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Ticket prices for international fans attending the football 2014 World Cup in Brazil will start at $90 for initial group matches

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...tickets be sold on a first come, first served basis. Ticket prices for international fans attending the football 2014 World Cup in Brazil will start at $90 for initial group matches In total about three million tickets will be available for fans. For Brazilian nationals the cheapest tickets start at $15. These are only available for students, those aged over 60 and people on social welfare progra...

Frankenburger, the world's first lab-grown burger, is to be unveiled and eaten at a news conference in London

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...would eat lab-grown meat. “A lot of people consider lab-grown meat repulsive at first. But if they consider what goes into producing normal meat in a slaughter house I think they would also find that repulsive,” she said. In a statement, animal welfare campaigners People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said: “[Lab-grown meat] will spell the end of lorries full of cow...

he House of Representatives voted to cut nearly $4 billion from food stamp funding

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...take food out of the mouths of hungry Americans in order to, again, achieve some ideological goal”. The Congressional Budget Office says that if the bill were enacted, as many as 3.8 million people could lose their benefits in 2014. Around 1.7 million of those would be the able-bodied adults who would be subject to work requirements after three months of receiving food stamps. The 1996 welfare la...

Eighteen people have been charged with stealing at least $200 million in a credit card fraud ring, possibly one of the largest in US history

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While the Internet comes with nmany benefits, it also has its downsides. For one, it’s an easy way for criminals to steal your personal information. With knowledge about their tactics, however, you can better protect yourself online. Check out these four ways people steal personal information online. 1. Credit Card Theft Image via Flickr by pressuretobear One of the easiest ways that peopl...

The US has decided to send a senior official to North Korea to request the release of American citizen Kenneth Bae jailed in the communist state

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...Kenneth Bae, a Korean-American, was given 15 years’ hard labour in May for trying to overthrow the North Korean government. His family say he is seriously ill and has been moved from a labour camp to a hospital. They say he has diabetes and an enlarged heart. “We remain deeply concerned about the health and welfare of Kenneth Bae,” a White House statement said. The US has decide...

India's Food Security Bill aims to provide subsidized food to two-thirds of the population

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...dia’s economy. The ambitious legislation will cost 1.3 trillion rupees ($23.9 billion) a year. The government launched the programme last week by executive decree, but requires parliamentary approval to make it permanent. In a rare speech to parliament on Monday, Congress party President Sonia Gandhi urged lawmakers to clear her party’s flagship welfare scheme, which she said was part...

Malaysian PM Najib Razak's Barisan Nasional coalition is up against Pakatan Rakyat, a three-party alliance headed by Anwar Ibrahim

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...n his home state of Pahang on Saturday. Mohamed Rafiq Idris, a car business owner waiting to vote in the central state of Selangor, told the Associated Press news agency the ruling coalition had made “some mistakes” but he believed it would do its best to take care of the people’s welfare. But first-time voter Bernie Lim, a banker, said: “I grew up recognizing that my paren...

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...stocks. Cyprus’ President Nicos Anastasiades, later addressed his country in a television broadcast. The deal was “painful” but the best that could have been struck under the circumstances, he said. Nicos Anastasiades said that controls limiting restricting the movement of capital would be temporary and he promised to protect the weak, saying that welfare payments would be met. Earlier...

A new EU summit is getting under way in Brussels with issues of jobs and growth expected to dominate its agenda

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...alian PM Mario Monti, an unelected technocrat who had firm backing from Brussels but got just 10% in the election. Some economists argue that in current circumstances austerity can actually make government borrowing rise, partly because of the impact that declining production has on tax revenue and welfare spending. There is a drive in the EU to pursue tax evaders, including some big corporations...

Princess Cristina of Spain has been summoned to appear in court over allegations that her husband Inaki Urdangarin misused millions of euros of public money

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...amily told the AFP news agency on Wednesday. Who is Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca? The younger daughter of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía of Spain Seventh in the line of succession to the Spanish throne Fluent in Spanish, Catalan, English, French and Greek Carries out cultural, academic and welfare activities in Spain and abroad Honorary president of the Spanish Committee of Un...

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...; who describes himself as a Publicist/Manager/Marketing/Consulting/God Fearing/Realtor- both called the police and rather less helpfully, tweeted the NYPD’s account to tell them Amanda Bynes was “soooo messed up on drugs”. The media man told RadarOnline.com he wanted them to set up a welfare check but though they didn’t go to the apartment, he later received a call from an officer exp...

Lauryn Hill has been sentenced in New Jersey to three months in jail for tax evasion

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...inger failed to pay taxes on about $1.8 million of earnings between 2005 and 2007. In a statement to the judge, Lauryn Hill said she intended to pay the taxes but could not after ending her music career. It is not clear when Lauryn Hill will report to prison. “I needed to be able to earn so I could pay my taxes, without compromising the health and welfare of my children, and I was being deni...

Bjork Eidsdottir had no idea when, in naming her newborn girl Blaer 15 years ago, she was breaking the law

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...ving the child from possible embarrassment. It must also be possible to write the name in Icelandic. There is a list of 1,853 female names, and 1,712 male ones, and parents must pick from these lists or seek permission from a special committee. Bjork Eidsdottir had no idea when, in naming her newborn girl Blaer 15 years ago, she was breaking the law Similar concerns about child welfare are presen...

Smog in Singapore soared to hazardous levels again on Thursday, prompting government health warnings

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...oreans have lost patience, and are understandably angry.” “No country or corporation has the right to pollute the air at the expense of Singaporeans’ health and wellbeing,” he added. However, Indonesia’s Minister for People’s Welfare, Agung Laksono, said that Singapore was “behaving like a child”. “This is not what the Indonesian nation wants,...

Indians are voting on the first big day of the general election pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP

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...02. The BJP has promised to improve the economy and infrastructure and curb corruption if it wins in the general elections. The party launched its manifesto hours after polling began for the first phase. The Congress party has promised “inclusive growth” if it returns to power. In its election manifesto, the party promised a raft of welfare schemes, including a right to healthcare for...

Peaches Geldof autopsy has proved inconclusive, and toxicology tests will be conducted in an attempt to determine cause of death

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...cology tests will be conducted in an attempt to determine cause of death Officers had been called to the home Peaches Geldof shared with her husband, singer Thomas Cohen, and their two young children following “a report of concern for the welfare of a woman”. Peaches Geldof was pronounced dead at the scene. The news of her death was met by shock and grief from friends and family. Peach...

Peaches Geldof was the second daughter of musician Bob Geldof and Paula Yates

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...Peaches Geldof, second daughter of musician Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, has died aged 25. Police say they were called to an address near Wrotham, Kent, following a report of concern for the welfare of a woman on Monday afternoon. Peaches Geldog was later pronounced dead by South East Coast Ambulance Service. “At this stage, the death is being treated as unexplained and sudden,” said a...

India has begun voting in the world's biggest election

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...h-east – five in Assam and one in Tripura. The first voters have already cast their ballots in the state, with many others queuing up outside polling stations. Assam is a Congress party stronghold but the opposition BJP is hoping to make inroads. The Congress party has promised “inclusive growth” if it returns to power. In its election manifesto, the party has promised a raft of...

Brigitte Bardot has threatened to apply for Russian citizenship unless France stops two sick zoo elephants from being put down

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...dieu’s example if authorities failed to save the elephants, known as Baby and Nepal. “If the powers that be have the cowardice and the shamelessness to kill Baby and Nepal… I have decided to apply for Russian citizenship and leave this country, which is nothing more than an animal cemetery,” Brigitte Bardot said in a statement posted on the website of her animal welfare cha...

Peaches Geldof’s body has been released to the family for funeral arrangements

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...funeral arrangements (photo Getty Images) Any inquest is not expected to be opened and adjourned by the coroner until after the results of the toxicology tests are known. Peaches Geldof’s body was found on Monday afternoon after officers were called to the home she shared with her husband and two young sons “following a report of concern for the welfare of a woman”. Bob Geldof,...

India is voting in the biggest day of the general election pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP

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...s the leader of Gujarat state, which witnessed one of India’s worst anti-Muslim riots in 2002. The BJP has promised to improve the economy and infrastructure and curb corruption if it wins in the general elections. The Congress party has promised “inclusive growth” if it returns to power, with a raft of welfare schemes, including a right to healthcare for all and pensions for the...

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...nancial obligations. Life insurance companies offer policies that contain similar features, but with the help of insurance comparison services, you will be able to identify their subtle differences and choose the most appropriate one for you. Reputation Is Key You don’t want to risk your family’s welfare with a life insurance company that has a less-than-stellar reputation. The bigger and more r...

The Dallas Safari Club in Texas says the hunt will help protect the species by removing an old aggressive rhino

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...ll be earmarked for conservation efforts, safari club officials said. Animal rights groups described the hunt’s conservation claim as “a sad joke”. “This auction is telling the world that an American will pay anything to kill their species,” Jeffrey Flocken of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (Ifaw) told the Associated Press. “This is, in fact, making a...

Robert Levinson went missing during a business trip to the Iranian island of Kish in March 2007

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...his family, friends, and loved ones,” White House spokesman Jay Carney wrote in a statement at the time. “We respectfully ask the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to assist us in securing Mr. Levinson’s health, welfare, and safe return.” In August, Secretary of State John Kerry also asked for Iran’s assistance in freeing Robert Levinson and two other US citi...

China's Prime Minister Wen Jiabao promised stable growth, anti-corruption efforts and better welfare provision as he opened an annual session of parliament

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China’s Prime Minister Wen Jiabao promised stable growth, anti-corruption efforts and better welfare provision as he opened an annual session of parliament. Wen Jiabao, whose work report traditionally begins the session, also called for more balanced development in a lengthy speech on both achievements and plans. This National People’s Congress will see the final stage of the country&...