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Downing Street statement on PM's early return to work

If true, the brutal murder of James Foley is shocking and depraved.

The Prime Minister is returning to Downing Street this morning. He will meet with the Foreign Secretary and senior officials from the Home Office, Foreign Office and the agencies to discuss the situation in Iraq and Syria and the threat posed by ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) terrorists.

– Downing Street statement

The Prime Minister's family holiday to Polzeath lasted just over a day.

Read more: David Cameron cuts short his family holiday

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Boscastle Buoys mark flood anniversary

Events have been held in the village of Boscastle in Cornwall marking 10 years since parts were swept away by floods.

The Boscastle Buoys performed on the Harbour earlier to mark the anniversary.

Homes and businesses were destroyed and 100 people had to be rescued as a month's rain fell in just two hours, with the images being shown around the world.

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