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The parents of brain tumour patient Ashya King are being released in Spain, according to family members.

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Passwords blamed after stars’ explicit photos leaked

The online hack that led to the posting of hundreds of explicit photos of some of Hollywood’s most famous female stars could have been down to an attack on their passwords.

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Apple a day can cut heart disease by 40%: study

Eating fruit every day can reduce the risk of heart and artery disease by up to 40%, a study has found.

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Draghi set to unveil securities purchase plan

ECB president Mario Draghi will announce an asset-backed securities purchasing programme at Thursday’s monthly meeting instead of unveiling plans for fully fledged quantitative easing.

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Toilet paper added to list of ‘crisis’ essentials

A message Japan began delivering is a bit unusual, but true enough: Don’t wait until it’s too late to think about toilet paper.

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Parent kills three pupils in frenzied stabbing attack at school

A man with a knife killed three children and wounded five more and a teacher in a primary school in China, on the first day of a new term after the summer holidays.

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Independence vote ‘not a test of Scottishness’

The independence referendum is not a test of Scottishness, but a test of common sense, former chancellor Alistair Darling has insisted.

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Quirky World... Mandela had soft spot for Winehouse

BROWN REVEALS AMY-MANDELA JAIL JOKE

ENGLAND: Nelson Mandela had a soft spot for singer Amy Winehouse after a quip she made about his time in prison, former prime minister Gordon Brown has revealed.

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Ill boy’s parents fight extradition

The parents of a five-year-old brain cancer patient Ashya King, who was taken from hospital without doctors’ consent, are being detained for up to 72 hours.

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Ukraine separatists want ‘special status’

Pro-Russia separatists sat down for preliminary Ukraine peace talks yesterday due to resume later this week in the Belarusian capital Minsk, saying they would be prepared to stay part of Ukraine if they were granted "special status".

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Family hopeful Joan Rivers will recover

Joan Rivers’ loved ones said that they remain hopeful about her recovery after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor’s office.

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Britain condemns Israel settlement move

The British government said it deplored an Israeli decision to appropriate a large swathe of land inside the occupied West Bank, saying the move would seriously damage Israel’s international reputation.

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Pakistan’s PM and army hold talks after days of protests

Pakistan’s prime minister and army chief have held marathon meetings over violent anti-government protests that could force the premier to resign.

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