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Turkey protests continue despite Deputy Prime Minister's apology over police's 'excessive violence'

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Advert features couple kicking gnomes across their garden before using a hammock to hurl them against a fence

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Protestants and Catholics agree that the peace lines give both sides a sense of security

More than 10,000 violent criminals escaped conviction in England and Wales last year after 'saying sorry'

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Local “police offices” should be opened in busy shopping centres to encourage more people to report crime and antisocial behaviour, a report argues today.

Ancient Syrian minaret reduced to rubble

The 11th-century minaret of a landmark mosque in Aleppo was destroyed, leaving the once-soaring stone tower a pile of rubble and twisted metal scattered in the tiled courtyard.

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