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MPs face curb on expenses payments

5 March 2015 Last updated at 17:53 MPs will be banned from claiming expenses for dinners, TV licences and pre-23:00 taxis after May’s election, the expenses watchdog has said. The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) proposed the curbs in 2013 … Continue reading

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‘Boko Haram’ kill dozens in Nigeria

5 March 2015 Last updated at 19:49 Nigerian forces have been struggling to contain the Boko Haram insurgency Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed at least 64 people in a village in Borno state, north-east Nigeria, witnesses have said. The … Continue reading

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Teacher jailed for Syria ‘jihad’ plan

5 March 2015 Last updated at 17:22 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Jamshed Javeed had images on his phone of IS fighters and a severed head, as Danny Savage reports A chemistry teacher who was poised … Continue reading

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Cameron hits back after coward claims

5 March 2015 Last updated at 18:06 The broadcasters proposed two live election debates featuring seven UK political parties David Cameron has denied claims he is scared of TV election debates, saying he wanted to “get on” with his proposal … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Scribbled note shows Nemtsov on trail of Russian deaths in Ukraine

MOSCOW (Reuters) – It may have been the last note Boris Nemtsov ever wrote, a hurried scrawl in blue pen on a plain white sheet of A4 paper. A day before he was shot dead near the Kremlin last week, … Continue reading

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Exclusive: White House mulled, then balked at curbing explosive gas on oil trains

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration weighed national standards to control explosive gas in oil trains last year but rejected the move, deciding instead to leave new rules to North Dakota alone. Current and former administration officials told Reuters that … Continue reading

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AbbVie boosts cancer drug pipeline with $21 billion Pharmacyclics deal

(Reuters) – AbbVie Inc (ABBV.N) is to buy Pharmacyclics Inc (PCYC.O) for about $21 billion, giving it access to what is expected to be one of the world’s top-selling cancer drugs and expanding its reach in the profitable oncology field. … Continue reading

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Delta plane slides off runway at snowy New York airport

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Delta Air Lines jetliner landing during a snowstorm at New York’s LaGuardia Airport on Thursday slid off the runway and struck a fence before coming to rest at the edge of Flushing Bay, but there … Continue reading

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Police search ex-Tory MP’s home

5 March 2015 Last updated at 07:36 The home of ex-Conservative MP Harvey Proctor has been searched by police investigating historical allegations of child abuse. The BBC understands police arrived at Mr Proctor’s house on the estate of Belvoir Castle … Continue reading

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Becky murder suspect due in court

5 March 2015 Last updated at 05:57 Becky Watts went missing from her family home on 19 February The stepbrother of the missing Bristol teenager Becky Watts is to appear in court later charged with her murder. Nathan Matthews, 28, … Continue reading

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