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UK's support for Games has dropped, says poll

Support for the Olympic Games among the UK population has fallen significantly since London first won the bid in 2005, according to new figures published by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.

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Thriller, has died of cancer

Michael Jackson's tiger Thriller dies (but Bubbles is going strong)

One of the stars of Michael Jackson's former Neverland Ranch home – his pet Bengal tiger, Thriller – has died from lung cancer.

Tyres burn during protests in Khartoum last week. Bigger demonstrations are expected this weekend

Has the Arab Spring now spread to Sudan?

Protesters take to the streets of Khartoum to demand democracy and lower prices

Johanna Konta fails to cause an upset on Wimbledon debut

Johanna Konta could not cause an upset on her Wimbledon debut as she lost to 30th seed Christina McHale in a marathon encounter on Court 17.

Activist elected onto airline board

The opposition activist Alexei Navalny has been elected to the board of the state-controlled airline Aeroflot, putting the anti-corruption blogger in a position of influence at one of Russia's most high-profile companies.

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Johanna Konta has three passports, a world ranking of 217 – and a wild card into Wimbledon

Row over Aung San Suu Kyi threatens to split Burmese pro-democracy movement in Britain

Aung San Suu Kyi’s will wrap up her tour of Britain tomorrow with a celebratory gathering of Britain’s Burmese community featuring traditional music and dancing.

Anti-fracking protesters blockade drilling rig

Protesters have locked themselves to the gates of a drilling rig site in a demonstration against fracking.

A Femen activist protests near the Euro 2012 trophy last month

Three members of topless protest group 'abducted'

Femen, the controversial women's protest group which specialises in staging topless demonstrations, said three of its members were abducted last night shortly before yesterday's football match between Ukraine and France.

China suspends officials in forced abortion case 

China suspended three officials and apologized to a woman who was forced to undergo an abortion seven months into her pregnancy in a case that sparked an uproar after graphic photos of the mother and her dead baby were circulated online. 

Undercover officer Bob Lambert 'bombed shop'

Ministers have been urged to investigate claims that an undercover police officer who had infiltrated a group of animal rights extremists planted a fire bomb in a department store.

Off with their heads! Royalists clash with riverbank protesters

Anti-monarchists blocked from reaching the Thames trade insults with revellers

Ugandan refugees enjoy a jubilee street party in Brixton, south London

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When Paul Sathianesan got off the plane at Gatwick Airport to begin a new life in a new country, all he had with him were two shirts, two pairs of trousers, a sarong and a container of soil from his homeland, Sri Lanka.

No compromise: Harry Belafonte in 1969, in Paris

My Song: a Memoir, By Harry Belafonte with Michael Shnayerson

Moving from poverty to super-stardom, the performer used his fame to support Martin Luther King and his cause.

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