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SABMiller and Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev have "agreed in principle" to a takeover

Beer giants SABMiller and Anheuser-Busch InBev toast takeover deal

Tasers were drawn, aimed or fired by police 38,135 times between 2010 and 2015

Black people 'three times more likely to be Tasered'

Boris Johnson dances with Charlotte Gooch from the West End show Top Hat, during his visit to Osaka

Boris Johnson lets his feet do the talking on Japan trade visit

Antony Jenkins left Barclays in July amid lacklustre revenue growth

Barclays 'set to appoint former JP Morgan executive James Staley as CEO'

Tom Watson has rebuffed Tory calls to apologise to the widow and family of Lord Brittan

MPs ponder call for Tom Watson to give evidence over Lord Brittan sex claims

John McDonnell has decided to vote against plans for the Government to run a budget surplus

McDonnell's budget surplus U-turn sends 'wrong message' on economic approach

A total of 298 people, including 10 Britons, were killed when the Malaysia Airlines Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur Boeing 777 was seemingly shot down (AP)

Final report into downing of MH17 flight over Ukraine to be published

Playboy magazine is famed for its bunny girls, who have included Baywatch star Pamela Anderson and supermodel Kate Moss

Playboy to axe 'passe' images of total nudity

Boris Johnson poses for a photograph in Osaka, Japan

Boris Johnson to help launch flagship Burberry store in Japan

Tom Bleasby has quit The X Factor

Tom Bleasby pulls out of The X Factor for personal reasons

Police at the scene of Paul Massey's murder

Reward in hunt for killer of Salford's 'Mr Big' Paul Massey

Drinking red wine in moderation could help in the fight against Type 2 diabetes

Drinking red wine 'could help hearts of people with Type 2 diabetes'

Northumbria Police executed a search warrant at the address in Sunderland

Man dies as police search his home

The move brings Islamophobia in line with anti-semitic attacks targeting Jews, which have been recorded separately for some time

Police to record anti-Muslim hate crimes as a separate category - PM

Karl Andree has served a year in jail after being caught with illegal alcohol in Saudi Arabia

Family's plea for 'frail' British grandfather facing 350 lashes in Saudi Arabia

Eastern European tenants in social housing 'trebled since 2007', DCLG data suggests

Eastern European tenants in social housing 'trebled since 2007'

Cancer patients are at increased risk from blood clots, the study revealed

Study highlights blood clot dangers for cancer patients

The 55-year-old man was interviewed under caution by Staffordshire Police

Man questioned over historical sexual abuse claims

Micheal and Sally Evans give evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee

Brother tells of 'hate' for what his Al Shabaab sibling put their mother through

A successful actor has won a High Court ruling preventing the publication of sexually explicit material

Actor wins court bid to prevent publication of 'revenge porn'

Paul Willis, the managing director of Volkswagen Group UK, appears before the transport select committee

VW emissions scandal: UK boss says they could not have acted faster

Facebook made an accounting loss of £28.5 million in Britain, after paying out more than £35 million to its 362 staff in a share bonus scheme

Facebook paid just £4,327 in UK corporation tax in 2014

The voluntary rates of £7.85 an hour outside London and £9.15 in the capital are due to be uprated next month

23% of jobs outside London 'pay less than the Living Wage'

Police at the scene of Paul Massey's murder

Reward in hunt for killer of Salford's 'Mr Big' Paul Massey

John McDonnell said Labour is to underline its position as an anti-austerity party

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell signals budget surplus vote u-turn

Labour's Tom Watson has been criticised over his comments on Lord Brittan

Labour's Tom Watson refuses to apologise over Leon Brittan allegations

Police officers outside the Embassy of Ecuador, in Knightsbridge, central London, where Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is claiming asylum

Police halt 24-hour guard outside embassy where Julian Assange took refuge

A judge in the Family Division of the High Court ruled that the boys' life support machines should be switched off

Judge asks for minute's silence in court over tragic illness children

Jeremy Hunt said he would be pleased to discuss how far a normal working week would extend on Saturdays

Junior doctors call for contract row 'concrete assurances'

Strictly Come Dancing drew an average audience of 8.09 million with a 33.1% share of the total TV audience on Sunday (BBC/PA)

Strictly Come Dancing wins ratings war against X Factor

Artist Abraham Cruzvillegas in front of his Empty Lot at Tate Modern (PA)

Buckingham Palace soil used in Tate exhibit 'could grow marijuana'

Screen-grabbed image taken from footage issued by Sussex Police showing Michael Owen moments before a high-speed crash which killed him and driver Kyle Careford (Sussex Police/PA)

Dramatic footage shows moments leading up to fatal East Sussex car crash

Hannah Witheridge was raped and murdered in Thailand (FCO/PA)

Thailand murder accused 'told they would disappear if they did not confess'

Russian newspaper reports claiming RAF pilots could shoot down Russian war planes in the Middle East sparked alarm in Moscow (MoD/PA)

Moscow alarm over RAF 'permission to down Russian planes'

Three men are appearing at Woolwich Crown Court, London, accused of plotting a terrorist attack similar to the Lee Rigby killing

Three extremists 'plotted Lee Rigby-style beheading', court told

New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns denies perjury and perverting the course of justice

Chris Cairns 'ordered me to fix cricket matches' Lou Vincent tells court

Leicestershire Police said it had received reports of a car travelling the wrong way down the M1 before the crash

Two die in crash after 'car travels wrong way down M1'

Nicola Payne disappeared in 1991

Two men 'abducted and murdered' Coventry teenager Nicola Payne in 1991

David Mundell hailed proposed reforms in the Scotland Bill

'Game-changer' Scotland Bill will have 'top-up' powers, says David Mundell

Flight Lieutenant Alan Scott, 32, who was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan (MoD/Crown Copyright/PA)

RAF pair killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash named

Tom Bleasby has quit The X Factor

Tom Bleasby pulls out of The X Factor for personal reasons

Garda Tony Golden, a married father of three, who was gunned down as he responded to reports of a domestic disturbance in Omeath, Co Louth (Garda/PA)

Garda gunned down by dissident republican as he escorted woman home

Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers is among the signatories

Lawyers slam Government's response to Syrian refugee crisis

Prime Minister David Cameron visits Linden Homes' Kingsgate development site near Newton Abbott, Devon

David Cameron announces 'national crusade' to encourage more housebuilding

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt addresses the Conservative Party conference at Manchester Central.

Health Secretary in bitter row over 'sugar tax' report

Helen Goodman faced a backlash over a jibe at Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt's Chinese wife

Labour's Helen Goodman says sorry for barb over Jeremy Hunt's Chinese wife

Mayor of London Boris Johnson will arrive in Osaka at the start of his three-day tour of Japan

Boris Johnson on whistlestop tour of Japan to boost business links

Buying breast milk online can endanger babies' health, it has been warned

UK breast milk sold online found to contain E.coli and other deadly bacteria

Anthony Ogogo and partner Oti Mabuse lost out to chef Ainsley Harriott and Natalie Lowe in the dance off (BBC/PA Wire)

Anthony Ogogo challenges judges to enter boxing ring after Strictly exit

Geraldine Winner was attacked at her home in Kensington, central London

Michael Winner's widow beaten with iron bar during raid at her home

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