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21 August 2014 Last updated at 17:11

Former Irish PM Albert Reynolds diesAlbert Reynolds

Ireland's former prime minister Albert Reynolds, who played a key role in advancing the Northern Ireland peace process, dies aged 81.

UKIP badgesUKIP pledges to cut income taxes

UKIP sets out details of the taxation strategy that will be part of its manifesto in next year's general election.

Much of the UK's electricity network is powered by gasLabour to 'remove' bad energy firms

Labour pledges to give a new regulator the power to remove energy firms' licences, if it wins the next election.

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What's the PM's next move on Iraq?

What next for the UK's policy on Iraq and Syria following the death of James Foley?

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James Landale Article written by James Landale James Landale Deputy political editor

Sir John Major praises immigrants for 'guts and drive'

Former prime minister Sir John Major praises immigrants for having what he calls "the very Conservative instinct" of wanting to improve their lives.

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Mark D'Arcy Article written by Mark D'Arcy Mark D'Arcy Parliamentary correspondent

BBC Parliament - To War!

A look ahead to our night of programmes marking the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.

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