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Syrian troops have pushed into a rebel-held town near the Lebanese border, fighting house-to-house and bombing from the air.Read
A wave of car bombings across Baghdad's Shiite district and in the southern city of Basra has killed at least 34 people.Read
UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has moved to exploit unrest within the Conservative ranks, urging discontented Tories to defect to his party.Read
The grief-stricken father of a five-year-old girl who drowned in a hotel pool in Egypt fought back tears as he spoke of how he was left to make the first attempts to resuscitate his daughter.Read
An amendment that would extend civil partnerships to heterosexual couples poses "significant challenges" to the introduction of gay marriage, Culture Secretary Maria Miller has warned.Read
A former helicopter pilot is to become the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station (ISS), it has been confirmed.Read
A British former helicopter pilot will become the country's first "home-grown" astronaut when he is confirmed as one of the crew to fly to the International Space Station (ISS).Read
A second body has been discovered in the remains of a terraced house which was destroyed by a suspected gas blast.Read
A British father is due to appear in court in France, where he is expected to be formally charged with slitting the throats of his two young children.Read
Radical cleric Abu Qatada will launch a fresh bid for freedom as he seeks to be released from prison at an immigration tribunal.Read
The coalition's controversial gay marriage legislation returns to the Commons with Tory MPs and activists deeply split over the issue.Read
Conservative co-chairman Lord Feldman will face questions about allegations he described grassroots activists as "swivel-eyed loons", at a meeting of the party's board.Read
A man has died and another person is still missing after a gas explosion which destroyed a terraced house, police said.Read
Proposed anti-social behaviour laws are open to abuse of power and could be used by councils to create new crimes ranging from spitting to homelessness, a think-tank has warned.Read
Households are facing a continued squeeze on their spending power after a leading forecaster warned that high inflation was here to stay.Read
House sellers' asking prices have soared to a new high, in further signs of confidence returning to the market, a property website has reported.Read
Probation staff who start their own John Lewis-style mutuals will be offered support to bid for contracts under the Government's rehabilitation reforms, Nick Clegg will announce.Read
David Cameron has written to the leaders of Britain's offshore tax havens stressing the need to "get our own houses in order" as he pushes for international action to tackle avoidance schemes.Read
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