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PM announces freeze in ministers’ pay

David Cameron chaired the first of his new cabinet meetings earlier this month Government ministers’ pay will remain frozen for the next five years, David Cameron has announced Writing in the Sunday Times, the prime minister said we were “all … Continue reading

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Prescott backs Burnham for leader

Former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott has said he is backing Andy Burnham to be the next leader of the Labour Party. Writing in the Sunday Mirror Lord Prescott said Mr Burnham had “one thing all leaders crave – the … Continue reading

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Cameron urged to make case for EU

David Cameron is being urged to make a positive case for Europe if he wants to successfully renegotiate the UK’s terms of membership with fellow EU leaders. Pascal Lamy, one of Europe’s most senior politicians, told the BBC other leaders … Continue reading

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Murder probe after three found dead

Vicarage Road has been closed to all but residents since the bodies were found on Saturday A murder investigation has been launched after the bodies of a man, a woman and a girl were found at a property in Oxfordshire. … Continue reading

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Saudi clerics urge calm as village hit by Islamic State seethes

DUBAI Saudi Arabia’s top Sunni cleric on Saturday branded a deadly attack on Shi’ite Muslims a bid to sow chaos, after villagers targeted in the bombing vented their anger at what they saw as the Sunni-dominated government’s indifference to their … Continue reading

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Cleveland protests erupt after officer found not guilty in fatal shooting of two unarmed suspects

CLEVELAND A Cleveland police officer was found not guilty on Saturday in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman after a high-speed car chase in 2012, one in a series of cases that have raised questions … Continue reading

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Mass graves of suspected trafficking victims found in Malaysia: media

KUALA LUMPUR Mass graves believed to contain bodies of hundreds of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh have been found in Malaysia, media reported said on Sunday. Police discovered 30 large graves containing the remains of hundreds of people in two … Continue reading

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Fighting partly destroys Yemeni-Saudi border crossing

CAIRO Saudi forces and Yemen’s Houthi militia traded heavy artillery fire which blew up part of the main border crossing between the two countries overnight, residents said on Sunday, an escalation of the two-month war. The Haradh border crossing, the … Continue reading

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Adoption services ‘should be merged’

Some children spend months in care waiting to be found a family, say ministers Councils in England could be forced to merge their services to speed up adoption rates, under measures included in next week’s Queen’s Speech. Children can spend … Continue reading

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Adoption services ‘should be merged’

Some children spend months in care waiting to be found a family, say ministers Councils in England could be forced to merge their services to speed up adoption rates, under measures included in next week’s Queen’s Speech. Children can spend … Continue reading

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