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Forensic archaeologists to use radar in attempt to find body of man killed by IRA

Brendan Megraw was abducted in Belfast 36 years ago

The drone strikes followed reports that civilians were being attacked by insurgents

Iraq crisis: US launches fresh drone strikes

Forces attacked close to village after reports of massacre

The official report into the horsemeat scandal has been delayed

Horsemeat scandal: Defra denies delaying report to avoid embarrassing ministers

'The report will be published shortly' asserts spokeswoman

Cliff Richard on the set of This Morning last November

Cliff Richard: Police defend raid on home and say publicity led to fresh contacts

Police investigating an allegation against Sir Cliff Richard of sexual assault said on Friday that “a number of people” have come forward with information following a search of the singer’s home.

Haider Al-Abadi, the incoming Prime Minister, used to run a company repairing lifts

Haider Al-Abadi: From fixing the BBC’s lifts to running Iraq

The man tasked with unifying Iraq to save it from a takeover by Islamic extremists used to be in charge of repairing lifts at the BBC, it has emerged.

Common eel elvers have enjoyed a resurgence in recent years

Conservationist's claims that European eels are 'critically endangered' challenged by trader

Peter Wood, who owns the Gloucester-based UK Glass Eels, says that since the IUCN designation in 2010, the market has shrunk by 50 per cent
The reductions come as fewer letters and parcels are posted in the UK

Half of post boxes to be emptied once a day as Royal Mail cuts costs

Half of all post boxes are to be emptied just once a day as the Royal Mail seeks to cut costs.

President Obama was speaking ahead of the expected release of a Senate report that criticises the CIA’s treatment of captives

Barack Obama admits: The CIA 'tortured some folks after 9/11'

Barack Obama was speaking ahead of a Senate report that will criticise the CIA

Gatwick Airport has up to 60 staff on standby to avoid baggage chaos

100 extra staff enlisted by Gatwick Airport to beat baggage chaos

Gatwick Airport has up to 60 staff on standby to ensure there is no repeat of last week’s chaos that left some passengers being told to go home without their baggage.

Switching to an organic diet would provide an antioxidant boost equivalent to one to two extra portions of fruit and vegetables a day, according to research

An unhealthy row: report claiming organic food is better divides UK scientists

Fresh research claiming organically grown food is healthier than conventional crops has provoked a row between scientists.

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