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Mercedes hail Hamilton F1 title win

Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes team have joined a flurry of Twitter tributes after the British driver won his second world Formula 1 world title.

Big names from around the sporting world also paid tribute to Hamilton on Twitter, including tennis star Andy Murray, former England striker Ian Wright and golf legend Greg Norman.


'At least 45' killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

At least 45 people have reportedly been killed in a revenge attack by Islamist militants Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria.

A military source told Reuters said the militants stormed the village of Azaya Kura on Wednesday to avenge the killings of four Boko Haram members by the Nigerian military.

The chairman of the local Mafa district council, Shettima Lawan, said: "They slaughtered 45 people. They've been buried.

One witness said the fanatics had "tied peoples' hands behind their backs and slit their throats like animals".


Allegations of abuse 'the tip of the iceberg', May warns

The allegations of child sex abuse at public institutions that have emerged so far are just the "tip of the iceberg", Theresa May has warned.

The Home Secretary told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show it was crucial to "get to the truth" of what happened in the 1970s and 1980s.

Metropolitan Police commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe said there were 40 of his officers "looking into these relatively new claims" about Westminster child abuse.

There have recently been allegations about the possible murder of a young boymade the claims "even more serious".

Labour: May's migration target is 'in tatters'

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has said the Conservatives' target to bring net migration down to the tens of thousands is now "in tatters".

She was speaking after Theresa May admitted it was "unlikely" the number would come down to those levels before the end of this Parliament in May of next year.

Theresa May has finally admitted that her net migration target is in tatters yet she still won't take responsibility for it. The Prime Minister promised "no ifs no buts" to reduce immigration to the tens of thousands, and Theresa May has spent four years claiming she was on track.

Net migration is now more than twice her target and rising - and she has finally been forced to admit her target is "unlikely". Continually making and breaking grand promises on immigration is only undermining confidence in the entire system.

– Yvette Cooper
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