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Hammond rules out Assad alliance
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said an alliance with the Assad regime would not be "practical, sensible or helpful"

Hammond rules out Assad alliance

Britain has ruled out any alliance with Syrian president Bashar Assad to combat the threat posed by Islamic State (IS) extremists.

World news

Search risk after Japan landslides

Search risk after Japan landslides

Heavy rains forecast in western Japan are raising the risk of more landslides and hindering efforts to locate dozens of people still missing after several hills in Hiroshima collapsed.

Sport news

Balotelli talks progressing well

Balotelli talks progressing well

Talks between Mario Balotelli's representative and Liverpool are understood to be progressing well as the club seek assurances about the player's behaviour - although any deal will not be completed in time for him to feature against Manchester City.

Business news

'Capital flight risk' after a Yes

'Capital flight risk' after a Yes

Uncertainty over currency in an independent Scotland could lead to "capital flight" from the country, according to the chairman of HSBC.

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Capaldi bids to evoke Who 'mystery'

Capaldi bids to evoke Who 'mystery'

It was back to square one for Doctor Who stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman as they posed for pictures ahead of the new series.

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