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    Uh-oh, it looks as though all is not well between One Direction star Liam Payne and his former manager Simon Cowell, with Si seemingly hitting out at the star in a sly dig. Speaking about the biggest X Factor success in the show’s history, Simon spoke out to praise the “loyalty” of Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan, but failed to mention Liam.

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  • Brexit rewrites UK budget rules as borrowing set for first big rise since 2010

    By David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) - Britain could borrow nearly 65 billion pounds more than planned in the next couple of years as new Chancellor Philip Hammond seeks to 'reset' government budget policy to ease the shock of last month's vote to leave the European Union. Ratings agencies and economists widely expect borrowing to rise materially next year for the first time since 2010, as Hammond has to call time - temporarily - on the austerity which dominated his predecessor George Osborne's six years in office. After taking office two weeks ago, Hammond said the darker post-Brexit outlook meant policies the Conservative government had pursued since 2010 needed to change - and economists are now starting to put numbers on what this might mean.

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  • France church siege: Priest has throat slashed by hostage takers

    A priest has died from a slashed throat after two knifemen burst into a church as he celebrated mass, in what appears to be the latest in a string of terror attacks in France. Two men, believed to be the assailants, held members of the congregation hostage for an hour before being shot dead by police after emerging on to the courtyard of the church in Normandy, according to local reports.

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    Early next year could be the best time for Britain to trigger formal divorce talks with the European Union so a deal can be reached before the next national election in 2020, international trade minister Liam Fox was reported as saying. The Wall Street Journal reported Fox also said London would likely seek to enter a free-trade agreement with the EU rather than a closer customs union, which he said could restrict its ability to negotiate lower tariffs with other trading partners. New Prime Minister Theresa May has said Britain will not trigger Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty, which formally begins the process of leaving the bloc, this year as it needs time to prepare for negotiations.

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  • An Obama, not the president, brings down the house at Democratic convention

    By Luciana Lopez and Amy Tennery PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Democrats divided over the future of their party agreed on at least one thing at their national convention in Philadelphia on Monday night: Michelle Obama was a star. The first lady gave a speech in support of a former first lady, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, and described America as "the greatest country on earth", clashing with Republican Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan and bringing an arena crowd riven by a fierce fight for the nomination to its feet. "I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters - two beautiful, intelligent, black young women – playing with their dogs on the White House lawn," Michelle Obama said.

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    A woman who was dumped inside a telephone box when she was a baby has now begun a quest to find the man who rescued her. Kiran Sheikh was just two hours old when she was abandoned by her mother in the middle of the night on April 30 1994.

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  • Amazon To Test Drones In UK After Rules Lifted

    Amazon's most extensive drone trials yet will take place in UK airspace after strict flying restrictions were lifted. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has given special permission to the internet retail giant to test its autonomous delivery vehicles without some of the restrictions that usually apply. The CAA is allowing Amazon's employees to operate its drones without a direct line of sight of the device.

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  • Priest Killed In French Hostage Knife Attack

    Two men armed with knives have been shot dead after taking several people hostage in a church in northern France. One of the hostages, Jacques Hamel, an 86-year-old priest, was killed and had his throat slit.

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  • Bar Bomber: Germans 'Won't Sleep Peacefully'

    The Syrian man who blew himself up outside a bar in Ansbach vowed the people of Germany "won't be able to sleep peacefully anymore" in a video filmed before the attack. Investigators said the suicide bomber, known only as Mohammad D., had declared loyalty to Islamic State in the recording - and announced "a revenge act against Germans because they are standing in the way of Islam". The attacker had been denied asylum in Germany because he had already been accepted in Bulgaria, and immigration officials had ordered him to be deported there less than a fortnight ago.

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  • BT avoids break-up with plan to run network arm separately

    By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's telecoms regulator ordered BT on Tuesday to run its network division as a separate company within the group, to improve national broadband coverage and avoid the need for a full break-up of the firm. Competitors such as Sky and TalkTalk , which use Openreach infrastructure, also accuse the 170-year-old BT of underinvesting in the business, damaging competition and coverage across the country, and have called for BT to be broken up. "We welcome Ofcom's recognition that structural separation would be a disproportionate move," BT said in a statement, after agreeing to the majority of the proposals.

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    The now-extinct marsupial terrorised the forests of Australia some five million years ago. The New Riversleigh site was discovered in 2012 and a team from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) began exploring it the following year. UNSW professor Mike Archer, the lead author of a study into the find, said the animal "had very powerful teeth capable of killing and slicing up the largest animals of its day".

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  • Indonesia to hold next round of executions on Friday - diplomat

    Indonesia will execute several people including a Pakistani on Friday, a Pakistani embassy official said, its first executions since last year when it put to death 14 people, most of them foreign drug convicts, sparking an international outcry. Indonesian officials have said 16 people will be executed this year, including citizens of Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Pakistan, though they have not confirmed any more details. Syed Zahid Raza, charge d'affaires at the Pakistani embassy in Jakarta, said the embassy had been informed about the imminent execution of the Pakistani, Zulfikar Ali, convicted of smuggling drugs.

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  • Jockey JT McNamara dies aged 41

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  • Challenger Bank Names Tory Peer As Chairman

    A former leader of the House of Lords during David Cameron's tenure as prime minister has become the latest peer to enter Britain's financial sector by taking on the chairmanship of a little-known challenger bank. Sky News can reveal that Lord Strathclyde recently joined Bank and Clients (B and C), a business set up by investment firm Ocean Capital offering products including savings accounts and specialist mortgage loans.

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  • Bank of England's Weale shifts stance after weak UK data

    Bank of England policymaker Martin Weale said he saw the economic outlook differently after much weaker-than-expected British purchasing managers' data, a week after saying he needed firmer evidence before backing an interest rate cut. Weale, speaking to the Financial Times, did not state explicitly if he would back a rate cut when the central bank announces its next policy decision on Aug. 4, after it meets for a second time since Britain voted to leave the European Union.

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  • Spacecraft Has Five Seconds To Vacuum Asteroid

    NASA is putting the finishing touches to a spacecraft that will land on an asteroid for just five seconds to scan for the building blocks of life. OSRIS-Rex will launch in September and travel to the Bennu asteroid to harvest samples from the surface. The team behind the project hopes the sample will help answer some key questions about the make-up of the very early solar system.

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  • Dutch men are world's tallest and Latvia's women are loftiest, study finds

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  • BP logs $1.4 bn loss, draws line under oil disaster

    British energy giant BP faces fresh losses in Q2 2016 on new charges arising from the devastating 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster

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  • Dominic West: Going to boarding school was similar to my parents dying

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  • Lindsay Lohan asks for privacy to 'solve personal matters' with fiancé

    Following a dramatic weekend, Lindsay Lohan has broken her silence and asked fans for privacy while she resolves matters with her fiancé Egor Tarabasov.  "I would appreciate if these speculations regarding my personal life would respectfully come to a halt," the 30-year-old wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of a heart-shaped cloud. Lindsay's plea comes after she accused Egor, 23, of being unfaithful and hinted that she is pregnant in a series of since-deleted posts on social media on Friday.

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