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A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the deaths of eight children in an Australian home.

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Woman arrested on killing of 8 children

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the deaths of eight children in an Australian home.

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Does Sony hack spell the end for overseas villains?

Hollywood loves its overseas villains. Evil forces from Russia, China and North Korea have tirelessly menaced our big-screen heroes in recent years. But, in the wake of the startling cancellation of The Interview, an entire species of movie baddies might be in danger of extinction.

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US ‘not ready’ for nuclear terror hit

Report finds agency handling disasters lacks co-ordination

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Farage defends candidate over offensive comments

Nigel Farage has defended a former Ukip British parliamentary candidate who stood down after being recorded using derogatory terms about homosexuals and Chinese people.

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Key figure in Profumo scandal dies

Mandy Rice-Davies — one of the women at the centre of the Profumo affair which rocked Harold Macmillan’s Tory government in the 1960s — has died.

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Dalglish quizzed over Hillsborough

Kenny Dalglish has been questioned at the inquests into the Hillsborough disaster about the behaviour of Liverpool fans and hooliganism.

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Calls received in ‘murders’ investigation linked to paedophile ring

Detectives investigating the alleged murder of three young boys by members of a Westminster paedophile ring have “received calls and information” amid a fresh appeal.

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Jobless man rams car into party HQ

An unemployed Spaniard who said he was a ruined businessman rammed a car containing gas cylinders into the headquarters of Spain’s ruling People’s Party in Madrid, triggering a police alert, official spokesmen said. No one was injured.

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Gaza rocket fire targeting Israel resumes

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel yesterday, the Israeli military said, in the first such attack since September.

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Blair reacts angrily to questions on Deng relationship

Tony Blair reacted furiously to questions about his relationship with Rupert Murdoch’s ex-wife - and startled a number of people by banging his coffee cup “loudly into its saucer”.

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Clooney fails to win support for hacked Sony

George Clooney tried to rally support for Sony in the midst of a severe cyberattack on the studio, but the actor and film-maker says he couldn’t find anyone to stand with him.

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Pakistan kills 77 in response to massacre

Pakistani jets and ground forces have killed at least 77 militants in a north-western tribal region near the border with Afghanistan, just days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people in a school massacre.

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QUIRKY WORLD ... Coffee company finds 33kg of cocaine in consignment

GERMANY: A Berlin coffee business found stimulants it didn’t expect in a shipment of unroasted coffee from Brazil: 33kg (nearly 73lb) of cocaine.

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