The following is the summary of news in the United Republic, as provided by British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) from London.



  • The London Olympic Games close as the closing ceremony ends with China top of medal table. UK third.
  • Locked-in syndrome sufferer, Tony Nicklinson, has died days after losing a High Court battle for the right to end his life.
  • The First Man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong has died today, at the age of 82.
  • Essex Police are using helicopters to hunt for a large lion after receiving reports of a sighting in a field in the St Osyth area.
  • Stephen Hawking opens the Paralympic Games, in front of over 80,000 people, with a 'big bang' theme.

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