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Britain takes hard line on EU reform

Britain takes hard line on  EU reform

Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain's relationship with the European Union was "not good enough" after his foreign minister warned the bloc had to change its founding treaties and give London a meaty reform deal to keep it as a member.

More storms lash Texas

More storms lash Texas

Storms in the United States have pounded parts of Texas still reeling from torrential rains that killed at least 16 people, turned streets into rivers in major cities and set a record for the wettest month in the state's history.

Harrowing portrait of Syria war

Harrowing portrait of Syria war

The United Nations' outgoing humanitarian chief has painted a harrowing portrait of savagery in Syria's civil war, now in its fifth year, and urged the Security Council to take collective action to put an end to the carnage.

No leave for India's doctors as heat wave kills 1300

No leave for India's doctors as heat wave kills 1300

A heat wave in India has killed at least 1371 people this week as temperatures soar above 47degC and doctors' leave has been cancelled to help cope with the sick.

Anthrax sent to US labs for over a year

Anthrax sent to US labs for over a year

Two US Army facilities mistakenly shipped suspected live anthrax samples to labs in nine states for over a year, a US official says.

Scientists uncover prehistoric murder mystery

This 430,000-year-old case may be the world's oldest murder mystery.

US to review pilot mental health

US to review pilot mental health

A panel of experts from government and industry will review how the United States Federal Aviation Administration monitors the mental health of commercial pilots and will make recommendations within six months.

Queen sets in motion referendum plan

Queen sets in motion referendum plan

The Queen has set in motion the new British government's plans for an in-out referendum on staying in the European Union, but left open questions about when it will be and what changes to the EU it wants beforehand.

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