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      UK 'not deporting enough criminals'

      The UK's spending watchdog criticises ministers for failing to deport more foreign national offenders - saying performance has barely improved over eight years.

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      US probes 'stray Syria air drop'

      The US Pentagon says it is examining an Islamic State video appearing to show militants with a weapons bundle intended for Kurdish fighters.

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      GPs to get £55 for dementia diagnoses

      Doctors in England will be paid £55 every time they diagnose dementia, health chiefs say, but the scheme is criticised by a patients' group.

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      Briton found with throat cut in Bali

      A British man is found dead with his hands tied and throat cut on the Indonesian island of Bali, the British embassy in Jakarta says.

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      Father of IS hostage John Cantlie dies

      Paul Cantlie, the father of Islamic State hostage John Cantlie, has died, less than two weeks after making a plea for his son to be released.

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      Ebola serum for Africa 'in weeks'

      Treatments to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa should become available in the coming weeks and months, says the World Health Organization.

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      Cities need more power, says study

      Allowing UK cities to make their own decisions on tax and spending could boost economic growth by £79bn a year by 2030, a year-long study concludes.

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      US editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

      Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate scandal that toppled President Nixon, has died aged 93, the newspaper says.

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      Move to stop charities funding terror

      The charities watchdog is to receive an extra £8m and new powers to help it tackle charities being used to fund crime and terrorism, the prime minister says.

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      Wind farms outstrip nuclear power

      The UK's wind farms generated more power than its nuclear power stations on Tuesday, the National Grid says.

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      Source: BBC International