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      Cameron starts EU reform negotiations

      David Cameron says he is determined to reform Britain's relationship with the EU as he begins discussions with other European leaders on his plans.

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      Police to pay rape victim £20,000

      Hampshire police agree a £20,000 out-of-court settlement with a rape victim after officers failed to investigate her complaint properly and arrested her.

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      Earthquake 'shakes homes' in Kent

      A 4.2 magnitude earthquake has been recorded in Kent, the British Geological Survey (BGS) says.

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      Police stop girl heading to Syria

      A British schoolgirl's plan to travel to Syria to join Islamic State has been disrupted after an undercover newspaper investigation, police say.

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      Last Iraq-Syria crossing 'falls to IS'

      Islamic State militants reportedly seize the last government-controlled border crossing between Syria and Iraq, after taking over ancient Palmyra.

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      Alternative to adoption on the rise

      The number of babies subject to special guardianship orders in England has tripled in two years, according to data obtained by the BBC - while adoption rates have been falling.

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      South Korea 'nut rage' woman freed

      Former Korean Air executive Heather Cho, who was jailed for an outburst over macadamia nuts, has been freed after winning a court appeal.

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      Ireland holds same-sex marriage vote

      Voters in the Republic of Ireland are voting in a referendum on whether to legalise same-sex marriage.

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      Quarter of skin 'on road to cancer'

      More than a quarter of a middle-aged person's skin may have already made the first steps towards cancer, a study suggests.

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      Ocean's 'tiniest organisms' revealed

      Thousands of species of the ocean's tiniest organisms are revealed in a series of studies.

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      Source: BBC International