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Five officers face Jayden inquiry

1 August 2014 Last updated at 12:15 Jayden Parkinson was found dead on 18 December last year Five police officers have been served with misconduct notices over the inquiry into the murder of Oxfordshire teenager Jayden Parkinson. Thames Valley Police’s … Continue reading

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Hand luggage advice amid bag delays

1 August 2014 Last updated at 11:29 Passengers reported waiting for up to three hours for baggage at the weekend Travel experts have advised air passengers to pack essential items in their hand luggage after baggage reclaim delays at Gatwick … Continue reading

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Immigration inspector John Vine quits

1 August 2014 Last updated at 12:19 The independent chief inspector of borders and immigration, John Vine, is resigning from his post. Mr Vine had been due to step down in July 2015 when his term ended but will now … Continue reading

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Rolf Harris challenges conviction

1 August 2014 Last updated at 11:55 Harris committed his indecent assaults between 1968 and 1986 Entertainer Rolf Harris has applied for permission to appeal against his conviction for indecent assaults, a spokesman for the Judicial Office says. Harris, 84, … Continue reading

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Imam’s killing in China may be aimed at making Muslim Uighurs choose sides

BEIJING (Reuters) – The murder of a state-backed imam in China’s Xinjiang region underscores an escalation in 18 months of violence and could be part of a bid by extremists to persuade moderate Muslim Uighurs to turn against Beijing’s controlled … Continue reading

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Islamic State imposes media controls in Syrian province

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Islamic State, the al Qaeda splinter group which has seized parts of Syria and Iraq, has told activists in Syria’s Deir al-Zor province they must swear allegiance to it and submit to censorship, a monitoring group said … Continue reading

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Truce crumbles as 40 killed in Gaza, rockets hit Israel

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A Gaza ceasefire crumbled only hours after it began on Friday, with at least 40 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and Israel accusing militants of violating the U.S.- and U.N.-brokered truce by firing rockets and mortars. The … Continue reading

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For some companies, influx of migrant children into U.S. means business

NEW YORK (Reuters) – For a handful of U.S. companies that have exclusive or longstanding contracts with federal agencies dealing with illegal immigrants, the recent wave of children crossing the southern border with Mexico is a business opportunity. Private prison … Continue reading

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Costly rural parcel charges tackled

31 July 2014 Last updated at 14:22 Under the new principles, businesses should inform people up front about costs when they are buying online The government has unveiled new principles aimed at tackling “ridiculous” delivery charges faced by shoppers in … Continue reading

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Firefighters to strike over eight days

31 July 2014 Last updated at 19:43 Firefighters in England and Wales are to strike over eight consecutive days in an ongoing row with the government, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) says. The latest action, from 9 August, will be … Continue reading

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