News Headlines - 31 July 2013

BBC News - Egypt's cabinet orders police to end pro-Morsi sit-ins

Egypt's military-backed government has ordered police to end sit-ins by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the capital Cairo.

Afghan civilian casualty numbers jump by quarter in first half of 2013 | theguardian.com

The number of civilians killed and injured in Afghanistan rose by a quarter in the first six months of this year, with a sharp rise in the toll on women and children, according to a UN report published as Nato troops continue their departure from the country. Homemade Taliban landmines are still the deadliest threat to ordinary Afghans, and the insurgents caused around three-quarters of all recorded civilian losses and injuries, said the UN in a report that charts rising violence in the wake of Nato troops' accelerating departure from the country.

Never mind the Czech gold the Nazis stole... - Telegraph

The documents reveal a shocking story: just six months before Britain went to war with Nazi Germany, the Bank of England willingly handed over £5.6 million worth of gold to Hitler – and it belonged to another country.

BBC News - Right-to-die campaigners Nicklinson and Lamb lose battle

The family of late locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson and paralysed road accident victim Paul Lamb have lost their right-to-die challenges. The Court of Appeal upheld a ruling that Mr Nicklinson had not had the right to ask a doctor to end his life. His widow is planning a further appeal.

Sun Launches Online Paywall For Digital Content | Orange UK

The Sun will begin charging its online readers from midnight tonight, following in the footsteps of other national titles including the Times and Financial Times.









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