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Police death inquiry data lost by MoJ

28 min 32 sec ago
Discs containing information from three of the UK's most sensitive inquiries have gone missing after being put in the post.
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Jordan seeks proof pilot is alive

32 min ago
Jordan seeks proof a pilot held hostage by the Islamic State group is still alive as his family say they have reason to believe he is still safe.
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Alibaba's sales figures miss targets

36 min 25 sec ago
Shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba fell 7% after sales fall short of targets
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Miliband 'not focusing' on SNP deal

38 min 44 sec ago
Labour leader Ed Miliband says he is concentrating on winning a majority at the general election and not focusing on doing a deal with the SNP.
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Guinea through in drawing of lots

39 min 14 sec ago
Guinea reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals at the expense of Mali after the drawing of lots.
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Arrest after man stabbed to death

43 min 29 sec ago
A man is arrested after police launch a murder investigation following the discovery of the body of a man who had been stabbed to death.
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Dozens injured in Mexico City blast

1 hour 5 min ago
Officials in Mexico say more than 50 people, many of them children, have been injured in a gas explosion outside a maternity hospital in Mexico City.
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Amir's spot-fixing ban ends early

1 hour 6 min ago
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir can return to domestic cricket in his home country after a review of his five-year ban.
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Malaysia declares MH370 an accident

1 hour 12 min ago
Malaysia officially declares the disappearance of MH370 over the Indian Ocean in March 2014 an accident, and says all 239 people on board are presumed dead.
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Crouch and Whelan sign Stoke deals

1 hour 17 min ago
Experienced Stoke City duo Peter Crouch and Glenn Whelan sign two-year contract extensions with the club.
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Armed police communication 'lacking'

1 hour 27 min ago
Police Scotland is criticised for the way it brought in its controversial policy allowing some armed officers to carry out routine duties.
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Colour-coded school ratings revealed

1 hour 28 min ago
Parents can find out how their children's schools are performing with results of a new colour-coded ratings system being revealed.
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MOTD remains on BBC TV until 2019

1 hour 28 min ago
The BBC renews its deal to show Premier League highlights on Match of the Day for a further three years.
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Iraq probes Diyala massacre claims

1 hour 29 min ago
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi orders an investigation into allegations Shia militiamen massacred Sunni residents of an eastern village.
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Flights resume at snow-hit airport

1 hour 38 min ago
Flights resume at Manchester Airport after heavy snow resulted in services being suspended.
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Shell revives Arctic drilling plans

1 hour 42 min ago
Royal Dutch Shell revives Arctic drilling plans, despite announcing a $15bn cut in global spending and profit figures that disappointed investors.
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US firms object to source code rules

1 hour 43 min ago
Business groups have written to the Chinese government, asking it to rethink rules that would force them to hand over source code and create backdoors for officials in Beijing.
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Burglars 'enjoyed' lecturer attack

1 hour 44 min ago
A gang of burglars seemed to enjoy punching a university professor as they raided his south London home, a court hears.
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Warning of snow and ice extended

1 hour 46 min ago
Snow falls across parts of Wales, with warnings it could continue along with sleet showers into Friday.
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Thai group buys Sheffield Wednesday

1 hour 52 min ago
Championship side Sheffield Wednesday are taken over by a Thai consortium led by businessman Dejphon Chansiri.
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