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March 7, 2015 7:47 PM Special Forces Soldier Killed By Friendly Fire

A Canadian special forces soldier has been killed and three others wounded in a friendly fire incident involving Kurdish forces in Iraq. National Defence said that Canadian troops training local forces had returned to an observation post at the front line on Friday when they were mistakenly fired upon. Sergeant Andrew Joseph Doiron, from the Canadian 22

March 7, 2015 5:44 PM Human rights for rodents and a tax on nappies: Green Party lays out its barmy blueprint for Britain

Under plans to be debated by members of the environmentalist party, Article Five of the UN Declaration of Human Rights could be extended to 'all sentient life forms'. Taxes on nappies, bans on horse racing and the creation of a fleet of hospital ships for the third world were also set to become official policy for the during a series of debates today 16

March 7, 2015 4:47 PM Labour Party Conference: vote Labour to boot out Tory government, and David Cameron's a chicken

Opinion polls predict Labour could lose swathes of seats in its Scottish heartlands to the SNP, leading Mr Miliband to warn: "Every vote cast for another party, including the SNP, makes that prospect of a Tory government more likely. "Because every one less Labour MP makes it more likely the Tories will be the largest party." With the election expected 26

March 7, 2015 3:37 PM Miliband insists on TV debate, says Cameron 'chickening out'

LONDON (Reuters) - British opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband on Saturday accused Prime Minister David Cameron of trying to "chicken out" of head-to-head televised debates with him ahead of a national election on May 7 and said he would take part with or without Cameron. Broadcasters had proposed three debates, two of them between the leaders of seven 25

March 7, 2015 2:45 PM Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood plays down Scottish nationalists' agreement on fair funding for Wales

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood appeared to play down her own party’s announcement that the SNP in Scotland call for £1.2bn extra funding for Wales. Ms Wood said she could not categorically say the Scottish nationalists would support the proposal. That came after an announcement by Plaid’s campaign co-ordinator Lord Wigley on the second day of her conference 16

March 7, 2015 12:38 PM Miliband 'will join all tv debates'

Labour has confirmed Ed Miliband will take part in all three proposed TV leaders' debates in the run-up to the general election. Campaign chairman Douglas Alexander confirmed in a letter to broadcaster that Mr Miliband was prepared to appear, even though David Cameron appears unlikely to take part. The four broadcasters - the BBC, ITV, Sky and Channel 26

March 7, 2015 12:14 PM Miliband Brands PM 'Chicken' Over TV Debates

Ed Miliband has told broadcasters he will take part in the televised debates but has accused David Cameron of "chickening out of". In a speech to the Scottish Labour conference, the Labour leader said the Prime Minister was "running scared" after only agreeing to appear in one of three of the debates. Mr Miliband has written a letter to the broadcasters 33

March 7, 2015 10:52 AM Green Party claims banking culture is not to blame for multiple City scandals

The City has been rocked by multiple scandals since the 2008 financial crisis, but it is a "red herring" to suggest there is something wrong with the sector's culture, according to the Green Party. Molly Scott Cato, the party's finance spokeswoman, told IBTimes UK that the real issues are with the way the financial firms are organised and a lack of oversight 17

March 7, 2015 10:29 AM Nick Clegg: Conservatives 'arrogant' over TV debates

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has accused the Conservative Party of being "arrogant" over planned TV election debates between the leaders of UK political parties. Mr Clegg accused the Conservatives of attempting to "dictate the terms" of the debates. Broadcasters have said plans for three TV general election debates in April will go ahead. "It is a little 21

March 7, 2015 9:11 AM China takes Under the Dome anti

The authorities in China have a removed from websites a popular documentary which highlights the country's severe pollution problem. Under the Dome explains the social and health costs of pollution, and was watched by more than 100 million people online, sparking debates. It was removed just two days after Premier Li Keqiang called pollution a blight 18