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Big guns in pre-campaign skirmishes
File photo dated 06/05/10 of a voter placing a ballot paper in the ballot box at a polling station.

Big guns in pre-campaign skirmishes

With 100 days to the general election, the parties have wheeled out their big guns for a campaign which appears to be shaping up as "wealth versus health".

World news

IS issues hostages deadline threat

IS issues hostages deadline threat

An online message purportedly from Islamic State group says a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot it holds have less than 24 hours left to live.

Sport news

Ivanovic header sends Blues through

Ivanovic header sends Blues through

Branislav Ivanovic kept his head as Chelsea edged a frenetic, ill-tempered clash with Liverpool to advance to the Capital One Cup final.

Business news

Stocks slump on weaker earnings

Stocks slump on weaker earnings

US stocks slumped after some of the market's largest companies reported disappointing earnings, taking investors on a turbulent ride that deepened the losses for the year.

Technology news

Twitter launches group messaging

Twitter launches group messaging

Twitter just got more social thanks to two big new features - group direct messaging, and the ability to capture, edit and share videos from within the app.

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Price son's school costs defended

Price son's school costs defended

Representatives for Katie Price have hit back after criticism that the model and businesswoman's disabled son has schooling and transport costs paid for by a local authority, even though she could afford to pay herself.

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