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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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Man killed in west Belfast shooting

25 October 2014 Last updated at 14:48 Edward Gibson was shot in the stomach and thigh on Friday evening A 28-year-old man who was shot in west Belfast has died in hospital. Edward Gibson was attacked in an alleyway beside … Continue reading

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Britain must pay EU bill, says MEP

25 October 2014 Last updated at 15:28 David Cameron, pictured with other EU leaders on Friday, says the UK will not pay the bill by 1 December Europe expects the UK to pay an extra £1.7bn towards the EU budget … Continue reading

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Fourth Portsmouth man killed in Syria

25 October 2014 Last updated at 14:52 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Mehdi Hassan said he would never return to the UK (First broadcast on October 20 2014) A fourth man from Portsmouth who went to … Continue reading

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Scottish Labour leader stands down

25 October 2014 Last updated at 10:42 Johann Lamont and Ed Miliband appeared on stage at the Labour Party conference Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont has resigned with immediate effect after accusing the UK party of treating Scotland like a … Continue reading

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More than 100,000 ‘have now fled Myanmar’

A growing sense of despair has caused a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with at least 8,000 members of the minority fleeing by boats in the last two weeks, according to residents and a leading expert. The number … Continue reading

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Iran hangs woman despite international uproar

Iran has executed a 26-year-old woman convicted for killing a man who she said tried to sexually abuse her. Reyhaneh Jabbari was arrested in 2007 for the murder of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former employee of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence. … Continue reading

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Malian president urges calm after Ebola death

Mali’s president has said he remained calm after revelations that a two-year-old girl infected with Ebola travelled on public transport while contagious, stating that her journey and potential contacts had already been traced. The girl travelled hundreds of kilometres through Mali … Continue reading

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ISIL pounded as Iraqi and Kurd forces advance

Ground offensives by the Iraqi army and Kurdish forces, backed my a barrage of US air raids, have forced ISIL fighters from several key towns in the north and south of Iraq, officials said. Kurdish peshmerga forces said on Saturday … Continue reading

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Cream bassist Jack Bruce dies, aged 71

25 October 2014 Last updated at 16:22 Jack Bruce was said to be one of the best bass guitarists in rock history Jack Bruce, bassist from 1960s band Cream, has died aged 71, his publicist confirms. Legendary supergroup Cream, which … Continue reading

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Iran hangs woman despite campaign

25 October 2014 Last updated at 11:49 Jabbari was put in solitary confinement for two months after her arrest and went on trial in 2008 Iran has gone ahead with an execution of a woman despite an international campaign urging … Continue reading

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