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Police killer Roberts to be freed

23 October 2014 Last updated at 08:22 Roberts was given three life sentences for the killings A notorious police killer is to be released from prison after more than 45 years, prompting anger from officers. Harry Roberts, 78, was jailed … Continue reading

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NHS ‘needs extra cash and overhaul’

23 October 2014 Last updated at 08:09 By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The plan wants more done to reduce obesity, smoking and drinking rates Drastic changes to services and … Continue reading

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Man arrested after jumping White House fence, causing lockdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A man jumped the White House fence on Wednesday evening and was attacked by Secret Service dogs before being arrested, a Secret Service spokesman said. “Dogs got him,” spokesman Edwin Donovan said, referring to the intruder. He … Continue reading

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Eight Pakistani Shi’ites killed in sectarian attack

QUETTA Pakistan (Reuters) – Eight Shi’ite members of Pakistan’s ethnic Hazara minority were killed and one wounded on Thursday, when gunmen opened fire on a bus in the volatile province of Baluchistan, police said. No one immediately claimed responsibility. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, … Continue reading

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U.S.-led air strikes killed 553 fighters, 32 civilians in Syria: monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Air strikes by U.S.-led forces have killed 553 Islamist fighters and 32 civilians during a month-long campaign in Syria, a monitoring group which tracks the violence said on Thursday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said … Continue reading

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Canada PM vows crackdown after capital shocked by fatal attacks

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed to redouble the country’s fight against “terrorist organizations” abroad after a reported convert to Islam rampaged through parliament, shocking the usually tranquil capital city. Shortly after a gunman shot dead a … Continue reading

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Wilko Johnson is ‘cancer free’

22 October 2014 Last updated at 17:45 Wilko Johnson said it was ‘hard to come to terms’ with the fact he is not going to die imminently Former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson has said he has been “cured” of … Continue reading

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PM: Buck stops with me on criminals

22 October 2014 Last updated at 17:35 David Cameron has said the “buck stops with me” when it comes to deporting foreign criminals from the UK. The PM said 22,000 such offenders had been deported since 2010, but that “too … Continue reading

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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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