Sport Alex Rodriguez is said to be involved in the latest drug scandal rocking baseball

Six years after supposedly closing the books on its “steroid era”, baseball is embroiled in a new drug scandal that has already felled one of its top stars, and could end the career of Alex Rodriguez, its highest-paid player.

China: the true costs of success

As President Hu Jintao arrives in Britain on a controversial state visit, these are the true costs of the economic success story of our age

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Why my mother may never rest in peace

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Parliament: Welfare - Rebels may force further concessions on benefits

THE GOVERNMENT may be forced to make further concessions on benefit cuts for the disabled before Parliament approves the Welfare Reform Bill.

MPs' revolt threatens Welfare Bill

THE GOVERNMENT may be forced to make further concessions over its cuts in benefits for the disabled before Parliament approves the Welfare Reform Bill.

Still no relief on charity tax pain

ALMOST 300 members of the Charity Finance Directors' Group met in London last week to discuss the Government's proposals on the future of taxation for the voluntary sector, outlined in the Consultation Document with the Budget.

'Hormone birth pill' for girls aged 10 for girls'

A PROPOSAL that girls as young as 10 could in the future be implanted with long-acting hormonal contraceptives provoked a dispute yesterday over the best way to tackle Britain's high teenage birth rate.

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Letter: Asylum overhaul

Sir: The Home Secretary has created a rod for his own back by not accepting the Schengen agreement, so that it is still possible for asylum seekers coming overland from Eastern Europe to pass the "international frontier" on the British coast, and be able to claim asylum ("Romanians' bid for freedom ends in jail", 8 December).
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