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  • Trump edges ahead of Clinton in U.S. presidential race - Reuters/Ipsos poll

    By Chris Kahn NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump posted a two-point lead over his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday, the first time he has been ahead since early May. Trump's gains came as he accepted his party's nomination to the Nov. 8 ballot at the four-day Republican National Convention in Cleveland last week, and as Clinton's nomination in Philadelphia this week was marred by party divisions and the resignation of a top party official. The July 22-26 poll found that 39 percent of likely voters supported Trump, 37 percent supported Clinton and 24 percent would vote for neither. The poll had a credibility interval of 4 percentage points, meaning that the two candidates should be considered about even in support.

  • Gas leak in City of London causes hundreds to be evacuated

    Police said there were no fatalities or injuries.

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  • Final funeral rites begin for Nigeria icon Stephen Keshi

    The burial rites of the passage of the late football legend will commence on Thursday as the continent continues to mourn his death last month
  • Dead Bangladesh-American suspect was friend of cafe attacker - police

    By Ruma Paul DHAKA (Reuters) - One of nine suspected militants killed in a police raid in Bangladesh this week was a Bangladeshi-American who was a friend of one of the gunmen who attacked a cafe on July 1 killing 22 people, police said on Thursday. The attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery, a cafe in Dhaka's diplomatic quarter, was one of the most brazen militant assaults in the country's history. On Tuesday, police raided a building in a Dhaka suburb and killed nine militants, who police said were from the same domestic group as the cafe attackers, and who had been plotting their own similar attack.

  • Adam Thomas 'Lined Up For I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!'

    Adam Thomas is reportedly being lined-up to join this year’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! The Emmerdale actor is thought to be heading to the Australian outback later this year as ITV bosses are desperate to get him on the next series of the jungle-based show in order to provide viewers with “eye candy”, according to the Daily Mirror. The heartthrob - who is known for playing farm boy Adam Barton in Emmerdale - will reportedly rub shoulders with the likes of Ukip leader Nigel Farage, Spencer Matthews and TOWIE’s James ‘Arg’ Argent if he agrees to head Down Under for the forthcoming series.

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  • Premier League - Man Utd in final stages of world record Pogba deal - multiple reports

    Manchester United have moved agonisingly close to the world record signing of Paul Pogba after it emerged that they have started drawing up legal documents.

  • Lamar Odom's Kids Upset With Their Father's Up & Down Addiction Recovery

    Lamar Odom has been up and down when it comes to his recovery process, and his family is not happy about it. Specifically, the former NBA star’s kids are upset about their father’s struggle with addiction.

  • Watch this Shetland pony make an unexpected visit to his local pub

    Perhaps he was really keen for some cider?

    SNAPPA Animals
  • Muslim gang storm nudist pool in Germany threating to 'exterminate' women and 'infidels'

    A gang of Muslim men stormed into a German swimming pool yelling "Allahu Akbar" as they warned a group of nudist swimmers they would be "exterminated". The six men hurled abuse at the women and children in Arabic and German, calling them "sluts" for bathing in the nude at the pool in the town of Geldern in the North Rhine-Westphalia region. A member of pool staff, Lisa-Marie Theunissen, said she asked the men to be quiet after her customers had complained.

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  • Brexit shockwaves hit British jobs, banks, automobiles

    By Giles Elgood and Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Shockwaves from Britain's vote to leave the European Union rocked the economy on Thursday, with thousands of jobs lost at one of the country's biggest banks, big extra costs for Ford, and consumer confidence plunging. Preparing for a Brexit-related slowdown, Lloyds Banking Group said it would cut a further 3,000 jobs. One of Britain's biggest car dealerships, Inchcape, predicted growth in new car registrations would fall.

  • Vauxhall Zafira B warning: This Morning reveals why your family car could be a DEATHTRAP

    A terrifying series of potentially deadly fires have started spontaneously in Vauxhall Zafira B cars. As a result, Vauxhall recalled some 135,000 vehicles in December 2015 and made modifications to the design to prevent future fires. But there have since been a further 20 fires in the newly modified vehicles, prompting a second recall to start in August. There were 234,938 models of the car sold between 2005 and 2014 and experts say all of them could be a potential risk. Alice Beer told Ruth and Eamonn Holmes on This Morning that all owners of the car model should contact their dealer IMMEDIATELY to get their car recalled. She said: “Mothers are driving in these cars with children. It is not q
  • These Pictures of the California Sand Fire Look Like Mordor (13 photos)

    The "Sand Fire" has now burned more than 35,000 acres of California.​ From Popular Mechanics

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  • Unmarked police motorbikes to patrol accident blackspots

    Officers will clamp down on dangerous motorcycling in the Borders by using a new unmarked police motorbike. It is hoped the action will help encourage bikers to stay safe on the rural roads, where nine motorcyclists have already been killed this summer. The vehicle, which is fitted with digital recording facilities, will patrol the A68, A702, A7 and A697 this weekend. Inspector Roddy MacMillan, trunk roads inspector for the east of Scotland, said several other bikers have been seriously injured this year. He said: "The consequences of driving or riding dangerously can be devastating for the families, if someone is killed or seriously injured as a result. "It is my officers who knock on the doors

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  • Nintendo shares plummet after investors realize it doesn't actually make Pokémon Go

    Nintendo shares have skyrocketed since Pokémon Go's release and instant transformation into global cultural phenomenon, but they fell dramatically today after investors realized that Nintendo doesn't actually make the game. Nintendo put out a statement after the close of trading on Friday pointing out that the bottom-line impact will be "limited" as it only owns 32 percent of The Pokémon Company, and that revenue from the game and its Pokémon Go Plus smartwatch peripheral have been accounted for in the company's current forecasts. Pokémon Go is a collaboration between The Pokémon Company and Niantic Labs, the developer who previously created the similar AR game Ingress as part of Google. This

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  • May reassures Poles living in UK that they are welcome

    British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to reassure Poles living in Britain that they are welcome despite increased reports of abuse in the wake of the country's vote to leave the European Union. "I want to be clear that Poles living in the UK continue to be welcome, we value the contribution they make to our country," she said on Thursday following a meeting with Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo in Warsaw. There are about 790,000 Poles living in Britain according to official figures from 2014, the second-largest overseas-born population in the country after those from India.

  • Patient Day proves practice overrated

    By Larry Fine SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Jason Day, playing after just one day of practice at Baltusrol, kept it simple in Thursday's first round of the PGA Championship, hitting fairways and greens and sinking enough putts to join the hunt. World number one and defending champion Day, who found 17 greens in regulation, shot a two-under-par 68 and said the time away from the course might have been a blessing. "I'm glad I took Monday, Tuesday off, even though I'm a little bit under the weather," said Day, who sneezed his way through another hot day at Baltusrol.

  • Wounded officers struggle with news of Hinckley's release

    WASHINGTON (AP) — John Hinckley Jr. shot four people outside a Washington hotel on March 30, 1981, but two of his victims understandably got most of the attention: President Ronald Reagan and his press secretary, James Brady.

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  • Testing confirms new, rarely seen whale in Pacific Ocean

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Genetic tests confirm that a mysterious, unnamed species of beaked whale only rarely seen alive by Japanese fishermen roams the northern Pacific Ocean, according to research published this week.

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  • Yes, Harrison Ford uses checklists when he flies

    OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Yes, Harrison Ford uses a checklist when he flies his plane.

    Associated Press
  • Madrid off the pace, concedes Zidane

    Real Madrid were beaten 3-1 by PSG in their friendly on Wednesday, and Zinedine Zidane acknowledged his side are still rusty.