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Oscar Pistorius arrives at the high court in Pretoria

Pistorius trial to take a further break until early May

Judge Thokozile Masipa approves request from chief prosecutor, which was supported by the defence

Tube strike breakthrough as one of unions suspends proposed London Underground walk-out

London Underground drivers are to walk out on strike on Boxing Day
Second 48-hour stoppage was planned from 9pm Tuesday after similar walk-out last week

The day's news in pictures: February 7 2014

Female Sumatra orangutan Matra holds her newborn cub at the Hellabrunn zoo in Munich, southern Germany. The cub was born last Friday and is yet unnamed.
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Oscar Pistorius arrives at the high court in Pretoria

Pistorius trial to take a further break until early May

Judge Thokozile Masipa approves request from chief prosecutor, which was supported by the defence

London Underground drivers are to walk out on strike on Boxing Day

Tube strike breakthrough as one of unions suspends proposed London Underground walk-out

Second 48-hour stoppage was planned from 9pm Tuesday after similar walk-out last week

Female Sumatra orangutan Matra holds her newborn cub at the Hellabrunn zoo in Munich, southern Germany. The cub was born last Friday and is yet unnamed.

The day's news in pictures: February 7 2014

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An emergency worker walks down the road outside a property in Moorland, Somerset, after residents were advised to evacuate after flood defences were breached overnight.

Environment Agency chairman Lord Smith 'proud' of efforts in flood-stricken Somerset Levels and will not resign

Around 5,000 properties have been affected by flooding across the country

Karen Swan, Louise Johncox and Naomi Wood (left to right)

Find out about the year's best reads with new monthly web tv book show, Book Break

Author discussions plus take a sneak peek inside the writing room of acclaimed crime author, Peter James

Former DJ Dave Lee Travis arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London, where he is accused of a series of indecent assaults and one sexual assault

William Roache verdict 'irrelevant', judge tells jury in Dave Lee Travis

Verdict must not be influenced by sex offence allegations against other celebrities, Judge Anthony Leonard warns

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Endangered Iguanas seized at Heathrow

The day's news in pictures: February 4 2014

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BP chief executive Bob Dudley

BP chief warns of uncertainty and extra costs if Scotland becomes independent

Move would lead to concerns over currency, European links and tax regimes says Bob Dudley

David Cameron visiting a shale gas drilling plant near Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

Fracking company Cuadrilla eyes two new locations

Announcement follows strong Government support for development of shale gas, despite continued opposition from environmental groups

Ed Miliband MP

Morning news headlines for February 4, 2014

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Cold-related A&E admissions slammed

The day's news in pictures: February 3 2014

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West Ham United v West Bromwich Albion - Barclays Premier League

French comedian behind controversial Anelka 'quenelle' celebration refused entry to UK

Dieudonne M’bala M’bala subject to exclusion order by Home Office

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN

Morning news headlines for February 3, 2014

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This image made with a fisheye lens shows pre-game activity before the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Super Bowl XLVII match-up between Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos

Seattle Seahawks 43 Denver Broncos 8

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