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  Wednesday March 09 2005
Robert McCartneyIRA offered to shoot killers
The IRA offered to shoot the men involved in the murder of Robert McCartney but his family refused the use of violence, republicans said last night.
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Armed police officers standing guard in LondonClarke to back down on terrror bill
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Chechen rebel leader killed in Russian assault
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Bush hails anti-Syria demos as key to 'free Middle East'
Syria: Bush hails Beirut anti-Syria demos as key to Middle East freedom.
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How diabetes transplants could herald end of insulin jabs
Society: Hopes for an end to the daily jab of insulin are rising for more than 250,000 Britons with diabetes.
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Ex-Aer Lingus head to take over at BA
Business: Irishman whose ruthless job-cutting tactics rescued Aer Lingus is named as next head of British Airways.
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UK: Almost a third of the government's arms sales machine is dedicated to selling to a single regime, Saudi Arabia.
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Education: Primary schools which belong to national healthy schools programme outperform others in national tests.
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Case closed on the end of King Tut
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Spring in their step
Travel: Walking holidays needn't be chilly British affairs. Donald MacLeod joins a group in Spain's Alicante mountains.
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Net pirates steal preview of Doctor Who comeback
Online: First new episode of series for 15 years leaked on to internet despite being jealously guarded by the BBC.
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One small tap from Diouf is a giant stride for Bolton
Football: El-Hadji Diouf scores the only goal to take Bolton to the brink of European competition.
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