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      Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow

      The 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony takes place at Celtic Park in Glasgow.

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      Warning over NHS trust finances

      Nineteen NHS trusts have been referred to ministers after auditors raised concerns about their financial health.

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      Solemn ceremony for MH17 victims

      The Netherlands receives the first victims' bodies from crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in a solemn ceremony at Eindhoven air base.

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      Hamas ties ceasefire to blockade

      Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal says there can be no ceasefire in Gaza without an end to Israel's economic blockade, as fighting continues.

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      Arizona execution takes two hours

      US death row inmate Joseph Wood takes almost two hours to die in Arizona's death chamber, and the state governor orders an inquiry.

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      Four suicides at 'crisis' prison

      A Nottinghamshire jail where four inmates killed themselves in less than a year is described as a "prison in crisis" in a report.

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      Killers seek to overturn voting ban

      The UK Supreme Court is to be asked to overturn the ban on convicted prisoners being able to vote in the Scottish independence referendum.

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      RNLI warns of rise in coastal deaths

      A total of 167 people lost their lives off the UK coastline last year - the highest number since 2010 - the RNLI says.

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      Character actress Dora Bryan dies

      Dora Bryan, the actress whose career encompassed theatre, film and TV's Last of the Summer Wine, has died near Brighton at the age of 91.

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      Dozens killed in Taiwan plane crash

      More than 40 people die when a TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashes after making a failed emergency landing in Taiwan, local officials say.

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      Source: BBC International