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2014 Commonwealth Games

Team England: 'After recent illness Mo Farah will remain at his training base to return to full fitness in time for the Euro Championships' - @danroan

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2014 Commonwealth Games

Team England confirms that Mo Farah will not compete at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games - @BBCSport, @guardian_sport

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economic indicators

UK retail sales volumes rose 1.6% between April and June; 0.1% between June and May - @CNBCWorld, @ReutersBiz

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United Kingdom

Government regulator to double minimum compensation payment for UK households which lose power for 24 hours after bad weather - @BBCBreaking

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London Stansted International Airport, Takeley, England, GB

UK Ministry of Defense confirms 2 fighter jets are accompanying passenger plane into London Stansted Airport after 'incident;' all other flights suspended - @Harlowstar

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond arrives in Tel Aviv on visit to Israel, occupied territories - @sommervillebbc via @BBCBreaking

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Peaches Geldof dies

TV personality Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose, British coroner rules after initial inquest - @BBCNews, @AP

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United Kingdom

RT @JordanNBCDC: #BREAKING: black boxes from #MH17 arrive in UK for analysis. - @nbcwashington

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Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014

Black boxes from Malaysia Airlines flight downed over Ukraine have been delivered to British experts - @AFP

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Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014

Editor's note: Reuters is reporting that the black boxes from the Malaysia Airlines flight downed over Ukraine have arrived in Britain, though they only cite a Facebook page belonging to the Ukrainian government's special investigation commission and there is no independent confirmation that this has happened - David

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United Kingdom

British outsourcing group Capita says pre-tax profits rose 16% to $140 million - @Reuters

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horse racing

Estimate, a racehorse owned by Queen Elizabeth, has tested positive for morphine, a prohibited substance - @itvnews

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Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014

UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says new sanctions being drawn up by EU to target Russian President Vladimir Putin's 'cronies' - @SkyNewsBreak

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health

Britain is to make it compulsory for teachers and health workers to report cases of female genital mutilation (FGM), Prime Minister David Cameron says - @Reuters

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United Kingdom

Britain's Home Secretary expected to announce inquiry into murder of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko - @BBCNormanS

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Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014

EU should impose harder-hitting sanctions on Russia after crash of Malaysian airliner in Ukraine, UK PM David Cameron says - @Reuters

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London, England, GB

Editor's note: Reporter @mattholehouse reports a loud bang has been heard outside of Parliament in London; the square has reportedly been sealed off by police. We are looking for confirmation on these reports. - Grace

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Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014

UK PM David Cameron says evidence suggests flight MH17 was shot down by pro-Russian separatists using a surface-to-air missile - @itvnews

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England, GB

England captain Steven Gerrard has retired from international duty, the Football Association announces - @itvnews

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Britain's Chancellor George Osborne says that more sanctions against Russia may be needed ahead of EU meeting - @SkyNews

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