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Autopsies suggest Air France jet broke up in sky

Autopsies have revealed fractures in the legs, hips and arms of Air France Flight 447 victims, injuries that — along with the large pieces of wreckage pulled from the Atlantic — strongly suggest the plane broke up in the air, experts say.

Independent boarding schools get £10,000 to take vulnerable children

Private boarding schools are being offered government grants of £10,000 to take in vulnerable children whose parents are on the verge of breaking up.

Rockefeller 'lived in magical world'

A lawyer for the father who masqueraded as a member of the Rockefeller family before being charged with kidnapping his daughter has told a jury that he suffered from mental illnesses which extended to his believing he was in telepathic contact with the girl.

No more tears for Katie Price over break-up

Katie Price revealed today she has moved on to a “new chapter” in her life and will not “shed another tear” over the break-up of her marriage to Peter Andre.

Police could get water cannons

Police could emerge from an investigation into their controversial handling of the G20 protests with the power to use heavy-handed tactics including high-powered water cannons, CS spray and baton rounds.

How to make the most of your garden

Garden designer Charlotte Rowe tells Graham Norwood how to fully utilise your outside space

'Reckless' building society on verge of break-up

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Lee Hughes in manager bust-up

Lee Hughes is at the centre of an internal investigation at Oldham after a club night out descended into a brawl.

Tories vow to tighten bank regulation

Sweeping changes to the way Britain's banks are regulated would be introduced by a Tory government in an attempt to avoid a repeat of the financial crisis. They will modelled on a report to be published today which calls for the break-up of the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and handing back the job of regulating the financial sector to the Bank of England.

Diary of a Fresher: 'My room epitomises everything bad about the 1970s'

We're fortunate at my college to be able to "live in" for all our years here, so long as we don't do anything silly like getting a postgrad. What's more, unlike some of the unfortunate individuals who applied to beautiful colleges in the centre of town, only to spend most of their time living in some Beckett-esque wasteland miles away, all our accommodation is near the college itself, and, most importantly, the dining hall. All, you may think, is well.

Life Support: How to be happy alone

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Mystery of tycoon found at Victoria station

Millionaire philanthropist said to be suffering from depression is reunited with his family after passer-by recognises him

Teachers 'need lessons in breaking up fights'

Staff are too scared to intervene in violent incidents, survey shows

Bruce's firm stance aims to avoid break-up

The manager of Wigan, Steve Bruce, remains determined to keep his squad together as they aim for a top-10 place in the Premier League. There has been much speculation about the future of Emile Heskey, who is out of contract in the summer, after their chairman, Dave Whelan, intimated the club may be tempted to cash in on the England striker in January's transfer window. However, before the weekend, Bruce said he would only consider a "mind-blowing offer" of £8m-plus for Heskey, who is 31 next month.

Album: Damon & Naomi, More Sad Hits (20/20/20)

Following the break-up of slowcore pioneers Galaxie 500, Naomi Yang and Damon Krukowski eschewed music in order to pursue other artistic interests, until their old producer Kramer badgered them enough to get back in a studio.

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War with Isis: The West needs more than a White Knight

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Despite billions spent on weapons, the US has not been able to counter Isis's gruesome tactics, says Patrick Cockburn
Return to Helmand: Private Davey Graham recalls the day he was shot by the Taliban

'The day I was shot by the Taliban'

Private Davey Graham was shot five times during an ambush in 2007 - it was the first, controversial photograph to show the dangers our soldiers faced in Helmand province
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