Benefit cap hits 8,400 households

The government’s cap on the total amount of benefits a non-working household can receive is affecting 8,400 households, figures show.

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Shutdown endgame

Anderson discusses latest strategies from both parties with David Gergen, Gloria Borger, and John King

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With thousands on death row, govt rules against death penalty

ISLAMABAD: The government has scrapped plans to reinstate the death penalty following threats by militants to step up attacks in retaliation. A 2008 moratorium on capital punishment imposed by the previous government expired on June 30 and the country had been due to execute two jailed militants in August – a plan described by the Tehreek-e-Taliban as an act of war. ...

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Hamzah Khan jury considers verdict

The jury in the case of a mother accused of killing her son Hamzah Khan in Bradford retires to consider its verdict.

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Pakistan bottom of the barrel on net freedom: Report

KARACHI: Pakistan is among the bottom ten countries in the Freedom on the Net 2013 report, which measures the level of internet and digital media freedom in 60 countries. The annual report is carried out by Freedom House,¬†an independent watchdog organization. In the new report, each country received a numerical score from 0 (the most free) to 100 (the least free), ...

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Plane crashes after Lagos take-off

A 30-seater passenger plane crashes after take-off from Lagos airport in Nigeria, officials and eyewitnesses say.

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Mission to Mars threatened

The effects of the U.S. federal government shutdown are threatening to ripple out into the solar system.

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Murdered Keanu ‘failed’ by agencies

A serious case review into the murder of two-year-old Keanu Williams finds police, social services and health workers “failed” to prevent his death.

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Abuse in Qatar’s labor force?

Qatar’s labor conditions are under greater scrutiny as it prepares for the 2022 World Cup. Leone Lakhani investigates.

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Clegg: Mail vilifies modern Britain

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg criticises the Daily Mail as the row continues over its claim Ed Miliband’s late father “hated Britain”.

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Boat sinks off coast of Italy, dozens dead

At least 73 people, including women and children, died when a boat capsized and caught fire off the island of Lampedusa, the Italian coast guard told CNN on Thursday.

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