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A US employee accused of spying and ordered to leave Russia has flown out of Moscow, it is reported.
Russian NTV broadcast video that appeared to show Ryan Fogle passing through passport control and security at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow.
Russian security services claimed earlier this week that Fogle, a third secretary at the US embassy, had been caught trying to recruit a Russian agent.
Tory activists have attacked David Cameron's support for gay marriage, claiming it had made winning the next general election "virtually possible".
In a letter to the Prime Minister, organised by Grassroots Conservative group, chairman Bob Woollard said:
The Prime Minister's bizarre drive to ram this legislation through Parliament, without any democratic mandate and without the support of party members has been a disaster and has driven thousands of voters to Ukip.
The marriage-based family is at the heart of Conservatism. This dilution and unraveling of marriage has demotivated many ordinary loyal Conservative Party members and has undermined their years of hard work for something they believed in. It makes winning the next election virtually impossible.
For the sake of our children they should also strengthen conventional marriage.
Police assisting Nottinghamshire fire fighters with a gas explosion at a house in Newark, are advising local people to remain indoors and to ensure windows are closed.
The explosion happened around 5:15pm this evening at an address in Wright Street.
Fire fighters are continuing to rescue those inside the property. It is believed that three or four people may have sustained injuries.
Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand said today's 5-5 draw with West Brom was "a mad result", but pondered that Sir Alex Ferguson's last game as manager was never going to be a boring one:
5-5.....what a mad result! Lets be honest the boss was never going out with a boring 0-0!!From @rioferdy5 on Twitter:
Hundreds of demonstrators have held protests in London, after gunmen shot and killed a senior member of a leading Pakistani political party outside her home in the city of Karachi in southern Sindh province.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf PTI's leader, former international cricket star Imran Khan, immediately blamed the killing of Zara Shahid Hussain on the Muttahida Quami Movement.
Mr Khan, who leads the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, has blamed the death on the Muttahida Quami Movement's leader Altaf Hussain, who lives in the UK.
A Foreign Office spokesman said, "We are aware of reports of the death of a British national in France and we stand ready to provide consular assistance".
A British father being question in France on suspicion of slitting the throats of his two children had reportedly been living in France for 10 years.
It is thought that his French wife came to pick up the little girl and her older brother when he failed to return the children yesterday, following their visit.
According to reports, a knife was recovered from the murder scene.
Everton has thanked its fans their support after manager David Moyes' last game at club:
A mother jailed for 17 years for killing her six children in a house fire is to appeal against the length of her sentence, her lawyer said today.
Mairead Philpott, 32, was jailed alongside her husband Mick Philpott at Nottingham Crown Court last month after being found guilty of the manslaughter of Jade Philpott and her brothers John, Jack, Jesse, Jayden and Duwayne.
Speaking to BBC Radio Nottingham, defence barrister Shaun Smith QC said of her jail-term: "We think it was too long and we are going to the Court of Appeal to see whether or not we can persuade the Court of Appeal to reduce the sentence.
"She was instrumental in killing six children, but we feel as though her role in the killing of the six children was not as substantial as the trial judge has assessed".
Manchester United said Sir Alex Ferguson's "incredible era ends with an extraordinary game" after the team drew 5-5 with West Bromwich Albion: