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What would a 2014 Beveridge report say?

Decades after want, ignorance, idleness, disease and squalor were identified as the bars to progress, there is still work to do<p>Five giants bar the road to progress: want, ignorance, idleness, disease and squalor. So said William Beveridge in the report commissioned by the wartime coalition …

David Bailey portrait of Queen released to mark her 88th birthday

A portrait of the Queen by the renowned British photographer David Bailey has been released to mark her 88th birthday on Monday.<p>The photograph of the monarch, smiling, was taken at Buckingham Palace in March and commissioned on behalf of the government's Great Britain campaign.<p>The image will be …

South Korean President: Actions of sunken ferry crew 'akin to murder'

The actions of the captain and crew of the sunken ferry Sewol "are akin to murder," South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday.<p>Her comments come after a radio transcript released a day earlier suggested that passengers aboard the doomed South Korean ferry couldn't reach lifeboats to escape …

Flight 370: Underwater drones find nothing after scouring half of search area

The underwater drone scanning for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 finished its seventh mission Sunday, having covered about half its intended territory without finding any sign of the missing plane.<p>This has been the case for 44 days now, which seems like an eternity for the relatives of the 239 …

Marine Le Pen accuses Nigel Farage of slander over antisemitism claims

Spat between leaders of Ukip and French National Front follows Farage's rejection of European coalition offer<p>The French Front National leader, Marine Le Pen, has accused Nigel Farage of slander after the Ukip leader called her party antisemitic.<p>Farage this week rejected a suggestion from Le Pen …

Joyful homecoming for four French journalists after Syria captivity | Reuters

VILLACOUBLAY AIRBASE, France (Reuters) - Four French journalists held captive in Syria for more than 10 months returned home to France on Sunday, freshly shaved and beaming, where they were met at an airbase by President Francois Hollande, their families and friends.<p>French Presidnt Francois …