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The Dalai Lama will not attend memorial services for fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nelson Mandela in South Africa.
The Buddhist spiritual leader has twice been unable to obtain a visa.
His spokesman Tenzin Takhla gave no reason on Monday for the Dalai Lama's missing a memorial service in Johannesburg and funeral in Mandela's hometown.
Mr Takhla said only that "logistically it's impossible at this time."
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said that just before 2.20am, police were called by the fire service following a blaze at a house on Albert Road West, Heaton, Bolton.
– Police spokeman
A woman was taken to hospital but died a short time later of burns.
Following a search of the house, a further two bodies were discovered.
The flames have since been extinguished.
A joint investigation has now been launched A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said three fire crews were sent to the scene of the blaze at the semi-detached house following a call at 2.03am.
The fire was put out but its cause is not yet known, she added.to establish how the fire started and identify the bodies.
A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said three fire crews were sent to the scene of the blaze at the semi-detached house following a call at 2.03am.
The fire was put out but its cause is not yet known, she added.
An inquiry has been launched after three people died in a house fire.
Two bodies were recovered from the address in Heaton, Bolton, while a woman was taken to hospital but died a short time later from burns.
A joint investigation by Greater Manchester Police and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service has been launched to find the cause of the blaze early today.
Kiev regional police say a column of buses is heading toward the Ukrainian capital carrying interior troops, the Associated Press reports.
Thousands of protesters are blocking entrances to key administrative buildings and have been occupying a government building for days.
A new version of the one of the world’s leading combat aircraft has taken its first flight at the RAF base in Warton, Lancashire.
The latest standard of the Eurofighter Typhoon, known as Tranche 3, will be flown by the RAF and other air forces for years to come.
BAE Systems, which built the aircraft, said the jet was “future proofed” to take on new technologies and would create jobs for thousands of defence workers.
The Typhoon, which has been exported to Austria, Saudi Arabia and Oman, was first used in combat during the 2011 military intervention in Libya.
A car bomb has exploded in northeastern Iraq killing 11 people and wounding 23, police said.
The explosion in Buhriz, 35 miles (60km) north-east of Baghdad, took place close to a cafe in a Sunni Muslim area.
The social supermarket model is well established in Europe, with around 1,000 stores concentrated in France and Austria, a spokesman said.
Shoppers will also be offered “a route back to mainstream shopping” through programmes of tailored support, to provide members with debt advice, cookery skills, home budgeting and CV writing.
The Community Shop is a subsidiary of Company Shop, the UK’s largest commercial redistributor of surplus food and goods, the Yorkshire Post reported.
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Blackburn Rovers striker DJ Campbell has been arrested as part of a football "spot-fixing" investigation, his club has confirmed.
The 32-year-old is one of six people detained in an investigation by the National Crime Agency after it acted on information passed by the Sun on Sunday newspaper.
In a statement, Blackburn Rovers FC said: "Following reports in today's national media, Blackburn Rovers can confirm that striker DJ Campbell has been arrested.
"The club will be making no further comment on what is now an ongoing legal matter."
The Community Shop's surpluses are created in the supply chain by forecasting errors, seasonal promotions and packaging faults.
Food at the 'social supermarket' will be within date and wholesome, a spokesman told the Yorkshire Post.
The business holds the highest food safety accreditation standard, he added.
Blackburn Rovers forward DJ Campbell is one of the six people arrested in connection with a football spot-fixing investigation, the Press Association reports citing "sources".