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UK News Headlines

UN chief: Gaza in critical condition ......
Gaza is in a "critical condition" and violence there must stop "in the name of humanity", the UN secretary general says.

Limits on fracking in beauty spots ......
Government guidance that fracking licences can only be issued for beauty spots in "exceptional circumstances" has been given a cautious welcome by the National Trust.

Rain, hail and lightning cause chaos ......
Lightning strikes, hail, torrential rain and flash flooding cause homes to be evacuated and bring road and rail transport to a standstill.

MH17 downing 'may be war crime' ......
The downing of Malaysian airliner MH17 in eastern Ukraine may constitute a "war crime", UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says.

Lloyds fined 218m over Libor ......
Lloyds Banking Group is fined 218m for "serious misconduct" relating to a key interest rate known as Libor.

Dorset News Headlines

Crash kills biker, dog and owner ......
A dog walker and her pet are killed along with a motorcyclist who ploughed into them.

MP calls for better station access ......
An MP calls for improved access at a railway station where the lifts have not worked for 30 years.

Navy commander faces affair claims ......
The first female commander of a major Royal Navy warship is understood to have left her vessel, HMS Portland, after allegations of an affair with one of her officers.

Five people rescued from flat fire ......
Five people, including three children, are rescued from a fire in a block of flats.

New museum expansion plan unveiled ......
Plans for a 13m redevelopment of Dorset County Museum are revealed.