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American reporter held in Iran

Fri, 2014-07-25 08:38
An American reporter for the Washington Post, his wife and two other US journalists have been detained in Tehran, an Iranian official confirms.
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Weekendish: Sex and sports hybrids

Fri, 2014-07-25 08:33
Some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week, with your comments.
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Miliband: I can't beat PM on image

Fri, 2014-07-25 08:11
Ed Miliband hits back at critics of his image and leadership style, insisting voters want "big ideas" not photo opportunities.
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BSkyB pays £5bn to create Sky Europe

Fri, 2014-07-25 08:10
BSkyB wants to take over Rupert Murdoch's pay TV companies in Germany and Italy in a move that would create a company with 20 million European viewers.
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Week in pictures: 19-25 July 2014

Fri, 2014-07-25 08:04
News photos from around the world
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Ex-boyfriend jailed for Jayden murder

Fri, 2014-07-25 07:23
The ex-boyfriend of pregnant teenager Jayden Parkinson, whose body was found in an Oxfordshire graveyard, is jailed for a minimum of 20 years for her murder.
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Ceasefire aim as Gaza deaths top 800

Fri, 2014-07-25 07:21
Efforts to secure a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas are intensifying as the number of deaths in the 18-day conflict rises.
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Greste to appeal against conviction

Fri, 2014-07-25 07:20
Jailed al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste is to appeal against his conviction and jail term on terrorism-related charges in Egypt, his family says.
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Team Sky keen to retain Wiggins

Fri, 2014-07-25 07:11
Team Sky want to keep Sir Bradley Wiggins despite the rider's comments that he is "done" with road racing.
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Mother admits Mikaeel Kular killing

Fri, 2014-07-25 07:03
The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular has pleaded guilty to killing her son in Edinburgh in January.
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Violinist 'did not commit suicide'

Fri, 2014-07-25 06:59
A concert violinist who died a week after giving evidence at a sex abuse trial of her former teacher did not "commit suicide", a coroner rules.
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Hamilton heads Rosberg in practice

Fri, 2014-07-25 06:59
Lewis Hamilton was comfortably quicker than Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in second practice at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
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'No survivors' in Air Algerie crash

Fri, 2014-07-25 06:56
There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande.
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Appoint abuse inquiry head, May urged

Fri, 2014-07-25 06:49
The government must find someone to lead its probe into historical child abuse allegations immediately, a children's charity says.
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UK economy back at pre-crisis level

Fri, 2014-07-25 06:42
The UK economy grew 0.8% in the second quarter and has now recovered the ground lost since the downturn began in 2008, according to official figures.
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RBS shares surge on surprise profit

Fri, 2014-07-25 06:39
Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland have jumped 11% after it said it expects pre-tax profits to double to £2.65bn for the first half of the year.
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Welsh athlete Williams fails drugs test

Fri, 2014-07-25 06:38
Welsh 400m hurdler Rhys Williams says he is "utterly devastated" after an anti-doping violation rules him out of the Commonwealth Games.
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Dana brother cleared of sex abuse

Fri, 2014-07-25 06:34
John Brown, the brother of Eurovision winner Dana, is cleared of five counts of historic sex abuse.
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VIDEO: Liverpool crowds greet giant puppets

Fri, 2014-07-25 06:24
Thousands of people have lined Liverpool's streets to welcome three giant marionettes, which will tell the story of the city during World War One.
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How odd is a cluster of plane accidents?

Fri, 2014-07-25 06:23
How odd is it for three planes to crash in eight days?
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