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Friday 19 August 2011

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Latest breaking news from the UK and around the world, plus celebrity news and political news.

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Harry visits riot-hit Salford

Prince Harry has met fire crews who came under attack from mobs.

Pope Benedict XVI visits Spain amid protests over 'ostentatious' trip

The Pope in Spain

Pope Benedict XVI visits Spain amid protests over 'ostentatious' trip.

Celebrity Big Brother 2011

Sally Bercow, Jedward and Kerry Katona among names in new series.

The MAKS 2011 air show in Russia

MAKS 2011 air show

In pictures: The MAKS 2011 air show in Zhukovsky, Russia.

Second woman dies as police investigate care home

A second elderly woman has died as police continue to investigate a private care home.

Celebrity Big Brother returns

Perhaps Sally Bercow was hoping for some Hollywood housemates when she signed up for Celebrity Big Brother.

Celebrity Big Brother: in pictures

Celebrity Big Brother 2011: in pictures

Who's who in this year's Celebrity Big Brother House.

'Locked in syndrome' man asks court to let doctors help him die

A 46-year-old man with “locked in syndrome” is to ask the High Court for permission to allow doctors to help him to die.

A-level results: Olympic hopeful reveals A-level grades

Charles Davidmann was today hoping to replicate his A level success at the London 2012 Olympics after he scooped two A*s and two A grades.

Prince Harry 'shocked' at rioting

Prince Harry expressed shock and dismay at the actions of rioters yesterday as he was taken on an impromptu visit to a local high street which was vandalised.

Our magistrates can hold their heads high again

Despite scything budget cuts, the courts rose to the occasion of dealing with the rioters, writes Trevor Grove.

Celebrity Big Brother returns

Perhaps Sally Bercow was hoping for some Hollywood housemates when she signed up for Celebrity Big Brother.

Republicans capitalise on Barack Obama holiday

Barack Obama off to Martha's Vineyard

Rick Perry doubts theory of evolution

On the campaign trail in New Hampshire, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry tells a child that creationism is taught alongside evolution in Texas schools because Darwin's theory "has gaps".

Syrian security forces open fire in Homs

Forces opened fire Thursday night to disperse an anti-regime protest, killing one.

Falling screen kills three at festival

Footage posted online shows the sheer force of the storm that hit Pukkelpop music festival in Belgium.

Former Goldman Sachs executive trying to ease bank regulation

A former Goldman Sachs executive, who changed his name after leaving the company, now works for a senior US congressman who is attempting to ease regulations on banks like his former employer.

We must prepare for what comes next in Libya

Even before Gaddafi’s demise, rival rebel groups make for a volatile situation, says Con Coughlin.

Diana Lamplugh

Mother of Suzy Lamplugh who channelled her grief into successful personal safety campaigns

Girl, 15, is youngest to receive bionic fingers

A 15-year-old girl has become the youngest person in Europe to be fitted with bionic fingers.

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