CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Luxottica...
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(Corrects direction of currency movement in 15th paragraph) * Names two co-CEOs to replace outgoing CEO Guerra * Chairman to play stronger role, have final say * CFO becomes co-CEO, headhunting for other one By Valentina Za MILAN, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Italy's Luxottica overhauled its top management structure on Monday after Chief Executive Andrea Guerra left due to rifts with Chairman Leonardo Del Vecchio, now set to play a more active role at the eyewear group. The 79-year-old Del Vecchi

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Syrian rebels clash with government troops in Golan Heights
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Published 02/09/2014 | 07:41 0 Comments Share Syrian rebels clashed with government troops in the Golan Heights, where al Qaida-linked insurgents abducted UN peacekeepers last week. Share Go To The fighting was focused around the town of Hamidiyeh in Quneitra province near the disputed frontier with Israel, according to the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Observatory said...
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Men jailed for 18 years after raping Northamptonshire teenage...
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Two men have been sentenced to 18 years in jail between them for raping an 18-year-old from Northamptonshire who was stranded in an unfamiliar town. A court heard that Sandeep Kumar and Jaskaran Ghuman, both of Clarendon Avenue, Leamington, lured the teenager back to their flat where they took turns to rape her. They claimed their sexual activity with the 18-year-old had been with her consent....
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Clegg sympathy for Ashya's parents
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Nick Clegg has said he believes it is "not appropriate" to "throw the full force of the law" at the parents of five-year-old brain cancer patient Ashya King. The Deputy Prime Minister said his "heart goes out" to Brett and Naghmeh King after they spent another night away from their son. His comments come amid growing calls demanding their release from detention....
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Jack The Ripper myth to be...
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A FORMER murder squad detective is returning to South Tyneside to reveal new findings about one of history’s most famous mysteries. Former British murder squad detective, Trevor Marriott, shocked an audience at the Customs House, South Shields, with his show The Evil Within: The World’s Worst Serial Killers, in February. Later this month, he will unveil the findings of his cold case investigation into Jack The Ripper and The Whitechapel Murders of 1888, called Jack the Ripper –

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SAINTS COMPETITION DAY SIX: Chance to win a pair of tickets to...
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The Chronicle & Echo has teamed up with Northampton Saints to give away one pair of tickets each day for the next week for the Aviva Premiership opener against Gloucester on Friday, September 5. This game, which kicks off at 7.45pm, is the first of the new Aviva Premiership season and the home fans will get the chance to watch the Saints for the first time in the league since they won the...
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Local cricket: Loughborough extend lead at top but rivals stay...
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All three Everards League title contenders landed victories in the latest round of games with Loughborough Town probably taking most satisfaction from the day. A maximum 30-point haul from a 63-run victory at Syston extended their advantage over Kibworth at the top of the Premier Division to nine points. Kibworth had to settle for 25 points because they batted second in a hard-fought two-wicket...
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Momentous day as Riders' new home venue unveiled
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Leicester Riders have hailed a "momentous day" for the club after plans were unveiled for their new £4.2million home. The BBL Cup winners are confident of moving into the 2,300-seat arena for the start of next season, ending their 15-year wait for a permanent home. Work on the 2,300-seat arena, due to be built on a four-acre council-owned plot in Charter Street near Leicester...
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Leicestershire couty cricket:...
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Frequent interruptions for rain and then bad light reduced the second day of Leicestershire LV County Championship match with Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl to 10 overs. In that time, Leicestershire went from their overnight 301-9 to 303 all out. Hampshire then went on to reach 48 without loss before bad light forced umpires Martin Saggers and Peter Willey to call a premature halt to the day's proceedings. At least, the Leicestershire pace bowler Charlie Shreck could claim to have been inv

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Bonnie Clarke, 14, found safe and well
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A 14-year-old Bristol  girl who went missing on Friday night has been found safe and well. Bonnie Clarke was reported missing after going for dinner with her family in Bedminster. A police spokeswoman said: "We’d like to thank everyone who shared our appeal on social media or called with sightings"
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Fatwa to stop British Muslims joining Islamic State group
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A senior imam has explained the fatwa he and other UK Islamic scholars have issued to stop British Muslims from joining Islamic State. Sheik Muhammad Shahid Raza, head imam at the Leicester Central Mosque, in Conduit Street, said the religious edict is designed to prohibit UK Muslims heading to Iraq and Syria, where the militant group is attempting to carve out a caliphate. The fatwa declares...
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Mercury opinion: Arena plans are exciting for our city
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Leicester is a true sporting city with all our teams competing at the highest levels. It is something we are all extremely proud of. One of those teams is Leicester Riders – a side that has won four major trophies in the past two seasons and is rightly recognised as one of the best basketball sides in Britain. Unfortunately, all this has been achieved without Riders having a proper home...
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