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article 02 June 2015 UK
News
Charles Kennedy, former Lib Dem leader, dies aged 55

Charles Kennedy, the former leader of the Liberal Democrats, has died at home in Scotland, aged 55. Kennedy lost his Ross, Skye and Lochaber Commons seat to the SNP in last month's general election.

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Read more from John Sparks on the World News blog China cruise ship disaster: hundreds missing

The ship sank within two minutes and no distress call was issued, although the captain and chief engineer are reported to have survived the incident. They are currently being questioned by police.

article 01 June 2015 UK
News
Cameron admits doubling childcare will 'take time'

Nurseries warn the childcare system faces "meltdown" unless planned government changes to double care are fully funded.

article 01 June 2015 World, Israel
Conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim
Jon Snow by Daniel Barenboim on music, Israel and playing in Gaza

Conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim talks to Jon Snow about music's power to bring people together, and says Israelis and Palestinians should live together or side by side - but not back to back.

article 01 June 2015 World, India
News
ISIS propagandist ShamiWitness: Man charged in India

A man has been charged in India for running one of the most influential ISIS propaganda accounts on Twitter, after being unmasked by Channel 4 News. But who is the real man behind the mask?

article 01 June 2015 UK
News
Dash for gas: climate change activists target oil giants

Seven climate change protesters are arrested following a day of wide-spread demonstrations against government fossil fuel policy.

article 01 June 2015 UK, Germany
Dr Norbert Röttgen
Röttgen: Brexit would send 'disastrous message to world'

Britain voting to leave the EU "would be a disastrous message of European weakness", according to the chairman of Germany's foreign affairs committee.

article 01 June 2015 UK
News
NI outlaws paying for sex: could the rest of the UK follow?

Paying for sex becomes illegal in Northern Ireland, but with calls for the law to be rolled out across the UK, a leading campaign group representing sex workers says lawmakers are missing the point.

article 01 June 2015 Science
News
Tom Clarke by Cancer breakthrough after 'spectacular' melanoma results

Experts have hailed a new era for cancer treatments after "spectacular" results were achieved in treating skin cancer by harnessing the body's immune system to attack malignant cells.

article 01 June 2015 UK
News
Network Rail: unions call off industrial action

A planned 24-hour strike by Network Rail workers is suspended after a new offer of a 2 per cent pay rise this year.

article 01 June 2015 UK, France
Two men at the 'new jungle' migrants' camp in Calais (Getty Images)
Calais migrant camp battle between Sudanese and Eritreans

Hundreds of Sudanese and Eritrean migrants clashed overnight at a migrant camp in Calais, in the north of France. 21 people were wounded, of whom 14 were taken to hospital.

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Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Greece: a clod of earth worth saving?

There may be a technical get-out clause that allows Greece to wrap its four repayment dates to the IMF this month into one, but the IMF¿s own assessment is correct: Greece can't pay.

article 01 June 2015 UK
Kincora children's home, Belfast
Kincora: calls for abuse to be included in UK inquiry

A man who was abused at Kincora children's home in Belfast is demanding that what happened there decades ago should be included in the UK-wide inquiry set up by the government.

article 01 June 2015 Iraq
News
Islamic State forces hit by airstrikes and Shiite militias

Fighters from Shiite militia Popular Mobilisation Front are pushing towards Beiji, while airstrikes by the Iraqi air force are reported to have hit jihadi fighters and equipment.

article 01 June 2015 UK
News
SAS deaths inquest: 'Too much paperwork' to stop march

An army officer told a grieving family it would have been "too much paperwork" to cancel an SAS test march which led to three deaths, a coroner hears.

article 01 June 2015 World, United States
NSA headquarters at Fort Meade
NSA loses Patriot Act phone-spying powers

US spy agencies lose the legal authority to collect Americans' phone records and other data after the Senate failed to pass legislation extending such powers.

article 31 May 2015
News
Yvette Cooper attacks Labour rivals over 'Tory manifesto'

Labour leadership contender Yvette Cooper has hit out her rivals with a warning that the party will not win back power simply by "swallowing the Tory manifesto".

article 31 May 2015 World
News
UK banks 'launch Fifa internal probe' amid calls for boycott

The Serious Fraud Office announces it is assessing "material in its possession" relating to allegations of corruption at the heart of world football's governing body.

article 31 May 2015 World, United States
News
United Airlines boycott over alleged 'Islamophobia' incident

Muslim chaplain Tahera Ahmad claims she faced discrimination and verbal abuse while she was on board a United Airlines flight on Friday.

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"Whatever public positions you hear people in Europe take, what I detect is a real willingness now to negotiate."

Chancellor George Osborne on the response to Britain’s push to reform the European Union.

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