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UK prisoner wife: 'We have proof now he is innocent'

The wife of a British man who has been behind bars in America for 27 years for a double murder told Daybreak she remained hopeful her husband would be released soon.

Marita Maharaj has supported her husband Krishna ever since he was found guilty of killing Derrick Moo Young and his son Duane in 1987 and sentenced to death.

The businessman's death sentence was subsequently overturned but he has spent the last 27 years behind bars in Florida.

Marita is now hopeful her husband could be released as new evidence linking a Colombian drug cartel to the Miami murders has emerged.

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Obama applauds benefit ruling for married gay couples

President Obama has welcomed a US Supreme Court decision to make married gay men and women eligible for federal benefits, whilst stressing the ruling does not change the way religious institutions define marriage. In a written statement, he said:

We are a people who declared that we are all created equal, and the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.

The US president said the ruling applies only to civil marriages and that how religious institutions define and consecrate marriages has always been up to those institutions.

Home Office: We won't stand for extremism in any form

Announcing the decision to ban anti-Muslim activists Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer from entering the UK, the Home Office said:

We can confirm that Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer are subject to an exclusion decision.

The Home Secretary will seek to exclude an individual if she considers that his or her presence in the UK is not conducive to the public good.

We condemn all those whose behaviours and views run counter to our shared values and will not stand for extremism in any form.

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