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PM: Buck stops with me on criminals  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:06:41 GMT
Prime Minister David Cameron tells MPs the "buck stops with me" when it comes to deporting foreign criminals from the UK. 
Church sorry for 'shameful' abuse  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:23:26 GMT
The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu issues a "wholehearted" apology to victims of sexual abuse as a report criticises the Church of England. 
Woman held over 'Syria terror plot'  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:57:06 GMT
A woman is arrested in Bedfordshire on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts related to Syria, Scotland Yard says. 
Day in pictures: 21 October  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:38:53 GMT
24 hours of news images: 21 October 
What the floods did to Kashmir's grand heritage  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:56:22 GMT
What floods did to Kashmir's most treasured historic sites 
In pictures: Derry in 1969  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:36:19 GMT
Battle of the Bogside in 1969 by Gilles Caron 
Lynda Bellingham: Career in pictures  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:12:36 GMT
Actress Lynda Bellingham's career on screen 
Day in pictures: 20 October  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:03:45 GMT
24 hours of news images: 20 October 
In pictures: Kashmir floods aftermath  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:33:55 GMT
Aftermath of worst flooding in Indian-administered Kashmir 
Week in pictures: 11-17 October 2014  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:11:33 GMT
News photos from around the world 
From silver mine to wet plate  Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:27:47 GMT
From silver mine to wet plate in Peru 
Tales from the India Office  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:04:32 GMT
Tales from the days when British diplomats ran the Gulf 
Remembering Ben Bradlee  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:26:06 GMT
Remembering the swashbuckling Watergate editor Ben Bradlee 
How safe is mouldy food to eat?  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:07:17 GMT
How safe is it to eat food when it starts to go mouldy? 
Day in pictures: 22 October  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:33:20 GMT
A selection of news images from around the world 
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Pew: Gaming Is Least Welcoming Online Space For Women  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:03:00 -0400
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Pentagon Says It Will Investigate Stray Arms Drop Over Syria  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:36:00 -0400
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Shots fired inside Canada parliament  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:21:28 GMT
Syria air force 'steps up strikes'  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:38:06 GMT
WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:53:30 GMT
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