A controversial advertising campaign urging illegal immigrants to go home is causing rows among the coalition

Theresa May under pressure to scale back crackdown on suspected illegal immigrants amid mounting criticism of 'racist' spot checks

Tories fear spot checks and billboards are a political gift to Ukip

Alvaro Negredo of Manchester City lies injured on the muddy pitch after being tackled

Manchester United warned over 'absolutely horrendous' pitch in Hong Kong

Manchester City beat Sunderland at the stadium on Saturday

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Register as an organ donor and ensure life after death - ancient Egyptian-style

Almost everyone would accept an organ if they were offered one – yet only 57 per cent of families consent to the donation of their loved one’s organs. Why the selfishness?

The NHS is considering a broad range of reforms that could see registered organ donors receive higher priority on transplant waiting lists and prevent families from overriding their consent after their death.

Should registered organ donors be 'fast-tracked' on transplant waiting lists?

NHS to consider far-reaching proposals that favour organ donors across the health system

New Delhi gang rape verdict for juvenile suspect not expected until 25 July

Teenager will learn his fate later this month and faces three years in a reform facility if found guilty

US tech expert Shane Truman Todd found dead in Singapore was not murdered, judge rules

An American engineer who was found dead in his apartment in Singapore last year killed himself, a judge ruled on Monday, rejecting suspicions by the man’s parents that he was murdered because of his research into sensitive technology.

It's fine to use your mobile at the checkout, and pretty much anywhere else for that matter

You want the UK to win the future? Then let’s not constrict our use of this generation’s most empowering tools with Victorian ideas of manners

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Wimbledon 2013: 'Laura effect' goes straight to the heart of a nation

The Lawn Tennis Association have already acknowledged "the Murray effect", as youngsters have been inspired by his gold medal at London 2012 and his US Open win last September to pick up a racket for the first time. Who knows what effect Laura Robson may yet have on British tennis; at seven years the Scot's junior she may, we now dare hope, have as bright a future ahead of her.

Jeffrey Archer gave a fascinating interview to Bloomberg

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The Indonesian President has apologised for the record-setting pollution caused by forest fires in his country

Indonesian President says sorry to Singapore for fires that have bathed city in toxic fog

The Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has apologised to Singapore and Malaysia for the record-setting pollution caused by forest fires in his country.

Singapore officials consider legal action against forest fire companies over the heaviest smog to ever cover the city

Officials in Singapore are considering whether to take legal action against two companies in connection with the severe smog that has clouded the city following forest fires in Indonesia.

People cross a Singapore street

Singapore smog: Gas masks stock runs low amid record levels of pollution

Fears for building site workers as Indonesia tries to create rain clouds over forest fire

UK house prices up 2.6% in the last year

Prices paid by first-time buyers 4.7 per cent higher

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