The Guardian | By: Spencer Ackerman in New York and agencies | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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A 23-year-old man has been fatally shot by St Louis police who said he was wielding a knife, as 52 are arrested in continuing protests after the shooting death of unarmed Mike BrownSt Louis police shoot erratic man with knife near FergusonFerguson officials...
From: The Guardian | By: Helen Davidson | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Poor safety culture at train company and lax government supervision blamed for Quebec blast that killed 47The weak safety culture of a now-defunct railway company and poor government oversight contributed to an oil train explosion that killed 47 people...
From: The Guardian | By: Associated Press in Toronto | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Soldier killed and four wounded as Ukrainian president prepares to hold meetings with Angela Merkel and then Vladimir PutinGovernment troops carried out attacks on Tuesday in the two largest cities held by pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine, while...
From: The Guardian | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Israel says air strikes are in response to rocket attacks but Hamas claims raids are bid to sabotage Cairo negotiationsIsraeli negotiators withdrew from peace talks in Cairo aimed at forging a durable ceasefire in the six-week war in Gaza on Tuesday...
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Andy Murray seeded No8Potential rematch of Wimbledon finalReigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has been seeded No1 for the US Open with the five times winner, Roger Federer, seeded second. Britains Andy Murray is seeded eighth. Should both Federer...
From: The Guardian | By: Reuters | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Republican politician makes show of defiance after being charged by grand jury over funding veto of Rosemary LehmbergRick Perry, the Republican governor of Texas, made a show of defiance in front of a cheering crowd outside an Austin courthouse on Tuesday...
From: The Guardian | By: Tom Dart in Houston | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Police chief says suspect brandished a knife at officers after incident at convenience store, as crowd takes up refrain from nearby protestsRacial tensions in Missouri were stoked again on Tuesday when police killed an another African American man as...
From: The Guardian | By: Chris McGreal and Amanda Holpuch | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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18-year-olds say it is too easy to find explicit images by accident, and most girls say it puts pressure on them to act a certain wayInternet pornography is having a damaging impact on young people's views about sex and puts pressure on girls to look...
From: The Guardian | By: Josh Halliday | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Real Madrid 1-1 Atlético Madrid James Rodríguez 81; Raúl García 88Real Madrid left it late and Atlético Madrid left it later. It was 00.40 and there were nine minutes remaining when James Rodríguez gave Real the lead at the Santiago Bernabéu;...
From: The Guardian | By: Sid Lowe at Santiago Bernabéu | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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As I left the pitch a bottle or something was thrown at me Manager angry over Ramseys red card and injury to ArtetaArsenal have lodged a complaint with Uefa after a bottle was flung at Arsène Wenger as he left the field at the end of a tempestuous first-leg...
From: The Guardian | By: Dominic Fifield at the Ataturk Stadium | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Government Property Finder encourages users to challenge publicly owned property and land that could be put to better useMembers of the public who have ever looked at a rather forlorn building and hankered after buying it can find out if it is in government...
From: The Guardian | By: Hilary Osborne | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Spanish Super Cup, first-leg updates from the BernabéuA look at all the nights scores in the Football LeagueAnd feel free to email john.ashdown@theguardian.com 10.23pm BST 20 min: Another long clearance from Moya, and after some more head tennis, the...
From: The Guardian | By: John Ashdown | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Champions League play-off first-leg updates from TurkeyArsenal spurred by prestige not profit against BesiktasAnd feel free to email paul.doyle@theguardian.com 7.24pm BST Besiktas: Zengin, Koybasi, Franco, Gulum, Ramon, Uysal, Pektemek, Ozyakup, Kavlak,...
From: The Guardian | By: Paul Doyle | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Respect MP's comments and visit by Israeli ambassador cause Muslim leader to accuse both of creating disharmony in the cityRespect MP George Galloway has been interviewed by police under caution after claims that he incited racial hatred by declaring...
From: The Guardian | By: Helen Pidd, Northern editor | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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No civilian casualties reported after Tornado jets crash near Ascoli, eastern Italy, after colliding during training missionTwo Italian Tornado fighter jets have collided over eastern Italy during a training mission and crashed into a wooded area that...
From: The Guardian | By: Associated Press in Rome | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Couple who found their daughter in June say their son has also been returned thanks to media coverage of their storyAn Indonesian couple who were reunited with their daughter 10 years after a tsunami snatched her from their arms now claim to have found...
From: The Guardian | By: Agence France-Presse in Payakumbuh | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Police raid property in Limavady and arrest man in connection with alleged manslaughter and facilitating illegal entry into UKA man has been arrested in Northern Ireland in connection with the death of an Afghan man who was found in a shipping container...
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Second teaser trailer takes a break from the action in a moody preview for the upcoming season of the CIA thrillerThe new teaser for Showtimes hit drama Homeland is significantly moodier than the first trailer released in July. Set to Emily Jane Whites...
From: The Guardian | By: Ruth Spencer | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Our invasion of Iraq contributed to the current catastrophe, so simple restitution demands that we welcome refugees who make it hereThe Church of England has embarked on a rather noble and doomed attempt to pressure the government into admitting refugees...
From: The Guardian | By: Andrew Brown | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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One council has developed a website to help businesses and planners make buildings more wheelchair friendlyThere is nothing out of the ordinary, at first glance, about the smart pale stone steps leading up to the main entrance of Weston-super-Mare's...
From: The Guardian | By: Rachel Williams | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Plus analysis of how Manchester United, Arsenal, West Ham, Burnley and Aston Villa can improve in the transfer window Continue reading......
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China crackdown on Church of Almighty God over three months precedes 'cult' members' trial for woman's murder at McDonald'sOver the past three months China has arrested nearly 1,000 members of a Christian sect referred to as a cult by Beijing, state...
From: The Guardian | By: AFP in Beijing | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Pope Francis has publicly talked about the prospect of his own death for the first time, lightheartedly giving himself 'two or three years' but not ruling out retirement before then. He made the comments during an hour-long conversation with journalists...
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Iraqi military fails in third attempt to take town 80 miles north of Baghdad after coming under sustained mortar and gunfireIslamic State (Isis) fighters have repelled an Iraqi army attempt to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit in a battle that...
From: The Guardian | By: Matthew Weaver | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Broadcaster joins group including Ed Stoppard and Simon Russell Beale in Sing London drive to give voice to statuesEvery day thousands of people pass by without a second glance at the tall man in a frock coat, holding a sheaf of papers, standing on a...
From: The Guardian | By: Maev Kennedy | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Chaos continues despite national guard interventionArrested include people from New York and CaliforniaAttorney general Eric Holder due in city on WednesdayShare your photos and videos via GuardianWitness 11.19am ET UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon on...
From: The Guardian | By: Amanda Holpuch | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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A Japanese widow's otherworldly erotic odyssey leads the oddities, outliers and avant-garde offerings that push the parameters at this year's horror film festivalThis year's FrightFest, the 15th, is the biggest ever, with a staggering 64 features scheduled...
From: The Guardian | By: Anton Bitel | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Temporary ceasefire in jeopardy after rockets are fired from Gaza, sparking swift response from IsraelThe temporary ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was in jeopardy on Tuesday after rockets were fired from Gaza, triggering a swift military and political...
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Toro Rossos latest recruit has enjoyed success in Formula 3 before he can legally drive on the roads of his native countryThe remarkable thing about Max Verstappen, who at the age of 16 has been confirmed as Toro Rossos new driver for 2015, replacing...
From: The Guardian | By: Paul Weaver | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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