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article 02 July 2015 World, United States
The extradition requests relate to the arrest of seven officials from Fifa who were detained in Zurich in May.
Fifa: US submits extradition requests for officials

The extradition requests relate to the arrest of seven officials from Fifa who were detained in Zurich in May after a police raid on a luxury hotel.

article 02 July 2015 World, Iraq
Islamic militants destroy statues from the ancient site of Palmyra
Palmyra statues destroyed by ISIS militants

Online images show the public destruction of a series of statues from the ancient site of Palmyra.

article 02 July 2015 World, United States
News
US Navy Yard 'active shooter' - a hoax

A spokesman for the Navy Yard in Washington DC said there were no casualties and that no shooter had been spotted at the location.

article 02 July 2015 World, Iraq
David Cameron with RAF in Cyprus
PM calls for British airstrikes against IS in Syria

In the wake of the Tunisia attack, the prime minister and defence secretary call for MPs to consider if Britain should send its warplanes to bomb the self-styled Islamic State group in Syria.

article 02 July 2015 World
Referendum yes supporters protest in Athens (Reuters)
Greece referendum: Syriza urges voters to reject bailout

Politicians with Greece's ruling Syriza party, including Prime Minister Tsipras, say the country should vote no in Sunday's referendum, as the Bank of England warns of a "very dangerous" situation.

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Read more on Liam's blog Severe thunderstorms strike as heat breaks

Yesterday, the UK experienced its hottest July day on record, with 36.7C (98F) at Heathrow airport in London. But as the heat broke, severe thunderstorms hit northern England and Scotland

article 02 July 2015 World, United States
A train car carrying a flammable and toxic gas has derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee.
Tennessee: evacuation after train carrying chemicals derails

A train car carrying a flammable and toxic gas has derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee. A one mile evacuation zone has been set up.

article 02 July 2015 UK, Syria
News
Darshna Soni by Missing Luton family 'stopped by police'

A family of 12 from Luton who it's feared have travelled to Syria were stopped and held at the airport when they first left the UK and had their home raided, Channel 4 News has learnt.

article 02 July 2015 UK
Fracking could reduce house prices, increase traffic and noise and damage the landscape in rural communities, according to a government report.
Fracking could reduce house prices, government report claims

Fracking could reduce house prices, increase traffic, noise and damage the landscape in rural communities, according to a government report which has now been published in full.

article 02 July 2015 UK
News
Simon Israel by Police child abuse investigations: 38 per cent 'inadequate'

A series of inspections of police forces in England and Wales has found worrying levels of inadequate investigations into child abuse and neglect, plagued by drift and delay.

post 01 July 2015
Read more from Jon on Snowblog Two terrorists who shocked the world

The world must focus on the true factors behind the brutal terrorist attacks that killed 66 people in Tunisia and Kuwait last week.

article 01 July 2015 UK, Tunisia
RAF personnel carrying a coffing (Getty)
Tunisia attack: bodies of eight victims arrive in UK

The bodies of eight Britons who were killed by a gunman in Tunisia last week have returned to the UK.

article 01 July 2015 World, Bangladesh
Family of 12 from Luton 'could be in  Syria' (Beds Police)
Family of 12 from Luton 'could be in Syria'

The family group from Luton, which reportedly includes a baby and two grandparents, failed to return home from a holiday in Bangladesh in May. Police say they could have gone to Syria.

article 01 July 2015 World, Egypt
News
Islamic State kill at least 70 in Egypt

At least 70 people die in a coordinated attack by Islamic State militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula. Lasting several hours, the assault targets several military checkpoints.

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Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Heatwave? It's all Johnny Foreigner's fault!

The tabs rave about hot air coming maliciously in 'from the continent' where 'continental air pollution' will be dragged here resulting in the current mass death threat.

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Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Greece debt crisis: Tsipras prepares for compromise deal

Alexis Tsipras is getting ready to stage a climbdown and he will tell the people of Greece he's about to accept something very very similar to the conditional bailout he rejected.

article 01 July 2015 World, Nigeria
Yomi Adegoke
Everyday sexism: the reality of #Being Female In Nigeria

As Women in Africa's most populous nation use social media to highlight everyday sexism Yomi Adegoke says being a woman in Nigeria is radically different from being a woman from Nigeria.

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Read more on Liam's blog UK has hottest July day on record

The temperature soared to 34.5C today at Northolt in north west London, making it the hottest day of the year so far and the hottest day in the UK since 2006.

article 01 July 2015
News
Can you smash a car window to rescue a dog from the heat?

As temperatures reach highs of 35C in what is set to be Britain's hottest day for nine years, a debate has emerged online prompting the question can you legally break into a hot car to save a dog?

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"This incident targets our internal front, our national unity"

Kuwait Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak al-Sabah, responding to a suicide bomb attack at a Shia mosque in the capital.

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