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post 22 May 2015
Read more from Jonathan Rugman his blog With Syria and Iraq, there is no Plan B - and the omens are not good

It has been a bad week for the American-led "strategy" against militants from so-called Islamic State - a strategy with the US president himself views with great qualms and some reluctance.

post 22 May 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Why David Cameron needs some German stamping and Gallic scowling

President Hollande said this wasn't the place or the time to discuss David Cameron's concerns. But that, on the fringes of this summit, is what David Cameron did.

post 22 May 2015
Read more from Siobhan Kennedy Beds in sheds: is illegal immigration getting out of hand?

David Cameron chose the west London borough of Ealing to launch the government's latest crackdown on illegal immigrants.

article 22 May 2015 UK
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Wembley homes evacuated after WWII bomb found

Homes have been evacuated as the army works to defuse an undetonated second world war bomb near Wembley Stadium.

article 22 May 2015 UK
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Caesarean mother's NHS death referred to high court

A landmark legal case in which an NHS hospital trust is accused of a criminal offence of corporate manslaughter is to be heard by a high court judge.

post 22 May 2015
Read more on Liam's blog Bank holiday weather: rain or shine?

The second bank holiday weekend of the month is imminent and many of us will no doubt be wondering what the weather has to offer.

article 22 May 2015 UK
Teresa May TV censorship plan attacked by Sajid Javid
Theresa May TV censorship plan attacked by Sajid Javid

Home Secretary Theresa May has been accused of attempting to introduce government censorship of British television programming by one of her Cabinet colleagues, a leaked letter has shown.

post 22 May 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog EU renegotiation: Cameron warns of knock-backs and rows

David Cameron plans to remind EU leaders that nearly 4 million British voters backed Ukip. He thinks some EU countries under-estimate the British desire to move from the status quo in Europe.

article 22 May 2015 UK
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'The horror': Kent's earthquake 'devastation'

Kent is "hit" by a 4.2 magnitude earthquake, and the subsequent media explosion is greeted by mockery online.

post 22 May 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Is Ukip a threat to Labour in the north?

Is Labour facing an existential threat in Northern seats from Ukip that could eat at a heartland just as the SNP has in Scotland?

article 21 May 2015 World
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Geoff White by Adult dating site hack exposes millions of users

Hackers have struck one of the world's largest internet dating websites, leaking the highly sensitive sexual information of almost four million users onto the web.

post 21 May 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: what they're not telling you about immigration

The Conservatives announce another immigration crackdown - on the same day new figures show they are still missing their net migration target.

post 21 May 2015
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog NHS England accused of interference over hepatitis C drug

NHS England officials have been accused of trying to interfere with the appraisal of a new drug for hepatitis C sufferers due to their concerns overs its cost.

post 21 May 2015
'This is anything but an election' - Figo slams Fifa as he withdraws candidacy

With two more candidates out of the race to replace him, the opposition camp may be less fragmented, but Sepp Blatter's reign as president of Fifa doesn't look like coming to an end any time soon.

post 21 May 2015
Read more from Jon on Snowblog Love, loss and pobbling with Vikram Seth

I confess I had never pobbled in my life, nor indeed did I even know what the word meant but in interviewing Vikram Seth it seemed the pobbling had to come before the talking...

article 21 May 2015 World, Syria
Palmyra
Palmyra: more than just ancient ruins under Isis control

Concerns are raised over the fate of ancient monuments in the Syrian city of Palmyra - but the victory by the Islamic State group is first and foremost a strategic one.

post 21 May 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Cameron meets EU leaders for first time since election

Cameron is in Riga today to meet his fellow EU leaders for the first time since the election, but the focus won't be on his party's now mandated plans for renegotiation.

article 21 May 2015 UK
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Hatton Garden raid: eight in court, one more arrested

A tenth man is arrested by officers investigating the Hatton Garden heist as eight others appear in court.

article 21 May 2015 UK
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Police: find 'no memory' man before he comes to harm

Police have put out an urgent appeal for missing man Andrew Lambert who has a condition called disassociative fugue which causes him to forget his former life and leave home without warning.

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"We must have a precise and wise plan… to resolve the military and security issues and begin to purge Iraqi lands of all terrorists."

Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani calls for action to remove Islamic State militants from Iraq.

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"There will be ups and downs. You’ll hear one day this is possible, the next day something else is impossible"

Prime Minister David Cameron, speaking at a summit in Riga on the prospects for European Union reform.

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