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38 killed on smart motorways in last five years

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBBC Panorama has obtained a 999 call, made by a family who broke down on a smart motorway Thirty-eight people have been killed on smart motorways in the last five years, the government has told BBC Panorama.It is the first time that the total number of deaths has been reported.Smart motorways have been criticised because they do not have a hard
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Edinburgh woman died ‘after attack by robber who knew her’

[ad_1] Image caption The pensioner is believed to have been the victim of a targeted attack at her house in Restalrig Circus A 79-year-old woman died after being attacked in her Edinburgh home by a robber who knew her, police believe.Margaret Grant was discovered by officers called to a disturbance at the house in Restalrig Circus at about 18:50 on Friday.She was taken to hospital but died later that night.Police
Business

British Steel: Rival bidder on standby if Jingye sale fails

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The bulk of British Steel's 4,000 staff work at the Scunthorpe plant Turkish industrial giant Cengiz says it is ready to bid for British Steel if a planned sale to Jingye falls through."We are watching developments closely and are ready to make a bid for the whole of British Steel," Cengiz said.China's Jingye has offered £50m for the ailing UK steel business, with a
US & World

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s aunt reappears after six years

[ad_1] Image copyright KCNA Image caption Kim Kyong Hui is seen here on the right, two seats away from Kim Jong-un The aunt of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has been seen in public for the first time since the execution of her husband years ago.Kim Kyong-hui is the daughter of North Korea's founder, Kim Il-sung, and sister to former leader Kim Jong-il.She had not been seen since her husband,
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Border Force officer arrested in ecstasy supply probe

[ad_1] A serving Border Force officer has been arrested on suspicion of supplying ecstasy.The National Crime Agency (NCA) said the man was arrested in Kent on Saturday.A spokesman said the 40-year-old, who is also suspected of misconduct in a public office, was bailed pending further inquiries.The Home Office said it would be inappropriate to comment while legal proceedings were ongoing.The man was arrested by the anti-corruption unit in Folkestone.The Border
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Turkey earthquake: Rescue efforts near end as death toll rises

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rescue teams carried out final searches for survivors on Sunday Efforts to find survivors from a powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey have begun winding down as the death toll climbed to at least 35.The magnitude-6.8 quake shook Turkey's Elazig province late on Friday, causing buildings to collapse.Some 45 people have been pulled alive from the rubble so far.Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said the
Politics

Brexit: Zero tariff, zero quota aim for trade talks, says Barclay

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UK leaves the EU on Friday The government is aiming to secure a "zero tariff, zero quota" free trade deal with the EU, Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has said.He told the BBC's Andrew Marr the UK would not diverge from current EU trade regulations "for the sake of it".Mr Barclay added the government's objectives for the trade talks would be published after
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Post-mortem tests on man killed in Hull house fire with daughter

[ad_1] Image caption Crews were called to the fire at a property in Wensley Avenue Tests are being carried out on the body of a 47-year-old man who died along with his 10-year-old daughter in a fire at a terraced house in Hull.Crews battled to rescue the pair from the building in Wensley Avenue, Cottingham, on Saturday morning.A post-mortem examination is taking place to establish the cause of his death,
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Mali: Militants on motorbikes kill 15 troops, officials say

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Fifteen members of the security forces have been killed in Mali by suspected Islamist militants, officials say.The attack came on Sunday at the Sokolo military camp in the central Segou region.An official speaking to AFP news agency said the gunmen arrived on motorbikes and that all those killed were gendarmes or paramilitary police. Militants linked to the Islamic State group or al-Qaeda often carry out attacks
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Chinese New Year: England welcomes the Year of the Rat

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Media Image caption London's celebrations began with a parade followed by events in Trafalgar Square Performers and acrobats, flying dragons and dancing lions have been helping thousands celebrate Chinese New Year.Events are being held in several city centres in England to welcome the Year of the Rat, which fell on Saturday.London held what organisers claim was the largest celebrations outside of Asia, while Liverpool's took place