‘When it comes to Syria, it is a much more complicated issue’, says Foreign Office minister Andrew Mitchell on quake rescue
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by Krishnan Guru-Murthy
13h ago
The Foreign Office has said this evening that a plane carrying 77 UK search and rescue specialists, state-of-the-art equipment and four search dogs has landed her in southern Turkey. We were joined by the Foreign Office minister Andrew Mitchell ..read more
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Turkey earthquake: Race to rescue thousands from under the rubble
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by Alex Thomson
13h ago
More than seven thousand people are confirmed to have died across Syria and Turkey. With around 10 million people living in the affected areas, and energy supplies cut off, freezing temperatures and a lack of medical supplies, the coming days will be very, very hard for people here. The epicentre of the most powerful earthquake, which struck just after 4am local time yesterday was north of the city of Gaziantep, close to Turkey’s border with Syria ..read more
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Earthquake response: Turkish and Syrian communities in the UK organise relief efforts
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by Anja Popp
13h ago
People from Britain’s Turkish and Syrian communities have responded quickly to the earthquake crisis. Many of them have already been organising relief efforts that involve sending clothes and medical supplies to affected areas. Many also have to deal with an agonising lack of information about loved ones who may have been caught up in the devastation caused by yesterday’s quake ..read more
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David Carrick: Prolific rapist and ex-Met officer served 36 life terms
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by Ria Chatterjee
13h ago
The prolific rapist and former Metropolitan Police officer David Carrick has been told he will serve a minimum of thirty years behind bars. Carrick was sentenced to thirty six life terms for a string of sexual offences which which included two dozen rapes. During today’s sentencing hearing, the judge stated that Carrick had tried to take his own life while in prison ..read more
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UNICEF’s representative in Aleppo explains the situation in Syria after deadly earthquakes
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by Krishnan Guru-Murthy
13h ago
We were joined by Angela Kearney, UNICEF’s representative in Aleppo ..read more
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Cabinet reshuffle: PM promotes trade minister to Conservative Party Chairman
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by Gary Gibbon
13h ago
Nine days after he sacked Nadhim Zahawi as Conservative Party Chairman, Rishi Sunak today promoted Greg Hands – who had been a trade minister – as his replacement. The Prime Minister also took the opportunity to create a couple of new ministries, creating a separate energy department and another devoted to science, innovation and technology ..read more
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Exclusive: Majority of Probation Service currently working at ‘excessive capacity’
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by Jackie Long
13h ago
The majority of the Probation Service is currently working at excessive capacity, leaked internal figures obtained by Channel 4 News reveal, raising further fears that the service is struggling to cope. Over the past week, more than two thirds of the service – eight out of the 12 probation regions in England and Wales – had caseloads exceeding 110%, the figure defined as an excessive workload by the Ministry of Justice. The current national average stands at 111.7%, with the two most under-pressure areas – London and Yorkshire & Humber – currently working at 126.8% and 117.8% respectively ..read more
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Earthquake: Emergency upon emergency as crisis hits war-torn Syria
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by Channel 4 News
13h ago
In Syria, as in Turkey, they are desperately going through rubble, trying to pull survivors out. With the official number killed  heading towards two thousand. UNHCR has called on all sides to put politics aside in the war-torn country to allow aid in as quickly as possible. The rescue efforts have to negotiate a patchwork of areas controlled by rival forces. Most of the country as far north as Aleppo is controlled by Bashir Al-Assad while Kurds are in charge in the east. Different armed rebel groups, some with links to extremists, control much of western border area ..read more
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Turkish communities in UK anxiously await news after earthquakes
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by Anja Popp
2d ago
For many in the UK, the desire to help is highly personal, as people with family and friends in the area anxiously search for news, and mobilise to get assistance to those who need it. Our reporter Anja Popp has been to meet some of them at the British Alevi Federation in north London ..read more
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Devastating aftermath of deadly earthquakes being felt across Turkey
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by Emily Wither
2d ago
Our reporter Emily Wither is in Adana, a city in southern Turkey that’s around 150 miles from the first quake’s epicentre ..read more
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