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Top StoriesPolice make Syria appeal to UK women
A group of armed anti-government fighters in Syria

British counter-terrorism police chiefs are making an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to urge men against travelling to possibly fight in Syria.
24 April 2014 From the section: UK

Care needs to 'outstrip' family help
The number of older people in England needing care will "outstrip" the number of family members able to provide it by 2017, a think tank warns.
24 April 2014 From the section: Health

US troops in Poland for exercises
A first US contingent arrives in Poland for military exercises amid heightened tensions with Russia over Ukraine.
24 April 2014 From the section: Europe

Tories would end wind farm subsidies
The Conservatives say they will not subsidise new onshore wind farms if they win the 2015 general election.
24 April 2014 From the section: UK Politics

Asthma inhalers may go into schools
Plans to allow schools to keep asthma inhalers go to public consultation, as campaigners say current rules endanger hundreds of thousands of children.
24 April 2014 From the section: Education & Family

Brother's death 'devastates' duchess
The Duchess of Cornwall has been left "devastated" by the news of her brother's death, Clarence House says.

24 April 2014 From the section: UK

Lib Dems 'to fight for EU cause'

Nick Clegg will pledge to speak "loudly, passionately and unequivocally" against "isolationists" when he launches the Liberal Democrat campaign for the European elections.

24 April 2014 From the section: UK Politics

Facebook earnings surge on mobile ads

Facebook reports growing earnings on surging mobile advertising revenue as chief finance officer David Ebersman prepares to leave.

23 April 2014 From the section: Business

Madeleine 'clues' and Mark Shand death

A police update in the hunt for missing Madeleine McCann and the death of the brother of the Duchess of Cornwall after a fall in New York attract headlines.

24 April 2014 From the section: The Papers

Asylum housing badly managed - MPs

A Home Office scheme resulted in asylum seekers being placed in "unacceptably poor" housing, the Commons Public Accounts Committee says.

24 April 2014 From the section: UK Politics

Japan pact 'covers disputed islands'

US President Barack Obama restates support for Japan over disputed islands but warns that dialogue - not escalation - is the way forward.

24 April 2014 From the section: Asia

Ecclestone trial to begin in Germany

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial on bribery charges in the German city of Munich, and could face 10 years in jail if convicted.

24 April 2014 From the section: Europe

Jets scrambled over Russian planes

RAF fighter jets were scrambled to investigate two Russian military aircraft spotted approaching UK airspace, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) says.

23 April 2014 From the section: UK

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