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  1. Chris Ship

Brits can come home but will be subject to checks

Fighting in Syria started in 2011. Credit: Reuters

Britons fighting in Syria can come home, but the Home Office reserves the right to prove they are telling the truth about being involved in acts of terrorism.

They could be subject to monitoring and a full investigation, including M16 and M16 probes.

One of the most controversial measures announced by David Cameron last week was to take their passports away temporarily and put them on a 'no-fly list.'

But that has not even been discussed in parliament yet and will be subject to legislation.

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US to increase non-lethal military help to Ukraine

America will increase non-lethal military assistance to Ukraine but will not provide weapons. Credit: Jan A. Nicolas/DPA/Press Association Images

The United States plans to increase non-lethal military assistance to Ukraine, including deliveries of the first Humvee vehicles, having decided for now not to provide weapons, U.S. officials said.

The increase in non-lethal aid to Ukraine, which is dealing with a Russian-backed separatist movement in the east of the country, is expected to be announced on Thursday during a visit to Kiev by Vice President Joe Biden.

The aid falls short of what Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko requested during a visit to Washington in September when he appealed for lethal aid.

  1. Rohit Kachroo

'Significant number' of Brits in Syria want to come home

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A "significant number" of the 500 Britons who went to fight in Syria now want to return home.

These include some who have witnesses the atrocities of Islamic State firsthand.

Should they be allowed to return home? It is a question not just affecting the UK, but many Western countries.

Denmark has been positively welcoming in the return of jihadists, believing firmly in the process of rehabilitation.

But the Danish example has proved that sifting between the dangerous and the disillusioned can be a complex and expensive process.

Exclusive: Brit fighting in Syria fears returning home

A British man trying to return home from fighting in Syria has told ITV News he fears what might happen to him if he does.

The man - who spoke on condition of anonymity - says he went to Syria a year ago to fight the Assad regime, not to bring terror back to the streets of Britain.

Before he joined the conflict, he had a full-time job earning a £40,000 salary.

But now he says he has little choice but to carry on fighting as he does not known what will happen to him under the government's proposed new counter-terror laws.

ITV's UK Editor Rohit Kachroo has this exclusive report:

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Assange fails to get Swedish sex arrest warrant dropped

Julian Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for two years. Credit: PA

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has lost his latest legal bid to get the sex arrest warrant issued by Sweden dropped.

A Swedish appeal court upheld the warrant dashing Assange's hopes of leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has now been living for over two years.

His lawyer said Assange now plans to appeal the decision in the Supreme Court in Sweden.

Assange continues to deny the allegations and says he wants to be questioned about them by Swedish prosecutors in London so he can clear his name.

He fears if he travels to Sweden they will hand him over to America for questioning over the work of WikiLeaks.

Two killed and dozens injured in 70-vehicle pile-up

Two people have been killed and more than 20 injured in a major pile-up involving dozens of vehicles in east China today.

Two people were killed and more than 20 injured Credit: CCTV

More than 70 cars, vans and lorries were involved in the smash, which happened shortly before 8am local time on the Hefei-Huainan-Fuyang Expressway through the Anhui Province.

Dense fog which reduced visibility to less than 30 metres (100ft) is thought to be to blame, as drivers only saw the accident ahead when it was too late to stop in time.

Around 12 people needed hospital treatment after the crash.

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