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Peaches Geldof 'was heroin addict'

11 min 18 sec ago
Peaches Geldof had been a heroin addict and had been taking the substitute drug methadone for several years before her death, an inquest hears.
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MH17 black boxes arrive in Britain

13 min 20 sec ago
The black box flight recorders from downed flight MH17 arrive in the UK for analysis by air accident investigators.
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MH17 victims begin long journey home

13 min 43 sec ago
The first planes leave Ukraine carrying victims' bodies from crashed flight MH17 to the Netherlands, which is holding a day of mourning.
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VIDEO: Frustration as Israel flights suspended

17 min 43 sec ago
Several airlines have suspended flights to Israel after a rocket from Gaza landed near Ben Gurion airport.
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Rival to challenge Indonesia result

20 min 55 sec ago
The losing candidate in Indonesia's presidential election, Prabowo Subianto, will challenge the result in court, his spokesman says.
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Abbas backs Hamas Gaza truce demands

21 min 34 sec ago
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas backs calls by Hamas for an end to the economic blockade of the Gaza Strip as a condition for a ceasefire.
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China detains five over meat scandal

38 min 47 sec ago
China detains five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC.
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Billy Joel to receive Gershwin prize

1 hour 15 min ago
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Billy Joel is to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the US Library of Congress announces.
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UK licensing arms exports to Russia

1 hour 33 min ago
Licences to export arms worth millions of pounds to Russia remain in place despite fears Moscow is arming rebels in Ukraine, MPs have said.
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Van Gaal criticises tour schedule

1 hour 43 min ago
Manchester United's extensive tour of the USA is "not positive for preparation", says the club's manager Louis van Gaal.
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Costa Concordia begins final journey

2 hours 38 min ago
The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is being towed away for scrap, in one of the biggest maritime salvage operations ever staged.
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School head held over India 'rape'

2 hours 44 min ago
Police in the Indian city of Bangalore arrest a school head for failing to protect children under his care after a six-year-old girl is allegedly raped.
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Quarantine over China plague death

2 hours 53 min ago
Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.
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Lib Dem MP criticised for Gaza tweet

2 hours 56 min ago
Lib Dem MP David Ward is accused of making "vile comments" on social media about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Booker longlist set to be revealed

5 hours 12 min ago
The longlist for the Man Booker Prize is set to be unveiled, with titles from around the world eligible for contention for the first time in its history.
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Row over 'bonkers' EU energy plan

July 22, 2014 - 11:28pm
EU commissioners meet today to agree an energy savings target for 2030 amid serious disagreement about how ambitious it should be.
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VIDEO: Madrid fans' joy at Rodriguez signing

July 22, 2014 - 10:52pm
Real Madrid have signed World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from French league club Monaco.
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US court allows Arizona execution

July 22, 2014 - 9:39pm
The US Supreme Court clears the way for Arizona to execute a murderer who had sought information about the lethal drugs to be used to kill him.
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Electronic Arts earnings surge 51%

July 22, 2014 - 9:31pm
US video game publisher Electronic Arts reports a 51% jump in profit for the April-to-June quarter, boosted by strong sales of titles like Titanfall and FIFA 2014.
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Paedophile singer seeks sentence cut

July 22, 2014 - 8:08pm
Judges will decide whether paedophile rock star Ian Watkins can appeal against the length of his jail term for child sex offences, including the attempted rape of a baby.
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