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Giant "Fatberg" Dredged From London Sewers

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August 6, 2013
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A 15-ton ball of congealed fat -- dubbed Britain's biggest ever "fatberg" -- has been dredged up from a London sewer, utility company Thames Water said Tuesday. It took 10 days to remove the double-decker bus-sized lump of festering food fat mixed with sanitary wipes which formed in drains under a major road in Kingston, southwest London.


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British Airways Interactive Billboard Identifies Real Airplanes Passing Overhead

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Ms. Salmon

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Cinelan (Feb. 1, 2013) — From her London townhouse and with the support of her wealthy doting father, middle-aged pixies Melanie Salmon transforms herself from a mild-mannered environmental philanthropist - promoting the conservation of neighborhood snails to regional reptiles - into an effective international marine activist with her private charity Global Ocean.
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Kerry Flies to London After Breakthrough Iranian Nuclear Agreement

Kerry Flies to London After Breakthrough Iranian Nuclear Agreement

Reuters (Nov. 24, 2013) — US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in London on the heels of a breakthrough Iranian nuclear agreement in Geneva. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
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