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UK BRANDS ASSANGE RULING 'RIDICULOUS'
The UK foreign secretary brands as "ridiculous" a UN panel's ruling that Julian Assange be allowed to go free, but the Wikileaks founder demands the decision be respected.

MUSLIM WOMEN 'STOPPED IN LABOUR BIDS'
A Muslim women's group writes to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn claiming some women have been stopped from becoming councillors by Muslim men in their local party.

DUMPER TRUCK RAMPAGE THIEF JAILED
A man who stole a dumper truck and left a 37-mile trail of destruction in a low-speed pursuit across two counties is jailed.

CAMERON GETS DANISH BACKING FOR EU DEAL
David Cameron receives the backing of Denmark for his EU renegotiation after Poland said plans to limit benefits for migrants need "further discussion".

'NO UK CRIMES' BY FLASH CRASH TRADER
Navinder Sarao, the "flash crash" trader, should not be extradited to the United States because the offences he is accused of were not crimes in the UK, his lawyers said.

MOTHER 'BEGGED SON NOT TO GO SYRIA'
The mother of a British man who converted to Islam tells a court she begged him not to go to Syria, months before he was killed in battle.

OFFICER JAILED FOR PROSTITUTE SEX ACT
A Merseyside Police officer who forced a prostitute "to perform a sexual act or face arrest" is jailed.

'LARGEST' CITY CANNABIS FACTORY FOUND
Drugs with a street value of more than £2m were recovered after the largest cannabis factory in Coventry was discovered, police say.

PARENTS OF IS SUSPECT ARRESTED
The parents of Briton Jack Letts, who reportedly travelled to Iraq to join the so-called Islamic State group, reveal they have been arrested by police.

WOGAN'S FUNERAL SET FOR NEXT WEEK
The funeral of Sir Terry Wogan will take place next week and will be a private family service, the BBC says.

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