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article 29 August 2015 UK
News
Police hunt for missing mother and children bound for Syria

Scotland Yard are hunting for a mother and her four children who are believed to be travelling to Syria.

article 29 August 2015 World, Egypt
News
Al Jazeera journalists sentenced to three years in prison

Three Al Jazeera journalists are sentenced to three years in prison by an Egyptian court for broadcasting false news.

post 28 August 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Glasgow bin lorry inquiry: 'remarkable lack of compassion'

Tonight in Glasgow and beyond  all the signs are that this painful and tragic accident will remain painful and unresolved in the minds of many, forever. Perhaps this is because although the fatal a

article 28 August 2015 UK
Government extends controversial badger cull into Dorset
Government extends controversial badger cull into Dorset

The government says "strong action" is required but opponents call the plans "chaotic". The heated debate over the effectiveness of badger culls wears on as the cull is extended into Dorset.

article 28 August 2015 World, United States
News
Katrina 10 years on: New Orleans still in recovery

A decade after Hurricane Katrina wiped out swathes of New Orleans, the recovery is yet to reach residents in some parts of the city.

article 28 August 2015 World
News
'Africa's North Korea': Why do people flee Eritrea?

More Eritreans filed for asylum in the UK in the year to June than any other nation. They face "systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations" at home, says the UN.

article 28 August 2015 UK
News
HSBC IT glitch leads to payday moans

Some 275,000 payments, including salaries, are delayed before the bank holiday weekend because of a glitch in HSBC's IT systems.

article 28 August 2015 UK
News
Meningitis vaccine 'will cause fever'

Babies who are about to be given the new meningitis vaccine are likely to suffer a fever that can last several days, Public Health England is warning parents.

post 28 August 2015
Read more from Jon on Snowblog New peers: time for a constitutional commission

Bloated and undemocratic, the current House of Lords is a nonsense. It's time for a re-think.

article 28 August 2015 World, Austria
Austria bodies from lorry of refugees
Four arrested over Austria lorry refugee deaths

Four children including a baby girl were among 71 refugees found dead in the back of a lorry left abandoned at the side of a motorway in Austria, police say.

article 28 August 2015 World, Italy
News
Hundreds feared dead in migrant boat tragedy

The unrelenting tragedy of people trying to reach a better life is laid bare once again, as hundreds of people are feared to have died when two boats capsized off the coast of Libya.

post 27 August 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Honours backlash - but will it matter to Lords votes?

The lift David Cameron has given to the Tories today in appointments to the Lords won't be enough to make a difference in votes, but could it be the beginning of increasing Conservative numbers in thi

post 27 August 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: Farage confused on immigration

Record levels of net migration are "deeply disappointing", the government says. Nigel Farage thinks the real figures could be even higher. Is he right?

article 27 August 2015 World, Austria
50 refugees found dead in Austria lorry
Refugees found 'suffocated' in parked lorry in Austria

Up to 50 refugees are found dead in a parked lorry in eastern Austria. On the scene Channel 4 News International Editor Lindsey Hilsum says there's a "terrible" stench of death.

post 27 August 2015
Read more on Liam's blog Bank holiday weekend: rain or shine?

Once again, a bank holiday weekend lies ahead (except in Scotland) and most of us will be hoping that the relentless rain of the past week will ease.

article 27 August 2015 UK
Border gates at Gatwick
Net migration to UK reaches record high

Despite a Tory pledge to bring net migration to the UK down to 100,000, new figures show it has reached record levels.

article 26 August 2015 World, Ukraine
Graves of anonymous pro-Russian fighters in eastern Ukraine (Reuters)
Have thousands of Russian soldiers died in Ukraine?

A Russian website publishes what appear to be official figures showing that more than 2,000 soldiers have died fighting in eastern Ukraine, as Moscow insists its regular forces are not involved.

post 26 August 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: What will Labour's next leader do to the economy?

Which Labour leadership candidate would print money? Who wants to build 2 million houses? Who thinks George Osborne might be right about running a surplus?

article 26 August 2015 World, United States
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Vester Lee Flanagan: shooting suspect shoots himself dead

Virginia TV shooting suspect Vester Lee Flanagan, who appears to have posted a video online showing the shooting of two WDBJ journalists, has died from self-inflicted shooting.

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