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Former Metropolitan Police commissioner Lord Paul Condon said today "at no stage did I ever authorise, or encourage, or know about any action by any undercover officer" in relation to murdered Stephen Lawrence's family and friends.
A former girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius told his murder trial that he always carried a gun, shouted angrily at her and her friends, and carried a gun with him "all the time".
Samantha Taylor said he carried a gun with him "all the time" and described an incident when he angrily fired his gun through the sunroof of his car, and threatened another driver with a gun.
As well as being charged with murder, Pistorius is facing three firearms offences.
Samantha Taylor described an occasion when Pistorius jumped out of his car at the gateway of his Pretoria housing complex and put his gun to the window of a black BMW that appeared to have been following him.
Taylor also said Pistorius woke her up in the middle of the night after hearing a bang in the bathroom, and then "got his gun and walked out of the room."
She also said there were "one or two" other occasions when Pistorius woke her after hearing noises during the night.
Pistorius said he did not check whether Steenkamp was still in the bed, or make any move to wake her before moving to the bathroom and shooting the supposed intruder on the night he shot her.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin told the Ukrainian Paralympic chief that sports events must not be affected by politics, Interfax reports citing the Kremlin.
David Cameron has said a public inquiry into the work of undercover policing will "make sure we get to the truth".
The inquiry was commissioned after a report into the police inquiry into the murder of Stephen Lawrence uncovered evidence of corruption.
The Prime Minister added: "It should have not taken this long and the Lawrence family have suffered far too much."
A confrontation with a spider led to a teenager getting stuck in a wardrobe and calling 999 to help.
Reece Thomas, 17, hid from the arachnid and had to be freed by firefighters after the scare at his Sussex home.
He told the Brighton Argus that he was left "embarrassed " by the incident. http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/11055198.Brightonmanfreedfrombehindwardrobewasscaredby_spider/
South Wales Police has confirmed that a 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of 45-year-old Darren Thomas, an inmate at Cardiff Prison.
Solicitor Sharon Lam, acting for the widow of a 51-year-old father of one who died days after surgery, said her client feels they were treated 'like a human guinea pig'.
Ms Lam said the man, who has not been named, had keyhole surgery to remove a tumour in his oesophagus last year and died from a haemorrhage five days after being discharged.
– Solicitor Sharon Lam
Our main concern is that the deceased could have opted for a more conventional procedure, but this particular procedure was highly advocated by the surgeon.
It was as if it was being sold to him, that he could have it done early and it would be carried out by a top surgeon.
The patient was made to feel that they were quite lucky to have this surgery.
Our client feels they have been treated like a human guinea pig to test the eligibility of this surgery.
He was not told that it was a very new surgery. At no time was he offered the conventional surgery, and it all happened so quickly."
ITV News International Correspondent John Irvine has tweeted from Simferopol in the Crimea region of Ukraine.
Small group of "self defence volunteers " outside the prosecutors office in simferapol http://t.co/xWZpUHd8MR
lieutenant commander Yesin Alexander tells us two trucks of Russian speaking men arrived 2 hours ago http://t.co/exrlzQd1sZ
"They say they have come to protect us" he says "so why are their guns pointing towards our base?"
– Dr Paul Sigston, Medical director, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
We are sorry that some patients did not receive the level of care and treatment that they should have due to potentially avoidable surgical complications.
We are in contact with, and have apologised to, the families who have beenaffected and have been clear that we need to make improvements.
As part of its review, the trust commissioned an assessment of its upper GI cancer surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons last year.
It highlighted that the service had a higher-than-expected complication rate in 2012 and last year...
Potentially avoidable surgical complications may have contributed to the deaths of five cancer patients, an NHS Trust has revealed.
The five all died within a year following upper gastrointestinal (GI) surgery at Maidstone Hospital in Kent, run by Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.
Upper GI surgery has been suspended and the trust is now sending patients requiring it to St Thomas' Hospital in central London instead.
The incidents have been referred to the General Medical Council (GMC), and the trust has conducted its own internal inquiry.