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ITALY COURT CLEARS KNOX AND SOLLECITO
The American Amanda Knox and Italian Raffaele Sollecito are cleared in Italy's Supreme Court of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher in 2007.

SEX ABUSE 'COVER-UP' INQUIRY EXTENDED
Three new investigations into alleged corruption by the Metropolitan Police over claims of child abuse are to be managed by the police watchdog.

BANNED GIRLS FROM SYRIA TRIO'S SCHOOL
Four girls barred from travelling abroad attend the same east London school as three teenagers feared to already be in Syria, it is revealed.

TORY BENEFIT CUT OPTIONS LEAKED
The Conservatives are considering options for scrapping some benefits, the BBC learns - but the Tories say they are not party policy.

BRITISH MEDIC DECLARED FREE OF EBOLA
A UK military medic has been discharged from hospital in London after being declared free of Ebola. Cpl Anna Cross was the first person in the world to be given the experimental drug MIL 77.

DERMOT O'LEARY LEAVES THE X FACTOR
Presenter and broadcaster Dermot O'Leary will no longer host ITV's The X Factor after eight years on the programme.

TOP GEAR: TYMON 'WON'T PRESS CHARGES'
Oisin Tymon, the Top Gear producer physically and verbally attacked by Jeremy Clarkson, tells police he does not want to press charges.

COURT QUASHES REPORTER'S CONVICTION
An ex-News of the World reporter who was found guilty of paying a prison officer for information has their conviction quashed.

ROOF RIPPED OFF END-OF-TERM TRIP BUS
Eleven passengers are taken to hospital after the top deck of a school bus is ripped off when it hits a railway bridge.

MEDIA BID OVER TERROR TRIAL EVIDENCE
Restrictions that prevent the reporting of the detail of a semi-secret terror trial should be lifted, lawyers for the media say.

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