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New badger culls ‘now under way’

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Ministers and the NFU say culling badgers will curb TB in cattle Badger culls in Dorset, Somerset and Gloucestershire have got under way, the government has confirmed. The Department for Environment, Food Rural Affairs (Defra) … Continue reading

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Murray fights back to beat Mannarino

Britain’s Andy Murray fought back from two sets down to beat Frenchman Adrian Mannarino and keep his US Open hopes intact. The third seed was in serious trouble before recovering to win 5-7 4-6 6-1 6-3 6-1 in stifling conditions … Continue reading

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Wing debris ‘certainly’ from MH370

Image copyright Reuters Image caption French authorities had removed the debris from the island for testing after its discovery in July French prosecutors have said they believe “with certainty” that a wing part found on Reunion Island in July came … Continue reading

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UK will do its duty over migrants

David Cameron has said “as a father I felt deeply moved” by the image of a Syrian boy dead on a Turkish beach. As pressure mounts on the UK to take more of those fleeing to Europe from Syria, the … Continue reading

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Chinese ships headed home after Bering Sea sighting: U.S. Navy

WASHINGTON Five Chinese Navy ships sighted in the Bering Sea off Alaska during a visit to the region by U.S. President Barack Obama have begun their “return transit,” the U.S. Navy’s top uniformed officer told Reuters on Thursday. Chief of … Continue reading

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South Carolina to seek death penalty in Charleston church massacre

CHARLESTON, S.C. South Carolina will seek the death penalty for Dylann Roof, who is charged with the June murders of nine black worshippers at a Charleston church, a state prosecutor said on Thursday. The 21-year-old Roof, who is white, has … Continue reading

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Brady to suit up after ‘Deflategate’ win; NFL appeals

NEW YORK Star quarterback Tom Brady will play in the New England Patriots’ season opener next week after a federal judge threw out his “Deflategate” suspension on Thursday – but the National Football League has not conceded defeat just yet. … Continue reading

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U.S. clerk jailed for gay marriage defiance; dispute goes on

ASHLAND, Ky. A Kentucky county clerk was jailed on Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but a full day of court hearings failed to put an end to her two-month-old legal fight over a U.S. Supreme … Continue reading

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Schools ‘demand money from parents’

Image copyright PA Image caption Many schools are asking for funds to help maintain their sites At least 100 schools in England are pressurising parents or demanding they contribute financially to budgets, potentially in breach of the law, research suggests. … Continue reading

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Boy’s naked selfie recorded as crime

Image copyright AndreyPopov A boy who sent a naked photograph of himself to a girl at school has had the crime of making and distributing indecent images recorded against him by police, the BBC has learnt. The boy, aged 14, … Continue reading

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