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Bacon triptych sells for £26.7m

July 1, 2014 - 5:52am
A small-format Francis Bacon triptych of his lover George Dyer sells for £26.7m at a London auction.
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VIDEO: Should EU abolish Strasbourg building?

July 1, 2014 - 5:50am
Should the EU's parliament building in Strasbourg be abolished, and all sessions held in Brussels instead?
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Labour plans regional 'powerhouses'

July 1, 2014 - 5:16am
Labour is proposing to give more power to cities outside London and the English regions that surround them.
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India rape case editor freed on bail

July 1, 2014 - 5:00am
India's Supreme Court grants bail to Tarun Tejpal, the former editor of a news magazine who is charged with raping a female colleague.
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VIDEO: Palace refuge for displaced Ukrainians

July 1, 2014 - 4:31am
Refugees from eastern Ukraine and Crimea are finding refuge at the former Ukrainian president's luxurious residence - Mezhigorye.
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VIDEO: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford leaves rehab

July 1, 2014 - 4:25am
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he is "ashamed, embarrassed and humiliated" by his behaviour after leaving rehab following two months of intensive treatment.
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Israel: Hamas to pay for killings

July 1, 2014 - 4:06am
Israel vows retribution against Hamas, the militant Palestinian group it says kidnapped and murdered three teenagers in the occupied West Bank.
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GM recalls another 8.4 million cars

July 1, 2014 - 4:06am
Embattled US car giant General Motors says it will recall another 8.4 million cars whose ignition switch defects have been linked to at least three deaths.
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Terror laws 'hinder aid operations'

July 1, 2014 - 3:54am
Anti-terrorism laws around the world are preventing aid agencies reaching people in desperate need, UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos warns.
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Letter from Africa: World Cup woes

July 1, 2014 - 3:16am
Why Africa is still waiting to taste World Cup success
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