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Turkish President warns Russia not to 'play with fire'

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan has issued a warning to Russia Credit: Bernd von Jutrczenka/DPA

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan has issued a stark message to Russia today, warning the neighbouring country not to "play with fire" in the wake of a dispute over the downing of a Russian warplane.

It comes after Turkey shot down a jet near the Syrian border on Monday in a move that one Russia politician branded as the "intentional murder of our soldiers".

Erdogan said: "We very sincerely recommend to Russia not to play with fire.

"We really attach a lot of importance to our relations with Russia... We don't want these relations to suffer harm in any way."


Asda slash petrol prices to less than £1 per litre

Petrol prices slashed at Asda Credit: Nick Ansell/PA

Asda has slashed the price of unleaded petrol to less than £1 at its supermarket filling stations across the country.

The supermarket are knocking four pence off a litre of fuel across 277 petrol stations for three days, meaning drivers can expect to pay 99.7p per litre on unleaded and 103.7p per litre on diesel.

The fuel price drop came as the supermarket announced it was not taking part in Britain's 'Black Friday' discount day.


Calls for Corbyn to resign over Syria vote revolt

Senior Labour MPs have called for Jeremy Corbyn to resign as tensions within the party rise over whether Britain should join airstrikes on Syria.

It comes after the party leader told MPs in a letter that he could not support military intervention against the so-called Islamic State in the country, sparking a furious backlash from shadow cabinet members who had not yet agreed their position on the matter.

Jeremy Corbyn faces calls to resign Credit: PA

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, former minister John Spellar said Mr Corbyn's behaviour over the vote had been "unacceptable".

It's absolutely right for him to put that view in the shadow cabinet. It's right for them to discuss it.

They thought they were going away to resume that discussion on Monday. He's now trying to pre-empt that and whip up a storm inside the party.

Certainly... they should not resign. They should hold on to those places. If anyone should resign after this incident, it should be Jeremy Corbyn.

– John Spellar, MP for Warley

Another former minister, Fiona Mactaggart, echoed his sentiments - despite saying she was not convinced by the case for bombing either. Speaking to BBC Radio Berkshire, she said:

[Corbyn] hasn't got a strategy to lead the party from where it is to where it needs to be and the people of the country can see that. I think it probably is unsustainable.

I think [quitting] would be a sensible strategy because I think that the division at the moment is causing real problems.

– Fiona Mactaggart, MP for Slough
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