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Armstrong agrees deal with paper he sued for libel

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has reached a settlement with The Sunday Times which he sued for a £1 million (€1.2m) over an article suggesting he was using performance-enhancing drugs before his confession.

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UN to inspect gas attack site but US says it is too late

A US military response to alleged chemical weapons attacks in Syria appeared more likely yesterday after Washington dismissed the Syrian government's offer to allow UN inspection of the sites as "too late to be credible".

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QUIRKY WORLD ... A daily look at some of the world's stranger stories

Under the hammer ENGLAND: A tie which belonged to John Lennon fetched more than £3,600 (€4,200) at the Beatles' 22nd annual memorabilia auction.

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Tyson 'on the verge of dying' from ongoing drug and alcohol addictions

Mike Tyson has revealed he has ongoing issues with drugs and alcohol, and claimed he is on the "verge of dying" from his addictions.

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US spy agency accused of bugging UN headquarters

The US National Security Agency has bugged the United Nations' New York headquarters, Germany's Der Spiegel weekly said yesterday in the latest in a series of reports on US spying that has strained relations between Washington and its allies.

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Trump sued over 'phoney' courses

New York's attorney general has sued Donald Trump for $40m (€30m), saying the real estate mogul helped run a phoney "Trump University" that promised to make students rich but instead steered them into expensive and mostly useless seminars, and even failed to deliver promised apprenticeships.

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Fans divided — but Cole is rear-ly proud of her latest tattoo

Cheryl Cole has defended her new tattoo, which covers the entire lower half of her back and derriere, and took 15 hours to create.

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