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Tories to change inheritance tax rule

George Osborne promised to make the change during the election campaign Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget is to confirm the end of inheritance tax on family homes worth up to £1m. He is expected to tell MPs on Wednesday that the … Continue reading

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Last UK bodies returned from Tunisia

The final five bodies of British victims killed in the Tunisia beach attack have returned to the UK. A coroner will also continue to open inquests into the deaths of those murdered in the attack, which left 38 dead, including … Continue reading

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Migrants try to storm Channel Tunnel

Channel Tunnel services have been disrupted after about 150 migrants tried to storm the Calais terminal. Migrants entered restricted areas on the French side overnight, delaying and cancelling services, Eurotunnel said. A spokesman for the firm called for “immediate action” … Continue reading

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Missing UK family ‘safe with IS’

(Left to right standing) Rajia Khanom, Mohammed Toufique Hussain, Mohammed Saleh Hussain, Roshanara Begum, Sheida Khanam. (Left to right sitting) Muhammed Abdul Mannan, Minera Khatun A UK family of 12 who went missing have joined so-called Islamic State and feel … Continue reading

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Parades, relay races, picnics mark soggy U.S. July Fourth

NEW YORK Millions of Americans on Saturday gathered for Independence Day parades, picnics and hotdog eating competitions, defying worries over possible security threats and the danger of wildfires in the West. Rainy weather on the East Coast didn’t dampen the … Continue reading

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Egypt says 25 militants killed in air strikes as Sisi inspects troops

ISMAILIA, Egypt Egyptian warplanes killed 25 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Saturday, security sources said, as the Egyptian president visited the province after a major escalation of the conflict there. The sources said the air strikes hit militant targets … Continue reading

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China curbs IPOs, enlists brokers in all-out bid to end market rout

BEIJING/SHANGHAI China froze share offers and set up a market-stabilization fund on Saturday, the Wall Street Journal said, as Beijing intensified efforts to pull stock markets out of a nose-drive that is threatening the world’s second-largest economy. Beijing’s reported suspension … Continue reading

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Europe won’t let Athens go under, says Greek minister

ATHENS Greece’s finance minister accused creditors of trying to “terrorize” Greeks into accepting austerity, warning Europe stood to lose as much as Athens if the country is forced out of the euro after a referendum on Sunday on bailout terms. … Continue reading

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Colombia has first legal euthanasia

Euthanasia is strongly opposed by Colombia’s Roman Catholic Church A 79-year old Colombian man has become the first person in the country to die legally by euthanasia. Ovidio Gonzalez was suffering from terminal throat cancer and said he had been … Continue reading

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Brazil unveils Rio Olympics torch

Each torch is made of recycled aluminium and resin and weighs between 1kg and 1.5kg Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has unveiled the torch to be used at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. She said the Games would bring … Continue reading

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