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LAST_UPDATEThu, 18 Sep 2014 11am

15 Held As Australia Thwarts Beheading Plot In Largest Ever Counter-Terrorism Raids

Members of the Australian Federal Police forensic unit enter a garage with equipment at a house that was involved in pre-dawn raids in the western Sydney suburb of Guilford September 18, 2014. Pic: ReutersSYDNEY: Australia’s largest ever counter-terrorism raids today detained 15 people and disrupted plans to “commit violent acts”, including against random members of the public that reportedly involved a beheading on camera.

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Child Killer Lisa Coleman Executed

Lisa Ann Coleman, 38, of Texas Death Row, who is scheduled for execution by lethal injection at the Huntsville Unit in Huntsville, Texas on September 17, 2014 is shown in this Texas Department of Criminal Justice photo. Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: Texas, which has put more inmates to death than any other US state, yesterday executed child killer Lisa Coleman, one of only a handful of women on death row.

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Global Billionaire Population Reaches A Record 2,325 - Wealth-X

Cash In Multiple CurrenciesSingapore/Zurich -- The Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2014, released today, shows that 155 new billionaires were minted this year, pushing the global population to a record 2,325 – a 7% rise from 2013.

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[WITH VID] Gun Robbery Caught On GoPro

GOPRO cameras are typically used to capture action-packed adventures, like mountain biking and skydiving (and tornado selfies and volcano dives). But this might be one of the most dramatic uses of a GoPro ever.

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Dozens Of Brazilian Prisoners Tunnel Their Way To Freedom

Brazilian television reported from the site that at least 10 prisoners were believed to have escaped through the tunnel, but authorities could not confirm the figure. Pic: ReutersRIO DE JANEIRO: About a dozen inmates at an overcrowded Brazilian prison tuneled to freedom yesterday, and another group made a failed attempt to scale the wall, authorities and local media said.

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Singaporean Fined S$1,000 For Planning Million Mask March

The prosecution said Lau proceeded with the offence despite a police advisory which was issued earlier that day. Pic: ReutersSINGAPORE: A man was yesterday fined S$1,000 (RM2,551) for organising an illegal public procession at Raffles City last November.

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Backed By Invictus, Prince Harry Named Rugby World Cup’s Honourary President

Britain's Prince Harry delivers a speech on stage during the closing ceremony for the Invictus Games at the Olympic Park in east London, September 14, 2014. Pic: ReutersLONDON: Prince Harry, fourth in line to the British throne, has been appointed as the honorary president of World Cup organisers England Rugby 2015, the organisation announced today.

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Scottish Referendum: Future Of Union Jack Sets Passion Aflame

The Flag Institute has received many proposals for a new flag. Pic: ReutersLONDON: f Scotland chooses independence today, it is not only the politics of the United Kingdom that will be profoundly changed, but also potentially its iconic “Union Jack” flag.

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Urine Test A Simpler Check For Cervical Cancer Virus

Picture shows a Gardasil anti-cervical cancer vaccine box displayed at a pharmacy in Strasbourg November 25, 2013. Pic: ReutersLONDON: A simple urine test for the virus that causes cervical cancer could offer a less invasive and more acceptable alternative to the conventional cervical smear test, researchers said yesterday.

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Ignored And Fed Up, UK Regions Call For Scottish-Style Devolution

Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband campaigns against Scottish independence in a shopping centre in Edinburgh, Scotland, September 16, 2014. Pic: ReutersCAERNARFON: Scotland’s chance to vote for independence has lit hopes in other regions of Britain that a reworking of political ties might boost their chances of self-rule too.

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