An Afghan immigrant sleeps on a bench outside a local police station as tourists cycle by on the Greek island of Kos May 27, 2015.
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The Conservatives banked more money from donations than all the other political parties put together, the latest Electoral Commission figures showed as David Cameron was accused of mounting a partisan attack on Labour’s main source of income
Meanwhile Labour braces itself for the loss of several million pounds a year following changes to trade union funding
Jewish men walk along the street in the Stamford Hill area of north London on January 19, 2011 in London, England. The residents of Stamford Hill are predominately Hasidic Jewish and only New York has a larger community of Hasidic Jews outside Israel.
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Gilles Crepin received a four month suspended sentence
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Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

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Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people once had about periods

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