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  1. Aid ship arrives in Sierra LeoneThu, 30 Oct 2014 16:54:18 GMT
    A British ship carrying aid, supplies and vehicles has arrived in Sierra Leone, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Argus reached Freetown Port Dockside this afternoon, complete with 32 UK-funded pick-up trucks which will be vital to keeping the hard-pressed Ebola treatment centres in action. More...
  2. Couple win ruling in payout caseThu, 30 Oct 2014 13:03:59 GMT
    Abdul Hakim Belhaj, who claims that British intelligence was responsible for providing information that facilitated his rendition Libyan politician Abdul Hakim Belhaj and his wife have won the latest round in their bid to win damages over their rendition to Tripoli. In December last year, Mr Justice Simon ruled that their case against former foreign secretary Jack Straw and Sir Mark Allen, ex-head of counter-terrorism at MI6, should be struck out. More...
  3. Jim Murphy played a key role for Better Together during the referendum campaignThu, 30 Oct 2014 09:20:53 GMT
    Jim Murphy has joined the contest to be the next leader of the Scottish Labour Party and wants more autonomy for the role. MSPs Neil Findlay and Sarah Boyack are the only other candidates to declare so far in the race to replace Johann Lamont, who resigned on Friday with a stinging attack on UK Labour colleagues who she accused of treating Scotland as a "branch office". More...
  4. Israeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooterThu, 30 Oct 2014 09:20:52 GMT
    Israeli police on Thursday shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that threatened to further enflame the city's already high tensions. Jerusalem has seen near-daily clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police, particularly around a contested site in the Old City that is holy to both Jews and Muslims. More...
  5. Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivorsvisit|article-5857336|o-river_simple_list-39675|4Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:20:51 GMT
    A crowd gathers to watch rescue operation at the site of a mudslide at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla district, about 220 kilometers east of Colombo, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. The mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers' houses at the tea plantation, killing at least 10 people and leaving more than 250 missing, an official said. More...
  6. Hats off to Charles the cowboyThu, 30 Oct 2014 05:34:32 GMT
    Prince Charles sports a typical Colombian hat known as a "sombrero vueltiao," as he tours an organic fair in Bogota The Prince of Wales, Vice Royal Patron attends a celebration marking the 75th Anniversary of the British Council in Colombia. The Prince of Wales looked every inch the Colombian cowboy when he donned a sombrero from the Latin American country. More...
  7. 'Unusual' Russian flights concern NATOThu, 30 Oct 2014 01:46:50 GMT
    An "unusual" uptick in the size and scale of Russian aircraft flying throughout European airspace in recent days has raised alarm bells for NATO officials that come amid other provocations already rattling the West. Multiple groups of Russian military bomber and tanker aircraft, flying under the guise of military maneuvers, were detected and monitored over sections of the Baltic Sea, North Sea and Black Sea on Tuesday and Wednesday. More...
  8. RAF escorts airliner to airportWed, 29 Oct 2014 21:50:54 GMT
    RAF Typhoon aircraft were launched this afternoon to intercept a civilian aircraft which was causing concern to air traffic control authorities. The aircraft, a Russian Made Antonov An-26 cargo airliner from Latvia, was safely escorted to London Stansted after being intercepted by aircraft from RAF Coningsby. More...
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