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Terror sentences ‘were justified’

31 October 2014 Last updated at 11:17 Richard Dart was one of the men given the extended sentences Three men who challenged their extended sentences for preparing terrorism offences have lost their appeals. The trio, including Richard Dart, a convert … Continue reading

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Alcohol ‘should have calorie labels’

31 October 2014 Last updated at 00:10 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors. The doctors warn a large glass of wine … Continue reading

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Two missing after fireworks blaze

31 October 2014 Last updated at 10:32 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Footage of the fireworks going off as the blaze took hold Two people are missing after a large blaze at a fireworks warehouse that … Continue reading

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Victims meeting abuse inquiry staff

31 October 2014 Last updated at 11:38 Victims’ groups are meeting officials from a child sex abuse inquiry and are expected to reiterate calls for the inquiry’s head to resign. Some victims have already said Fiona Woolf should step down … Continue reading

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Japan’s central bank shocks markets with more easing as inflation slows

TOKYO (Reuters) – The Bank of Japan shocked global financial markets on Friday by expanding its massive stimulus spending in a stark admission that economic growth and inflation have not picked up as much as expected after a sales tax … Continue reading

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Kurds’ battle for Kobani unites a people divided by borders

ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) – Cloaked in Kurdish flags, thousands of people lined the roads to cheer on a military convoy headed for what was — until recently — an obscure Syrian border town, now the focus of a global war … Continue reading

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Euro zone inflation slightly higher in October

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Inflation in the 18 countries sharing the euro edged up slightly in October, a first estimate by the European Union’s statistics office showed on Friday, giving some hope to policy makers that price deflation can be avoided. … Continue reading

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Russia may resume gas supply next week if Ukraine pays $2.2 billion: Gazprom

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia may restart gas supplies to Ukraine as soon as next week if Kiev pays $2.2 billion worth of debts and pre-payments, Alexei Miller, head of state gas monopoly Gazprom, said on Friday. Moscow, Kiev and the … Continue reading

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UK can be sued over rendition case

30 October 2014 Last updated at 15:28 Mr Belhaj was an opponent of then-Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi at the time of his rendition A Libyan man can sue the UK government over claims he was illegally sent back to … Continue reading

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Miliband admits Scottish ‘challenge’

30 October 2014 Last updated at 21:24 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Labour leader Ed Miliband says the next leader of the party in Scotland faces “big challenges” Ed Miliband has admitted that Labour is facing … Continue reading

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