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23/11/2013 05:03 GMT | Updated 25/01/2014 16:01 GMT

Morning Headlines: Saturday, November 23

Sunrise in central London
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Sunrise in central London

Hague to join Iran nuclear talks

Foreign Secretary William Hague will today travel to Geneva for international talks aimed at reaching agreement over Iran's nuclear programme.

Mr Hague will join counterparts including US secretary of state John Kerry at the meeting and the presence of senior ministers has raised expectations that a deal could be close.

Negotiators have been working since Wednesday to find language acceptable to Tehran and the E3+3 group - the US, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany.

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Grieve 'ethnic corruption' warning

The Government's senior law officer has warned that politicians need to "wake up" to the problem of corruption in ethnic minority communities.

Attorney General Dominic Grieve, who said he was referring "mainly to the Pakistani community" in his remarks, claimed some immigrants came from communities where corruption was "endemic".

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph the Tory MP pointed out that it could also be found in the "white Anglo-Saxon" community but he said it was a growing problem "because we have minority communities in this country which come from backgrounds where corruption is endemic".

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Enforcement fear over wife's award

The estranged wife of a property tycoon awarded a £20 million lump sum by a High Court judge after an ''extraordinary'' legal fight over money might struggle to get her hands on the money, according to a leading family lawyer.

Michelle Young, 49, has insisted that husband Scot, 51, is worth ''billions'' and described Mr Justice Moor's award as ''disgraceful''.

The judge assessed Mr Young to be worth £40 million - after analysing evidence at a hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London - and said Mrs Young was entitled to half.

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Time lords unite for anniversary

Millions will tonight tune in for the highly anticipated 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who - as three former time lords team up.

The Day of The Doctor stars Matt Smith, former Doctor David Tennant and John Hurt.

They will line up alongside Jenna Coleman and Billie Piper in the special broadcast, which will air tonight at 7.50pm on BBC One, and simultaneously in 93 other countries.

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Labour floats 'peace' bank holiday

A new bank holiday should be created in Northern Ireland to celebrate the achievements of the peace process, the Labour Party has proposed.

The party also recommended the establishment of a five year commission, chaired by a respected international figure, to focus on outstanding issues linked to the legacy of the Troubles, including truth recovery, justice and reconciliation.

The proposals are outlined in its submission to the ongoing Haass talks - an initiative aimed at finding political resolution to longstanding disputes on legacy matters, parades and flags.

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British Gas to hike energy prices

Nearly eight million households will wake up to higher energy costs today when British Gas hikes its prices in the latest round of winter bill rises.

Customers of the Centrica-owned energy giant face a 10.4% increase in electricity prices, while gas will rise by 8.4% - meaning the average customer dual-fuel bill will rise by £123 to £1,444 a year, according to Ofgem usage figures.

The blow comes just a week after rival "big six" provider SSE lifted its prices by an average of 8.2%, impacting around 7.3 million of its customers.

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Harry arrives for South Pole trek

Prince Harry has arrived in Antarctica ahead of the charity trek involving wounded servicemen and women - and is worried the poor weather could affect morale.

The three teams competing in the 200-mile Walking With the Wounded charity trek were seen off by friends and family ahead of flying from Heathrow Airport last weekend.

The royal, other supporters and the dozen injured personnel arrived at the Novo airbase in Antarctica, where they are expected to stay for the next couple of days to acclimatise to the Antarctic weather and make final preparations for the trek, which is due to begin next week.

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I'm on borrowed time, says Brucie

Sir Bruce Forsyth believes he is living "on borrowed time" and says the relentless schedule of Strictly Come Dancing "can drag you down".

But despite feeling his age, the 85-year-old TV presenter, who first appeared on Sunday Night At The London Palladium in 1958, said he would not be retiring just yet, even if the hit BBC show might not be part of his long-term future.

Sir Bruce told The Sun he had a number of projects lined up for next year - but Strictly was a glaring absence.

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Man in court after death of girl, 2

A man will appear in court today charged with murder after the death of a two-year-old girl.

Dean Harris, 19, of Scott Drive, Yaxley, Cambridgeshire, will appear before Peterborough Magistrates' Court.

The toddler, who has now been named as Amina Agboola, died on Thursday after being taken to Peterborough City Hospital with serious injuries.

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New additions to jungle contingent

New I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! contestants Vincent Simone and Annabel Giles pulled an all-nighter for their camp mates after spending their first few hours in the jungle on the factory graveyard shift.

Simone, who turned down a slot on Strictly Come Dancing's Christmas special in favour of the jungle, described himself as "the sex symbol of the jungle" - but it was the less glamorous role of an overnight stint in the Outback Factory which awaited the dancefloor star, and former model and television presenter Giles.

The duo had to thread corks on 600 cloth hats during their five-hour overnight shift.

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