Caroline Mortimer

Caroline Mortimer is a freelance journalist working for the Independent Online.

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Nigerian President Mohammad Buhari declares personal fortune in bid to end corruption

The former military dictator has personal cash assets of just $150,000 - along with a few houses, several cars and 270 herds of cattle

Emily Wicking: Missing 14-year-old found safe and well in Middlesbrough

The teenager was last seen at her home in Eston, Redcar and Cleveland on Thursday afternoon

Man uses a broom to save toddler dangling from fourth-floor window

The girl had tripped and fallen out of the window

Refugees crossing border into Norway 'on bicycles' to exploit legal loophole

Refugees are reportedly using bicycles to cross the Arctic border into Norway to exploit a legal loophole in the country's immigration controls.

Japanese porn star to feature on Taiwan travel cards to 'cheer commuters up'

The company behind the plans has vowed to continue despite protests from parents and politicians

Lord Montagu dead: Founder of the National Motor Museum, dies aged 88

A spokeswoman said the earl had died 'peacefully' after a short illness

Mysterious wooden statue found in peat bog is 'twice as old as Stonehenge'

Scientists now think the Shigir Idol, found in Siberia more than a century ago, is the world's oldest wooden sculpture

Brazilian mayor goes on run after running entire town using WhatsApp

Lidiane Leite has gone on the run after being accused of stealing education funds

The task of checking registrations may be left to the unions, several of whom back Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn is a threat to our national security, says George Osborne

The Chancellor warned that the 'unholy alliance' of Corbyn and the SNP over nuclear deterrents could threaten the UK's 'freedom and safety'

Florida declares state of emergency as tropical storm Erika approaches

The storm has already killed at least four people in Dominica

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