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28 July 2014 Last updated at 12:40

Bidding starts for fracking licencesFracking facility

The government opens the bidding process for new licences to extract shale gas using the controversial fracking process.


People ride a scooter past a destroyed military vehicle near the city of Lisichansk, Luhansk region, eastern UkraineUK says EU sanctions deal 'closer'

European Union talks on tougher sanctions against Russia because of the situation in Ukraine are "moving in the right direction", No 10 says.

A woman holding her head in her handsDomestic abuse law planned - Labour

Labour would bring in laws on domestic violence to prevent abusive partners avoiding prosecution, the shadow home secretary says.

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