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IRA let down abuse victims

22 October 2014 Last updated at 17:58 Gerry Adams said some sex abuse victims were let down by the IRA Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has apologised to sex abuse victims “let down” by the IRA during the Troubles. Mr … Continue reading

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Police ‘let down’ abuse-risk children

22 October 2014 Last updated at 17:04 By Michael Buchanan Social Affairs correspondent, BBC News Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Ann Lucas: “The police were just very blinkered on what their targets were” Hundreds of young … Continue reading

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EU to call on Russia to help stabilize Ukraine: statement

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU leaders will urge Russia at a summit this week to do more to stabilize Ukraine, according to a draft statement seen by Reuters, but diplomats expect no change in sanctions on Moscow in the near future. … Continue reading

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Jury convicts ex-Blackwater guards in 2007 Baghdad killings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a sweeping victory for the federal government, a U.S. jury on Wednesday found four former Blackwater guards guilty on nearly every count they faced in connection with the 2007 killings of 14 unarmed Iraqis at a … Continue reading

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Brazil candidates battle for key prize: Their hometown

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) – The two candidates in Brazil’s presidential election runoff on Sunday grew up just seven blocks apart, attending the same elite tennis club, watching movies at the same theater and strolling through the same leafy plazas … Continue reading

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Canadian parliament locked down, one suspect reported dead

OTTAWA (Reuters) – A gunman shot and wounded a soldier in Ottawa on Wednesday and then entered the country’s parliament buildings chased by police, with at least 30 shots fired in dramatic scenes in the heart of the Canadian capital. … Continue reading

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Move to stop charities funding terror

22 October 2014 Last updated at 02:54 If enacted the watchdog could shut down charities under investigation to protect public confidence Charities being used to fund crime and terrorism are facing a fresh crackdown after the prime minister announced an … Continue reading

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Father of IS hostage John Cantlie dies

22 October 2014 Last updated at 00:12 Paul Cantlie made the plea for his son’s release from hospital following throat surgery The father of a UK hostage being held by militant group Islamic State has died, his family have said. … Continue reading

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Cities need more power, says study

22 October 2014 Last updated at 00:05 The Commission is calling for a “radical reshaping of the UK’s political economy” Allowing UK cities to make their own decisions on tax and spending could boost economic growth by £79bn a year … Continue reading

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UK ‘not deporting enough criminals’

22 October 2014 Last updated at 00:39 Article written by Dominic Casciani Home affairs correspondent More from Dominic Follow Dominic on Twitter Staying put: NAO finds little improvement in removals Ministers have been criticised for failing to deport more foreign … Continue reading

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