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Thousands in late rush to vote

BBC News - September 2, 2014 - 6:14am
Local registration centres say in recent days they have received tens of thousands of applications from people wanting to vote.
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Clacton by-election set for October

BBC News - September 2, 2014 - 6:03am
The Clacton by-election, triggered by Douglas Carswell's defection to UKIP, is to be held on 9 October, the Conservative Party says.
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Winkleman makes 'most powerful' list

BBC News - September 2, 2014 - 5:47am
Strictly Come Dancing host Claudia Winkleman is named on a list of most influential women on TV, but co-presenter Tess Daly fails to make the cut.
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Coahuila approves same-sex marriage

BBC News - September 2, 2014 - 5:42am
Congress in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila legalises same-sex marriage and adoption by gay couples, despite opposition by conservatives.
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Survivor singer Jamison dies aged 63

BBC News - September 2, 2014 - 5:31am
Jimi Jamison, the lead singer for US rock band Survivor, who sang and co-wrote the theme tune for hit TV series Baywatch, dies aged 63.
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Clegg defends UK terror response

BBC News - September 2, 2014 - 5:29am
The UK can take action to stop British jihadists re-entering the country without flouting the law, Nick Clegg insists.
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Philippines 'foils anti-China plot'

BBC News - September 2, 2014 - 5:13am
Philippine police arrest three men suspected of planning "anti-China" firebomb attacks at several locations in Manila, officials say.
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FBI probes 'Cloud' celebrity leaks

BBC News - September 2, 2014 - 5:09am
The FBI looks into allegations that the online accounts of celebrities have been hacked, leading to intimate pictures being posted online.
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Who You Calling ‘Porky’? Why Kirsten Gillibrand should name her Senate harassers

Fox News - September 2, 2014 - 5:00am

If these elected representatives of the people are engaging in boorish and inappropriate behavior, shouldn’t the voters know about it?

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Russian sex geckos die in orbit

BBC News - September 2, 2014 - 4:51am
Five gecko lizards sent into orbit on a Russian space satellite as part of a sex experiment have all died, the Russian space agency says.
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McDormand picks up Venice award

BBC News - September 2, 2014 - 4:49am
Oscar-winning actress Frances McDormand is honoured with the visionary talent award at the Venice Film Festival.
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Ivory Coast get go-ahead to host tie

BBC News - September 2, 2014 - 4:24am
Ivory Coast get government permission to play their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone in Abidjan.
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Boris Island airport plan 'not dead'

BBC News - September 2, 2014 - 4:20am
Mayor of London Boris Johnson says plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", are not dead despite a commission looking into the UK's airport needs rejecting the idea.
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Brain 'can learn to eat healthily'

BBC News - September 2, 2014 - 3:53am
The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, suggests a study from the US.
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VIDEO: Waiting for water in debt-hit Detroit

BBC News - September 2, 2014 - 3:13am
Samira Hussain reports on the day-to-day struggles of people living in Detroit, as the city attempts to climb out of its financial problems.
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Musician Watt makes non-fiction list

BBC News - September 2, 2014 - 3:05am
Everything But The Girl musician Ben Watt is announced as part of the 15-strong longlist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction.
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'Difficulties' with anti-terror plans

BBC News - September 2, 2014 - 3:03am
There are "significant difficulties" with preventing British-born terror suspects from re-entering the country, the reviewer of terror laws says.
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VIDEO: Uganda's Ghetto Kids: 'Dance changed my life'

BBC News - September 2, 2014 - 3:03am
Children in Uganda working in a pioneering dance group, Ghetto Kids, have been describing how it has changed their lives for the better.
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US targets leader of al-Shabaab with Somalia drone strike

Fox News - September 2, 2014 - 3:00am

A U.S. drone targeted the leader of the Al Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab group in a strike in southern Somalia on Monday, Defense officials confirmed.

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In fight to keep Senate seat, Landrieu faces legal challenge to Louisiana residency

Fox News - September 2, 2014 - 3:00am

Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, in a tough re-election bid, is facing mounting legal challenges to her residency status including a lawsuit filed this weekend by a former Republican challenger.

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