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Russian bear 'will not be chained'
Vladimir Putin has accused the West of trying to turn Moscow into a "stuffed bear" (AP)

Russian bear 'will not be chained'

David Cameron has warned Vladimir Putin to heed the "lessons" of Russia's aggression in Ukraine after the president vowed to keep defying the West.

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Dutch lawyers tapped, ministry says

Dutch lawyers tapped, ministry says

Dutch government officials have acknowledged the country's secret service sometimes taps the communications of lawyers who represent terrorism suspects.

Sport news

Balotelli accepts FA punishment

Balotelli accepts FA punishment

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli will not appeal against his one-match ban imposed for posting racist and anti-semitic comments on social media.

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Cities beat London house price rise

Cities beat London house price rise

House prices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Southampton, Bristol and Birmingham have grown at a faster rate than those in London in recent months, property analyst Hometrack has reported.

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Mobile networks agree coverage deal

Mobile networks agree coverage deal

The Government has reached a deal with the four mobile networks to improve coverage across the UK, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport said.

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Doctor Who special in Thrones plug

Doctor Who special in Thrones plug

Sharp-eyed Doctor Who fans will spot a plug for rival drama Game Of Thrones in the science fiction show's Christmas special.

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