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Obama: Congress made mistake with veto of Saudi 9/11 lawsuits bill

The US president says the congressional override of his veto on a bill allowing 9/11 lawsuits against Saudi Arabia sets "a dangerous precedent". Source: BBC

Farm subsidies: Payment to billionaire prince sparks anger

Campaigners call for reform as figures reveal taxpayers are paying more than £400,000 a year to subsidise a Saudi billionaire's farm. Source: BBC

Sir Cliff’s 101st album to feature Elvis ‘duet’

Sir Cliff Richard is performing a "duet" with none other than the late Elvis Presley on his upcoming 101st album. Source: BBC

Nurseries at risk as staffing crisis hits, campaigners say

Nurseries in England are struggling to recruit qualified staff putting them at risk of closure, campaigners warn. Source: BBC

Spotify ‘in talks to take over Soundcloud’

Music streaming company Spotify is reported to be in 'advanced talks' to take over rival Soundcloud. Source: BBC

Oil rallies after Opec ministers announce output cut

The oil producers cartel Opec has agreed a preliminary deal to cut production for the first time in eight years, sending crude prices surging. Source: BBC

Common painkillers ‘increase heart failure risk’

Taking a common kind of painkiller is linked to an increased risk of heart failure, a study suggests. Source: BBC

Lyse Doucet: Colombia’s extraordinary peace process

The peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Farc guerrilla movement brings to an end 52 years of conflict Source: BBC

Sudan government accused of using chemical weapons in Darfur

The Sudanese government is allegedly using chemical weapons against its own people, killing dozens of children in Darfur, Amnesty International alleges. Source: BBC

Dip in the road

Thai women take baths in potholes to draw attention to unrepaired roads. Source: BBC

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