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Military officials have been on the ground in Somerset drawing up contingency plans to provide practical help amid fears of further flooding. With more heavy rain, high winds and high tides expected to hit the county later this week, service personnel are on alert to assist flood-hit residents. The fire brigade has been helping people […]

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A court in Italy has upheld the original convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for killing Meredith Kercher. Knox was sentenced to 28 years and six months while Sollecito was sentenced to 25 years. Miss Kercher’s sister Stephanie and brother Lyle were both at the Nuovo Palazzo di Giustizia courthouse in Florence to hear the […]

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Red Cross volunteers bring fuel, food and heavy supplies to Muchelney, which has been cut off since Christmas David Cameron vows that dredging of rivers Tone and Parrett will begin as soon as possible to alleviate flooding Prime Minister says that Government will do would do everything in its power to relieve the crisis Experts […]

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s BYD Co Ltd (1211.HK) (002594.SZ) said a California labor law watchdog had dropped charges against it over wage payments in a case that had put the Warren Buffet-backed automaker’s labor practices under the spotlight. BYD was accused by the California Labor Commissioner’s office in October of failing to pay five Chinese […]