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Neither Tories nor Labour can sustain a lead in the polls
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Boko Haram's leader Abubakar Shjeka has pledged the group's allegiance to ISIS
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Colonel Tim Collins, who founded New Century two years after quitting the British Army in 2004
EXCLUSIVE A defence contractor run by Colonel Tim Collins is under investigation for fraud in Afghanistan
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James Holmes, far left, sits at the defence table at the opening of his trial in Colorado on Monday (AP)
Harness tethered James Holmes to the floor
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Farmers pick grapes at a vineyard in Hami, northwest China's Xinjiang region
Country now accounts for 11% of land given over to vineyards
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Officials are struggling to accommodate the unexpected influx of displaced people, which comes on top of the 2.7 million already displaced in Iraq since the beginning of last year
The internal refugees, most of them Sunnis, who fled Anbar province have gone back after finding nowhere else to go
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Andrew Hutchinson's crimes came to light after he was arrested for voyeurism in November 2013 for illicitly filming young girls
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European Union flags fly outside the European Commission building in Brussels, Belgium.
Quitting could cost Britain £224bn while other EU nations would suffer only minor economic losses, it says
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Salman Rushdie was the 2014 recipient of the PEN/Pinter Prize for outstanding literary achievement
Those not turning up to PEN event that will honour Charlie Hebdo are 'pussies'
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Italy has sought to crack down on human traffickers to help deal with the huge influx of migrants reaching its shores and the catastrophic numbers of deaths from their illegal shipping
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The Kazakh President, Nursultan Nazarbayev, at a rally in honour of his victory in Astana
Nursultan Nazarbayev said it would have 'looked undemocratic' to intervene to make his victory more modest
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Spring lambs lie down in a field covered in snow near Sidmouth on March 5 2009 in Devon, England. Many parts of the south west of England woke to higher than expected levels of overnight snowfall as winter weather returned after a recent mild spell. Although not as severe as the recent winter weather, the snow still brought disruption to the region's road and rail links.
An icy blast bringing snow, sleet and gale force winds is likely to linger over the weekend

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How a costume drama became a Sunday night staple
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Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
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Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence