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'Milestone' European ruling says US online data deal invalid

An online privacy campaigner has won a "milestone" European ruling that a treaty allowing technology giants to send personal data from the EU to US is invalid. An agreement gives…

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Emmerdale leads the field with eight gongs at Inside Soap Awards

Emmerdale has dominated its rivals at this year's Inside Soap Awards, scooping eight of the 18 gongs on offer. Michael Parr, who plays Ross Barton in the ITV soap, said…

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Tiny Nauru throws gates open at Australian camp for asylum seekers

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The Nauru government unexpectedly said on Monday all 600 asylum seekers held at a controversial Australian detention centre will be allowed to move freely around the tiny…

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Britain says VW owners will not face higher car tax

LONDON (Reuters) – British owners of Volkswagen cars fitted with software to rig emissions tests will not face a higher annual vehicle tax, the government said on Friday. In Britain,…

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Mexico's 'cooking nun' takes TV shot to pay order's debts

PUEBLA, Mexico (AP) — A plain-spoken Mexican nun has become an unlikely television star while trying to save her congregation from mounting debts. Sixty-eight-year-old Florinda Ruiz Carapia, better known as…

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FIFA ethics panel gives life ban to former executive committee member Warner

ZURICH (Reuters) – Former CONCACAF president & FIFA executive committee member Jack Warner has been banned from all football-related activities for life, the ethics committee for world football body FIFA…

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False Widow Spider Alert As Rise Predicted

Experts are predicting an increase in the number of large spiders venturing indoors this autumn, including the most venomous in the UK & Ireland. The false widow has seen a…

Catalan separatists eye election boost to defy Spain over independence

By Julien Toyer BARCELONA (Reuters) – Separatist parties are expected to win control of Catalonia's parliament in an election on Sunday, setting the region on course for a unilateral declaration…