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Airport Commission turns down 'Boris Island'

Boris Johnson's big idea for expanding airport capacity in the south, without expanding Heathrow has been sunk.

His 'island airport' in the Thames Estuary, was firmly rejected today by the Airports Commission as 'too expensive'.

The London Mayor insists he will not give up on the plan. Its rejection, he said, was 'short-sighted'.

ITV News Political Correspondent Libby Wiener reports:

More: Economic costs of airport estuary proposal 'too great'

PM: Nato must send 'strong' message about Ukraine

The Prime Minister has called on Nato members to send a "very clear, unified and strong message" in response to the crisis in Ukraine.

Speaking at a reception for the Nato Parliamentary Assembly at Downing Street, David Cameron said: "Members of Nato want and deserve real reassurance that our Article V commitments are rock solid."

Article V refers to one of the founding principles of the Nato alliance stating that if one of its members is attacked, it "shall be considered an attack against them all".


'Intelligence community working on' IS video

State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki
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The intelligence community is working to determine if a video purportedly showing the killing of US journalist Steven Sotloff by Islamic State militants is authentic, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki has told a White House press briefing.

If the video is genuine we are sickened by this brutal act taking the life of another innocent American citizen; our hearts go out to the Sotloff family and we will provide more information as it becomes available.

– Jen Psaki

Report: IS releases video of beheading of US hostage

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