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At least four police forces are investigating sex abuse allegations linked to Sir Edward Heath, it has been revealed.

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Healthy woman dies at Swiss suicide clinic

The death of a healthy and active retired nurse who ended her life at aSwiss suicide clinic to avoid deteriorating in old age is a “deeply troubling” case that sends a “chilling message” about society’s views of elderly people, a campaign group said.

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Barnacles clue to MH370 plane mystery

Barnacles encrusted on plane debris that washed up on the French island of Reunion might unravel the mystery of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared last year with 239 passengers and crew.

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Abandoned baby rescued from toilet

The heartbreaking moment a newborn baby girl was pulled alive from a public toilet has been captured on film.

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Dizzy spell ‘might have caused Cilla Black to fall’

Spanish police are investigating whether Cilla Black’s death was caused by a fall from a dizzy spell, after a sudden temperature change in the room.

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Under-pressure Hilary Clinton airs first campaign ads

Facing increased competition from within her own party, Hillary Clinton is spending $2 million airing the first television ads of her presidential race in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire.

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Journalist’s death linked to his work

With an investigation barely under way, Mexican journalist protection groups are already expressing fears that authorities will not consider the brutal killing of a photojournalist as being related to his work — even though he fled the state he covered fearing for his safety.

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Israel can detain Jews without trial

Israel’s security cabinet approved the detention of citizens suspected of waging violence against Palestinians without trial in a crackdown aimed at capturing the perpetrators of a West Bank arson attack blamed on Jewish militants.

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Report into US airstrike casualties

US-led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria likely have killed hundreds of civilians, a report by an independent monitoring group said. The coalition had no immediate comment.

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Inquiry over Heath sex abuse ‘cover-up’

Child sex allegations involving Sir Edward Heath are at the centre of a police corruption investigation.

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Colin Hendry in court for harassing ex

Former Scotland football captain Colin Hendry has admitted harassing hisex-girlfriend over a two-month period.

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178 people rescued from Boko Haram

Nigerian troops have rescued 178 people from Boko Haram in attacks that destroyed several of the Islamic extremist group’s camps in the north east, according to the army.

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QUIRKY WORLD ... Don’t be chicken about €2,275 prosthetic leg op

USA: A hen owned by a Massachusetts woman who specialises in chicken rehabilitation and rescue is getting fitted with a prosthetic leg at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.

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