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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".

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Ukraine buffer zone peace deal

Ukraine buffer zone peace deal

Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agreed to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants.

Sport news

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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