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Murray progresses after tough Dimitrov test

Andy Murray got there in the end. Credit: PA

Andy Murray has made it through to the fifth round of the Australian Open after a testing encounter with Grigor Dimitrov.

The Scot won the opening set, but lost the second on a tie-break.

After cruising the third set, it looked like he was setting himself up for an easy victory, but Bulgarian went 3-0 up in the fourth, but Murray fought back strongly to win the set.



Labour: Video 'reflects Ukip's real agenda on NHS'

Labour has called for the sacking of Ukip's general secretary after a video was released yesterday showed him comparing the NHS to Hitler's Nazi bunker.

Matthew Richardson called the NHS the Credit:

The comments from Matthew Richardson - made when he was a member of the Conservative party - were condemned by shadow minister without portfolio Jon Trickett, who said they reflect "Ukip's real agenda on the NHS".

"Nigel Farage cannot simultaneously defend these comments and claim that his party stands for the NHS free at the point of use," he said.

Trickett added: "They claim to defend the service we cherish, but they want to dismantle its foundations."

Farage has denied that he wishes to privatise the NHS, and the party today announced plans to inject £3 billion into frontline services using money saved by leaving the European Union.

Farage slams 'most negative election campaign ever'

Nigel Farage has accused his political opponents and the press of running "the most negative general election campaign ever" following a series of claims about the party's candidates and members.

After Labour released a video of Ukip general secretary Matthew Richardson calling the NHS "a wasteful socialist programme", Farage told ITV News Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen that the major parties were trying to "damn" his party.

Richardson was also accused of saying that bigots "deserve representation", a comment the Ukip leader claims was simply an old joke.

"The fact that we get hear'say from gossip and jokes in pubs on the front page of newspapers says to me we are going into the most negative General Election ever," he said.

US and India make progress in nuclear trade talks

India and the United States have broken an impasse standing in the way of civil nuclear trade, Indian media reports.

The breakthrough comes as Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met in New Delhi.

The reports said that the pair had ironed out differences on the liability of suppliers to India in the event of a nuclear accident and the United States had dropped its demand to be able to track the whereabouts of nuclear material supplied to India.

Obama lays wreath to honour Gandhi in Indian visit

Obama places a wreath at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial at Rajghat in New Delhi. Credit: Reuters

US President Obama was given an elaborate welcome at the country's presidential palace in New Delhi.

He walked in his socks to place a commemorative wreath honouring the father of India's independence movement, Mahatma Gandhi.

Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Hydrabad House, New Delhi. Credit: Reuters

Tomorrow, Mr Obama was to be the guest of honour at India's Republic Day festivities, making him the first US president to attend the anniversary of the enactment of country's democratic constitution.

US President Barack Obama scatters rose petals at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial in New Delhi. Credit: Reuters
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