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Russian Navy Holds Exercises In The Channel

news.sky.com — Russian naval vessels have staged a drill in the English Channel, according to a state news agency. RIA Novosti reported that the Northern Fleet squadron, lead by the anti-submarine ship Severomorsk, had passed through the Straits of Dover after a week of exercises in the North Sea.

MPs Fail To Deliver Report On Royal Mail Sale

news.sky.com — An influential committee of MPs has abandoned plans to publish a report on the controversial privatisation of Royal Mail because of political divisions over the subject. Sky News has learnt that the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has effectively decided against producing a final report owing to disagreements among members and the passage of time since the postal operator's flotation in October last year.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @MarkKleinmanSky: Exclusive: Relief for Vince Cable as MPs decide not to publish report following inquiry into Royal Mail sale. goo.gl/pbFeoD

Nov 28, 2014

RT @MarkKleinmanSky: Exclusive: Relief for Vince Cable as MPs decide not to publish report following inquiry into Royal Mail sale. goo.gl/pbFeoD

Nov 28, 2014

Exclusive: Relief for Vince Cable as MPs decide not to publish report following inquiry into Royal Mail sale. goo.gl/pbFeoD

Kim Captures Female Pilots... On Camera

news.sky.com — Kim Jong-Un is frequently caught on camera instructing his people in how they can better carry out their jobs, but on a recent visit to an airfield he got behind the camera himself. The North Korean leader spoke to two female pilots after they took part in a flight drill and congratulated them on their performance.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @SkyNews: Kim Jong-Un's been out and about again, this time taking photos of female fighter pilots. news.sky.com/story/1381951/… pic.twitter.com/1RjoZbNK9U

Nov 28, 2014

RT @SkyNews: Kim Jong-Un's been out and about again, this time taking photos of female fighter pilots. news.sky.com/story/1381951/… pic.twitter.com/1RjoZbNK9U

Nov 28, 2014

North Korea: Kim Jong-Un gets behind the camera to photograph newly-trained female pilots news.sky.com/story/1381951/… pic.twitter.com/ri1iRszlLJ

Cameron's Realistic Goals Trigger Alarm Bells

news.sky.com — At the JCB factory in Staffordshire the alarm bells rang in the middle of the speech at the very moment the Prime Minister raised the principle of EU freedom of movement. And they rang, too, in European capitals last month when the government started to ponder whether that principle should be renegotiated.
Nov 28, 2014

Cameron balances red lines from Berlin with his party's purple fringe, and leans to the former: news.sky.com/story/1382199/…

Nov 28, 2014

@faisalislam news.sky.com/story/1382199/… PM unveils fundamental yet achievable reform - but will his backbenchers throw their support behind him?

Islamic State On Pope's Mind In Turkey

news.sky.com — Pope Francis has arrived in Turkey where he is expected to condemn the violence being done in God's name by Islamic State in neighbouring Syria and Iraq. Turkey has been forced to take in about 1.6 million refugees from the fighting across the border, including some minority Christians.

Black Friday In The UK

news.sky.com — The UK continues to embrace the American concept of Black Friday: a big shopping day centered around Thanksgiving sales. But the effect has not been completely positive
Nov 28, 2014

RT @SkyNewsTonight: These pics show what Black Friday looked like at Brent Cross shopping centre. It wasn't pretty news.sky.com/video/1382261/… pic.twitter.com/kJ3iBCIbgj

Facebook Conditions 'More Complex Than Shakespeare'

news.sky.com — The world's most famous social networks have been warned they must be clearer in laying out their terms and conditions. A group of MPs has compared getting your head around the agreement to being as tricky as 'engaging with Shakespeare.' Sky's Tom Cheshire reports.
Nov 28, 2014

Facebook terms and conditions 'more complex than Shakespeare'? We asked a skull what he thought. Video here news.sky.com/video/1382403/…

Smith Commission A Victory For Scots Tories

news.sky.com — The Smith Commission is remarkable in many ways. The sight of five parties hammering out a compromise agreement on epic issues of constitution and fiscal devolution is a rare one. The decisions will have ramifications on elections, coalitions, the franchise, the longevity of the Union and even some political parties.

Cameron Sets Out EU Migrant Crackdown Plans

news.sky.com — David Cameron is outlining plans for a welfare crackdown on EU migrants.

Star Wars Trailer Features Millennium Falcon

news.sky.com — The first trailer for the new Star Wars has been released and it contains some old favourites including the Millennium Falcon, stormtroopers and a new-style lightsaber. The Force Awakens features some of the original cast including Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill along with newcomers such as Daisy Ridley and John Boyega.
Nov 28, 2014

You took wrong breaking news line. It's all about the hilt RT @SkyNews: Star Wars Trailer Features Millennium Falcon bit.ly/1z27ySQ

Scores Dead After Nigeria Mosque Bomb Attack

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Nov 28, 2014

RT @SkyNewsTonight: At least 120 people are feared dead after two suicide bombs at a mosque in northern Nigeria news.sky.com/story/1382300/… pic.twitter.com/elqesayTac

Jerusalem Shared Capital Hopes Dismissed

news.sky.com — As the French Parliament prepares to debate recognition of a Palestinian State, Jerusalem's Mayor has called on the international community to abandon hopes of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal that would result in the city becoming a shared capital.
Nov 28, 2014

Some wonderful quotes in this @RaynerSkyNews interview w/mayor of Jerusalem, including "you read too much news." news.sky.com/story/1381814/…

Nov 28, 2014

RT @RaynerSkyNews: Jerusalem's Mayor "challenges the world" to drop hopes of shared capital in any 2 state solution news.sky.com/story/1381814/…

Nov 28, 2014

Jerusalem's Mayor "challenges the world" to drop hopes of shared capital in any 2 state solution news.sky.com/story/1381814/…

Bat Tribute To Phillip Hughes Goes Global

news.sky.com — It began as a single, simple tribute from a cricket fan to batsman Phillip Hughes. IT worker Paul Taylor got his old cricket bat and put it outside his front door in Sydney, a cricket cap slung on the handle. Then he posted it on Twitter to his few dozen followers with the hashtag #putoutyourbats.

Prestigious Business Award Goes To 25 Year Old

news.sky.com — The British Chamber of Commerce Awards 2014 celebrated the achievements of young people in business.
Nov 28, 2014

Honoured to present the Young Person in Business award at #ChamberAwards last night. A worthy winner @OriginBroadband news.sky.com/story/1382197/…

Syrians Use Caves To Escape Assad

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Pele In Intensive Care: Reports

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Friday's National Newspaper Front Pages

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Power Firms To Pay £39m For Target Failures

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Judge Satisfied Mitchell Did Call Cops 'Plebs'

news.sky.com — A high court judge has said he is satisifed former chief whip Andrew Mitchell called police officers "plebs". Mr Justice Mitting said he was satisfied the Tory MP did lose his temper, as he ruled in case over whether the politician used the term during an altercation at the main gates of Downing Street in September 2012.