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PM defends 'clear' Iraq strategy

August 18, 2014 - 2:02pm
Prime Minister David Cameron insists the government's position on Iraq is "clear" and says the UK will not deploy "boots on the ground".

Norway's Statoil in Russian deal

August 18, 2014 - 1:57pm
Norway's Statoil partners with Russian state energy giant Rosneft to search for oil in the Arctic, despite Western sanctions against Moscow.

'Refugee convoy hit' in east Ukraine

August 18, 2014 - 1:31pm
Many people died when rockets and mortars hit vehicles moving refugees from the Luhansk area of eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian military says.

England call up Hales for ODI series

August 18, 2014 - 1:31pm
England call up Nottinghamshire batsman Alex Hales for the one-day series against India starting next week.

US health data hack hits 4.5 million

August 18, 2014 - 1:09pm
A major US hospital group said it was the victim of a cyber-attack resulting in the theft of 4.5 million people's personal data.

Ofcom probes Sky over MH17 report

August 18, 2014 - 12:39pm
Ofcom opens investigation into a Sky News report in which Colin Brazier rummaged through belongings at the MH17 plane crash site in Ukraine.

Men found guilty of shooting murder

August 18, 2014 - 12:14pm
Three men are found guilty of murdering a mother who was shot dead while out celebrating her 24th birthday in north-west London.

EU compensates fruit and veg growers

August 18, 2014 - 12:12pm
The EU announces emergency funding of 125m euros (£100m) for fruit and vegetable growers hit by Russian sanctions targeting Western food.

Legia lose bid to overturn Uefa ruling

August 18, 2014 - 11:33am
The Court of Arbitration for Sport rejects Legia Warsaw's bid to be provisionally reinstated in the Champions League.

Unidentified war planes 'bomb' Libya

August 18, 2014 - 11:29am
Libya's government says it does not know who was behind reported air strikes carried out overnight by unidentified war planes on the capital Tripoli.

Monday's gossip column

August 18, 2014 - 11:02am
Man United's £100m bid for Angel Di Maria, Southampton want Alvaro Gonzalez, Ezequiel Lavezzi on the market, plus more.

Paris raid on Saudi prince's convoy

August 18, 2014 - 10:50am
Heavily armed men in northern Paris attack a convoy of cars belonging to a Saudi prince, stealing 250,000 euros (£200,000; $330,000), police say.

Palace fined after Cardiff line-up claim

August 18, 2014 - 10:40am
Crystal Palace have been fined by the Premier League for their involvement in last season's so-called 'spygate' incident with Cardiff City.

Assange 'to leave' Ecuador embassy

August 18, 2014 - 10:09am
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange suggests he will "soon" leave London's Ecuadorean embassy but a spokesman for the website says the UK must first call off its "siege".

Dollar shops in three-way tussle

August 18, 2014 - 10:04am
A takeover battle involving US dollar stores becomes a three-way fight after Dollar General unveils a $9.7bn bid for a rival chain.

Nadal pulls out of US Open with injury

August 18, 2014 - 9:54am
Reigning champion Rafael Nadal pulls out of the US Open after failing to recover from a wrist injury.

National Guard called to Ferguson

August 18, 2014 - 9:50am
The US state of Missouri is deploying the National Guard to Ferguson as protests escalate over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

Policies must pass 'family test' - PM

August 18, 2014 - 9:42am
Every new domestic policy will be "examined for its impact on the family", and as a result age ratings could be put on online music videos, Prime Minister David Cameron says.

Turkish anger over German 'spying'

August 18, 2014 - 9:37am
The German ambassador to Turkey is called to the foreign ministry over reports that Germany spied on Turkish officials.

Rwanda to appeal against expulsion

August 18, 2014 - 9:33am
Rwanda will appeal against the decision to disqualify them from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers for fielding an ineligible player.