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He is fighting for his life after the chop attack

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He offers 1-million-dollar reward to the information leading up to the arrest of the responsible for the savage act

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3

The assassin is still on the run

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4

The college cannot condone any behaviour that involves illicit drugs

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5

The complainants objected that the advertisements were offensive and condoned violent and anti-social behaviour

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6

The motorcycle was thought to be used as the getaway vehicle

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7

They thought he was a plant or a snitch

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8

Well, being a snitch or an informant does not make you martyr or mean that you are really copping out

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9

Anti-triad detectives have been told to pump for information every underworld "snitch" they know to help find the motorcycle hitmen who carried out the attack

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10

As the clock ticks on the investigation into the attack, the police are understood to have been approaching every informant on the police payroll amid a death of witnesses

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11

Grainy CCTV images

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12

Every informant on the payroll is being tapped for information. No stone is being left unturned

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13

A pillion passenger got off a motorcycle

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14

A initial bounty of HK$1 million put up by Mingpao has tripled to

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15

He communicated briefly with detectives

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Well, it didn't take long for us to realize they meant business, and they started clearing stuff up right away

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17

Hire retired police officers to join the ranks of inspectors to show the bad apples we mean business

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18

The government also make it clear that it would not budge on its rule insisting domestic helpers live with employers

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19

It would encourage job-hopping

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20

Fund managers cast wary eye on valuations of the red-hot Chinese Internet firms as its valuations approach nosebleed levels

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It comes in the wake of some recent big ticket acquisitions in the sector, with Alibaba snapping up Autoavi

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22

The cheery optimism that produced those rosy budget surplus forecasts of yesteryear is long gone

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23

Management keeps making rosy promises it can't keep and issuing financial forecasts it can't meet, they say

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24

The yuan has recently been something of a safe haven among emerging market currencies, yet market players have learnt from a bloody lesson over the past week that it is no longer an easy, one-way bet

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25

The drop offshore caused a massive short squeeze. Many investors were forced to buy back contracts at prices higher than what they cost to close out their short positions

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26

A bigger trade surplus normally provides impetus for the yuan to appreciate

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27

Widen the trading band for the yuan

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28

After this current bout of weakness, the yuan will likely stabilise in the run-up to the NPC

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29

The dorsal area of each hamster was shaved and epilated to remove hair roots

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30

Her voice had risen to a shriek, and her usually beautiful face was red, blotchy, and streaked with tears

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31

That takes real nerve

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32

Please watch for a rest room. My back teeth are floating

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33

After New Year's, it's back to the grind - the old routine

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34

A bare-faced lie, a deliberate lie, a planned lie

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35

Our wives were out late last night. They were bar hopping, pub crawling

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36

Questions were on the whole well set, pitching at the appropriate levels of difficulty

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37

Marks skewed towards the high side

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38

Fringe benefits are now seen as an important part of any salary package and base salary is no longer viewed as the deal-breaker

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39

Roberts went to university to read English and theatre studies, where her problem continued

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40

He went to Manchester to read for a BA in Economics

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41

Appeal cases have been few and far between

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42

The programme boasts an excellent teaching faculty

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43

This location boasts the standard decor and services of a five-star hotel

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44

Judges cultivate a collegial atmosphere in instructing the jury

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45

To write a good novel, you may have to bare your soul

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46

Baxter sound mad, but has bark is worse than his bite

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47

When they asked him about the crime, he didn't bat an eye

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48

Verna just stood there batting her eyes, trying to look sexy

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49

They won't refund your money. You are beating a dead horse

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50

When the boys heard the siren they beat a hasty retreat

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51

He plays table tennis very well; he will beat the pants off you

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52

Beauty is only skin deep

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53

Beggars cannot be choosers

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54

Behind the curve

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55

They will bend over backwards to find a room for you

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56

Ed will not accept late reports. He will not bend the rules

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57

Bend your elbow or drink beer or liquor or tip a few

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58

Bet on a lame rooster

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Bet you dollars to donuts

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60

His comment went beyond the pale of respect. It was vulgar

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61

That's where groupies and the sexual charge from performance come in handy

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62

He pulled a different groupie every night

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63

She had never been forthcoming about her time in the States

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64

In other words, he lied, or perjured himself through giving inaccurate information about his assets

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65

Speaking ahead of the lecture, the critic launched a scathing attack on the contemporary British art scene dismissing Brit Art as a journalistic invention

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It was a tough beat

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67

Women are encouraged to leave hospital within hours of delivery, with home support provided by visiting midwives; women with private health insurance usually choose to convalesce in private hospitals

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68

I don't mean to snap

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69

Rice with two choices of sides

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70

I can't help but notice that

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71

Take a leap of faith

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Lead them on a merry chase

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His resignation was a tactical gambit

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74

Assign your staff to build the sort of book on Russert's techniques, rhetorical gambits, and political obsessions that you'd want going into a debate with an opposing candidate

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75

The loser of this copycat election will lament all the strategic gambits that fell short in the end

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76

He seized a dingy singlet

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77

If the Party could thrust its hand into the past and say of this or that event, it never happen-that, surely, was more terrifying than mere torture and death?

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Utterly impossible

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79

My head almost rolled because of her

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80

Some believe in a God who makes traffic lights turn green, who turns lottery tickets into sweepstake winners, and turns rain on a picnic day into sun

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Make sheep's eyes at someone-look at someone in a foolishly amorous way

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82

A beard and a mustache have been added to the face of the devil in the picture, so that the killer is guilty of sacrilege no less than murder

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83

Smile broadly

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84

She hated the long hours, the measly wages, the heat of the kitchen, and most of all, she hated that she never saw Noah

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85

Like every city, Sheffield suffers from the scourge of nuisance neighbours, but has taken a leading role in trying to address the problem

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86

The colouring is important and he suggests that the mushrooms are first briefly blanched in boiling water, so they are moist without the need for prolonged cooking

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87

This film, besides winning numerous European awards and accolades, is the highest-grossing German film in that country's history

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88

Splash it generously all over your body to remove that hot, sticky feeling, and cool you down, and refresh and invigorate the skin

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89

Put its army into full-combat readiness

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They are inviting the possibility of repercussion

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To go all-out to ensure security

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I seem to have mislaid my car keys

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Then there was another thump at the gates, this time followed by a blood-curdling scream of terror and agony

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Now this was according to God's will, so that the church might be provided with pure altar bread made by the hands of a chaste and innocent youth

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I am just shooting off my mouth

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The tumultuous era of

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Their unmatched glamour and allure captivated the public's imagination

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98

Further directions on where exactly to point it are not available as of time of press

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99

By the time my dad woke up and walked into the kitchen I had a frying pan with bacon and sausage sizzling on one ring of the range, and another with four eggs frying

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100

The grapes sizzled, sputtered, and melted into syrup, bastiThe grapes sizzled, sputtered, and melted into syrup, basting and braising the sausages in their bubbling juices

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101

He is still a young man, only he seems older because of his careworn expression

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102

The trade-off between risk and return

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103

I really need to just shut off all the machines, nuke the leftover pizza and watch Blind Date until my brains run out my nose

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I nuked a quick burger

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We are not going to talk about ifs and buts, like I say, just wait for the procedure to take its place and then at the end of that, if no one has made the decision for us, we will have to make the decision

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That mood, however, lasted all of five minutes

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107

Likewise, fighters who feign wounds or injury to lure the enemy within striking range teach their foes to view enemy wounded as a threat, placing all injured soldiers at risk

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108

Sam smiled a bit as the rest offered their own strained smiles and laughs to his amusing but rather frighteningly honest statement

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The film has grossed over 374 million worldwide

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A trophy wife

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Take a job with a Long Island boiler room dealing in penny stocks

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To cloak a pump and dump scam

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He gave her a yacht aptly named Naomi

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To ease the sting of the bad news

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The pills are old and seem to have lost their potency

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116

His house phone has been wiretapped

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The pills finally kicked in with overwhelming effect

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118

He was severely debilitated

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119

Jordan snorted cocaine to counteract the effect of Quasludes

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120

A violent storm capsized their yacht

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Jordan agreed to gather evidence on his colleagues in exchange for leniency

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He threw a violent tantrum and attempted to abscond with his daughter

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He silently slipped him a note warning him about the wire

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He leered at the rookie reporter and stripped down to his underwear

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Alarmed but not knowing what to do, I kept jotting notes in my reporter pad

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126

Black stretch limousines idled on every corner

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Take her on cocaine runs

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Pull all-nighters

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129

We were trudging to work, toting briefcases

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He was so accustomed to strippers in the office that after a while, she did not bother looking up when naked women began gyrating near her desk

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Green numbers hurtle across bulbous screens

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With that said

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And in a later age his violence and lawlessness would have earned him a prison sentence-or at the very least a string of restraining orders and court injunctions

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Photo Courtesy of

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Greeting and favour

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Staff were hoodwinked into thinking the cucumber was a sawn-off shotgun

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Some flights to the US could be grounded after the airline pilot union called on its members not to fly with armed sky marshals on board

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Let the scourge grow out of hand

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Cozy up to him

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The thicket of red tape

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An insurmountable mountain of paperwork

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That idea is an old hat

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The fun is only limited by your imagination

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Making lame excuse

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Consequently I now have a reputation as a sourpuss and a grouch

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Among his first public proclamations was a call for the relief of the poor and the establishment of community chests to provide interest-free loans to the needy

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We made a formidable pair

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I have a favour to ask but before I do, please understand that in no way will my feelings be hurt if you cannot oblige

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149

The survey indicates there would not be sufficient ridership to justify a stop here

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150

I notice a discrepancy in the amount quoted in your catalogue and the amount I was billed

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151

We decide to get up from our easy chairs and back onto the field of dreams

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152

I fear that a section of the plasterboard may fall at any time

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It is still the dead of winter

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I am writing commend to your attention a most extraordinary young man

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She pillowed on the his palm

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156

Home of the largest collection of modern art in Europe, as the ginormous banner draped over the outside proudly proclaimed

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However, try not to buy anything else on credit while you still have this debt, otherwise you will be back to square one

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One mistake and you are toast

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159

A wad of lint-free rag

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I can hardly think of an occasion when I have got into a stand-up fight with any political opponent

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This followed several false leads from the sighting of debris and oil slicks thought to have come from the plane, which vanished en route to Beijing

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A bomb, be it in a carry-on luggage or cargo bay, could make a hole in the airplane but would not lead to immediate fragmentation

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Ice accumulation in the fuel system had caused the engines to lose thrust

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He took money and took kickbacks

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Tony was reluctant to let anyone else touch the wallet, as if alien fingers might sully the purity of the memory of his dad

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The soup was a cream of mushroom, obviously homemade, with a velvety texture

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Cocooned in warm, velvety darkness, within moments we were all asleep

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A voodoo doll

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If the Declaration inspires us with lofty ideals, the Constitution vexes us with questions of interpretation

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The pilot would have enough time to call for distress signal, and to turn around and glide back to land

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And, even when you have landed your dream job, there is no harm in getting a bit more work experience under your belt

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172

To disengage autopilot and take control of the aircraft

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Investigators are searching a vast expanse of water, meaning locating the black box will not be a straightforward process

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They are currently calling the next-to-kin of passengers and crew

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Slander without a shred of truth

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Hastes make wastes

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Should not rush into decision

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Make everyone running scared

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The corpse of Ken is bought by a mad scientist, who enjoys transforming human bodies into cyborgs

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There is a bubbling rumour going around about

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Rekindled lost love

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Token of love

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183

Later on, photographers caught up with her again, and the blonde bombshell loudly declared, I love New York

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Widen the trading band of Yuan

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We have no crystal ball to tell where it will go

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Barcelona has booked its place in the semi-final

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He saved me when I was at the end of my rope

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Give him my regards

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To smooth things out with money

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190

The clouds remained, lightning continued to strike, and thunder continued to rumble, but there was no rain

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A man with a great fondness for the outdoor life, he loved to ramble in the countryside and experience the peace and quiet of the land

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Yesterday I rambled on at far too great a length about elections

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I would never want my bathroom decorated in chartreuse and turquoise, but to each his own, I suppose

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His gay feelings were aroused by a man who made a pass at him in the cinema

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Stop tooting your own horn

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Wings to Wings

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He died a depressed man

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A storm is brewing

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Most of them are no doubt just muddle-headed, and do not see the inconsistencies and confusions inherent in their view

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Disorganized and misleading reports from muddle-headed reporters create a vicious circle which aggravates the situation

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Educators at all levels need to reconcile rigor and creativity, and to treat them as compatible, coexisting dimensions of intelligence

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You are blessed with good health and vigour, which enable you to participate in busy schedules

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What marks all of it, without exception, is intelligence and rigour, thoroughness and care, and an abiding dedication to the importance of the role architecture plays in an ever more complicated world

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This eunuch killed him using a forged edict

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Fancy seeing you!

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You are just a pawn in my grand scheme

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As such, she does not get out much, since her few attempts at dating are scuttled by the conspicuous presence of her bodyguards

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A whopping HK1.13 million

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The hordes of mainland shoppers will continue to flock to the city

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Walking away with his pockets bulging is the owner of the house

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You would be served fast-food burgers, cold fries and a watered-down soft drink

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Curtain falls on probe of sales

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Ian twisted his body sideways and banged his hip into the frame of the chair, jolting the rear wheels over the edge of the curb

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Firewalking refers to the activity of walking on hot coals, rocks or cinders without burning the soles of his feet

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The sharp wail of the peacock pierced the music

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Has it ever occurred to you that

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It was possible to guess: tortures, drugs, delicate instruments that registered your nervous reactions, gradual wearing-down by sleeplessness and solitude and persistent questioning

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The room was softly lit

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Amputated limbs

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Thrust his hand into the pocket for a pack a cigarette

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A rescue helicopter was scrambled to help search teams to scour the area, which is one of the sparsely populated places in Britain

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Raise fresh questions about his oft-repeated claim

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The port arm of Hutchison Port Holdings

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Yet Stevenson demurs mildly, and says diplomatically: I think actors often improvise in character in a scripted film, so it is not that unusual

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With new competitors nibbling at local business, the old cash cow is starting to dry up

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Barely a negative vibe will be emitted from any of the bidding nations, nor a single quote uttered which might seem remotely downbeat or pessimistic

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In an excellent piece of journalism, the camera crew just trained their camera on the serviceman, as he stood on the beach, tears running down his cheeks

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It adds to the confusion and agony of the relatives of the passengers

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China heaped pressure on Malaysia to improve coordination in the search

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The jet was en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing

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It has been repeatedly dogged by false leads and conflicting information, drawing mounting accusation that Malaysia is bungling the response

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Fresh signs of weakness in the mainland economy have emerged, with a raft of indicators sinking to their lowest levels in years

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Curbing hopes of shift in policy

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234

In the fall of 2003, U.S. officials watched anxiously as a potent guerrilla resistance rose across broad swaths of northern and central Iraq

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The home side held their own with one of the league favourites as both teams retired two goals apiece at the break

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The batty old lady had made the mistake of incurring the wrath of the Riders of the Apocalypse, and she paid for that within the second

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I am particularly drawn to

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The Apocalypse was drawing near and all he could do to stop it was kill

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Follow the footstep of his older brother

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If there is a quantity of smoke or other airborne pollutant particles present, it is known as smog

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241

Pasteur went on to discover vaccinations for chicken pox, cholera, diphtheria, anthrax and rabies

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242

Jeffers apprenticed himself to the contractors, then built Hawk Tower by hand, using ropes to hoist boulders from the cove below

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243

We come across bright ideas in books, like over-length lines passed through pulleys under floats and the excess taken up by counter-balancing weights

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244

And as for politicians not having changed anything, are you suggesting we just give up democracy and go for mob rule

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245

Predators of eggs and hatchlings include small mammals, birds, and other reptiles

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The unguarded chicks and eggs are easy prey for gulls and other avian predators

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The sounds of machines whirring and bells ringing could be heard as far away as a city block

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248

To sing his heart out

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249

I have no idea what drove him to begin playing music, what siren song it used to make him devote his life to it

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Instead, they see it as a problem, as a liability, as an albatross around our financial neck

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251

His duties included the care and management of the warren, a securely fenced area for rabbit burrows

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252

But then I do, but the temporary panic has unnerved me, and I worry about where I have put the keys

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A look of perplexed astonishment washed across his face

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254

When he saw that she was examining him, his neutral expression turned into a scowl

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255

Twelve guards entered the room, scowls and sneers on their faces

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256

Number one rule; never smile at your opponent; scowls and grimaces are the order of the day

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257

Early phonographs could record as well as play and were supposed to make recordings that would be sent through the mail, replacing written letters

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258

People gawked and stared, and he stared back with a grin beaming from ear to ear

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259

Einstein beamed his approval

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