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Knox and Sollecito cleared of murder

The convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher have been quashed by Italy’s top appeals court. It is the final ruling in the case, following three previous court decisions over the 2007 … Continue reading

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Cameron promises ‘seven-day NHS’

All hospitals in England will provide “a truly seven-day NHS” by 2020 under a future Conservative government, David Cameron has said. At the party’s spring forum, Mr Cameron said that more hospitals must provide top-level treatment at the weekend, starting … Continue reading

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Iran and powers close in on 2-3 page nuclear deal, success uncertain

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – Iran and major powers are close to agreeing a two- or three-page accord with specific numbers as the basis of a resolution of a 12-year standoff over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, officials have told Reuters. As the … Continue reading

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Islamist fighters control Syrian city of Idlib: monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Islamist groups including al Qaeda’s Nusra Front have seized the Syrian city of Idlib for the first time since the conflict in the country began, fighters and a monitoring group said on Saturday. By taking Idlib, the … Continue reading

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Diplomats and U.N. staff flee Yemen as Houthis target Aden

ADEN (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s navy evacuated dozens of diplomats from Yemen and the United Nations pulled out international staff on Saturday after a third night of Saudi-led air strikes trying to stem advances by Iranian-allied Houthi fighters. Residents reported … Continue reading

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Gunmen kill 15 in Nigeria during tense election

ABUJA (Reuters) – Gunmen killed at least 15 people including an opposition politician near polling stations in northeast Nigeria on Saturday, casting an ominous shadow over the closest electoral contest since the end of military rule in 1999. The poll … Continue reading

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Banned girls from Syria trio’s school

Journalists said local parents needed to know whether the eight teenagers were all pupils at Bethnal Green Academy Four teenage girls barred from travelling abroad are pupils at the same east London school attended by three girls already thought to … Continue reading

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British medic declared free of Ebola

A UK military medic who has been discharged from hospital after being declared free of Ebola said it was thanks to medics that she is alive. Cpl Anna Cross was the first person in the world to be given the … Continue reading

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‘Friendship message’ from SNP to UK

Nicola Sturgeon will send a message of “friendship and solidarity” to the people of the rest of the UK during her speech to the SNP conference. Scotland’s first minister will tell activists in Glasgow that SNP MPs would help bring … Continue reading

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Fresh air strikes hit Yemen rebels

President Hadi’s supporters have been trying to hold off a rebel advance on Aden Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition are bombing Yemen for a third night, targeting Shia Houthi rebels as they advance in and around the port of Aden. … Continue reading

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