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Pair 'confess' to Britons' murders
Hannah Witheridge, 23, and her boyfriend, David Miller, 24, were found dead on a Thai beach on September 15 (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

Pair 'confess' to Britons' murders

Two Burmese immigrant workers have confessed to killing two young British tourists on a Thai holiday island last month, police said.

World news

Doubts remain over army shootings

Doubts remain over army shootings

An official probe is continuing after a Mexican army patrol escaped practically unharmed from a gunfight that left 22 suspected criminals dead in a grain warehouse.

Business news

Virgin Money reveals shares detail

Virgin Money reveals shares detail

Virgin Money announced details of its long-awaited stock market flotation today which will see £50 million returned to the taxpayer following its agreement to buy Northern Rock in 2011.

Technology news

Digital music drives gadget sales

Digital music drives gadget sales

Music consumption in the UK has had the knock-on effect of driving technology sales to the tune of £11 billion over a five-year period, new research says.

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