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Italy rescues 3,300 boat migrants

The UN estimates that 40,000 people tried to cross the Mediterranean between January and April this year (file picture) Italy helped rescue a total of more than 3,300 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean on Friday, the country’s coastguard has … Continue reading

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No £100 fine for late tax returns

People who have filed late tax returns have been let off paying a £100 fine for missing the deadline, HM Revenue and Customs has confirmed. But the penalty has only been waived for individuals who provide a “reasonable” excuse for … Continue reading

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Boy, 16, charged with knife murders

Nahid Almanea was attacked on her way to university and James Attfield was stabbed a few months earlier A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the murders of a man and a woman in Colchester. Saudi national Nahid Almanea, 31, … Continue reading

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Silk Road drug site founder jailed

Ulbricht was given two life sentences The founder of online illegal drug marketplace “The Silk Road”, Ross Ulbricht, has been sentenced to life in prison. Prosecutors say that his dark web site sold more than $200m (£131m) worth of drugs … Continue reading

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BBC uncovers tax avoidance scheme

HMRC has promised to ‘pursue users and promoters’ of the tax avoidance scheme Anderson Group, one of the recruitment industry’s most high-profile companies, is promoting an “aggressive” tax avoidance scheme which experts are calling “abusive”. The scheme works by exploiting … Continue reading

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Myanmar hits back on migrant blame

Myanmar has refused to be singled out for blame for the Asia migrant crisis at a conference of the regional grouping Asean in Bangkok. Delegates said the situation was at an alarming level. Representatives of the US and UN are … Continue reading

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Jail terms under ‘legal highs’ law

Legal highs can be smoked, snorted or swallowed A new “blanket ban” on so-called legal highs will carry prison sentences of up to seven years, the government says. Ministers are to publish draft laws they say are a “landmark” in … Continue reading

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Sun reporter sentenced over tip-offs

A Sun reporter has been given an 18-month suspended prison sentence after being found guilty of paying for tip-offs from an anti-terrorism officer. Anthony France, 41, from Watford, was found guilty of aiding and abetting PC Timothy Edwards to commit … Continue reading

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‘New species’ of ancient human found

Researchers say the jaw bones and teeth are unlike any they have seen before A new species of ancient human has been unearthed in the Afar region of Ethiopia, scientists report. Researchers discovered jaw bones and teeth, which date to … Continue reading

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‘New species’ of ancient human found

Researchers say the jaw bones and teeth are unlike any they have seen before A new species of ancient human has been unearthed in the Afar region of Ethiopia, scientists report. Researchers discovered jaw bones and teeth, which date to … Continue reading

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