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Putin seeks to ease economic fears

President Vladimir Putin seeks to ease fears over Russia's economy, insisting that the dramatic fall in the rouble will stabilise.


Breaking News imageAbuse inquiry investigates murders

Detectives are investigating three alleged murders at locations including military establishments as part of a child abuse inquiry, police say.

Rowing coupleNew domestic abuse law revealed

A new domestic abuse offence for coercive and controlling behaviour within relationships in England and Wales is announced by the home secretary.

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