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Polish president concedes election in shock defeat

Andrzej Duda of the Law and Justice Party Credit: REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

The president of Poland, Bronislaw Komorowski, has stepped down after an exit poll showed him losing to his conservative rival, Andrzej Duda by six points in Sunday's election.

Komorowski had originally been favourite to retain the position, but his defeat has reflected a desire among voters for new faces, and a sense that Poland's new-found prosperity was not being shared out equally.

43-year-old Duda's win is the first in nearly a decade for the Law and Justice party, which is socially conservative and close to the Catholic Church, but less friendly to business than the incumbent Civic Platform Party.

"I respect your choice," Komorowski told a gathering of supporters. "I wish my challenger a successful presidency."


Rescuers search for diver missing in Channel

Rescuers are searching for a diver off the South coast after they failed to resurface during a trip.

The Coastguard was called to an area of the English Channel south of Swanage Credit: Google Maps

The Coastguard was called to an area of the English Channel south of Swanage at 4.40pm after reports that a diver had gone missing.

The dive vessel Emma J alerted authorities after only two of three drivers resurfaced during a trip.

Mark Rodaway, operations centre commander at the National Maritime Operations Centre, which is currently overseeing the search, said: "This is a significant incident.

"This diver has been missing for more than three hours and clearly this is very serious. We are concentrating our search on this area and will continue to do so."


Police decline to say if Nash was wearing a seat belt

John Nash won the Nobel Prize for economics in 1994. Credit: ITV News

Police in New Jersey have declined to comment on whether Nobel Prize winning mathematician John Nash and his wife were wearing seat belts when they were killed in a car crash.

Nash, 86, and his wife Alicia, 82, died after being thrown from the car when the driver lost control and hit a rail guard and another car on Saturday.

The academic's struggle with mental illness inspired the film A Beautiful Mind, starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly.

Police continue to hunt Jed Allen over Didcot murders

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Police are continuing to hunt 21-year-old Jed Allen in connection with the murders of his mother, her partner and their six-year-old daughter.

Janet Jordon, 48, Philip Howard, 44, and little Derin were found dead at their home in Didcot, Oxfordshire, with stab wounds last night.

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Detectives said they are searching university parks where landscape gardener Allen worked in case he is hiding there.

They urged the public not to approach him but said they did not believe he was a danger to anyone.

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