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candidates Mervyn Storey sand Philip Logan with former Ulster Unionist assembly member Robert CoulterAn Ulster Unionist assembly candidate has accused his DUP rivals of "student union politics" after a picture emerged of a former colleague posing with them.It features DUP North Antrim candidates Mervyn Storey and Philip Logan alongside a smiling Robert Coulter.DUP sources said the former Presbyter...
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crashes near Norwegian city of Bergen with at least 14 people on board, reports of people in seaThis breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App then details on how to do so are available on...
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MEP who dishonestly claimed almost £500,000 in expenses has been jailed for four years.Peter Skinner, 56, who was Labour MEP for the South East from 1999 to 2014, was found guilty of three charges after a trial at Southwark Crown Court.He claimed thousands of pounds for support staff, which actually funded jewellery, restaurants and hotel stays.Skinner, of Snodland in Kent, claimed he had been con...
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fire crews have been dealing with a blaze that has destroyed large parts of the Speyside Heather Centre at Dulnain Bridge, near Grantown on Spey.The alarm was raised at about 08:20 and five pumps were among Scottish Fire and Rescue Service appliances sent to the scene....
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High Court has ruled that a decision to drop 783 corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma should be reviewed.The charges were dropped just weeks before the 2009 election which led to Mr Zuma becoming president.Judge Aubrey Ledwaba said the decision by the chief state prosecutor at the time was "irrational".The case, brought by the opposition Democratic Alliance, opens the way for prosecutor...
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will no longer subsidise the sale of eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, a senior state department official has told the BBC.The decision means that Pakistan will have to pay more than $700m (£480m) - two-and-a-half times the original cost - if it wishes to buy the aircraft.Some US lawmakers had accused Pakistan of not doing enough to fight militants. India also objected to the sale.However, Paki...
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Clashes broke out in Paris between police officers and protesters against a proposed labour law change in...
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pilot project to develop the use of hydrogen fuel technology in Orkney has been awarded 2m euros of EU funding.The initiative - called Big Hit - will see a device which converts electricity to hydrogen fuel being installed.This project aims to use an electrolyser to convert excess electricity generated on the islands.As part of it, 10 electric vans will be fitted with equipment which means they ca...
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Colin Pitchfork was given a life sentence in 1988 for the rape and murder of two 15-year-old girlsA child killer who became the first person in the world to be convicted using DNA evidence has been refused parole - but recommended for transfer to an open prison.Colin Pitchfork was given a life sentence in 1988 for the rape and murder of 15-year-old Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth in Leicestershire.Hi...
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Labour deputy leader Tom Watson has said the party will "get a grip" on anti-Semitism following the suspension of Ken Livingstone on Thursday.Labour was considering changes to its rules to send "a clear signal" of its "zero tolerance" towards anti-Semitism.Mr Livingstone was suspended after claiming Hitler supported Zionism "before he went mad".Labour has been beset in recent weeks by growing clai...
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has appointed a normalisation committee to take charge of Guinea's Football Association (FGF).following the "internal wrangles affecting the FGF that have halted all football competitions in Guinea".The committee, whose members will be selected by Fifa and the Confederation of African Football, will be tasked to organise FGF elections by 28 February.The problems have affected Guinea's campaign to ...
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issued a series of travel warnings after spring snow fell across parts of Scotland.Snowfall has been reported in mainly eastern parts of the country, including Aberdeenshire and the Borders.Traffic Scotland said the snow-gate on the A93 at the Spittal of Glenshee was temporarily closed.Police in the north-east have warned of hazardous driving conditions and motorists have been asked to take care a...
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