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Net migration to UK hits record highNet migration to UK hits record high

LONDON -- The latest figures on net migration to the UK show in the year to June 2015 a record 330,000 more people migrating to the UK than leaving.

The figures also show that there were 25,771 applications for asylum in the UK in the year ending June 2015, compared to 23,515 applications over the period last year.


World Agenda for September available nowWorld Agenda for September available now

LONDON -- Each month Graphic News moves a World Agenda -- an illustrated diary of upcoming events -- in both print format and as an interactive version.

Chinese stocks rally after five-day sell-offChinese stocks rally after five-day sell-off

SHANGHAI -- Chinese stocks staged a large rally in the final 45 minutes of trade, closing Thursday’s session with mammoth gains of more than 5%.


Aug 27: Western Balkans migrant summitAug 27: Western Balkans migrant summit

VIENNA -- The migrant crisis will dominate a summit in Vienna of leaders from the Balkans on Thursday, with Italy and Austria presenting a new asylum strategy.

Sep 15: Battle of Britain 75th anniversarySep 15: Battle of Britain 75th anniversary

LONDON -- In one of the most decisive clashes of World War II, a handful of RAF pilots defeated Germany’s mighty Luftwaffe squadrons in the skies over England.


Islamic State destroys ancient Palmyra ruinsIslamic State destroys ancient Palmyra ruins

PALMYRA -- Islamic State (IS) militants have blown up the Baalshamin temple in Palmyra, as the destruction of the archaeological jewels of the Middle East escalates.

UK: Guide to Labour leadership hopefulsUK: Guide to Labour leadership hopefuls

LONDON -- Jeremy Corbyn is the front runner to be the next Labour leader according to a YouGov opinion poll which finds him winning with 53% of the vote.


Aug 27: UEFA Champions League drawAug 27: UEFA Champions League draw

NYON -- The new Champions League season kicks off on September 15 and culminates with the final at the San Siro in Milan, Italy, on May 28, 2016.

Aug 31-Sep 13: U.S. Open tennisAug 31-Sep 13: U.S. Open tennis

NEW YORK -- Novak Djokovic heads the men’s seeds at the year's final major, while Serena Williams is aiming to complete a calendar Grand Slam.


Sep 18-Oct 31: Rugby World CupSep 18-Oct 31: Rugby World Cup

LONDON -- Host nation England, who open the tournament against Fiji, are hoping to lift the Webb Ellis Cup for a second time after triumphing in 2003.

Sep 10-13: WRC Rally AustraliaSep 10-13: WRC Rally Australia

COFFS HARBOUR -- Held over both public roads and private tracks on the New South Wales coast, on a mix of hard base roads, many stages travelling through dense rainforest.


Sep 5-20: Eurobasket championshipSep 5-20: Eurobasket championship

MONTPELLIER -- Reigning champions France begin the defence of their title against Finland, with the final taking place in Lille on September 20.

Aug 22-Sep 13: La Vuelta a España cyclingAug 22-Sep 13: La Vuelta a España cycling

CYCLING -- Chris Froome will bid to become only the third man to win both Tour de France and Vuelta in the same season, and the first since Bernard Hinault in 1978.


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