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Imperial calls tobacco tax ‘unjust’

Tue, 2014-09-23 09:53
One of Britain's biggest cigarette companies labels Ed Miliband's plans for a new "tobacco tax" as "unjust and just a bad idea".

Analysis: What was the aim of IS's John Cantlie video?

Tue, 2014-09-23 09:42
What was the aim of IS's John Cantlie video?

VIDEO: Colombia tower blocks demolished

Tue, 2014-09-23 09:27
Engineers in the Colombian city of Medellin have blown up four tower blocks at the Space apartment complex, which was deemed unsafe following a deadly collapse.

Mother and son killed by train

Tue, 2014-09-23 09:11
A woman and her 10-year-old son die after being hit by a train in Slough, Berkshire.

Teen held over 'firearms incident'

Tue, 2014-09-23 09:01
A teenager is taken into custody after a suspected firearms incident in Shetland saw police urge the public in some areas to remain indoors.

White tiger kills man at Delhi zoo

Tue, 2014-09-23 08:54
A white tiger attacks and kills a man who was in its enclosure at a zoo in the Indian capital Delhi.

Pilot dies as two aircraft collide

Tue, 2014-09-23 08:50
A pilot dies when two single-seater light aircraft collide in mid-air over Bedfordshire, causing one to crash to the ground.

Spain scraps tighter abortion law

Tue, 2014-09-23 08:49
Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy drops plans to limit abortion to cases of rape or where the mother's health is at serious risk.

Alice suspect 'made weapon to kill'

Tue, 2014-09-23 08:46
The prime suspect in the investigation to find Alice Gross murdered his wife with homemade weapons, court documents reveal.

Ebola death rates 70% - WHO study

Tue, 2014-09-23 08:45
New figures suggest 70% of those infected in West Africa have died, higher than previously reported.

DJ Travis guilty of indecent assault

Tue, 2014-09-23 08:41
Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis is convicted of one count of indecent assault in 1995 but cleared of two further charges.

Activists occupy coal-carrying train

Tue, 2014-09-23 08:16
Greenpeace activists take control of a train carrying 1,500 tonnes of coal to a power station, the campaign group says.

Nigeria MPs fury at 'cash arms deal'

Tue, 2014-09-23 08:14
About 50 Nigerian MPs storm out of parliament after a motion to discuss an alleged $9.3m cash arms deal in South Africa was blocked.

Kidnapped reporter freed in Somalia

Tue, 2014-09-23 08:11
Journalist Michael Scott Moore, a dual US and German citizen, is released after nearly three years in captivity in Somalia, officials say.

Cameron in UN talks over IS action

Tue, 2014-09-23 07:47
David Cameron is holding talks at the UN to see "what more the UK can do" to help international efforts "to tackle the threat we all face" from Islamic State.

How would a mansion tax work?

Tue, 2014-09-23 07:38
How would it work and who would be affected?

Australian 'terror suspect' killed

Tue, 2014-09-23 07:25
A teenager said to have made threats to Australian PM Tony Abbott is shot dead after stabbing two police in Melbourne, reports say.

Wiggins's form 'better than ever'

Tue, 2014-09-23 07:19
Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins says his form is "better than ever" as he targets a first world time trial title.

Ofsted rejects claims of tip-offs

Tue, 2014-09-23 07:16
An Ofsted investigation rejects claims academies had unfair warnings of inspections, but says an email with a schedule had been mistakenly sent.

Four Mobo nominations for Sam Smith

Tue, 2014-09-23 07:12
Sam Smith and Krept & Konan lead the way with four nominations each for this year's Mobo Awards.

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