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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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Millions shopping on ‘Panic Saturday’

20 December 2014 Last updated at 15:23 £1.2bn is expected to be spent by UK shoppers on the last Saturday before Christmas, with researchers calling it “Panic Saturday”. Some 13m consumers will be shopping for gifts and groceries, said the … Continue reading

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Plan to help over-50s get jobs

20 December 2014 Last updated at 11:44 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Esther McVey: “There are a whole host of people who want to go back into the work place” Unemployed over-50s will be offered “career … Continue reading

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Pakistan forces ‘kill five Taliban’

20 December 2014 Last updated at 13:06 The Pakistan military has stepped up attacks on the Taliban since the Peshawar school massacre Pakistani security forces have attacked Taliban positions in two operations near Peshawar, killing five fighters, the military says. … Continue reading

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Lockerbie bomber’s guilt reaffirmed

20 December 2014 Last updated at 15:28 Megrahi was convicted of mass murder in 2001 Scotland’s top prosecutor has reaffirmed his belief that Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is guilty of killing 270 people in the Lockerbie bombing. Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland said … Continue reading

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UN asks Israel to pay Lebanon $850m

The UN General Assembly has passed a resolution asking Israel to pay Lebanon more than $850m in damages for an oil spill caused by an Israeli air force attack in its war against Hezbollah in 2006. The resolution, which passed … Continue reading

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Erdogan says crackdown on opponents ‘legal’

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has defended the crackdown on his opponents, including an arrest warrant for US-based arch-foe Fethullah Gulen, saying it is a “clean” legal process. Erdogan’s remarks came amid criticism from the European Union, which has said the … Continue reading

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N Korea seeks joint probe over Sony hacking

North Korea has proposed a joint investigation with the US into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of “serious” consequences if Washington does not cooperate. The call for a new investigation came a day after the Federal Bureau … Continue reading

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Pakistan steps up campaign against fighters

Reports say 21 fighters have been killed in aerial strikes in the Tirah Valley in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Agency. The country’s leaders pledged decisive action in the wake of Tuesday’s school massacre in Peshawar, capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, which left … Continue reading

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Xi defends ‘one-China’ idea in Macau

20 December 2014 Last updated at 14:02 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Xi Jinping defends “one-China” principle during Macau visit Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged Macau residents to respect the “one-China” policy during a visit … Continue reading

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Russians ‘will not cave in’ to West

20 December 2014 Last updated at 13:22 President Vladimir Putin attended a top military gathering on Friday during which his defence minister vowed to boost troops in Crimea Russia says it will not “cave in” to pressure, following a fresh … Continue reading

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