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Iraqi jet 'accidentally bombs Baghdad neighbourhood'

An Iraqi fighter jet has accidentally dropped a bomb over part of Baghdad, killing at least 12 people, according to officials.

The bomb hit a number of houses in the capital's East Baghdad neighbourhood.

Three children and two women were among the 12 killed, according to a police officer at the scene and a medical official at a nearby hospital.

The jet, a Russian-made Sukhoi, one of a number used by the Iraqi air force, was returning to base at the time.

A technical failure on board caused it to release the bomb, Brigadier General Saad Maan Ibrahim, a military spokesman, said.

Brighton bus collision leaves 23 people injured

Twenty-three people have been injured in a crash between two double-decker buses in Brighton, South East Central Ambulance Service has confirmed.

Two men suffered life-threatening injuries in the collision which occurred at 9.22am this morning in North Street.


Brighton bus collision: Lucas thanks emergency services

Caroline Lucas, the MP for Brighton Pavilion, has thanked the emergency services for the "rapid response" to a major bus crash in the city centre.


Suspended sentence for News of the World journalist

he former News of the World features Editor Jules Stenson. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire/Press Association Images

News of the World features editor Jules Stenson - the last to be convicted for his part in the phone-hacking scandal - has been given a four-month jail sentence suspended for 12 months at the Old Bailey.

PM: It's in UK's best interests for Greece to stay in the EU

The scene outside the Greek Parliament this morning Credit: RTV

David Cameron has said that it is "clearly in Britian's best interests" for Greece to negotiate a deal with eurozone creditors.

A spokeswoman for the Prime Minister said the UK "supports a 28-member EU," adding that the two parties need to "sit down together and find a sustainable solution" to the debt crisis.

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