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Diesels face £10 pollution charge

29 July 2014 Last updated at 12:40 Government figures show exposure to air pollution contributed to more than 28,000 deaths across the UK Plans to charge drivers of diesel cars about £10 to drive into central London are being considered. … Continue reading

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Migration changes ‘to put UK first’

29 July 2014 Last updated at 14:10 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. David Cameron in Slough to see immigration officers at work The UK is to halve to three months the time EU migrants without realistic … Continue reading

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U.S. judge signs order to seize Kurdish oil from tanker off Texas

HOUSTON (Reuters) – Acting on a request from the central government in Iraq, a U.S. judge has signed an order telling the U.S. Marshals Service to seize a cargo of oil from Iraqi Kurdistan aboard a tanker off the Texas … Continue reading

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Israel strikes house of Hamas Gaza leader, digs in for long fight

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel knocked out Gaza’s only power plant, flattened the home of its Islamist Hamas political leader and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets in the enclave on Tuesday, with no end in sight to more than three … Continue reading

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Islamic State video wages psychological war on Iraqi soldiers

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Islamic State, the al Qaeda spin-off that seized wide swathes of Iraq almost unopposed last month, has released a video telling Iraqi soldiers who may still have some fight in them that they risk being rounded up … Continue reading

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Dozens killed in fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Intense fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine killed dozens of civilians, soldiers and rebels, as Kiev pressed on with an offensive on Tuesday including near the wreckage of Malaysian flight MH17. Shells … Continue reading

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Man admits Help for Heroes fraud

28 July 2014 Last updated at 21:36 Christopher Copeland was caught when a volunteer became suspicious A man has admitted stealing £300,000 intended for the armed forces charity Help for Heroes. Christopher Copeland, 51, from Devon, gathered teams of fundraisers … Continue reading

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Tory MP David Ruffley to stand down

28 July 2014 Last updated at 21:13 David Ruffley has been the Conservative MP for Bury St Edmunds since 1997 Tory MP David Ruffley is to retire from Parliament at the next election. The MP for Bury St Edmunds had … Continue reading

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Clarify ‘revenge porn’ laws say peers

29 July 2014 Last updated at 00:02 The Director of Public Prosecutions published guidelines on social media communications last year More clarification is needed about the circumstances in which “revenge porn” cases can be prosecuted, peers say. The practice occurs … Continue reading

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Gold medal record for Scotland

Scotland set a new national record for Commonwealth Games gold medals following lawn bowls success for Alex Marshall and Paul Foster. That win in the men’s pairs event took them to the 12-gold mark, surpassing the tally at Melbourne in … Continue reading

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