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Iran hangs woman despite international campaign

telegraph.co.uk — Iranian actors and other prominent figures had appealed for a stay of execution, echoing similar calls in the West. Efforts for clemency had intensified in recent weeks. Jabbari's mother was allowed to visit her for one hour on Friday, Amnesty said, a custom that tends to precede executions in Iran.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @MiaFarrow: Despite international outrage, #Iran hanged a 26-yr-old woman today- for killing man as he tried to rape her telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Oct 25, 2014

RT @EliLake: Since @HassanRouhani came to office, Iran has executed 967 people telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews… Maybe he’ll make it an even 1,000 for the nuke deal

Oct 25, 2014

RT @amandacarpenter: Iran has executed another woman--the 967th person the nation has put to death since Rouhani took office in 2013 telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Oct 25, 2014

Since @HassanRouhani came to office, Iran has executed 967 people telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews… Maybe he’ll make it an even 1,000 for the nuke deal

Oct 25, 2014

RT @moorehn: Iran is executing more than 2 people a day under Hassan Rouhani. Latest: woman who stabbed rapist. telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews… via @NickKristof

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West waging a 'CNN war' in Syria as Isil makes gains in Iraq

telegraph.co.uk — They have deemed Iraq the first target of the fight against Isil. Yet the number of air strikes in supposedly less significant Syria has now reached double that in Iraq, as America and its allies seek to bolster Kobane's defences.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @LizSly: Did ISIS suck the US into Kobane in order to make gains elsewhere? If Anbar falls, will it be CNN's fault? telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Oct 25, 2014

RT @LizSly: Did ISIS suck the US into Kobane in order to make gains elsewhere? If Anbar falls, will it be CNN's fault? telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Jack Bruce unleashed the potential of the bass guitar

telegraph.co.uk — A product of a tough, poor, Scottish background, Bruce was a young gun on the Glasgow scene in the late fifties, playing every night, trad jazz, blues, cover versions. By the time he was sixteen, he was making so much money he dropped out of school. He was a consummate musician.
Oct 25, 2014

Jack Bruce unleashed the potential of the bass guitar - Telegraph ow.ly/DkN4u

Japanese man becomes first person to be jailed for making gun with 3D printer

telegraph.co.uk — A Japanese man has become the first person to receive a prison sentence for designing and printing a 3D gun. Yoshitomo Imura, 28, downloaded and printed five plastic guns, two of which could fire real bullets.

Young British woman died from infection after bottom surgery, police in Thailand say

telegraph.co.uk — A British woman who died after travelling to Thailand for cheap plastic surgery had undergone an operation to increase the size of her bottom, police said. The woman was named as Joy Williams, 24, from Thamesmead, London. Her family were too upset to comment yesterday.
Oct 25, 2014

Young British woman died alone and in pain from cheap Thai plastic surgery for a bigger bottom telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

US PGA chief Ted Bishop axed after ‘little girl’ jibe at Ian Poulter

telegraph.co.uk — PGA chief executive Pete Bevacqu said: "The PGA of America understands the enormous responsibility it has to lead this great game and to enrich lives in our society through golf. "We must demand of ourselves that we make golf both welcoming and inclusive to all who want to experience it, and everyone at the PGA of America must lead by example."
Oct 25, 2014

First his team got thumped in the Ryder Cup. Then he insulted 'Poults.' Now he's fired. Goodbye Ted Bishop bit.ly/1DN229N

The time for Stuart Lancaster’s England to strike is now as they look to beat southern hemisphere giants

telegraph.co.uk — "We have won a lot more than we have lost," Lancaster said in relation to his tenure as a whole, where his team has a 60 per cent success rate. "We've never gone into the games thinking we are happy to lose but we certainly feel that we have had two-and-a-half years together now and we should be targeting to win all the games."

New Zealand's sell-out Test match versus the USA could mark turning point in the States' relationship with rugby

telegraph.co.uk — The USA have played New Zealand before, most recently in the 1991 Rugby World Cup when they met at Gloucester, where Melville was director of rugby between 2002 and 2005. But this is very different. "It's big for the game," Melville said.
Oct 25, 2014

USA v New Zealand next Sat. All about money for ABs but huge moment for USA rugby telegraph.co.uk/sport/rugbyuni…

The playboy priests of Albenga on the Italian Riviera

telegraph.co.uk — In neighbouring Loano, Fr Silvano de Matteis earned himself a formal police complaint when he became overly flirtatious with the wife of the local port captain, while another priest was kicked off a cruise ship for molesting its passengers.
Oct 25, 2014

gay websites, pole dancing.... blimey RT @TelegraphWorld: The playboy priests of Albenga on the Italian Riviera bit.ly/1towtkt

Ingenious predicts victory ahead of HMRC court battle

telegraph.co.uk — A media investment firm accused of running an unlawful celebrity tax avoidance scheme has predicted victory in a forthcoming crunch court battle with HMRC over hundreds of millions of pounds allegedly owed in unpaid tax.
Oct 25, 2014

Alleged unlawful celebrity tax evoidance scheme predicts victory over ordinary taxpayers at November hearing goo.gl/dgGxbi

Will King to step down from helm of King of Shaves after 21 years

telegraph.co.uk — Both businesses offer online subscriptions for razors and other grooming products. William Blair is now understood to be talking to a number of possible suitors. The appointment follows an aborted sales process a few years ago, which valued the business at the time at $40m (£25m).
Oct 25, 2014

Will King to step down from helm of King of Shaves after 21 years dlvr.it/7K5VZg

Anti-Catholic US campaign ad reflects lingering bigotry

telegraph.co.uk — That statement implies that the author of the ad is indeed a supporter of the Democrat candidate and that the Democrat campaign is in contact with them. So, yeah, the ad is probably legit. But this ad expresses more than just ideological inflexibility.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @freddoso: @timothy_stanley should also mention the anti-Catholic Blaine laws here, I believe they're still on the books in WA telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Oct 25, 2014

@timothy_stanley should also mention the anti-Catholic Blaine laws here, I believe they're still on the books in WA telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Oct 25, 2014

Take a look at this vile anti-Catholic ad used in a US local senate election. Says a lot aobut how Left sees Rome telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Bath 19 Toulouse 21, European Champions Cup match report: Must-win game ends in defeat to French giants

telegraph.co.uk — Their only realistic hope of progressing, though, is to win the last four group games, but that schedule includes trips to Montpellier and Toulouse, suggesting the 1998 European champions will end up making an early exit.

Wasps v Harlequins: Nick Easter hopes European derby clash can kick-start Quins' season

telegraph.co.uk — What to make of it? Easter is always a sound barometer. "Well, there hasn't been too much to write about from our point of view," he says. "There have been some patches of good play but if we are honest with ourselves as players, this group can play a hell of a lot better.

Torquay mascot Gilbert the Gull challenges fans to fight after swearing at them

babb.telegraph.co.uk — This might just be the greatest football football story of the year. Gilbert the Gull is Torquay United's mascot, a club best known for associations with Lee Sharpe and Helen Chamberlain. The holy trinity is now complete after Gilbert's behaviour last weekend.

Portsmouth public school jihadi killed in Syria

telegraph.co.uk — Mamunur Mohammed Roshid was among the young men pictured on CCTV before flying to Syria to join Islamic State militants (London Media) Abdul Jami, chairman of Portsmouth's Jami mosque, said Hassan's family were shocked, but not surprised at the news. He said: "We condemn the actions of these young men.

American Way: Republicans beware, midterms are not always a sign of things to come

telegraph.co.uk — But if Republicans do take the senate, it is possible they could pass a few modest things, such as the Keystone XL oil pipeline, by wooing enough Democrats to support it. They could also launch themselves into procedural manoeuvres and high-stakes confrontations.

Tunisia prepares for historic parliamentary elections

telegraph.co.uk — Ennahda has presented itself as a foil to extremist groups across the Middle East and North Africa, even as opposition critics say the party has not done enough to tackle the problem at home. "Our vision is an antidote to Isil," says Rafik Abdelssalam, a senior party advisor and former foreign minister.
Oct 25, 2014

Tunisians head to polls tomorrow for historic parliamentary vote that pits Islamists vs leftists + the old regime: telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Southampton 1 Stoke City 0: Sadio Mane hits winner as Ronald Koeman's side move up to second

telegraph.co.uk — Is it an illusion, or do Southampton look so much better after shifting all that dead wood from their squad in the summer? Here, the outstanding team of this Premier League season took another giant leap away from the relegation battle many had predicted for them, moving above Manchester City and into second place in the Premier League.
Oct 25, 2014

Meanwhile, at St Mary's, Southampton's relegation battle is still going better than expected. telegraph.co.uk/sport/football…