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No one's done much to help the residents of James Turner Street in Birmingham, now forever rechristened Benefits Street, thanks to Channel 4's controversial new documentary series. Despite – or maybe because of – the Twitter death threats, accusations of betrayal and media uproar, which followed its first broadcast, Channel 4 has defied calls for the series to be pulled. Did it hope this second episode would change some minds?

Karina Bryant (top) tussles with Iryna Kindzerska in their bronze medal match

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Fred Evans pulled out one of the best final rounds of his career to claim a dramatic revenge victory over Lithuanian puncher Egidijus Kavaliauskas and move within one more win of a guaranteed Olympic welterweight medal.

August 3, 2012: Mika Sugimoto of Japan (white) and Karina Bryant of Great Britain compete in the Women's +78 kg Judo semi-final

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Great Britain players celebrate winning the Women's Volleyball Preliminary match between Great Britain and Algeria

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After six years of hard work, Britain's women volleyballers have won the nation's first Olympic event.

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It was the finest and rarest of nights at the Olympic boxing last night with wins for Fred Evans and Josh Taylor in two contrasting bouts that once again helped create a staggering atmosphere here.

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The Algerian FLN regime got away with it, after 200,000 dead – compared to the mere 10,000 killed so far in Syria's war

Cape profits take £14m hit on disastrous project in Algeria

Shares in the industrial services group Cape crashed 37 per cent yesterday after it said that a massive energy project it is working on in Algeria will make a loss.

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Merah buried in Toulouse after Algeria rejects body

The Islamist gunman who killed seven people before being shot dead by police was buried in Toulouse yesterday after the city's mayor dropped a refusal to permit the ceremony.

Mohamed Merah was buried at this cemetery near Toulouse

Gunman Mohamed Merah buried near Toulouse

The gunman, Mohamed Merah, who killed seven people in three separate attacks in southern France, has been buried in a town near Toulouse, the BBC reported tonight.

Jerome Taylor: Al-Qa'ida or not, this spread of terror could be disastrous

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