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The News Matrix: Tuesday 7 May 2013

MI5 asks for secret hearing over ex-mole

MI5 has allegedly requested a controversial secret court hearing after being sued by a former IRA mole who claims he was denied medical treatment when he was shot in a reprisal attack. Martin McGartland, the secret-service source, was credited with saving the lives of 50 police officers and soldiers in Northern Ireland. MORE

Cemeteries refuse to bury Boston bomber

The family of the suspected Boston Marathon bomber, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, faced a quandary over where to bury his body yesterday as cemeteries across the state of Massachusetts refused to accept it. Tsarnaev, 26, died in a gun battle with police in the city on 19 April. MORE

‘We bring in far more than we receive’

The Arts Council will respond to Maria Miller’s demand that it “hammers home the value of culture to our economy” by revealing that it contributes more to Britain’s GDP than it receives in subsidy. A report claims that for every £1 provided, the arts return £7.

‘Neo-Nazi’ in court over race killing

An alleged neo-Nazi accused of involvement in a killing spree in which 10 people died appeared confident and calm as her trial opened. Beate Zschäpe, 38, is accused of murder for her alleged complicity in the killings of eight Turks, a Greek and a policewoman. MORE

Cameron will meet Kenyan President

David Cameron will this week meet Kenya’s controversial new President, Uhuru Kenyatta, who stands accused of crimes against humanity. Britain had previously said it would maintain only essential contact but the two leaders will hold meetings during the President’s three-day visit.

Former premier Andreotti dies at 94

Giulio Andreotti, who served as Prime Minister seven times, and whose name was synonymous with political survival and cunning in the land that gave the world Machiavelli, died yesterday. Mr Andreotti, 94, was known as “Mr Italy” because of the many offices he held. MORE

Smuggled dinosaur returns home

A 70-million-year-old dinosaur skeleton which was smuggled from the Gobi Desert to the US and auctioned for more than $1m was returned to Mongolian officials yesterday after the country demanded its return.

Authorities prevent ‘local terror attack’

The FBI believes authorities disrupted “a localised terror attack” in its planning stages in western Minnesota when they arrested a man after converging on a mobile home that contained Molotov cocktails, suspected pipe bombs and firearms, the agency said yesterday.

Amnesty for soldiers who fought Nazis

The Irish government will today grant an amnesty to thousands of soldiers who were blacklisted and branded deserters after joining the British to fight Nazi Germany. Dublin’s Justice Minister, Alan Shatter, said the move would recognise their “courage and bravery”.

Alarm at 3D gun you can make at home

The world’s first handgun made with 3D printer technology has been successfully fired in the US. The group which made the firearm, Defence Distributed, has made the blueprint available online for free – raising alarm among gun-control activists.  MORE

Gove vs Hove in playing field row

A Department for Education plan to concrete over playing fields to make way for a new free school has been met with outrage. Education Secretary Michael Gove is facing a barrage of criticism from the community in Hove, East Sussex. MORE

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