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David Cameron ‘fuelling sectarian division by bringing God into politics'

telegraph.co.uk — He said he had no wish to "do down" those of other religions or none but also criticised those who demand a strict "neutrality" where belief in concerned, saying it would deprive Britain of a vital source of morality.
Britain is a Christian country and vast majority of Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs ... etc who live here would say same bit.ly/1tpU6qG
Britain is a Christian country and vast majority of Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Seikhs etc who live here would say same bit.ly/1tpU6qG

Ferry disaster: president says captain's actions were 'tantamount ot murder'

telegraph.co.uk — South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has said that the behaviour of the captain and crew of the ferry that capsized five days ago with 476 people on board was unacceptable and "tantamount to murder". "The actions of the captain and some crew members were utterly incomprehensible, unacceptable and tantamount to murder," the presidential Blue House quoted Park as saying in a meeting with senior aides.
RT @TelegraphNews: South Korea ferry disaster: president says captain's actions were 'tantamount ot murder' tgr.ph/1h2LSiM

Ed Milband’s new guru David Axelrod has to persuade the voters to be totally illogical

blogs.telegraph.co.uk — The Axeman cometh. Last week, David Axelrod, Barack Obama's most influential campaign strategist, was snapped up by the Labour Party. Think Ed Miliband is weird? Think again. By the time Axelrod has worked his magic you'll be telling yourself the geeky Marxist philosopher's son is the David Beckham of British politics.
RT @HarpreetKhara: Agree > @DPJHodges: In 2015 the voters have only one rational choice. David Axelrod's job is to stop them making it. htt…
In 2015 the voters have only one rational choice. David Axelrod's job is to stop them making it > Telegraph > tinyurl.com/lq9ca9b

MEPs second pension: the British MEPs in the scheme

telegraph.co.uk — Sir Robert Atkins, 68, was elected in 1999 for North West England. He is retiring in May 2014. His combined annual pension from 15 years in office is estimated to be worth £57,860. Philip Bradbourn, 62, was elected in 1999 for the West Midlands. He is standing again in 2014.

Ed Miliband would let Nick Clegg keep his job in Lib-Lab pact

telegraph.co.uk — Mr Miliband was part of Labour's negotiating team during the failed talks between Gordon Brown and Mr Clegg after the 2010 election delivered a hung parliament. For years, Mr Miliband is said to have refused to speak to Mr Clegg, although relations have thawed in recent times.
Shadow minister tells Telegraph Labour leadership will work with Clegg if necessary, after 2015 (good!) telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/…

David Moyes edging closer to Manchester United exit door after abject display against former club Everton

telegraph.co.uk — It was one which is likely to prove a death knell for the Scot, with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward barely betraying his discomfort as the cameras focused on him in the directors' box. As Moyes stood on the touchline, waving his arms like a blind man directing traffic, he resembled a parent chiding an unruly teenager for playing the music too loud upstairs.
RT @TeleFootball: #MUFC players' body language suggest Moyes may have lost dressing room - @MOgdenTelegraph telegraph.co.uk/sport/football… http://…

Despair of the Syrian beggar boy

telegraph.co.uk — Soaring rent prices and high unemployment have left many parents unable to cope, and so, the children are put to work in order for the family to survive. One in 10 Syrian child refugees are now working across the region, according to Unicef, the child agency.
The story of 11yr old Khaled: telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews… he used to go to school in Idlib - now he works on the Beirut streets, often until 4am.
RT @Rsherlock: Khaled,11, works the bars until 4am, sleeps rough&travels to give mum his earnings #Syria #street children #Beirut http://t.…
RT @Rsherlock: Khaled,11, works the bars until 4am, sleeps rough&travels to give mum his earnings #Syria #street children #Beirut http://t.…

David Cameron fosters division by calling Britain a 'Christian country’

telegraph.co.uk — SIR - We respect the Prime Minister's right to his religious beliefs and the fact that they necessarily affect his own life as a politician. However, we object to his characterisation of Britain as a "Christian country " and the negative consequences for politics and society that this engenders.

Korea Ferry: Divers bring out the dead as hope of survivors lost

telegraph.co.uk — But there was more confusion over the total number of people on board, with CCTV camera footage showing several lorries driving onto the boat without tickets, possibly adding to problems in the cargo hold.
Sketch of sunken Korean ferry made by a diver yest. Lines from surface to guide divers down. telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews… pic.twitter.com/FvqJhFTRk6
Bringing out the dead from the Sewol, my latest report on the Korean ferry telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Cardinal's vast luxury apartment in Vatican angers Pope

telegraph.co.uk — The Vatican's former secretary of state has reportedly angered Pope Francis with his plans to move into a luxury 6,500 square foot apartment as the pope urges clergy to adopt a more modest lifestyle. Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, 79, was secretary of state from 2006 to 2013 and briefly in charge of the Holy See and its administration when Pope Benedict XVI suddenly resigned last February.

Malaysia Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur

telegraph.co.uk — A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people on board last night made an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur after being forced to turn back due to a technical malfunction. Flight MH192, bound for Bangalore in India with 159 passengers and seven crew, returned to Kuala Lumpur airport after its landing gear malfunctioned on take-off, the airline said.
RT @TelegraphNews: Malaysia Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur tgr.ph/1h0N06K

Arsène Wenger admits injuries put paid to Arsenal's failed Premier League campaign

telegraph.co.uk — "Maybe we overplayed Ramsey a little bit, and should have rested him before he got injured. "If you look at the injuries, the players we have missed, plus the schedule we had, then of course it was much more heavy than Liverpool." Poor fortune, of course, only goes so far towards explaining Arsenal's decline.

David Bailey works his magic on the Queen

telegraph.co.uk — Hence, one presumes, the Queen's magnificently human smile, in Bailey's rendition. Technically, Bailey found this form decades ago - he still maintains that black and white tells a truth that can't be found in colour, and it's certainly the language he speaks best. This means that he doesn't feel compelled to fuss with studio tricks.
You'd have to be a pretty hard hearted republican not to concede David Bailey has done a fantastic job on HM the Q tinyurl.com/ovfqwek

Afghan poll risks grow as Abdullah Abdullah strengthens lead in preliminary results

telegraph.co.uk — Abdullah Abdullah, the leading opposition candidate, retained his advantage in the race to succeed Hamid Karzai, after the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan announced partial results with about half of all votes counted. Abdullah, a former foreign minister, garnered 44 percent of about 3.5 million ballots, putting him in first position, Ahmad Yusuf Nuristani, the commission's chairman.
Telegraph - Afghan poll risks grow as Abdullah Abdullah strengthens lead in preliminary results tinyurl.com/mx5qnh5

Briton killed in Malaysia bus crash was due to come home

telegraph.co.uk — A British engineer who was killed after a double-decker bus plunged into a ravine in Malaysia was due to fly home to see his family and his girlfriend, his father has said. Harry Woolhouse, 32, who was originally from Market Deeping in Lincolnshire but had moved to Singapore, died when the vehicle he was travelling in fell down a 15-metre slope at an oil palm plantation on Sunday.
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