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British Airways flight in emergency landing after 'drunk abusive middle-aged women try to storm cockpit'

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Great Britain's poor Olympics in the water concluded today with just three medals after Daniel Fogg finished fifth in the open water in the Serpentine.

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Handball: Team GB men thumped yet again and left eliminated from competition

Great Britain's men endured another torrid outing in the Copper Box as Tunisia handed out a beating in their Group A clash that sent the host nation crashing out.

July 30, 2012: Niger's Hamadou Djibo Issaka is pictured after competing in the men's single sculls semi-finals of the rowing event during the London 2012 Olympic Games, at Eton Dorney. He finished last by a distance.

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Arab League offer Assad a 'safe exit' from Syria if he steps down

The Arab League's secretary general has offered Syrian president Bashar Assad a “safe exit” for him and his family if he steps down.

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Great Britain handball playmaker Ciaran Williams has targeted the two non-European teams in his side's group when they make their Olympic bow next week.

Second life sentence for former Tunisian dictator Ben Ali

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