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New portraits released for Queen's platinum anniversary

On Monday the bells at Westminster Abbey will ring to mark 70 years since the Queen's wedding.

Muswell Hill house stabbing murder victim named

Neighbours have paid tribute to Cathy Burke who was found murdered in north London.

West Ham lose Moyes' first game in charge

David Moyes says he is disappointed with West Ham's "big players with big reputations" after his first game in charge ends in a 2-0 defeat at Watford.

London buses to be powered by coffee

Oil extracted from the city's annual 200,000 tonnes of coffee waste is blended with diesel.

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Germany's Merkel suffers blow as FDP pulls out of coalition talks

Germany's chancellor calls for "deep reflection" as the liberal FDP pulls out of coalition talks.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe faces looming resignation deadline

Zimbabwe's president has defied calls to resign despite his own party's threat to impeach him.

Charles Manson dies aged 83 after four decades in prison

The cult leader sent his followers to commit a series of brutal murders in the late 1960s.

Okinawa car crash sparks US troops alcohol ban in Japan

A Marine is under arrest for drink-driving after a deadly crash stokes resentment on Okinawa.