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The News Matrix: Monday 25 June 2012

Blair dismisses spin doctor's war claim

Tony Blair dismissed his former spin doctor Alastair Campbell's account of what his Cabinet was told about the Iraq War's legality as "absolutely not true" yesterday. Campbell claims the then-Attorney General Lord Goldsmith was prevented from telling the Cabinet about his "doubts".  MORE

Saudis allow their women to compete

Women athletes will be allowed to represent Saudi Arabia at the Olympic Games next month for the first time in the kingdom's history. The decision follows intense international criticism over Saudi Arabia's previous refusal to allow its women to take part in the Olympics.

Labour may join with Tory rebels

Labour is plotting to join forces with Tory rebels in an attempt to sabotage plans for House of Lords reform. Nick Clegg is expected to publish his Lords Reform Bill on Wednesday. However, Labour will use a Commons procedural motion to try to derail the Bill at its first hurdle. MORE

Campaign touts 'best of both worlds' in UK

Scottish anti-independence campaigners have hired President Obama's online marketing experts in an attempt to halt Alex Salmond and his Nationalist movement. The former chancellor Alistair Darling launches the campaign today under the slogan "Best of Both Worlds".

Ecuador 'in no rush' on Assange asylum

Ecuador has signalled it is in no rush to decide on asylum for Julian Assange (left). The WikiLeaks founder faces extradition to Sweden over rape allegations. He fled to Ecuador's embassy last week. MORE

Nato to meet over downed Turkish jet

Nato ambassadors will meet this week to discuss how to respond to Syria's downing of a Turkish jet in what Turkey insists was international airspace. The incident has increased regional tensions caused by the conflict in Syria, where reports today said nearly 40 people died in new clashes between rebels and regime forces. MORE

Four Nato service personnel are killed

Four service personnel died over the weekend in Afghanistan, Nato said yesterday. One died in an insurgent attack and another in a bomb blast on Saturday. Two others died yesterday in a traffic accident in the south. Nato did not identify the nationalities of the dead or give further details.

Man arrested after woman's body found

A man has been arrested following the discovery of the body of a woman in her 20s in Bath yesterday. Avon and Somerset police said a man in his 30s was being questioned and that they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Inquiry over storing of dead bodies

A funeral company has launched an inquiry after it was revealed that bodies were stored like "television sets" in a warehouse. In a C4 documentary tonight, staff at Co-operative Funeralcare place corpses centimetres away from each other.

Daffodils can help to lift depression

Wordsworth was right that daffodils make you feel better. Scientists from Copenhagen have discovered that compounds from a South African species of snowdrops and daffodils can pierce the brain's defensive barrier – a huge challenge for developing drugs for the brain.

Helen Mirren to get Walk of Fame star

Dame Helen Mirren is to be honoured with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in recognition of her acting achievements. The 66-year-old, who won an Oscar in 2006 for her role in The Queen, is among 24 inductees whose names will feature on pavement plaques.

Stolen bust turns up in shop 13 years on

A bronze bust of Auguste Rodin by the sculptor Camille Claudel has been found in an antique shop near Lyon 13 years after it was stolen. Valued at €1 million (£806,000), the bust was found on Saturday during a police investigation into a series of thefts. Two men have been arrested.

Unfinished Matisse works revealed

A cache of unfinished collages and cut-outs by Henri Matisse is to be revealed to the world for the first time. The material includes birds, petals and geometrical patterns, which Matisse never finished. The collection has been split between two French museums. MORE

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