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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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Fifteen civilians shot dead in Afghanistan

Suspected Taliban gunmen stopped two vehicles in central Afghanistan and shot dead 15 passengers at the side of the road, police in Ghor province have said. Only one man escaped after the gunmen held up two vehicles on a road … Continue reading

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Ukraine says soldiers under fire from Russia

The Ukrainian army has claimed that its soldiers came under artillery fire from the Russian side of the border overnight and were attacked by rebels in several other places in the country’s restive east. In a statement on Friday, the … Continue reading

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Rockets from Gaza fired at Tel Aviv airport

Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ military wing, has announced it shelled Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport with three rockets, the second attack in a week on the Israel’s main international airport. An Israeli military spokesperson confirmed that rockets were fired towards the airport … Continue reading

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West Bank protests over Gaza turn deadly

The largest protests in years erupted in the occupied West Bank over Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip, as the Israeli military continued to batter the besieged enclave with air strikes and the death toll topped 800. Two protesters were … Continue reading

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Ferry owner death cause ‘unknown’

25 July 2014 Last updated at 04:58 Mr Yoo was the head of the family that owned ferry operator Chonghaejin Marine South Korea’s forensic agency says it cannot determine the cause of death for the fugitive tycoon blamed for the … Continue reading

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Dutch and Australians in MH17 talks

25 July 2014 Last updated at 10:38 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s Fergal Keane at the crash site on Thursday morning: “When we arrived, there were no guards” The Netherlands and Australia are seeking … Continue reading

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