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Tulisa guilty of festival assault

25 July 2014 Last updated at 12:09 Tulisa Contostavlos denied assaulting a blogger at last year’s V Festival Former N-Dubz singer Tulisa has been found guilty of assaulting a man at a music festival. Contostavlos, 26, denied hitting celebrity blogger … Continue reading

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Welsh athlete Williams suspended

Welsh 400m hurdler Rhys Williams is out of the Commonwealth Games after being charged with an anti-doping violation. The Team Wales’ athletics co-captain, 30, says he is “utterly devastated” and denies knowingly taking any banned substance. “As a professional athlete, … Continue reading

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Mother admits Mikaeel Kular killing

25 July 2014 Last updated at 12:03 Rosdeep Adekoya admitted the culpable homicide of her son Mikaeel Kular The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular has pleaded guilty to killing her son in Edinburgh in January. Rosdeep Adekoya, 34, admitted assaulting … Continue reading

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UK economy back at pre-crisis level

25 July 2014 Last updated at 12:06 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. George Osborne: GDP figures “major milestone” in economic plan The UK economy grew by 0.8% in second quarter of 2014, official figures show. The … Continue reading

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GM recalls far from calamity for some dealers who find new customers, business

FOX LAKE Ill. (Reuters) – The news about deadly crashes linked to a faulty ignition switch, followed by wave upon wave of recalls, did not bode well for General Motors dealers earlier this year. It conjured visions of worried, frustrated … Continue reading

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Stalled Ukraine parliament says yet to receive PM’s resignation

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s parliament said on Friday it had yet to receive a resignation letter from Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk so could not vote on whether to accept it, stalling work at the heart of government. Yatseniuk, a key … Continue reading

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Crunch time for Gaza truce talks as death toll passes 800

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional proxies to nail down a Gaza ceasefire on Friday as the civilian death toll soared, threatening to spread Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed to the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. With Israel … Continue reading

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Australia to send 100 extra police, troops to Ukraine: PM Abbott

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia will send 100 additional police and some defense force personnel to Europe to join a planned Dutch-led international security force to secure the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash site, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday. … Continue reading

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IMF lowers global growth forecast

24 July 2014 Last updated at 16:50 By Andrew Walker BBC World Service Economics correspondent The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecast for global economic growth this year, from 3.7% to 3.4%. The reduction reflects a weak start … Continue reading

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Met investigated 18 justice campaigns

24 July 2014 Last updated at 13:57 Jean Charles de Menezes was shot by police in July 2005 The Met Police collected information on 18 justice campaigns – including that of Jean Charles de Menezes – a report into a … Continue reading

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