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Wars, conflicts to spur demand for Russian helicopters

By Stanley Carvalho DUBAI (Reuters) – Conflicts & militant attacks in the Middle East & elsewhere will offset falling demand for helicopters driven by softer oil prices, the head of…

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Minimum bedroom size mulled to clamp down on overcrowding and rogue landlords

A national minimum bedroom size could be introduced by the Government under new proposals to tackle rogue landlords & overcrowding. A discussion paper published by the Department for Communities &…

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Jessica Ennis-Hill Named Sportswoman Of Year

Jessica Ennis-Hill has been crowned Sunday Times & Sky Sports Sportswoman of the Year for a second time. The heptathlete, who moreover won the award in 2012, made a triumphant…

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UK labour market to start to tighten – Bank of England's Shafik

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain's labour market will start to tighten in the coming months as the economy approaches full employment, Bank of England Deputy Governor Minouche Shafik said in an…

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House prices rise 9.7% to record average of £205,000, says Halifax

House prices leapt by 9.7% year-on-year in October to reach a record high of £205,240 on average, Halifax has reported. The year-on-year growth accelerated from 8.6% in September & marks…

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Detained ex-Gitmo French activist may be allowed to leave

TORONTO (AP) — The lawyer for a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner turned peace activist who was detained on arrival in Canada as an apparent national security threat will likely be…

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Number of children seeking asylum in Europe doubles – UNICEF UK

By Alex Whiting LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The number of children seeking asylum in Europe has nearly doubled since last year, a symptom of the growing number of children…

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Over 40 percent of China's online sales counterfeit, shoddy: Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – More than 40 percent of goods sold online in China last year were either counterfeits or of offensive quality, the official Xinhua news agency said, illustrating the…

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Pakistan bowled out for 234 in 3rd test vs England

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — James Anderson picked up 4-17 in a brilliant display of swift bowling as England bowled out Pakistan for 234 on the first day of…

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Japan and China agree on moves to mend ties further

SEOUL (Reuters) – Japan & China agreed on Sunday to restart mutual visits of their foreign ministers & hold bilateral high-level economic dialogue early next year, a Japanese senior government…