Soldiers stationed in Afghanistan have been put on high alert, amid growing fury among Afghans over yesterday's rampage by a lone US marine.
Creating competition in the higher education system in England is a key part of the university white paper which will be set out later today.
The TUC has gathered in Manchester for its annual conference, with the agenda dominated by unions' responses to the impending comprehensive spending review by the government.
Unions are accusing the government of sabotaging negotiations over public sector pensions.
The unemployment rate rose to 7.9 per cent in the three months leading to the end of December, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) reported today.
Almost 2.7 million are now out of work, it has been announced today.
Unemployment has risen by 49,000 in the last three months to the end of November, according to official figures.
UK's energy future
David Cameron has committed to keep fighting in Libya until Colonel Gaddafi is removed from power.
Yesterday's 0.2% GDP growth figure has brought fresh calls for the government to develop a new plan for stimulating the economy.
Britain's GDP grew by just 0.2% in the second quarter, leading to fears that the economy will slide back into recession.
The economy surged ahead far better than expected in the second quarter of the year, growing by 1.1%.
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