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Strikes: Thousands of Northern Ireland public sector workers take action

<b>Thousands of public sector workers in Northern Ireland have been taking strike action in protest at a range of issues including pay and pensions.</b><p>Staff at libraries, leisure centres, housing executive offices and other council-run premises were among those taking part.<p>Bin collections were also …

United Kingdom

Toronto mayor Rob Ford 'scuffled with addicts' in rehab

Beleaguered mayor faces new allegations he fought with other addicts and 'acted like a bully' during his two-month stay<p>Crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was verbally abusive and scuffled with fellow addicts during his two months in drug-and-drink rehab, according to Canadian media.<p>Ford, who is …


MPs call for anniversary debate on 'new Magna Carta'

<b>The 800th anniversary of Magna Carta next year is the right time for a fresh debate on the pros and cons of a written constitution, MPs have said.</b><p>The Commons Political Reform Committee said the UK was currently governed by a "sprawling mass" of laws, treaty obligations and unwritten conventions.<p>It …

United Kingdom

Indonesia’s army didn’t want a close presidential election—but it got one

<b>Update (4:55am EDT):</b> Jakarta governor Joko Widodo has claimed victory in Indonesia’s presidential election today; ex-general Prabowo Subianto has refused to concede. The official results won’t be released until after July 20. Local election experts say the the margin is likely to be narrow, around …


Father suspected of shooting six dead near Houston

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1091000/1091836_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1527151748_798aea9a2a0fcacf50d8996e30e7c1ef<p><b>A gunman has surrendered to police in the United States after allegedly shooting dead six people, including four of his own children, near Houston.</b><p>One …

United States

War stories: The making of new WW1 anthology

<b>To End All Wars is a new anthology of 27 short graphic novel-style stories based on real-life events, characters, myths or consequences of World War One.</b><p>The stories cover combat on land, sea and in the air, the treatment of spies and the conflict's impact on families.<p>The project has involved more …

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