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BBC News: EU widens sanctions against Russia
Tuesday 29th July 2014
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Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza

More than 100 Palestinians die, officials say, as Israel intensifies its bombardment of Gaza after PM Netanyahu warns of a long conflict ahead.

EU widens sanctions against Russia

The EU imposes new economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, going beyond asset freezes and travel bans.

China investigates ex-security chief

China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been placed under investigation for "serious disciplinary violation", state media say.

Jewish Museum suspect extradited

Mehdi Nemmouche, the suspected gunman in a fatal shooting at a museum in Brussels in May, has been extradited to Belgium from France.

Japan girl 'admits dismemberment'

The Japanese schoolgirl arrested on Sunday has reportedly confessed to killing and dismembering her classmate, say local media

Microsoft in China anti-trust probe

An anti-monopoly investigation into US technology giant Microsoft is launched by Chinese authorities.

Italy to 'help douse' Libya fire

Italy offers to help extinguish a huge blaze that has engulfed the biggest fuel storage facility in the Libyan capital, Libya's government says.

BBC Sports News

England men win gymnastics team gold

Scotland land a historic silver medal.

Tuesday's gossip column

Paul Scholes signs punditry deal, Daniel Agger could join Barcelona, Marouane Fellaini and Shinji Kagawa can leave Man Utd, plus more.

Glasgow 2014 day-by-day guide

Your essential guide to the must-see moments in the Commonwealth Games and a look at some of the biggest stars on show.

Rodriguez & Schneiderlin 'not for sale'

Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger says midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin and striker Jay Rodriguez are not for sale.

Osagie rails against Welsh protest

England's Andrew Osagie criticises Wales' Joe Thomas after he is disqualified in the heats of the Commonwealth Games 800m.

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1. What Wonga would owe if it applied its own annual 5,853% interest rate to the £2.6m in compensation it now has to pay 45,000 customers. The payday lender had sent threatening letters from fake law firms, and charged a fee for sending them out. Financial Times

2. Before you go on a summer shopping spree, this may make you put the plastic back in your wallet. One in five people will take 17 years to pay off credit card debts, a study suggests. The figure is based on those paying off the minimum each month towards the average debt of £4,500 at 17.9 per cent. Metro

3. Voters will be asked if Britain needs a new Magna Carta, as the constitutional document reaches its 800th anniversary next year. The Commons wants to know if rules of democracy need to be written down, as many of them are based on common law and conventions at present. The consultation runs until January. Daily Express

4. One in four children spends less than half-an-hour outdoors each day, the National Trust says. More than half of youngsters aged seven to 12 spend less than an hour outside, it added. Nine in ten have never taken part in traditional outdoor activities such as playing conkers or building a raft, a poll of parents showed. Daily Mail

5. UK scientists have made a “major step forward” in the race to develop a blood test to predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Research on more than 1,000 subjects has identified a set of proteins in the blood whose presence can predict the onset of the dementia condition with 87 per cent accuracy. Daily Telegraph

6. Retail prices are falling at the fastest rate since records began. Ferocious competition on the high street is forcing retailers to offer cut-price food, clothes, footwear and electrical items. The British Retail Council says typical prices in the shops were down by 1.8% in June year-on-year. Food prices mildly bucked the trend with a marginal inflation of 0.6%, but the cost of non-edible items dropped by 3.4%. The Times

7. Think fondly of your boss – he or she might work a day more than you each week. According to a study from the Institute of Leadership and Management, almost half of UK managers work an extra day of unpaid overtime per week. The pressures of work and remote access to email through smartphones and tablets leave over 90% of managers working outside contracted and paid hours, the study found. The Times

8. All passengers flying into and out of the UK have been told that mobile devices in their hand luggage must have enough charge to be switched on. The new guidelines come after the US announced extra security checks last week. The rules cover phones, tablets and other gadgets including razors and cameras. Uncharged devices will not be allowed on board planes. Metro

9. In 2045 the world population will reach 10.4bn with more than 70% of people living in crowded urban areas, predicts a new study. In Global Strategic Trends – Out to 2045, a Ministry of Defence think tank also forecasts that 3.6bn people will suffer water shortages and terrorists will have access to cheap, unmanned drones and space satellites. The Observer

10. Richard Linklater's new drama Boyhood, opens in UK cinemas last week. Filmed over 12 years, it tells the story of a boy's life from age six to 18, as he becomes man and faces life's challenges. With Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette. "An astonishing achievement," says The Guardian.

The latest BBC Video News clips

AUDIO: Why is shoplifting on the rise?

Hywel Griffith reports on the growth of shoplifting offences in North Wales.

VIDEO: Calls for clarity over 'revenge porn' law

Calls to create a new criminal offence of "revenge porn" have been rejected by a House of Lords committee.

VIDEO: Teenage author's publishing success

A 19-year-old student from Kent has landed a publishing deal for a book that she wrote while studying for her A Levels.

VIDEO: British dancer returns from Russia

A dancer from Hull who became the first British dancer to be employed by the Mariinsky Ballet in Russia returns to the UK to perform with the company at Covent Garden.

AUDIO: 'Steroids made my sperm count zero'

Bodybuilder Lee believes he is unable to have children because he has been taking steroids for 25 years.

VIDEO: Car crashes into crowd at cruise event

A 16-year-old girl has been released from hospital following an incident at a "car cruising" event in which a vehicle ploughed into a crowd, injuring 17 people.

VIDEO: 'Prince Harry said no to selfie'

Two Australian Commonwealth Games hockey players who found the Queen had 'photo-bombed' their selfie have tried to have their photo taken with Prince Harry.


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