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Thursday, 2 July 2009

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A huge military operation in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan has been launched.

That's the same area where most British troops are based.

More than 4-thousand US Marines and Afghan troops are targeting insurgents there.


Details of Michael Jackson's secret life have been revealed by a former bodyguard.

Matt Fiddes says the singer was in a serious relationship in the months before his death.

And he says he'd had to confiscate prescription drugs and needles to stop the star from using painkillers.


Frontline workers - such as police and teachers - are being given guidelines on how to spot signs of forced marriage.

Reported cases have trebled in the last 4 years.


Two police dogs have died after over-heating in a car.

The German shepherds were left inside a dog handler's car at Nottinghamshire police headquarters in sweltering temperatures on Tuesday afternoon.


A government protection scheme is being announced later which would ban things like unsolicited credit card cheques being sent out.

Meanwhile, one in five people say they've had their credit card limit increased without asking for it.


While much of England will be basking in more hot weather today - there's also a warning of flash flooding.

New rules are planned to prevent companies from encouraging people to take on more debt than they can handle.
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