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Police probe over Heath abuse claims

1 hour 31 min ago
The police watchdog is to investigate Wiltshire Police's handling of child sexual abuse allegations made about former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath.
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Cilla Black 'knew she was dying'

1 hour 42 min ago
Pop star and TV presenter Cilla Black was ailing and "willed herself to die", according to a long-time friend who was her first manager.
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Syrian plane crashes in bomb raids

1 hour 43 min ago
A Syrian warplane crashes in a marketplace in the north-western town of Ariha amid bombing raids, killing 17 people, activists say.
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Burundi leader in vengeance warning

1 hour 45 min ago
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza warns against vengeance and urges calm following the assassination of a senior general on Sunday
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Beach closed for Saudi king reopens

1 hour 52 min ago
A beach in the south of France that was closed for the Saudi king's holiday reopens after he cut his holiday short.
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HSBC's profit up 10% in first half

1 hour 56 min ago
Profit at HSBC, Europe's largest bank, was up 10% in the first half of this year compared with a year ago on strong earnings in Hong Kong.
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US seeks to ease Gulf fears on Iran

2 hours 9 min ago
US Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Qatar to try to reassure Gulf allies over the nuclear deal with Iran.
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Mafia 'communicated in sheep code'

2 hours 24 min ago
The henchmen of a mafia boss on the run since 1993 used a code based around sheep to communicate, Italian police say.
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'1,700 intrusions' at Calais terminal

2 hours 33 min ago
There were 1,700 "intrusions" by migrants who managed to break into the Channel Tunnel's freight terminal overnight, a French police union says.
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Greek shares plunge as market reopens

2 hours 37 min ago
The main Athens stock index, the Athex, plunges by 22.87% on Monday as trading resumes after a five-week closure.
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Police in Rio 'killed hundreds'

2 hours 53 min ago
Amnesty International says that military police in the Brazilian city of Rio have killed more than 1,500 people in the last five years.
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German carmakers buy Nokia's mapping

3 hours 4 min ago
German vehicle manufacturers Audi, BMW and Daimler are buying Nokia's Here digital mapping business for 2.8bn euros (£2bn).
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MH370 investigators meet in Paris

3 hours 20 min ago
Malaysian officials meet French investigators in Paris before tests are carried out on a wing part suspected of being from missing flight MH370.
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UK manufacturing picks up in July

3 hours 39 min ago
UK manufacturing growth picks up in July from a 26-month low in June, but growth remains "near stagnant", a survey suggests.
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Ronaldo 'gives agent Greek island'

3 hours 55 min ago
Multi-millionaire Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo gives his agent Jorge Mendes a Greek island as a wedding present, media reports say.
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India blocks 857 porn sites

3 hours 57 min ago
India has blocked free access to 857 porn sites in what it says is a move to prevent children from accessing them.
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VIDEO: US homes threatened by wildfires

4 hours 47 sec ago
Thousands of people have been told to evacuate their homes in Northern California because of wildfires.
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Myanmar flooding leaves dozens dead

4 hours 4 min ago
At least 47 people are now reported to have died in severe flooding in Myanmar which has affected tens of thousands of people.
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Plan to evict illegal immigrants

4 hours 6 min ago
Landlords will be expected to evict tenants who lose the right to live in England under new measures to clamp down on illegal immigration.
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California wildfire doubles in size

4 hours 35 min ago
California firefighters stretched to the limit as they attempt to bring 21 major fires under control across the drought-ridden state.
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