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Man charged with murder of gay mayoral candidate

A man has been charged with the murder of an openly gay candidate for mayor of a Mississippi town.

Doctor 'unfit to practise', callers warn

A whistle-blowing hotline set up to encourage doctors to raise concerns about patient safety has led to 12 "very serious" investigations being launched in just ten weeks.

Police stop two 'visitors' for Malala

Two people were stopped by police at the hospital where shot Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai is being treated and claimed to be her relatives. One reportedly said she was the girl's mother, although Malala's family have not yet travelled to the UK.

Wlodzimierz Umaniec AKA Vladimir Umanets admits defacing Mark Rothko painting at London's Tate Modern

A man has admitted defacing a Mark Rothko painting at London's Tate Modern gallery after it was graffitied with black paint.

'Arsonist' killed GP and four children

A GP and four of her children died in a suspected arson attack on their home despite her doctor husband's desperate attempts to save them, police said.

Andrew Mitchell agrees to questioning over tirade

Andrew Mitchell has agreed to meet the Police Federation to answer questions over his clash with Downing Street police, it was reported last night.

Michael Pedersen, 51, is believed to have killed, Ben, 7, (top) and Freya, 6

Soldier who survived IRA Hyde Park blast kills his children

Son and daughter of cavalryman who rode the horse Sefton in attack are found dead

Cautious welcome for workplace pensions scheme

Trades unions and employees gave a cautious welcome to the new workplace pensions scheme which began yesterday. People working for firms with more than 120,000 employees are now automatically enrolled in schemes to help them save for retirement.

California Governor Jerry Brown called the therapies ‘quackery’

Sexual 'conversion' therapy unethical, pscyhotherapists told

Psychotherapists have been told by their biggest professional body that it is unethical for them to try to “convert” people from being gay to straight.

Blair urged Straw to lead party

Jack Straw was twice urged by Tony Blair to stand against Gordon Brown for leadership of the Labour party, the former Foreign Secretary reveals in his memoirs.

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