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Toxic spill kills fish in China

Chinese authorities recover 100 tonnes (220,000lb) of poisoned fish from a river in central Hubei province, state media report.

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Syria: Start of Mideast sectarian war?

As they contemplate military action against Syria, one of many considerations members of Congress and Obama administration officials have to weigh is how a U.S. strike against the regime of Bashar al-Assad might effect the already complicated, even poisonous, state of Sunni-Shia relations in the region.

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Arrests over smash and grab attempt

Five males are arrested after an attempted “smash and grab” at a jewellers in a London shopping centre, police say.

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Huge rise in malaria cases in Chad

An emergency operation is underway in the Salamat region of Chad after an “alarming” rise in cases of malaria.

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MPs demand rethink on lobbying bill

The government’s lobbying reforms are “flawed” and should be withdrawn for six months and improved, a cross-party committee of MPs concludes.

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UK ‘not planning for future needs’

An independent commission should be set up “to end decades of drift and delay on major infrastructure decisions”, a Labour-commissioned report says.

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US car sales at near six-year high

US car sales surge to a near six-year high in August as consumers grow more confident about an economic recovery.

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Laser-surgery gets edge on cancer

A laser-microscope could lead to more precise brain cancer surgery by clearly highlighting the edges of a tumour, US researchers say.

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Dr. Seuss goes digital

Books? Who needs books? Not Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss books are going digital. Yes, you’ll have to make sure your “Green Eggs and Ham” does not become spam.

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