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Police looking at 'multiple suspects' in Thai murders

Police in Thailand said they still have not "come up with the exact number of the suspects" following the brutal murders of two British tourists, but confirmed they are looking for more than one.

David Miller and Hannah Witheridgewere murdered in Thailand Credit: PA

Six days after the bodies of Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24, were found with severe head wounds on a beach on the island of Koh Tao.

A spokesman for Royal Thai Police would not confirm that DNA from Miss Witheridge's body reportedly matched that of two Asian men.


Labour conference: Miliband pledges £8 minimum wage

Ed Miliband has kick-started Labour's final conference before the general election with a pledge to hike the minimum wage to at least £8.

Ed Miliband has pledged to hike the minimum wage to at least £8. Credit: PA

The party leader said the rise over the next parliament, from the £6.50 level it will hit next month, was needed to stop ordinary workers being left behind.

The increase would add around £3,000 a year to the pay packets of those earning the minimum wage.

The planned increase, which would affect around 1.4 million jobs, would be introduced in annual stages by the Low Pay Commission before October 2019.

Mercury and Jackson duet on new Queen album

Queen's Freddie Mercury performing at Wembley in the 1980s. Credit: Duncan Raban/Duncan Raban/EMPICS Entertainment

Rock band Queen are releasing a new album featuring three previously unreleased songs including a duet between gone-but-not-forgotten icons lead singer Freddie Mercury and the King of Pop Michael Jackson.

The collaboration between Mercury and Jackson called 'There Must Be More To Life Than This' began as a song written by Mercury during sessions for Queen’s 1981 album 'Hot Space'.

The song was left unfinished twice, until it appeared on Mercury's debut solo album in 1985.

A duet featuring Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson is being released. Credit: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Queen's guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor say the new production of the ballad fuses the band's original backing track and Mercury and Jackson’s distinctive vocals.

The other two unreleased songs 'Let Me In Your Heart Again' and Love Kills' will also feature on the 'Queen Forever' album which will be released in November.

Salmond: Westminster already renege on promises

Alex Salmond has accused the government of going back on its pre-referendum promises to give Scotland more powers.

The departing First Minister of Scotland said voters were "tricked" into believing Scotland would get extra powers and that Westminster is already looking to renege on the promise.

ITV News reporter Martha Fairlie reports:


Harman defends all-women candidate lists

Deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman has launched a strong defence of the party's use of all-women shortlists, saying there would be no going back on their use to select candidates for parliament.

The deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman Credit: PA Wire

At the Labour women's conference, she said people opposed to the controversial measure were "supporting inequality".

The Labour deputy leader said all-female candidate shortlists are the only way to stop Parliament being "male-dominated".

Oktoberfest: The world's biggest beer party starts

The beer is once again flowing in Munich as this year's Oktoberfest kicked off in the Bavarian capital. The beloved German beer feast is the world's largest beer festival.

Visitors toast with their one-liter beer mugs. Credit: Reuters

The festival is held annually in Munich, with many local breweries hosting huge parties. Beer is traditionally served in one-liter glasses served by men and women wearing traditional Bavarian costumes.

Visitors enjoy a beer during the opening day of the 181st Oktoberfest. Credit: Reuters

The 16-day festival runs until the first weekend in October with more than 6 million people from around the world attending.

People enjoy the opening day of the 181th Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich. Credit: PA Wire

Nato: Ukraine truce 'in name only'

Fighting in Ukraine is continuing and the truce there is a ceasefire "in name only", Nato's top military commander said. "The situation in Ukraine is not good right now," U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove told reporters in Vilnius.

"Basically, we have ceasefire in name only," he added.

A Ukrainian serviceman secures the area during an exchange of prisoners-of-war near Donetsk. Credit: Reuters

Ukraine's government and pro-Russian rebels have agreed to strengthen an earlier ceasefire agreement in eastern Ukraine.

More than 3,000 people have been killed since fighting began in the region five months ago.

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