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Alternative to adoption on the rise

The number of babies subject to special guardianship orders in England has tripled in two years, according to data obtained by the BBC - while adoption rates have been falling.
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Bomber attacks Saudi Shia mosque

A suicide bomber has struck a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, causing casualties, state media say.
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Charles to visit NI peace centre

Prince Charles is to visit Northern Ireland's oldest peace and reconciliation centre on the final day of his visit to the island of Ireland.
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Last Iraq-Syria crossing 'falls to IS'

Islamic State militants reportedly seize the last government-controlled border crossing between Syria and Iraq, after taking over ancient Palmyra.
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Wembley WW2 bomb poses 'risk to life'

A 110lb unexploded World War Two bomb found by builders near Wembley Stadium poses a "risk to life", the Army says.
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German pilots may get spot medicals

Germany's Lufthansa considers random medical checks on pilots, to help prevent any future disaster like the Germanwings crash.
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Cab driver jailed for Iraq bomb murder

A London cab driver is jailed for life with a minimum term of 38 years for the murder of a US soldier in a roadside bombing in Iraq in 2007.
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Murray to face French Open qualifier

Britain's Andy Murray will play a qualifier at the French Open while Heather Watson will face France's Mathilde Johansson.

The absolutely must-see movie I never saw

"I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse." "You had me at 'hello.'" "I'll have what she's having." "Say 'hello' to my little friend!" "Nobody puts Baby in a corner."
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Dugdale to stand as Labour leader

Labour's Kezia Dugdale confirms she will stand for the leadership of her party in Scotland when Jim Murphy steps down next month.