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Labour promises to end civil service qualifications 'snobbery'

The move is intended to allow a greater range of applicants to reflect diversity of modern Britain...

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Brexit: Introduce ID cards to control immigration instead of leaving the EU, report says

UK should do more within existing EU rules to set up national identity system and avoid 'terrible mistake' of Brexit, think tank says...

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Airbnb to remove listings in Israel's West Bank settlements

Israeli tourism minister branded move 'the most wretched of wretched capitulations to the boycott efforts'...

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Christopher Watts sentenced to life in prison for murder of pregnant wife and two daughters

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FBI officially brands white nationalist Proud Boys an extremist group, document says

The FBI says its warning law enforcement across the country about the white nationalist, all-male group...

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Student officer suspended after photos of offensive T-shirts at social were published

Photos reveal a group from a student society with slogans mocking murder and sexual assault...

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MDMA helps people cooperate and rebuild trust, study shows

Brain scans reveal increased activity in regions responsible for social behaviour, but drug doesn't undermine rational decision making...

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Guatemala volcano: Satellite captures video of Fuego eruption from space

Volcan de Fuego is one of the most active volcanoes in Central America...

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White House Correspondents announce historian will host annual dinner not comedian

The latest announcement breaks with tradition, but has been forced by the president refusing to attend the last two years...

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Chicago shooting - live: 'Active shooter and multiple victims' near Mercy hospital

Chicago police have reported multiple shooting victims and an active shooter scene near the area of Mercy Hospital...

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Chicago shooting: 'Multiple victims' after shots fired near Mercy Hospital

Chicago police have reported multiple shooting victims near the area of Mercy Hospital and have advised people to avoid the area...

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US closes busy border entry in Tijuana after migrant caravan arrives

Migrants arriving in Tijuana have been met with protests from locals...

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National Day of Mourning: How many Native Americans observe Thanksgiving

Hundreds of participants will gather near Plymouth rock to commemorate the day...

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DUP abstain from crucial vote in warning over May's Brexit agreement

The move brings into question whether the confidence and supply agreement remains in place...

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UK weather: Latest Met Office forecast

Watch the latest UK weather forecast from the Independent for today...

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White House backs down over Jim Acosta pass as it reveals new press conference rules

The move arrives after the White House repeatedly threatened to bar CNN's journalist from future briefings...

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US soybean exports to China down 94% because of Trump tariffs

Mr Trump's harsh trade policies have left American farmers feeling the squeeze...

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Michael Bloomberg's historic £1.4bn university donation stirs talk of presidential

The donation is believed to be the largest to a university in American history...

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Jim Acosta vs Donald Trump: What does White House battle mean for press freedom in America?

CNN may have won the battle, but the war is far from over...

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Thousands flee as Guatemala's Fuego volcano threatens more eruptions

'Explosions shook homes with sounds similar to a train locomotive'...

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Sussex PCC who suffered stalking says new law does not go far enough and calls for overhaul of crime treatment

'There are four behaviours which make stalking unique: fixated, obsessive, unwanted, repeated. This is what he started to become. It was repeated and relentless,' sa...

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North Carolina community with high rate of anti-vaxxers has biggest chickenpox outbreak in 20 years

'what happens when we lack community immunity? Measles,' says state health official...

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Brussels' old town wall collapses after construction begins nearby

13th century fortification wall falls by primary school...

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Amber Rudd claims UN warning on desperate plight of UK's poorest is 'inappropriate', in first Commons appearance as DWP minister

New work and pensions secretary says 'extraordinarily political' language used by UN poverty envoy about state of welfare in UK 'discredited' his findings...

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Democrats file major lawsuit against Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general

The lawsuit is most high-profile litigation against president's decision to appoint Mr Whitaker...

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Dairy farmers refuse £6,000 to allow filming of milk production in Denmark

Video would show 'how calves are taken away from mothers within hours of birth and males are shot dead'...

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French protesters block access to three oil depots amid growing anger over fuel taxes

Demonstrators take to the streets to voice anger over Emmanuel Macron's economic reforms...

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Kanye West donates $150,000 to family of black security guard shot dead by police in Chicago

Rapper gives money to cover burial costs for security guard who stopped shooting at bar...

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North Dakota plane crash: Three dead as air ambulance crashes near Bismarck

Crash does not appear to be due to inclement weather...

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Man fined after he calls Australian prime minister 'f****** muppet'

Allan Maccaul was found with marijuana and LSD in his bag when he was arrested...

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Pakistani minister 'sets fire to possessions' at airport in rage over cancelled flight

Politician summoned to supreme court over alleged 'misbehaviour'...

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Majority of young people more inspired by grandparents than celebrities, poll finds

Survey shows many older people worry they are boring or considered 'past it'...

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Prison inmates fight deadliest fire in California history for $1 an hour

Activists claim system has potential for 'exploitation and abuse'...

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Pro-Brexit Conservatives struggling to gather support for Theresa May leadership challenge

Hardliners embarrassed as threatened 48 signatures fail to materialise - despite a boast that 'the line will be crossed by a big margin on Monday'...

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Man high on cocaine crashes into police station at 100mph

Sam O Kerlin was critically injured but has since recovered, police say...

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Brexit deal: Ministers back down and agree to publish analysis comparing impact of Theresa May's plan with remaining in EU

Theresa May has been dealt a fresh blow after MPs forced the government to agree to publish analysis comparing the economic impact of her Brexit deal compared to staying in th...

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Three teenagers arrested after double-decker bus joyride in Dartmouth

'This is the direct result of not enough policing in the town'...

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North Korea's youth have 'no loyalty' to Kim Jong-un and are indifferent to politics, defector says in first interview

'The hereditary system is taken as a given, regardless of its inability to feed people'...

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White House Christmas tree - live ceremony: Donald and Melania Trump host traditional event

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will participate in the annual White House Christmas tree delivery...

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Héctor Beltrán Leyva death: Mexican drug lord and 'El Chapo' rival dies

Authorities say drug lord was transferred to hospital after security guards noticed he was experiencing chest pains...

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Trump administration hawks putting US on course for war with Iran, report warns

'Given the risks of President Trump and his administration fully collapsing the JCPOA and instigating war with Iran, the work needs to begin now in order to rein in the W...

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Pamela Anderson castigates Australian PM over 'lewd' comment after asking him to help Julian Assange

Scott Morrison made 'smutty, unnecessary comments' Baywatch star says...

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Jeremy Brabrooke: Murderer on run from open prison spotted in church

Jeremy Brabrooke had been serving life sentence for 1988 murder before absconding from jail...

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Canadian study finds evidence for 'small but significant' link between air pollution and autism in children

British experts stress results should be taken in context and argue findings may not apply to UK...

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Carlos Ghosn: Who is the man at the centre of the Nissan pay scandal?

The Nissan boss earned the nickname 'le Cost Killer' during his time at Renault, due to his ruthless management style...

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Art detective tracks down missing 1,600-year-old mosaic in Monaco

Historian dubbed 'Indian Jones of art' discovers Cypriot treasure after three-year hunt...

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Nasa video says it is going back to the Moon – and staying there

Moon base could be a useful place to launch Mars missions from...

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Trump threatens to pull Jim Acosta's White House press pass again: 'We'll throw him out'

Network calls for emergency court hearing to try and block latest move...

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Everyone's united against Theresa May yet she's never seemed so upbeat. When you think about it, the reason is clear

These were meant to be the impossible hours. But the own magnificent crapness of her rivals have turned them into a cakewalk – and now it looks like the Brexiteers might end...

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Russian could become new Interpol chief: 'Putin will attempt his most audacious operation yet'

Alexander Prokopchuk, a former head of Russia's interior ministry, reportedly favourite to win presidency...

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Imran Khan hits back at Donald Trump over Osama bin Laden remarks

Pakistan's prime minister Imran Khan has hit back at Donald Trump after the US leader accused the country of harbouring Osama bin Laden despite getting billions of dollar...

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Termite mounds visible from space have been under construction for 4,000 years, study reveals

'Biological wonder' of 200 million mounds saw soil equivalent to 4,000 great pyramids of Giza excavated by insects...

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BBC defends decision to blur woman's cleavage to avoid offending viewers

Documentary was made 'suitable for broadcast' across Africa, corporation says...

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Spain threatens to reject Theresa May's Brexit deal over Gibraltar

The Spanish government has threatened to reject Theresa May's Brexit deal over the issue of Gibraltar, demanding that last-minute changes be made to the text of the plan...

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Yemen government agrees to UN peace talks after Houthi leader calls for halt to attacks

The talks mark the strongest ever commitments from both sides to move towards a solution to the conflict which has raged for the last three and a half years...

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Powerful Israeli minister rescues Netanyahu's government from collapse after Gaza truce crisis

Far-right Education Minister Naftali Bennett withdraws an ultimatum and backs the prime minister salvaging the Israeli government for now...

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Ikea takes in stray dogs that need a place to sleep

The dogs are also fed and given water...

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David Schwimmer lookalike: Man to appear in court after being arrested on theft charge

Abdulah Husseni said to have stolen a coat, a wallet and a phone...

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Jonestown massacre: Journalist who survived infamous cult killing warns it could happen again

Survivor discusses how hundreds travelled to join leader Jim Jones and died in mass murder-suicide...

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What has Trump tweeted today? The latest Twitter posts from the US President and what they really mean

A revealing look at the US president's social media account...

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John Worboys: Black cab rapist must remain in prison after losing parole review

Black cab rapist John Worboys will stay in prison after a Parole Board panel concluded he is not suitable for release...

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Sergei Magnitsky: Russia accuses 'Kremlin's public enemy number one' Bill Browder of poisoning former lawyer

Russian prosecutors admit for first time whistleblower on $230m fraud might have been murdered — albeit while insisting prominent Putin critic should be held responsible...

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Huge star system near Earth could produce one of the most spectacular explosions in the universe

'Apep' would be able to launch a stream of energy across space...

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Google News may be forced to shut down due to EU 'link tax' plans

'We would not like to see that happen in Europe'...

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Chinese writer Tianyi jailed for 10 years over gay erotic novel

Book features 'obscene sexual behaviour between males'...

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El Chapo trial - live updates: Former cartel member Jesus 'El Rey' Zambada set to appear again at Joaquín Guzman hearing

Trial of Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzman is expected to last four months...

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Zwarte Piet: Who is the 'racist' Christmas character sparking clashes in the Netherlands?

Assistant to Sinterklaas arrives in Dutch cities by steamboat every December to herald coming of festive season but increasingly considered an offensive relic of colonialism...

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Israeli who took part in deadly mob attack on black man mistaken for terrorist 'granted plea deal'

Evyatar Dimri's lawyer requests he serve only a month of community service...

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William Goldman: Oscar-winning screenwriter of 'Butch Cassidy' and 'All the President's Men'

In a career spanning more than five decades, Goldman regarded himself as a novelist who just happened to write motion pictures...

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TSB's new boss gets £1m basic to assist with journey into the lion's den

Debbie Crosbie needs to convince MPs and the public that the challenger bank she's going to run is fit for purpose...

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Jailed NHS psychiatrist who practised for 22 years without a licence sparks review of 3,000 doctors who qualified overseas

Zholia Alemi's bogus credentials were only identified after she was convicted for trying to defraud an elderly patient for her £1.3m inheritance...

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Midterms 2018: 'Crazy' turnout sees Democrats receive almost match Trump vote in unprecedented result

Highest turnout since 1914 sees Democrats come within touching distance of Trump's presidential popular vote tally...

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Chinese city tells Muslims who consider alcohol forbidden to hand themselves in to authorities

Officials continue crackdown on Islam amid concerns more than a million have been sent to internment camps...

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Lift carrying passengers plunges more than 80 floors as hoist rope breaks

'At the beginning I believed we were going to die', passenger says...

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Tulip tower: Plans for City of London's tallest skyscraper unveiled

Building will be a 'cultural and social' attraction, architects say...

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Paul Gascoigne charged with sexual assault over train incident

Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has been charged with one count of sexual assault by touching after an incident on a train...

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Blackpool Victoria Hospital worker arrested on suspicion of poisoning patients

A healthcare professional at a hospital in Blackpool has been arrested on suspicion of poisoning patients...

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Trump sparks outrage with 'infantile' tweet about Democrat Adam Schiff

Social media users unsure whether bizarre tweet is typo or profane nickname...

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Saddam Hussein memorial plaque appears on bench in London town of Wanstead

Mystery over tribute to Iraqi dictator...

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Man accidentally shoots wife dead while cleaning handgun

Police say death appears to be result of accidental discharge...

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Democrats plan to lift ban on religious headwear in US House of Representatives

'No one puts a scarf on my head but me' says Ilhan Omar...

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Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook after scathing investigation on misconduct and media leaks

CEO rejects accusation company tried to 'cover up anything' at fiery employees meeting...

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Theresa May's Brexit deal could keep Britain tied to EU rules until after next general election

Transition extension to 2022 pushed by Michel Barnier...

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UK weather forecast: Winter chill to blast country with sleet, snow and sub-zero temperatures

Forecasters warn of 'raw' conditions as cold wind arrives from eastern Europe...

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Trump mistakenly calls wildfire-ravaged California town of Paradise 'Pleasure'

US president corrected by crowd after visiting site where at least at least 77 died...

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Brexit: Forced planning for no-deal by UK businesses is a waste of money, says CBI chief Carolyn Fairbairn

In a speech to the business lobby group's 2018 conference Carloyn Fairbairn said the money said 'not one penny of it will create new jobs or products'...

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Trump attacks Navy SEAL who led Osama bin Laden operation: 'Wouldn't it have been nicer if we'd got him sooner?'

President's comments spark condemnation from military veterans...

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Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn to be sacked and arrested for allegedly under-reporting salary

Mr Ghosn has also been implicated in 'numerous other significant acts of misconduct', Nissan said...

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Boris Johnson's unusable water cannon sold for scrap at £300,000 loss to taxpayer

Sadiq Khan says 'we have finally managed to get rid of them'...

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What really forces currency markets and exchange rates to change?

Why do exchange rates fluctuate, often dramatically?...

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Former Ohio judge who brutally beat wife arrested after she is stabbed to death

Lance Mason served just nine months in prison for assault...

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Guatemala Volcano of Fire eruption - live updates: Thousands asked to evacuate as glowing lava appears at summit

Some 10 communities urged to flee...

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UK property asking prices cut by £5,000 with London and South East falling most

Political uncertainty helped to fuel the drop, says Rightmove...

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Brexit: MPs must listen to businesses to avoid no-deal 'wrecking ball', CBI president says

A compromise would not be perfect, CBI chief John Allan is expected to say, but 'most importantly, it avoids the wrecking ball that would be a no-deal departure.'...

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Trump leaves Finland bewildered by claiming country stops wildfires by 'raking and cleaning'

Finnish president says he cannot remember subject coming up in conversation with US counterpart...

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Brexit - live: Tory MP says 'we stand at the bar of history today', as Theresa May braces for no-confidence vote challenge

Follow all the latest updates live...

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TSB appoints Debbie Crosbie as new chief executive after online banking meltdown

New chief exec will be tasked with continuing to rebuild customer trust in the bank after a series of tech issues left thousands unable to access their cash earlier this year...

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Guatemala volcano: Authorities call for evacuation amid intense activity at Volcano of Fire

Authorities in Guatemala have called for communities around the southern Volcano of Fire to evacuate, after observing increased activity and intensifying eruptions in the area...

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'A lost generation': How austerity has created vacuum being filled by drug gangs exploiting children

Exclusive: 'Where public services have shrunk there's a vacuum, and what's stepped into it is gangs'...

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Iran must stop using innocent British prisoners as political tools, Jeremy Hunt says ahead of official visit

Foreign secretary renews calls for release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe...

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