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UK vehicle attacked in Kabul
A British Embassy vehicle has been hit by an explosion in the country's capital Kabul

UK vehicle attacked in Kabul

A British Embassy vehicle has been attacked in Afghanistan, leaving a number of staff injured.

World news

Australian batsman Phil Hughes dies

Australian batsman Phil Hughes dies

Australian test batsman Phil Hughes has died in a Sydney hospital, two days after being struck in the head by a cricket ball during a domestic first-class match. He was 25.

Sport news

Australia mourns Hughes "tragedy"

Australia mourns Hughes "tragedy"

Cricket Australia chief executive officer James Sutherland has described the death of Phillip Hughes as a "real-life tragedy".

Business news

Virgin and Stagecoach win rail deal

Virgin and Stagecoach win rail deal

Sir Richard Branson's company Virgin will from next year be running the UK's two main London to Scotland rail routes.

Technology news

Victorian lunacy registers online

Victorian lunacy registers online

Records of hundreds of thousands of people sent to Victorian lunatic asylums are being published online, ranging from a man who tried to assassinate Queen Victoria, to a woman who stole two blankets.

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Net poet up for Critics Choice gong

Net poet up for Critics Choice gong

A poet who shot to fame performing for huge audiences on YouTube has been shortlisted for a prestigious music industry award.

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