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      Churches oppose three-person babies

      Senior church figures call on the government to block the creation of so-called three-person babies, but scientists urge MPs to back a law change.

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      Burglars jailed for lecturer attack

      Four burglars who took part in a raid which left a lecturer "unrecognisable" are given lengthy jail sentences.

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      Churchill's funeral anniversary marked

      Events are held to mark the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's funeral, with the boat that carried his coffin repeating its Thames journey.

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      Body found in missing mum search

      A body is found in a lake by police searching for a mother-of-four who has been missing for more than a week.

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      Greece shuns debt talks with troika

      Greece's new finance minister snubs his main eurozone counterpart, saying Athens will not negotiate over debts with the EU-IMF troika.

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      Romney won't run in 2016 election

      Mitt Romney, the Republican beaten by President Obama in the US 2012 election, has decided he will not run for president again.

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      Battle rages for key Ukraine town

      Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels trade heavy tank and artillery fire in and around Debaltseve, a strategic town in eastern Ukraine.

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      Saudis shelve blogger flogging again

      Saudi Arabia postpones for a second time a further round of flogging against blogger Raif Badawi, whose case caused a global outcry.

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      Secret 80s 'sex file' named diplomat

      A top British diplomat engaged in "sexual perversion" in the 1960s and was vulnerable to blackmail by foreign powers, previously secret papers reveal.

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      SA apartheid assassin given parole

      South African apartheid-era death squad commander Eugene de Kock, nicknamed "Prime Evil", gets parole after 20 years for killing activists.

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      Source: BBC International