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Misty Copeland has spoken about her historic achievement of becoming American Ballet Theater's first black principal in the company’s 75-year history.

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A Tunisian soldier guards the beach at the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port el Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse, in the wake of last week’s terrorist attack which killed 38 people

Tunisia needs military and financial support from the West to fight the Isis-affiliated jihadists that killed 30 Britons on Sousse beach, one of the country’s leading politicians says. Otherwise “Europe will have to face them directly”.

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The elder sister of Dylann Roof, the man charged with nine counts of murder over the Charleston church shooting, has apparently been raising money for her wedding costs and asking people to give her a "fresh start".

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David De Gea has been spotted arriving at Madrid's Barajas Airport, heightening speculation that his move from Manchester United to Real Madrid is imminent.

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The Houston-based radio host Sam Malone describes himself a presenter of “intelligent, conservative talk radio”.

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Whole Foods has admitted to overcharging customers and released a short YouTube video to apologise and place the blame on employees.

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Nathan Collier said he was inspired by the recent Supreme Court decision that made marriage equal. He said he was particularly struck by the words of dissenting Chief Justice John Roberts who claimed giving gay couples the right to marry, might inspire polygamy.

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Andy Murray in second round action

If the goal of all the top players at a Grand Slam tournament is to get through the first week expending the minimum amount of energy, then Andy Murray is doing just fine. The 28-year-old Scot secured his place in the third round here with his second successive straight-sets victory, beating the Dutchman Robin Haase 6-1, 6-1, 6-4.

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A large police presence gathers along M St. Southeast near the Navy Yard in Washington, after an official said shots were reported in a building on the Washington Navy yard campus

Police have announced an "all clear" after a huge operation at the Naval headquarters in Washington DC after a lock-down was set in place following reports that a gunman was spotted there.

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Kamel Jendoubi, Minister to the Prime Minister in charge of Relations with Constitutional Bodies and the Civil Society, right, gestures during a press conference in Tunis

The Tunisian government says it has detained eight suspects over the shooting of 38 people at a hotel in Sousse.

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Smoke rises following an air strike by the US-led coalition in Kobani, last October

British MPs are considering the best tactic to fight the rise of Isis in Syria, with defence minister Michael Fallon expected to argue that the use of RAF air strikes should be sanctioned.

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And so, farewell Boss Hogg. Goodbye Miss Daisy and adieu Bo and Luke Duke. The Dukes of Hazard is no more – apparently the latest victim of moves over the Confederate flag.

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Damien Martyn celebrates his maiden Test century against England in 2001

For most of the past 18 months, Damien Martyn has been thinking what everybody else has been thinking. This is more or less that Australia would arrive, survey the scene, let loose their thunderbolts, give England a hammering, tuck their bat under their arm and head home with the Ashes secured again, job done until the next time.

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The Duchess of Cornwall with Andy Murray's wristband

The Duchess of Cornwall was leaving Wimbledon today with a rather unusual gift.

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Roger Federer in second round action in which he beat Sam Querrey

Roger Federer wowed the crowds on Centre Court at Wimbledon today with a barely believable ‘tweener’ lob.

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Roger Federer in second round action in which he beat Sam Querrey

Roger Federer, now of noble late vintage, remains the sweetest sight in all of tennis.

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Homeless veteran Donald Gould's piano playing has made him an online sensation

A homeless veteran who was filmed by a passer-by playing a communal piano in Florida has found unexpected fame after the video went viral online.

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Lionel Messi and the front page

Lionel Messi beware!

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Crowds gathered after Yang Xiaoyun came to the market and announced she wanted to purchase 100 dogs (China Out/AFP/Getty Images)

A woman who spent more than £30,000 saving 600 pets from this year’s Yulin dog meat festival in China has described the horrors of trying to save the animals at first hand.

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