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A hoax caller was put through to David Cameron's phone after claiming to be the director of eavesdropping agency GCHQ.

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Two people were killed – one of them the gunman – after shots rang out in a home supplies store in the centre of New York

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Ensaf Haidar, the wife of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, at a vigil in Montreal on 13 January

Raif Badawi, the Saudi Arabian blogger whose punishment of 1,000 lashes has led to an international outcry, is mentally “very strong” and taking great heart from the campaign to free him, his wife has told The Independent.

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Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International, is the first African to run a global development agency

When Winnie Byanyima arrived in Britain, a frightened 17 year-old fleeing Idi Amin’s brutal regime, she was immediately arrested.

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A electric shopping trolley may not make the best get-away vehicle.

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Supporters of the radical opposition party Syriza celebrate after the initial exit poll results for Greece's general elections are revealed

Exit polls suggest the radical left wing Syriza party has won elections in Greece by a wide margin, paving the way for the first eurozone government that is openly committed to cancelling its EU bailout programme.

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How much am I bid for a lock of US President Abraham Lincoln’s hair? $25,000? Going once, going twice. Sold, to the person who did not give their identity.

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The number of potential Republican candidates for the White House continues to grow and grow with billionaire Donald Trump being the latest to say he may throw his hat into the ring.

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The journalist credited with being the first to report the shooting death of a controversial Argentine prosecutor has fled the country, saying that he feared for his life. On Sunday night he arrived in Israel.

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Egypt tightened security in Cairo and other cities as police moved to break up scattered protests marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak

At least 15 people have died in violent clashes between protesters and police in Egypt as thousands mourned a young mother reportedly shot dead by security forces on Saturday.

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Japan's prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks from Saudi Arabia about the apparent death of a hostage held by the Isis militant group

A video that appears to show the body of one of two Japanese citizens held hostage by the Isis militant group has a “high” chance of being genuine, the country’s prime minister has said.

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The Trussell Trust says benefit claimants are turning to food banks because they have been wrongly sanctioned for failing to attend courses

Two churches have launched a blistering attack on the Government for using hunger as a punishment for people claiming unemployment benefit, warning that using benefit sanctions to reprimand claimants who miss meetings or fail to look for jobs amounts to a policy of “deliberate destitution”.

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Broadmoor Hospital is covered by the West London Mental Health NHS Trust

A financial scandal has erupted at the UK’s largest mental health trust, causing several clinical projects to be scrapped by the organisation responsible for looking after more than 20,000 patients a year – including some of the most violent criminals based at Broadmoor high-security hospital.

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Tony Blair had a cough. He looked sick, pale and exhausted. “Don’t tell me it is going to be bad,” he said to the six men he had summoned to see him in Downing Street as war loomed. “Tell me how bad it will be.”

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Samaras at a party rally on Friday

It was raining yesterday in central Athens, which creates a problem for those feeding the homeless. “Normally, people living on the streets stay at a single spot where they can get heat from an air vent from underground, so they’re easy to find,” says Yanis, a diver and engineer in the navy who runs a charity. “But with the rain coming down, they may have moved to seek shelter under a bridge or somewhere like that, so it’s more difficult to bring them food.”

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England and Scotland qualifying matches for future World Cup and European Championship football tournaments could be broadcast on free-to-view channels, under Labour proposals to shake up UK broadcasting rights.

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Conservative Party chairman, Grant Shapps has indicated that David Cameron is inching towards taking part in proposed live television debates in the run-up to the general election

David Cameron is inching towards taking part in proposed live television debates in the run-up to the general election, the Conservative Party chairman, Grant Shapps, has indicated.

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Screengrab from an ABC News report shows Matthew Gardiner speaking at a Labor event

A senior politician in Australia’s opposition Labor party has travelled to Syria with the intent of joining Kurdish fighters in the war against Isis, it has been reported.

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Spanish nurse and Ebola survivor Teresa Romero (C) and her husband Javier Limon (R) after receiving dog 'Alma' from Alcorcon's Mayor David Perez (L)

A Spanish nurse whose dog was put down while she struggled in hospital against Ebola has adopted a new pet from her local animal rescue centre.

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Sylvia went missing in Anglesey last weekend

A lost dog who became the subject of an unprecedented online campaign has been found drowned.