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      Pace of welfare cuts 'to be slowed'

      George Osborne will slow the pace of planned welfare cuts when he presents his Budget, the BBC understands.

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      'Final deadline' for Greece debt plan

      The eurozone gives Greece until Thursday to present final proposals to secure a deal with creditors, and calls a full EU summit for Sunday.

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      US Army 'to cut 40,000 troops'

      The US Army is planning to reduce the size of its force by 40,000 soldiers over the next two years, according to US media reports.

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      Children in care 'should stay to 25'

      Vulnerable young people should be allowed to stay in care until they are aged 25, the government's children's commissioner for England says.

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      Talks to avert Tube strike fail

      Talks fail to avert a 24-hour Tube strike due to start on Wednesday evening - and no further negotiations are planned.

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      Nation remembers 7/7 bombing victims

      Services are held to remember the "ocean of pain" caused by the London bombings, in which 52 people died and more than 700 were hurt a decade ago.

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      Obama hosts Vietnam communist leader

      US President Barack Obama meets Vietnam's Communist Party leader at the White House, the first such meeting since relations were normalised 20 years ago.

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      Libor trader says managers knew

      A trader accused of manipulating the Libor rate has told a court that senior managers knew what he was doing.

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      Top universities challenged on access

      Top English universities must use their research advantage to improve the chances of youngsters from poorer homes being offered places on degree courses.

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      Teenager detained for Syria IS bid

      A Cardiff teenager who planned to travel to Syria to fight with so-called Islamic State is sentenced to three years and four months.

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      Source: BBC International