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Brooks to return as Murdoch’s UK boss

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rebekah Brooks pictured after her acquittal of phone-hacking charges in 2014. Rebekah Brooks will return as chief executive of Rupert Murdoch’s UK newspaper operations on Monday. She resigned in 2011 in the wake of … Continue reading

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Last Shoreham air crash victim named

Image copyright Sussex Police Image caption Retired engineer James Graham Mallinson was described as a “brilliant photographer” The last Shoreham Airshow crash victim has been named at the start of inquests into the deaths of the 11 who died. James … Continue reading

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Clinic leaks patients’ HIV status

A sexual health clinic mistakenly leaked the HIV status of nearly 800 patients, bosses admitted. The 56 Dean Street clinic in London’s Soho sent out the names and email addresses of 780 patients when a newsletter was issued to people … Continue reading

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Changes to campaign rules for EU vote

Image copyright Thinkstock The government has agreed to change its planned rules on campaigning in the UK’s in-out EU referendum, after criticism from Eurosceptic Tory MPs. It has accepted there should be limits on ministerial activity relating to the referendum … Continue reading

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Clinton proposes $7.5 billion U.S. fund to fight addiction

WASHINGTON Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would launch a $10 billion initiative to tackle drug and alcohol addiction, a problem she speaks of often on the campaign trail and which affects 23 million Americans. Clinton’s plan would include a new … Continue reading

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Hundreds of migrants protest at Budapest station, want to go to Germany

BUDAPEST Hundreds of migrants protested in front of Budapest’s Keleti Railway Terminus for a second straight day on Wednesday, shouting “Freedom, freedom!” and demanding to be let onto trains bound for Germany from a station that has been closed to … Continue reading

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Obama heads to Arctic community on last day of Alaska tour

ANCHORAGE/JUNEAU Alaska President Barack Obama on Wednesday will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit a community north of the Arctic Circle, a trek the White House hopes will bring into focus how climate change is affecting Americans. After … Continue reading

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Tech stocks lead Wall St. higher as China fears ebb

U.S. stocks rose more than 1 percent to near session highs on Wednesday afternoon as technology stocks led a rebound from Tuesday’s steep losses and as China’s move to again support its financial markets eased investor concerns. Nine of the … Continue reading

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Umunna urges Labour to back new leader

Image caption Mr Umunna was briefly a contender for the Labour leadership himself, but then pulled out of the race Labour’s Chuka Umunna has urged his party to unite around its new leader, in an apparent offer of reconciliation with … Continue reading

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NHS staff offered Zumba to keep well

NHS staff will be offered exercise classes in a bid to keep them fit and in work, NHS England’s chief executive is set to announce. Simon Stevens will outline his £5m solution for cutting the NHS bill for staff sickness, … Continue reading

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