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China says it has informed some countries of anti-satellite missile test

China acknowledged firing an anti-satellite missile but said Tuesday that it had informed the United States and Japan of the weapons test and was opposed to any arms race in space.

Sunderland 1 Ipswich Town 0: Bold investment looks to be well judged

The shutters have barely come off this month's transfer window but Roy Keane has done brisk business as a previously untried, but clearly ambitious, buyer and seller.

24-Hour Room Service: Old Downton Lodge, Shropshire

When Hollywood rolled into the Shropshire Hills to film Ian McEwan's novel Atonement, the cream of the cast (which numbered among them Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Romola Garai and Vanessa Redgrave) got lucky. They, along with director Joe Wright, could relax after a hard day in front of the camera at Old Downton Lodge. The lodge is set deep in the private Downton Estate, a verdant swathe of countryside that stretches out from Ludlow towards the Welsh border. It is a laid-back yet luxurious bolt hole that happens to serve some of the best food in Britain.

Bank charges for bounced cheques 'are excessive'

A revolt against bank charges is to intensify after a new study suggested that branches charge about 10 times the cost of dealing with an unauthorised overdraft or bounced cheques.

12 held in drug trafficking raids

Twelve men suspected of involvement in a major drug trafficking network were arrested today in a series of dawn raids.

Deborah Ross: Our Woman In Crouch End

'Little makes a woman happier than an expensive bag, except being in a room with someone fatter'

Michael Heseltine: 'Falls from grace are preceded by a blindness to new realities'

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Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
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The wars that come back to haunt us

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Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
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‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
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Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
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You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

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Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

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