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Iraqi murder claims a ‘conspiracy’

16 April 2014 Last updated at 16:54 The inquiry is concerned with the events following a fierce firefight on 14 May 2004 Allegations that British troops murdered Iraqis in the aftermath of an infamous 2004 battle were the result of … Continue reading

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Coulson ‘heard Blunkett voicemails’

16 April 2014 Last updated at 17:20 Andy Coulson is a former Downing Street director of communications Andy Coulson has revealed for the first time that he did listen to private voicemail messages relating to former home secretary David Blunkett. … Continue reading

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UK unemployment rate falls to 6.9%

16 April 2014 Last updated at 11:16 Unemployment has been falling for 12 months in a row The number of people out of work in the UK has fallen by 77,000 to a five-year low of 2.24m in the three … Continue reading

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Wage rises catch up with inflation

16 April 2014 Last updated at 12:35 Wages are rising faster than inflation for the first time in six years After nearly six years of falling real wages, rises in weekly earnings have finally caught up with inflation. Weekly wages, … Continue reading

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Hundreds missing after South Korea ship sinks

A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, has sunk off South Korea’s southern coast, leaving nearly 300 people missing. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured on Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Pakistani Taliban declares end to ceasefire

The Pakistani Taliban has formally ended a 40-day ceasefire but is still open to talks with the government, according to a spokesman for the group. Shahidullah Shahid said on Wednesday the Pakistani Taliban was not extending the ceasefire, which began on March 1, … Continue reading

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Jordan: Combat vehicles from Syria destroyed

Jordanian air force fighter jets have destroyed a number of combat vehicles trying to cross into the kingdom from neighboouring Syria, according to the army. A Syrian military source cited by state television in Damascus said, however, that the vehicles … Continue reading

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Pro-Russian gunmen seize Ukrainian carriers

Pro-Russian armed men have taken control of Ukrainian troop carriers that were driven into the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk, Reuters news agency reports.  A soldier manning one of the carriers now under the control of pro-Russian separatists said on Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Pakistan Taliban end ceasefire

16 April 2014 Last updated at 17:02 Negotiators for the TTP (pictured) have been in talks with the government since earlier this year The Pakistani Taliban have announced that they will not extend the ceasefire they began in March, effectively … Continue reading

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Reeva Steenkamp shot in ‘rapid fire’

16 April 2014 Last updated at 15:06 Oscar Pistorius spent seven gruelling days under cross-examination The girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius was shot in quick succession as she fell down, a forensics expert has told the South African athlete’s murder trial. … Continue reading

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