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In A Car Accident, Now What?

Of course, the first thing you should do is make sure you and your passengers are ok. But, it’s not always the case. Here are some steps to follow in the moments following and accident.


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Life for builder who murdered couple

The bodies of Patrick and Gillian Kettyle were found by a family member at their Fetcham home A builder who murdered a property developer and his wife in a frenzied knife attack has been jailed for life. Patrick and Gillian … Continue reading

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Britons held on Turkey-Syria border

Turkey’s border with Syria is 911 kilometres long Nine British nationals have been seized by Turkish authorities after allegedly trying to enter Syria illegally, armed forces in the country have said. They were seized by border control officers close to … Continue reading

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Beatle’s wife Cynthia Lennon dies

Cynthia met John Lennon at art college and witnessed The Beatles’ rise to global fame Cynthia Lennon, first wife of The Beatles’ John Lennon, has died at her home in Spain, her family has announced. A message on her son … Continue reading

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Bosses’ letter fuels business battle

The Conservatives have welcomed what they say is an “unprecedented” pre-election endorsement by business chiefs but Labour has dismissed the move. More than 100 bosses signed a newspaper letter backing cuts in corporation tax and other policies since 2010, saying … Continue reading

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Palestine formally joins International Criminal Court

Palestine has formally attained membership of the International Criminal Court, a move that could open the door to possible war crime indictments against Israeli officials despite uncertainty over its wider ramifications. The accession on Wednesday is another landmark in the Palestinian diplomatic … Continue reading

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Gunman dies in shootout at Istanbul police headquarters

Turkish police have shot two attackers outside Istanbul’s police headquarters, killing one of them, local media reports have said. Two officers were also reportedly injured in the exchange of fire on Wednesday. Footage on the website of the Dogan news agency … Continue reading

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ISIL seizes part of Yarmouk district in Damascus

The Islamic State of the Iraq and Levant (ISIL) group has seized control over western parts of the Yarmouk district in southern Damascus, inhabited mainly by Palestinian refugees, according to a senior Palestinian official, witnesses and an activist monitoring group. … Continue reading

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Manhattan blast shows New Yorkers still wary of attack

Within minutes of reports of a building collapse, the emergency response teams shut down several blocks and snarled traffic throughout lower Manhattan. “I can’t go any farther,” the taxi driver taking us to the scene told us soon after the … Continue reading

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Thai government replaces martial law

Gen Prayuth announced on TV that the king “has allowed martial law to be lifted” Thailand’s military government has announced it is lifting martial law, 10 months after it was imposed. It was introduced in May 2014, shortly before the … Continue reading

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Alps crash video ‘must be handed in’

A lead investigator into the Germanwings crash has called for anyone with footage of the disaster to hand it over to the authorities. French prosecutor Brice Robin said he was not aware of a video, reported by German and French … Continue reading

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