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The devices would also be the "weapon of choice" for paparazzi and “ideal lookouts for burglars, train robbers and poachers"

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Paul Cantlie recorded a video message from hospital pleading for his son's release earlier this month

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Vaidotas Niedvaras, who forced his way into the home of his victim, said he punched her because of the way she had spoken to him

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Michael ‘Nick’ Nichols was named Overall Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014, though there were a number of other winners and finalists for various other categories

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A hydraulics fault delayed hundreds of BA 175 flight passengers from flying

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The Electoral Commission said it believed there had been "no intent to hide the donations", which date back to 2001

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Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells

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Scotland has followed where Wales and Northern Ireland have already ventured, leaving England the last country in the UK to implement the scheme

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UK law enforcement want greater access to data including IP addresses, emails, usernames and names of individuals posting illegal content

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Woman, from north London, says her son has been "pressured" by MI5 to provide information since he came back

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Carswell said part of the reason for his disillusionment with the Conservatives was that the party had not delivered on many of their 2010 election promises

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More honesty about what can be achieved is called for in the run-up to the 2015 election

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Action is necessary to prevent isolation and thwarted mobility in our increasingly polarised society, argues report

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Man isolated at Colchester hospital with fever following return from Africa, but it is unlikely to be Ebola

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Campaigner Jean Davies, 86, stopped drinking water on 16 September and passed away on 1 October

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Justice Secretary Chris Grayling unveiled the new measures, which increases the current sentence fourfold

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Evans' legal team made a submission to the watchdog asking the body to investigate his rape conviction

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Andrew Selous risks new storm with remarks over efforts to widen labour force, as David Blunkett enters row over blind writer being 'happy to work for less' than sighted colleagues
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Enid Blyton's Magic Faraway Tree is to be made into a series of films
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Enid Blyton’s Magic Faraway Tree really is being made into a movie franchise

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Widows, who have been abandoned by their families, light sparklers after offering prayers on the banks of the river Yamuna as part of Diwali celebrations organised by non-governmental organisation Sulabh International in Vrindavan, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh
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Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
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Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
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Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

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British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

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