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August 31 2014

From| Sun Aug 31 2014, 08:56:50

Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata government is now celebrating its first 100 days in power, and he is in Japan this weekend on his first big international visit as the guest of prime minister Shinzo Abe. Two days ago it was announced that economic growth reached 5.7% for the three months to June, the highest for two years, [...]

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August 30 2014

From| Sat Aug 30 2014, 17:29:13

With the passing of a close friend, the Barking Blondes realise just how important their dogs are

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From| Sat Aug 30 2014, 17:23:57

This salad is as simple as it gets; takes five minutes to make and no time at all to scoff. It's a great dish to serve alongside a BBQ or as an appetiser. Anna Barnett explains how

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August 25 2014

From| Mon Aug 25 2014, 12:49:22

Anna Webb and Joanne Good discuss dog diets

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August 23 2014

From| Sat Aug 23 2014, 15:30:36

While the British allotment-holder struts and frets from March to October, in Finland it is, as you can imagine, entirely different. Snow covers the ground from late autumn to mid-spring, and nothing can be sown into the soil, still frozen in April, until well into May. The season is short, but intense - as I [...]

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From| Sat Aug 23 2014, 14:28:55

Labour's lead over the Conservatives remains squeezed, at two points, little changed from last month's three-point margin, in the ComRes opinion poll for The Independent on Sunday tomorrow, shared with the Sunday Mirror. But the poll's Favourability Index finds that the Conservative Party is viewed more favourably than Labour for the first time, suggesting that [...]

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From| Sat Aug 23 2014, 05:10:17

We have a ComRes opinion poll in tomorrow's Independent on Sunday, shared with the Sunday Mirror. Last month Labour had a three-point lead. This month we have resumed our Favourability Index, asking if people have a favourable or unfavourable view of: • five parties, including the Scottish National Party, now that we are into the final month of [...]

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August 21 2014

From| Thu Aug 21 2014, 15:18:37

Dusan Kovacevic is the operational manager at Serbia's one and only EXIT Festival. It is a music event that has its roots steeped in politics and was conceived as a student movement which fought for freedom in the Balkan region. It is now one of the biggest festivals in Europe and remains active in social causes, this year using its position to raise money for the victims of devastating floods in the Balkans.

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From| Thu Aug 21 2014, 15:02:11

This makes a perfect brunch, lunch or dinner option and if you have leftover new potatoes (like I did when I made this) then it's a great way to use them up.

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August 20 2014

From| Wed Aug 20 2014, 07:18:18

Yvette Cooper linked British jihadists in Syria and Iraq with the Government's having "stopped" a lot of the Prevent anti-radicalisation programme, when she was on BBC News Channel this morning. Here is the transcript: Simon McCoy: While I have you here and in your role as Shadow Home Secretary, could I just ask you about the overnight [...]

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