French Alps Shooting: Police admit they contaminated vital evidence at massacre crime scene

French police admit they contaminated vital evidence at Alps massacre crime scene as investigators say case could remain unsolvedLatest in a catalogue of blunders which may mean 'case is never solved'Detectives had thought ‘mystery DNA’ found might lead to the killer But police ‘expert’ ‘accidentally contaminated’ crime-scene, it is claimed /11/22/article-2236716-159C4707000005DC-295_634x471.jpg” alt=”Prayers: Saad Al-Hilli, 50, his wife Iqbal, 47, and her 74-year-old mother Suhaila Al-Allaf, was laid to rest in the same grave last week” class=”blkBorder” height=”471″ width=”634″> Prayers: Saad Al-Hilli, 50, his wife Iqbal, 47, and her 74-year-old mother Suhaila Al-Allaf, was laid to rest in the same grave in November Mr Maillaud has failed to publicly identify a number of key witnesses who were in the area at the time of the shootings, and has even withheld a colour photograph of the Al-Hillis taken minutes before the attack. This would have been released as a matter of routine in the UK, as a way of jogging the memories of people who might have seen them, or their killer. Now Mr Maillaud insists that no ‘significant’ DNA clues were left at the scene, despite work on samples still being carried out by the IRCGN, and by Christian Doutremepuich, a professor who runs a state-of-the-art laboratory in Bordeaux, in south west France.

NATO airstrike Afghanistan: Eleven children and a woman killed


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Eleven children and a woman killed in Nato airstrike against Taliban commanders Local officials said the strike hit houses in the Kunar province, AfghanistanSaid the woman and children died when their homes collapsed on them Six insurgents, including two senior Taliban leaders, died in the strike International Security Assistance Force said it is assessing incident By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 16:05 GMT, 7 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:49 GMT, 7 April 2013 A Nato airstrike killed at least 11 children yesterday during an operation targeting Taliban commanders. At least one woman also died in the strike and more than six others were injured in the strike on a village in Shigal district in Kunar province, on the Pakistani border

Under threat from poachers, the rhinos who live in… Kent


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Under threat from poachers, the rhinos who live in… KentBlack rhinos at Kent zoos may be targeted by poachers for their hornsAspinall foundation looking to imply 24-hour security to protect them in South Africa, up almost 50 per cent on the number for 2011.

"I won"t let gas firms hike prices": Energy Minister warns power chiefs they should not uses cold snap as excuse to increase fuel bills


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'I won't let gas firms hike prices': Energy Minister warns power chiefs they should not uses cold snap as excuse to increase fuel bills By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:01 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 12:04 GMT, 24 March 2013 Energy Minister John Hayes warned power chiefs should not use the cold snap and shortage of gas reserves as an excuse to increase fuel bills 'Ruthless' power chiefs should not use the cold snap and shortage of gas reserves as an excuse to increase fuel bills, the Energy Minister warned last night.

Real-life Ocean"s Eleven: Australian casino loses 32m after "high roller" guest colludes with staff to spy on other players


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Real-life Ocean's Eleven: Australian casino loses $32m after 'high roller' guest colludes with staff to spy on other players Large-scale sting drawn comparisons to blockbuster Ocean's ElevenDiscovered by horrified bosses at Melbourne casino a few weeks ago Crown Casino in Melbourne says it is in a good position to recover moneyHacked into CCTV in casino and then relayed back information to player By Helen Lawson PUBLISHED: 14:06 GMT, 15 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:31 GMT, 15 March 2013 Con artists managed to pull off a $32 million heist after hacking into a casino's security cameras. The large-scale sting, which has drawn comparisons to Hollywood blockbuster film Ocean's Eleven, was discovered by horrified bosses at Crown Casino in Melbourne a few weeks ago

Ten "potentially dangerous" terror suspects including pair linked to liquid bomb plot "will be free by the end of the year"


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Ten 'potentially dangerous' terror suspects including pair linked to liquid bomb plot 'will be free by the end of the year' Terrorism suspects used to held under renewable control ordersNow orders known as Tpims have a two-year maximumThe new orders can be extended only if there is fresh evidence Ten potentially dangerous individuals will be free from next year . Labelled control orders ‘Light’ they were in some critical aspects weaker than the orders they replaced. As well as being time limited, they could not be used to remove individuals from their homes and send them to different parts of the country

Lord Ahmed suspended over claims he blamed a Jewish conspiracy for his dangerous driving jail sentence


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Labour suspends controversial peer over claims he blamed a Jewish conspiracy for his dangerous driving jail sentenceLord Ahmed was jailed in 2009 for dangerous driving after texting minutes before a fatal crashInterview emerges where he links his prosecution to Jewish-owned mediaLabour condemns anti-Semitism and suspends 55-year-old form the party By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 09:48 GMT, 14 March 2013 | UPDATED: 23:51 GMT, 14 March 2013 Labour peer Lord Ahmed has been suspended by the party over reports that he blamed a Jewish conspiracy for his jail sentence A Muslim peer has been suspended from the Labour Party for allegedly blaming his prison sentence for dangerous driving on a Jewish conspiracy. Lord Ahmed was sentenced to three months for sending text messages shortly before his car was in a motorway crash that killed a father of two. But, in an extraordinary rant on Pakistani television, Lord Ahmed is alleged to have blamed his imprisonment on pressure from Jews ‘who own newspapers and TV channels’

Zoya Anwar found alive and well: "Straight A" student, 18, who vanished at her school gates 9 days ago found in Birmingham


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Zoya Anwar found alive and well: 'Straight A' student, 18, who vanished at her school gates 9 days ago found in Birmingham Zoya Anwar vanished at the gates of King Edward VI School in Handsworth, Birmingham, on February 26She was spotted by city centre security guards who recognised her picture Four men and a woman, aged between 27 and 48, were originally arrestedThey were all said to know her and were released without charge By Becky Evans PUBLISHED: 17:20 GMT, 6 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:27 GMT, 7 March 2013 A-level student Zoya Anwar who vanished after saying goodbye to friends at her school gates has been found following a nine day search. She was spotted by security guards in Birmingham City Centre late last night and was taken to Birmingham Central police station where specially trained officers were interviewing her. Four men and a woman arrested in connection with her disappearance were yesterday released without charge.

Caught on camera: Horrifying moment student stabs classmate outside their college for "giving him a dodgy look in the library"


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Caught on camera: Horrifying moment student stabs classmate outside their college for 'giving him a dodgy look in the library'Valentine Cannings viciously attacked 17-year-old with large hunting knifeCCTV captured moment Cannings left victim Kevin Linongi for dead Attack at Bournville College campus in Birmingham followed 'exchange of words' between the students By Shari Miller PUBLISHED: 13:25 GMT, 3 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:51 GMT, 4 March 2013 Jailed: Valentine Cannings was sentenced to seven years for stabbing Kevin Linongi Shocking CCTV images captured the moment a student brutally plunged a blade into his classmate's stomach and left him for dead – because he claimed his victim had given him 'dodgy looks'. Valentine Cannings, 22, has been jailed for seven years after attacking 17-year-old Kevin Linongi outside Bournville College's campus in Longbridge Lane, Birmingham on October 12 last year. The images show Cannings viciously stabbing the teenager, resulting in him collapsing in the street

New global meltdown fear as 56 billion US cuts kick in


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New global meltdown fear as 56 billion US cuts kick in Multi-billion-dollar spending cuts will particularly hit the US military Pentagon will absorb half of the cost of cuts required before SeptemberInternational Monetary Fund warns the measures could spark a new global economic crisis By Sharon Churcher PUBLISHED: 01:47 GMT, 3 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:47 GMT, 3 March 2013 Barack Obama yesterday set in motion a multi-billion-dollar spending cuts programme that will particularly hit the US military after failing to reach a compromise with his Republican opponents. The cuts – described by the US President as ‘dumb’ – are designed to whittle away America’s $16.6 trillion debt. However, the International Monetary Fund has warned the measures could spark a new global economic crisis