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Hamilton wins thrilling British GP

By Andrew Benson Chief F1 writer at Silverstone Lewis Hamilton battled through a bad start and late-race rain to win an action-packed British Grand Prix Hamilton had to pass both Williams after losing the lead off the line and second … Continue reading

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Two dead after lightning strikes

Ambulance and mountain rescue teams responded to the incidents on Sunday Two people are dead, and two others are in hospital, following separate lightning strikes in the Brecon Beacons in Powys. Emergency services were called to areas around Pen y … Continue reading

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Princess Charlotte is christened

Princess Charlotte has been christened at a church in Sandringham after the Cambridges made their first public outing as a family of four. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pushed the princess in a pram the Queen used for two … Continue reading

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Osborne identifies £12bn welfare cuts

Chancellor George Osborne says he has identified how the government will make the £12bn of welfare cuts promised in the Conservative election manifesto. He will announce the bulk of the savings in his Budget on Wednesday, the BBC understands. Those … Continue reading

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On nervous border, Turks welcome army but fear incursion into Syria

KARKAMIS, Turkey From his fields in Turkey, farmer Huseyin Ozdemir can see Islamist militants digging trenches and planting mines as they ready for battle around the northern Syrian town of Jarablus. Like many villagers along this stretch of Turkey’s 900 … Continue reading

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Kerry urges Iran to make ‘hard choices’, says U.S. ready to walk

VIENNA An Iranian nuclear agreement is possible this week if Iran makes the “hard choices” necessary, but if not, the United States remains ready to walk away from the negotiations, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday. Speaking … Continue reading

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Egyptian army kills 63 militants in North Sinai: sources

CAIRO Egypt’s military launched air strikes and ground operations that killed 63 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Sunday, security sources said, as the country grapples with an increasingly ambitious insurgency based in the region. The Sinai has recently witnessed … Continue reading

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Greeks defy Europe with overwhelming referendum ‘No’

ATHENS Greeks voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to reject terms of a bailout, risking financial ruin in a show of defiance that could splinter Europe. With nearly half of the votes counted, official figures showed 61 percent of Greeks rejecting the … Continue reading

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Fidel Castro makes rare appearance

Fidel Castro appeared animated in images released by Cuban state media Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has appeared in public for the first time in more than a month. State television showed images of Mr Castro at a meeting with … Continue reading

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Budget to cut ‘housing subsidies’

George Osborne said the Budget will reward work George Osborne will use Wednesday’s Budget to announce a clampdown on “taxpayer-funded subsidies” for “higher earners” living in social housing. Local authority and housing association tenants in England who earn more than … Continue reading

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