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IS hostage's wife in freedom plea
Alan Henning was taken hostage last December in Syria

IS hostage's wife in freedom plea

The wife of British hostage Alan Henning has called on "the people of the Islamic State to see it in their hearts to release my husband", describing him as a "peaceful, selfless man".

World news

Turkey: 49 hostages have been freed

Turkey: 49 hostages have been freed

Forty nine hostages who were seized by Islamic militants in Iraq have been freed and safely returned to Turkey, ending Turkey's most serious hostage crisis, Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu said today.

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New boys leave Allardyce buzzing

New boys leave Allardyce buzzing

Manager Sam Allardyce lauded an outstanding performance by his West Ham new boys following the 3-1 Barclays Premier League defeat of Liverpool at Upton Park.

Business news

Warning over account restrictions

Warning over account restrictions

Four in every 10 savings accounts which are described as being instant-access come with "frustrating" restrictions that can prevent people getting their hands on their money or even being eligible for the deal in the first place, according to research by Which?.

Technology news

Bono 'delighted' by album giveaway

Bono 'delighted' by album giveaway

U2 frontman Bono has told of his delight that millions of people have heard the group's new album after it was given away - and joked that even the band have been known to delete their music.

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Hudson: Honesty is best with kids

Hudson: Honesty is best with kids

Kate Hudson has said her parenting style is that honesty is the best policy, and she doesn't stress too much about knowing the answer to everything.

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