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A vigilante militia is marching on the stronghold of The Knights Templar cartel in Michoacan, and attacking the police they accuse of protecting the gang. Can they rescue the failing state?

Michael J Fox is returning to TV in new comedy 'The Michael J Fox show'

Michael J Fox returns to TV in new comedy about living with Parkinson's

Michael J Fox has come out of a decade of retirement to star in a new comedy about a news anchor living with Parkinson's.

The new ruling demands San Antonio's strip clubs require dancers to wear bikini tops as opposed to the more revealing 'pasties' previously favoured

Judge exposes Texas strip clubs’ lack of cover by ordering larger underwear

In a cheeky ruling, which positively bulges with double entendres and dirty literary jokes, a Texas judge has ordered strip club dancers in San Antonio to don larger underwear.

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Win on Sunday will ensure Moyes's side could not be overtaken by rivals

Toulon’s Jonny Wilkinson sends another penalty over against Leicester yesterday
This house - in which Mick Philpott killed six of his 17 children - well be demolished

Mick Philpott's burned-out former home to be demolished

Philpott and two others were found guilty of manslaughter after six of his children were accidentally killed in an arson attack

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Crossrail for bikes: Boris unveils fully-segregated cycle lanes in billion-pound plan to revolutionise cycling in London

Scheme includes improvements at worst junctions and outer suburbs targeted for high spending trials

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Protestors gesture against members of the English Defence League during a demonstration on August 27, 2010 in Bradford

Dreams of League Cup glory give battling Bradford an escape from tough times at home

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Stolen car crashes through house window

A stolen four-by-four vehicle crashed through the window of a family home, hurling a nine-year-old child across the room.

Floral tributes adorn the pavement outside the house in Allenton, Derby

Derby house fire deaths: Botched plot to frame ex-lover led to house-fire tragedy, court told

Mick Philpott and wife Mairead deny manslaughter after losing six children in blaze

Huge arsenal of guns and ammo found - hidden behind false wall day after Dunblane massacre

More than 30 shotguns and pistols were found wrapped in newspaper dated March 14 1996

Fatal North Finchley house fire blaze: police suspect arson

A fire at a house where two people were found dead may have been started deliberately, Scotland Yard said.

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