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Hamas: We didn't kidnap soldier
Palestinians run for cover from Israeli soldiers during clashes near the West Bank town of Tulkarem (AP)

Hamas: We didn't kidnap soldier

An Israeli soldier with links to the UK may have been killed in a strike on his captors by the Israeli military, Hamas has said.

World news

More carnage as Israel pounds Gaza

More carnage as Israel pounds Gaza

Israel has launched dozens of air strikes in the southern Gaza Strip during a large-scale search for a soldier it suspects was captured by Hamas fighters.

Sport news

Bolt eases Jamaica into relay final

Bolt eases Jamaica into relay final

Usain Bolt ended a week of controversy and speculation by finally making his Commonwealth Games debut at a packed Hampden Park on Friday night.

Technology news

Senior MP condemns taxi app company

Senior MP condemns taxi app company

A senior MP who has led the charge against tax avoidance by multinational companies has accused the firm behind a popular cab-hailing smartphone app of unfairly undercutting London taxi drivers by "opting out of the UK tax regime".

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Law: I'm not romantic lead anymore

Law: I'm not romantic lead anymore

Jude Law has said more roles have opened up to him as he gets older - as there is "less emphasis on playing romantic leads."

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