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Government ends prison guitar ban

July 29, 2014 - 12:21pm
A ban on steel-string guitars in prison cells in England and Wales is reversed after a campaign by rock stars including Billy Bragg and Johnny Marr.
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Girl struck by crashing plane dies

July 29, 2014 - 12:15pm
A girl who was struck by a plane that crash landed on a Florida beach on Sunday and killed her father dies of her injuries.
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Liverpool sign striker Origi for £10m

July 29, 2014 - 12:11pm
Liverpool complete the £10m signing of Belgium striker Divock Origi from French club Lille on a five-year deal.
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Briton held in biker gang drug probe

July 29, 2014 - 12:00pm
A British man and four members of the Australia Rebels Motorcycle Club are held over an alleged £11m (A$20m) drugs plot.
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Barkley signs new Everton deal

July 29, 2014 - 11:42am
Everton's England international midfielder Ross Barkley signs a four-year contract extension at Goodison Park.
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Car firms sued over CD 'rip' system

July 29, 2014 - 11:29am
A group representing musicians in the US is suing Ford and General Motors over in-car CD players which allow tracks to be stored on a hard drive.
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Deal on US college sport concussions

July 29, 2014 - 11:24am
The US collegiate sport authority offers to settle 10 lawsuits by former athletes who suffered concussions with a $70m (£41.3m) medical fund.
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VIDEO: Footage shows battle for Donetsk

July 29, 2014 - 11:24am
The BBC's Jonathan Beale says artillery fire from the Ukraine military seems to be intensifying in Donetsk.
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China investigates ex-security chief

July 29, 2014 - 11:22am
China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been placed under investigation for "serious disciplinary violation", state media say.
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Migration changes 'to put UK first'

July 29, 2014 - 11:16am
A series of changes to restrict benefits to some EU migrants is unveiled as David Cameron warns people who are in the UK illegally "we will find you, we will send you home".
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Ecclestone 'to settle' bribery case

July 29, 2014 - 11:11am
Lawyers for Bernie Ecclestone say the Formula 1 boss is ready to pay a German bank 25 million euros ($34m; £20m) to settle a court case against him.
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Burundi's opposition 'targeted'

July 29, 2014 - 11:02am
Burundi's opposition is facing a "relentless campaign of intimidation" from the ruling party ahead of elections next year, Amnesty International says.
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Turkey PM to return US Jewish award

July 29, 2014 - 10:57am
A row over Israel prompts Turkey's PM Erdogan to return an award he received in 2004 from the American Jewish Congress.
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Red in tooth and claw

July 29, 2014 - 10:39am
How Zhou Yongkang case tears up rulebook of Chinese politics
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Lloyd Webber to sue over Superstar

July 29, 2014 - 10:22am
Andrew Lloyd Webber's company, Really Useful Group, is to sue over a cancelled US tour of Jesus Christ Superstar.
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Apes continue reign in UK cinemas

July 29, 2014 - 10:18am
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has easily held on to the top spot in the UK and Ireland box office in its second week of release.
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Jewish Museum suspect extradited

July 29, 2014 - 9:45am
Mehdi Nemmouche, the suspected gunman in a fatal shooting at a museum in Brussels in May, has been extradited to Belgium from France.
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India's Flipkart raises record $1bn

July 29, 2014 - 9:13am
India's largest e-commerce company Flipkart raises $1bn (£590m; 60bn rupees) in fresh funding, the largest ever for an Indian internet firm.
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VIDEO: China's 'David Letterman'

July 29, 2014 - 9:03am
How social media is changing comedy in China
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Airbus cancels Skymark contract

July 29, 2014 - 8:51am
Airbus cancels its contract with Japan's Skymark Airlines for the purchase of six A380 aircraft.
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