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Severed Cats Heads Found In Bin Bags In Manchester

The local council has launched an urgent investigation. Pic: ThinkstockA LOCAL MAN has made a gruesome discovery near a famous restaurant strip in Manchester, England.

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Elderly Man Crashes Car Into Pool, Escapes Injuries

Pic: KCALALTADENA: An 85-year-old man was unharmed Saturday after he crashed his car into a backyard pool, authorities said.

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Trains Carrying Toxic Chemicals Crash Head-On, 2 Killed In Arkansas

Two freight trains transporting toxic chemicals smashed into each other in the US state of Arkansas, killing two people and injuring two others. Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: Two freight trains transporting toxic chemicals smashed into each other in the US state of Arkansas early yesterday, killing two people and injuring two others, police said.

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Police Keep Protestors Away From Jewish-Muslim Wedding

Groom Mahmoud Mansour, 26, (centre) and his bride Maral Malka, 23, celebrate with friends and family before their wedding in Mahmoud’s family house in Jaffa, south of Tel Aviv, August 18, 2014. Pic: ReutersRISHON LEZION: Israeli police yesterday blocked more than 200 far-right Israeli protesters from rushing guests at a wedding of a Jewish woman and Muslim man as they shouted “death to the Arabs” in a sign of tensions stoked by the Gaza war.

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Kurdish Forces Push To Retake Mosul Dam With US Air Support

A Kurdish man inspects a weapon at an arms market in Arbil, capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, August 18, 2014. Kurdish fighters pushed to retake Mosul Dam with more strikes carried out. Pic: ReutersDOHUK: Kurdish fighters pushed to retake Iraq’s largest dam yesterday and the United States conducted a second day of air strikes in the area in a drive to reverse gains by Islamic State insurgents who have overrun much of the country’s north.

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US-South Korea Military Drill Begins Despite ‘Merciless’ Threats From North

South Korean soldiers take part in an anti-terror drill in Incheon August 6, 2014. South Korea and the US launched an annual military drill despite condemnation by North. Pic: ReutersSEOUL: South Korea and the United States today launched an annual military drill, Seoul’s defence ministry said, despite condemnation by North Korea which has threatened a “merciless” retaliatory strike.

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Christina Aguilera Welcomes Baby Girl

Pic: rsvpmagazine.ieBaby Xtina has arrived!

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Beckhams ‘Freak Out’ Over Brooklyn-Moretz Romance

Teen movie star Chloë Grace Moretz is thought to be dating the Beckhams’ oldest son Brooklyn, and the pair have been spotted out skateboarding together. Pic: ReutersNEW YORK: David and Victoria Beckham reportedly "freak out" a little when Chloe Grace Moretz comes over.

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New US Strikes In Iraq Include Land-Based Bombers

A Kurdish peshmerga fighter prepares his weapon at his combat position near the Mosul Dam at the town of Chamibarakat outside Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, Aug 17, 2014. Kurdish forces took over parts of the largest dam in Iraq on Sunday less than two weeks after it was captured by the Islamic State extremist group, Kurdish security officials said, as U.S. and Iraqi planes aided their advance by bombing militant targets near the facility. Pic: APEDGARTOWN: The U.S. has expanded its air campaign in Iraq with attacks aimed at helping Iraqi forces regain control of the strategic Mosul dam.

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Mexican Billionaire Offers Advice For Latinos

In this Jan. 14, 2013 file photo, Mexican telecommunications tycoon Carlos Slim speaks during news conference at the Soumaya museum in Mexico City. Slim is scheduled to give the closing speech on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at the annual conference of the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders. Pic: APHOUSTON: Increasing workers' earning power and offering Latino-owned companies easier access to funding that can be used for growth and expansion can help improve the social and economic status of Latinos in the U.S. and throughout Latin America, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim told a group of religious and community leaders Sunday.

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