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Three children remain seriously ill after outbreak of E Coli

THE family of one of the young children left seriously ill after an outbreak of the bug E Coli last night spoke of their "living hell".

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Girl says 'nosey' mother saved her from sexual predator she met online

By Lesley RichardsonA TEENAGER saved from a sex attack by her "nosey" mother after she was groomed online warned others today about the dangers of the web.

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Lockerbie bomber's health deteriorates

THE health of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi was under question yesterday following reports it had deteriorated markedly.

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Foreign Office: 'No British deal with Libya'

BRITAIN'S complicated relations with Libya returned to centre stage yesterday as Foreign Office diplomats took the unusual step of denying a newspaper report about a secret deal with Moammar Gaddafi's regime.

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Fire at secret document base

TOP secret military documents may have been destroyed during a fire at a Russian military base yesterday that killed five soldiers, RIA news agency reported, quoting an unnamed special services source.

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Vera Lynn tops the Fab Four

THE Forces' Sweetheart yesterday trumped the Fab Four in the battle for the top of the British charts, making Dame Vera Lynn the oldest living artist in the world to have a number one album.

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Naples gives ex-cons second chance as tourist guides

LUIGI "Giggino" Nocerino once stalked tourists through the tight alleys of this southern Italian city, snatching bags and valuables to fuel his drug addiction.

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Fire kills 38 in Kazakhstan

OFFICIALS in Kazakhstan said 38 people were killed in a fire at a drug treatment centre in the south of the Central Asian nation.

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Peres released after fainting

ISRAELI President Shimon Peres has been discharged from a Tel Aviv hospital, a day after fainting on stage during a talk.

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Elevator shaft fall kills six

A CONSTRUCTION platform inside an elevator shaft collapsed yesterday, sending six workers falling about 20 storeys to their deaths inside a Hong Kong skyscraper.

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12-year-old Yemeni child bride dies after giving birth

A 12-YEAR-OLD Yemeni child-bride died after struggling for three days in labour to give birth, a local human rights organisation said.

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Lack of health care 'kills millions'

MILLIONS of people in poor countries are dying because free health care is not available, a British report warned yesterday.

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Singers back Oxfam drive

CELEBRITIES including singers Annie Lennox and Rachel Stevens yesterday backed a campaign to raise the profile of women working in the developing world.

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Astronaut's son dies in air crash

THE son of an Israeli astronaut who died in the space shuttle Columbia disaster six years ago was killed yesterday when his F-16 warplane crashed on a routine training flight, the Israeli military said.

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EU sanctions on Mugabe to remain

THE European Union said yesterday it will not remove sanctions targeting Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and his loyalists or resume development aid until more is done to implement a year-old power-sharing agreement andrestore human rights.

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Elton wants to adopt orphan baby

SINGER Elton John said he wants to adopt a 14-month-old boy from an orphanage in Ukraine who has "stolen his heart".

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