The world in brief

By Rachelle Webdill

The MOD says the Royal Navy website has been taken offline after being ‘compromised’ by a hacker.

Ed Miliband has become a dad for the second time.

A public enquiry has got under way to investigate hundreds of patients who have allegedly died unnecessarily due to poor standards of care.

Parents of a nurse who was stabbed to death by her ex boyfriend want the judge who allowed him out on bail to be investigated.

The new Chief of Defence, Sir David Richards, says British troops must not cut and run from Afghanistan.

The two political parties backed by Burma’s military regime look likely to triumph in the countries election.

More than a 180 organisations from 42 countries are appealing to world leader to impose a tax on banks.

David Cameron will today fly to China at the head of the largest UK Government buisness delegation to ever visit the far Eastern country. He described the visit as, ‘a vitally important trade mission for the British economy’. But he also faces the awkward challenge of voicing concerns about China’s human rights record.

One of the 33 miners who was trapped underground for 69 days in Chile has completed the New York marathon.

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