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Alps victim in fight with brother

Zaid al-Hilli said he had a fight with his brother Saad over the family inheritance a year before Saad and his family were murdered in the French Alps

The brother of a British man gunned down in the French Alps with his family has revealed the pair fought over a £1 million inheritance before his death, but insisted he played no part in the horrific killings.

Service held to mark Dunkirk rescue

Dunkirk veterans James Baynes, Arthur Taylor and Michael Bentall walk along a beach

A service will take place today at the Allied Beach Memorial in Dunkirk to mark the historic mission to rescue thousands of troops during the Second World War.

Gay marriage poll counting to start

Newly-weds Ann Cole and Vincent Fox prepare to cast their vote at St James Primary School, Dublin, following their wedding ceremony at a registry office

Counting of votes in Ireland's landmark referendum on gay marriage begins at 9am today as the Government and rights campaigners bid to make history.

Oxford students to keep exam attire

Oxford University students have voted to keep gowns, suits and mortarboards for exams.

Oxford University students have voted overwhelmingly against ending a centuries-old tradition of wearing gowns, suits and mortarboards to exams.

Cardinal ashamed at sex abuse error

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor speaks at the Hay Festival in Hay-on-Wye

Former Archbishop of Westminster Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has admitted he is deeply ashamed of the way he handled sex abuse allegations concerning a Catholic Church priest in the 1980s.

Oxford students to keep exam attire

Students at Oxford University have voted in a referendum on exam clothing

Oxford University students have voted overwhelmingly against ending a centuries-old tradition of wearing gowns, suits and mortarboards to exams.

Boxing tune greets Clarkson return

Jeremy Clarkson arrives at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

Jeremy Clarkson came in to the theme of boxing anthem Eye Of The Tiger as he made his first public appearance with his former Top Gear co-presenters at the beginning of a global super car tour.

Space walk Russian recalls mission

Alexei Leonov was the first man to walk in space in 1965

A Russian cosmonaut who made history as the first man to walk in space has spoken about his brush with death during the mission 50 years ago.

Carmichael in leaked memo admission

Former Scottish secretary Alistair Carmichael has declined his ministerial severance payment

Nicola Sturgeon has called on Alistair Carmichael to consider his position as an MP after the former Scottish secretary accepted responsibility for a leaked memo which alleged she wanted David Cameron to win the general election.

Osborne boosted ahead of Budget

New figures will boost George Osborne ahead of July's Budget

George Osborne today received a boost ahead of his emergency summer Budget as official figures showed a better-than-expected improvement in the UK's public finances.

Judge's concerns over baby guidance

A High Court judge has suggested that a doctor with 30 years' experience appeared to have misinterpreted the guidance

Guidance issued by senior doctors and aimed at protecting babies who might have been attacked may have to be amended following the death of a 16-week-old girl who was assaulted by her father, a High Court judge has said.

Phone-hacker denies Coulson grudge

Clive Goodman has given evidence in the perjury trial of former News of the World editor Andy Coulson

A journalist convicted of phone-hacking has said he does not hold a grudge against Andy Coulson, his former editor at the News of the World who is on trial for perjury.