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It is approaching that time of the year when you take a backward look and think to yourself: what do I know now that I didn’t know a year ago?

Inquest into Moat death starts today

An inquest into the death of Raoul Moat will be opened today. The hearing, in Newcastle, is expected to be adjourned until a full inquest can be held at a later date.

Two Tasers used during Moat stand-off

Two Taser stun guns were discharged during the dramatic stand-off with gunman Raoul Moat, the police watchdog said tonight.

A desperate man who made one mistake too many

Jonathan Brown recounts the clues that led officers to their man

One-tenth of UK's armed police join in manhunt for Raoul Moat

One-tenth of all the country's armed police officers were joining the hunt for fugitive gunman Raoul Moat last night as a £10,000 reward was offered for information leading to the former bouncer's arrest.

Hunt continues for Britain's most wanted man

Police sharp shooters and a fleet of armoured off-road cars were tonight drafted into the hunt for Britain's most wanted man.

Police did not take me seriously, says gunman

A former bouncer suspected of going on a shooting rampage remained on the run yesterday after allegedly wounding his former girlfriend and killing her new boyfriend before randomly turning his gun on a police officer 24 hours later and dialling 999 to accuse detectives of failing to take his "concerns" seriously.

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Berlusconi wins vote on 'gagging law'

Italy's government won a confidence vote yesterday on a draft bill curbing police wiretaps and punishing media that print transcripts, defying fierce criticism from the opposition, magistrates and the press.

The Sketch: Order! Order! Commons gets a fresh dose of Bercow

There they all were, a Chamber full of the latest Commons – among their number 232 new ones. Row upon row of them, with their plans, schemes, values and principles. They'd come from all over Britain to Westminster to help make the world a better place.

Dinner for Mexican leader gets Washington guessing

Prepare for dubious talk-show jokes when Barack and Michelle Obama hold a state dinner tomorrow for the President and First Lady of Mexico. Will they secure the White House borders properly this time to keep undocumented aliens from taking a seat at the table? Will the Governor of Arizona be there to eject the unwanted?

Convicted killer escapes from security van

A convicted killer escaped from the back of a security van today while being transported to court, police said.

The fear factor: A year after the 'green' uprising, Iranians are no closer to breaking free

Katherine Butler finds a nation ill at ease, and a regime whose ruthlessness is matched only by its cynicism

Tweed and friend 'raped teenager as team'

A property developer today denied that he worked as a "team" with Jack Tweed to rape a teenager they had targeted as the "quiet one".

Deal struck to avoid New York doormen strike

An agreement was reached between New York City doormen and building owners, averting a threatened strike.

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