Molly Kersey

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    Australian rivals take part in televised debate in run up to election

    Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and leader of the opposition Tony Albott have spoken about issues such as the economy and immigration in the first televised debate of the Australian election campaign. The debate, which took place on Sunday, is the first of three such meetings that are set to occur prior...

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    Obama to review US surveillance programs

    US president Barack Obama announced on Friday that the first public ...

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    British embassy in Yemen closes for two days as Britons urged to leave

    The Foreign Office are “strongly urging” British nationals to leave Yemen as the British embassy in Sana’a will be closing for two days following a terrorism warning issued by the US. The warning has occurred after the US reportedly intercepted messages from al-Qaeda and as a result will close an estimated 21...

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    Australian PM calls election

    Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd has called for an election on the 7th September just six weeks after defeating former prime minister Julia Gillard in a Labor Party vote. Mr Rudd sent an email to Labor supporters in which he said the following: “It’s on. A few moments ago I saw the...

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    Investigation underway into Italy coach crash

    Prosecutors in Southern Italy have now opened an investigation into the reasons for the coach crash which killed 38 people and injured a further ten, many of whom are reported to have been children, shortly after 8pm last Sunday.   The road accident is the worst to have occurred in Italy for many...

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    Vince Cable becomes most senior minister to speak out against immigration campaign

    Secretary of state for business, innovation and skills, Vince Cable, has spoken out against a new publicity campaign from the Home Office which seeks to encourage illegal immigrants to leave the country, branding it “stupid and offensive”. In the interview, which was carried out on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, the business...

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    Spanish train crash driver “boasted” about speeding on Facebook

    One driver of the Spanish train which came off its tracks and smashed into a concrete wall, killing at least 80 people, had boasted about speeding on his personal Facebook page in the past. Francisco Jose Garzon Amo, 52, will be questioned in the near future regarding the crash. The driver, who...

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    Israel to free Palestinian prisoners

    Israel have stated their plans to release a number of Palestinian prisone...

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    Glee star Cory Monteith died of heroin and alcohol overdose

    The coroner in British Columbia has announced that Cory Monteith, the star of hit TV musical show Glee, died as a result of a heroin and alcohol overdose in his hotel room in Vancouver. The coroner stated that there was no reason to think that the death of the 31-year-old Canadian actor...

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    Mandela turns 95 in hospital

    Nelson Mandela is spending his 95th birthday in hospital in Pretoria. People throughout South Africa have been carrying out events in his honour and are being encouraged to partake in 67 minutes of charitable deeds in order to mark the 67 years of public service given to the country by the anti-apartheid...