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June 6, 2015 4:11 am gmt |
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He will use the G7 summit in Germany to call for an international effort to clean up government and business. And he will condemn the international “taboo” on pointing the finger at corrupt institutions. Fourteen people have been charged by the US over alleged corruption at world football...
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June 5, 2015 3:48 am gmt |
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A leading child protection charity has demanded Facebook and other social networks be held to account following a clash over a “disturbing” video. Facebook has refused to remove a clip from its site that the NSPCC said showed a “terrified, sobbing baby” being repeatedly dunked...
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June 4, 2015 4:03 am gmt |
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David Cameron has declined to rule out cuts to disability benefits as part of George Osborne’s planned £12bn welfare savings to be outlined this year. The prime minister, who confirmed to MPs that he stood by his commitment during the election campaign to maintain child benefit in its current form fo...
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June 4, 2015 3:58 am gmt |
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Tony Blair is to take on a new role tackling antisemitism by assuming the chairmanship of a pan-European body that campaigns for stronger laws against extremism across the continent. The British former prime minister has been appointed as chairman of the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliati...
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June 4, 2015 3:54 am gmt |
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A rogue tweet by a BBC reporter after an obituary rehearsal led several major international news organisations to wrongly report that Queen Elizabeth had been admitted to hospital. The BBC said the error was a result of a training exercise, contradicting the reporter’s own tweet, which said a prankst...
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June 3, 2015 9:58 am gmt |
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A man beaten unconscious in a vicious attack is afraid to return to a city centre’s Gay Village, and is certain the incident was driven by homophobia. Adam Senior suffered injuries to his head and face after being struck during an unprovoked attack in Manchester on Saturday night. The 21-year-o...
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June 3, 2015 4:26 am gmt |
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Alton Towers has been closed while an investigation continues into a “dreadful” rollercoaster accident that left four people with serious injuries. Two carriages crashed on the Smiler ride at the Staffordshire theme park on Tuesday, leaving some passengers trapped for four-and-a-half hour...
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June 3, 2015 4:17 am gmt |
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A body has been found by police searching for a 13-year-old girl who has been missing for nearly three days. Amber Peat was last seen at home in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire at 17:30 BST on Saturday. The body was found in the town. Formal identification has yet to take place but police said they were n...
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June 3, 2015 4:15 am gmt |
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Every school in England rated inadequate by Ofsted, up to 1,000 over five years, will become an academy, under a bill to be published later. The Education and Adoption Bill will also scrap the requirement for academy sponsors to consult locally on whether they should take over schools. The aim is to ...
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June 2, 2015 8:55 am gmt |
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The UK must be prepared to walk away from the EU if sufficient reform is not achieved, Boris Johnson has said. In his first Common speech since returning as an MP, Mr Johnson said he believed David Cameron would be successful in his EU negotiations. But the London mayor said the UK had to be willing ...
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June 2, 2015 8:53 am gmt |
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Former Liberal Democrat Party leader Charles Kennedy has died at his home in Scotland aged 55, his family has said. The Scottish ex-MP’s death was not believed to be suspicious and the cause of death has yet to be confirmed. Mr Kennedy, who led his party from 1999 to 2006, lost his seat in the ...
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June 1, 2015 6:44 am gmt |
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A Royal Marine trainee has collapsed and died on a exercise on Dartmoor. The man, who has not been named, was based at the Commando Training Centre at Lympstone, Devon, and was taking part in a 30-mile (48km) march. A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said the cause of death was unknown. He said:...
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June 1, 2015 6:42 am gmt |
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School children in the UK are being used to pickpocket, shoplift and beg as part of criminal operations, the anti-slavery commissioner has warned. Kevin Hyland said more needed to be done to stop youngsters being exploited by criminal enterprises. He said “Oliver Twist scenarios” were hap...
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May 31, 2015 2:11 pm gmt |
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Talks aimed at averting a national strike by Network Rail workers in a dispute over pay have entered a third day. Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union members are set to hold a 24-hour strike from 17:00 BST on 4 June and a 48-hour strike from 17:00 BST on 9 June. On Thursday the union […]...
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May 31, 2015 12:34 pm gmt |
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Two UK banks have started internal reviews into whether they were used for corrupt payments by Fifa officials, the BBC understands. The FBI referred to Standard Chartered and Barclays – and HSBC – on Wednesday in the indictment of 14 people but did not accuse them of any wrongdoing. Seven...