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    • Angela Merkel forces David Cameron to retreat from EU migrant cap
      Prime minister disappoints Eurosceptics by softening message on immigration after German intervention

      David Cameron has stepped back from a radical plan to cap directly the number of EU migrants entering Britain after an intervention from the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, who warned him she would not tolerate such an incursion into the principle of the free movement of workers.

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    • Dozens killed in series of bombs at Nigeria mosque
      Bombs explode as Friday prayers begin at Grand Mosque where emir has spoken out against Boko Haram

      There were scenes of chaos in the centre of northern Nigeria?s main city, Kano, on Friday after three bombs exploded and armed gunmen rampaged through the central mosque.

      The attack, which bore the hallmarks of Islamists Boko Haram, left at least 64 worshippers dead and 126 injured, rescue officials told AFP. A bomb exploded in the Grand Mosque, one of the country?s biggest, at the close of the crowded Friday sermon. Two others detonated at the gates of the adjoining palace, the home of the emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, who recently spoke out against Boko Haram at a sermon in the Grand Mosque.

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    • Black Friday fever: police deal with desperate shoppers
      Some bargain hunts turn into trolley warfare, with police accusing Tesco executives of inadequate planning

      Black Friday shopping fever has engulfed the UK, with fights breaking out between bargain-hunting shoppers, stores forced to close, and retailers? websites crashing as shoppers scrambled to grab discounted goods.

      Police were called to at least 16 Tesco stores around the country after staff were overwhelmed by 500-strong crowds battling over discounted TVs, kitchen goods and clothing. The scenes led one senior police officer to call on shoppers to ask themselves: ?What on Earth was I doing??

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    • Russian warships pass through Channel

      Conflicting reports about whether squadron was holding drills in strait of Dover or just waiting out a storm

      A squadron of Russian warships has passed through the Channel.

      State-owned Russian news agency Ria Novosti said crews on the vessels from the Russian navy?s northern fleet were ?holding drills? in the strait of Dover on Friday, citing the fleet?s press service. But the Russian defence ministry was quoted by other Russian media as saying its ships entered the Channel to wait out a storm after a week of manoeuvres in the North Sea.

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    • Soldier jailed for making nailbomb avoids terror charge
      Ryan McGee told police he made the bomb when he was bored and because he did not like mass immigration

      A soldier who wrote of murdering immigrants and who praised Adolf Hitler has been jailed for two years after building a viable nailbomb packed with 181 pieces of shrapnel to maximise the carnage it would cause.

      Ryan McGee, 20, described by his defence team as ?a bit of a loner?, wrote in a journal: ?I vow to drag every last immigrant into the fires of hell with me.?

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