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'Risk of debt peril' when rates rise  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:00:03 GMT
A "relatively benign" rise in interest rates still has the potential to double the number of households facing debt problems, a think tank has said. 
Four suicides at 'crisis' prison  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:04:58 GMT
A Nottinghamshire jail where four inmates killed themselves in less than a year is described as a "prison in crisis" in a report. 
Day in pictures: 22 July 2014  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:44:47 GMT
24 hours of news photos: 22 July 
Prince George's first year  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:37:31 GMT
Prince George's first year 
In pictures: Royal first birthdays  Sun, 20 Jul 2014 08:54:44 GMT
A long line of royal baby photos 
In pictures: One man's HIV campaign  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:04:14 GMT
An Indonesian prisoner's campaign against HIV 
Day in pictures: 21 July 2014  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:51:52 GMT
24 hours of news photos: 21 July 
In pictures: India's 'original conservationists'  Sun, 20 Jul 2014 23:12:15 GMT
The 'original conservationists' of India's tree-loving tribe 
In pictures: Gaza conflict  Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:21:17 GMT
Most intense shelling since the launch of Israel's offensive 
In pictures: James Garner's career  Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:00:49 GMT
Career of American actor James Garner, who has died at the age of 86 
When time stood still  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:24:31 GMT
The story of the watch that survived Hiroshima 
Gaza: Hamas seeks to emerge stronger  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:59:17 GMT
Why the Palestinian group won't back down yet 
Mary, African Queen of netball  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:41:41 GMT
Woman who beat "fat" jibes to turn Malawi into netball champions 
Santiago rail crash families want answers  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:56:51 GMT
Families wait for answers year after Spanish rail disaster 
Illegal bottom injections on rise in US  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:02:06 GMT
The deadly danger of illegal backstreet buttock injections