UK apologise to Libyan dissidents, and other stories

UK issues apology to tortured Libyan dissidents

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The Attorney General, Jeremy Wright, has issued a formal apology today in the House Commons, to two Libyan dissidents who were tortured by Muammar Gaddafi’s forces in 2004.

The pair claim they were kidnapped and taken to Libya after an alleged tip-off from the British intelligence service MI6.

Abdel Hakim Belhaj and his wife Fatima Boudchar allege they were returned to the dicator’s brutal regime through a joint M16 and CIA operation, which had links to Tony Blair’s infamous ‘deal in the desert’ with Gaddafi.

Over 32 thought dead after Kenyan dam burst 

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A Kenyan dam which burst on Wednesday night has killed at least 32 people and caused “huge destruction”, according to local police.

Those dead include children and women trapped in mud and more than 2,000 people have been left homeless.

The breach happened 120 miles north-west of the capital Nairobi, on farmland near the town of Solai, after heavy rain in the region.

The full extent of the damage is not yet clear and there are fears the death toll could rise as search-and-rescue operations continue.

Barbara Windsor Diagnosed with Alzheimers

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Veteran TV and film actress Dame Barbara Windsor has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Scott Mitchell, confirmed that his 80-year-old wife was diagnosed with the condition in 2014.

The EastEnders star has been taking medication to manage her condition, but in recent weeks her symptoms have worsened.

In an interview with The Sun newspaper, Mr Mitchell said ‘I hope speaking out will help other families dealing with loved ones who have this cruel disease.’

Search Continues for Missing Singer 


The family of missing Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchinson have spoken about their ‘incredible worry’ as police continue their search for him.

Mr Hutchison has not been seen since the early hours of Wednesday morning, when he left the Dakota Hotel in South Queensferry, Scotland without his phone.

His brother Grant, who is the drummer of the Scottish indie band, updated Frightened Rabbit’s twitter account this morning stating ‘We have no news to report on Scott’s whereabouts’.


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