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Isis morale falls as momentum slows

Frustration grows among jihadis as focus shifts to governing

Rouble crisis hits former Soviet states

Belarus imposes 30% levy and also doubles interest rates to 50%

Morgan Stanley-Rosneft deal faces clock

Sale of oil unit set to fall through amid political change

Wall St near record after Fed reassures

Confidence boosted as oil and rouble rally

Madoff risks return for Santander

Swiss prosecutor weighs indictment of former Botín lieutenant

US private equity beaten by Russell Brand

Victory for protesters after affordable housing campaign

‘Putin’s banker’ loses $2bn UK court fight

Pugachev fails to overturn High Court order freezing his assets

Mikhail Khodorkovsky
Garden Bridge

Garden bridge approved by London mayor

Thames crossing costing £175m scheduled to open in summer of 2018

The Emmy Awards 2014 - Los Angeles ...For use in UK, Ireland or Benelux countries only. BBC undated file handout photo of Martin Freeman (left) as John Watson and Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes in the BBC drama, Sherlock. The hit series scooped a hat-trick of awards at the star-spangled Emmys ceremony as its co-creator revealed plans for a special episode of the hit show. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date date: Tuesday August 26, 2014. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman won gongs for actor and supporting actor in a mini-series or movie for their parts as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in the BBC show. The detective drama's writer, Steven Moffat, also known for his involvement in Doctor Who, picked up the award for writing in a mini-series, movie or dramatic special. See PA story. Photo credit should read: BBC/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: Not for use more than 21 days after issue. You may use this picture without charge only for the purpose of publicising or reporting on current BBC programming, personnel or other BBC output or activity within 21 days of issue. Any use after that time MUST be cleared through BBC Picture Publicity. Please credit the image to the BBC and any named photographer or independent programme maker, as described in the caption.
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BBC warns of challenge from Netflix

Broadcaster faces increasing competition for rights to best shows

Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani (L), Fifa President Joseph Blatter (C) and Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov pose with the World Cup following the announcement that Russia and Qatar will host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups on December 2, 2010 at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich
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Fifa to publish World Cup bid report

Inquiry examines alleged unethical behaviour

How the Pope helped melt the US-Cuba freeze

Diplomatic triumph was achieved through a series of canny moves

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Miami’s Cuban old guard loses its grip

Growing number of Cuban-Americans are less ideological

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In the Profumo scandal she came to embody the newfound irreverence towards Britain’s ruling classes in the 1960s

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USA! USA! Or maybe not.

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