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UKIP’s Farage promises ‘earthquake’

22 April 2014 Last updated at 20:52 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s Nick Robinson found out whether people in Sheffield would welcome a UKIP “earthquake” UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has said there … Continue reading

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A&E data ‘shows fall in violence’

23 April 2014 Last updated at 00:52 By Dominic Casciani Home affairs correspondent, BBC News Weekend violence remains the biggest problem, says the study Violent crime is continuing a long-term fall in England and Wales, according to annual figures from … Continue reading

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Leaders make St George’s Day appeals

23 April 2014 Last updated at 01:29 Alex Salmond and David Cameron are on opposite sides of the referendum debate Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond and Prime Minister David Cameron will use St George’s Day to make pleas ahead of … Continue reading

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Breast cancer drug price cut urged

23 April 2014 Last updated at 00:02 By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News website The drug destroys cancerous cells from within Campaigners are urging pharmaceutical giant Roche to lower the cost of a pioneering new breast cancer treatment as … Continue reading

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Ukraine president calls for new anti-rebel offensive as crisis deal falters

KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Ukraine’s acting president, Oleksander Turchinov, called on Tuesday for government forces to relaunch an offensive against pro-Russian rebels after a local politician from his own party was found dead with signs of torture. Kiev’s first push failed … Continue reading

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Obama says disputed islands within scope of U.S.-Japan security treaty

TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama has assured Japan that tiny islands in the East China Sea at the heart of a territorial row with China are covered by a bilateral security treaty that obligates America to come to … Continue reading

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Divers feel with their hands for corpses in cold depths of South Korean ferry

SEOUL (Reuters) – The confirmed death toll from a sunken South Korean ferry is rising faster as divers penetrate the dark, cold waters inside, feeling for children’s bodies with their hands as they swim through a maze of cabins, corridors … Continue reading

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China factory activity shrinks for fourth month, but pace of decline slows

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s factory activity shrank for the fourth straight month in April, signaling economic weakness into the second quarter, a preliminary survey showed on Wednesday, although the pace of decline eased helped by policy steps to arrest the … Continue reading

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Farage defends UKIP poster campaign

22 April 2014 Last updated at 13:21 UKIP leader Nigel Farage has defended a poster campaign claiming millions of Europeans are after British jobs as “a hard-hitting reflection of reality”. The posters – with messages including a warning British workers … Continue reading

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Man charged with murder of toddler

22 April 2014 Last updated at 13:43 Two-year-old Madison Horn died on Sunday night A 26-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of two-year-old Madison Horn in Kelty in Fife. Kevin Park, from Kelty, made no plea … Continue reading

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