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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 15 Apr 2011

Graffiti of Gaddafi in Libya

Our popular news catch-up service is posted Monday to Friday at 8.0am. You can rely on it to keep you up to date through the working day with the main news talking points. MPS WANT PARLIAMENT RECALLED OVER LIBYA 'SHIFT'Three Tory MPs have said Parliament should be recalled over Libya after the prime minister announced a "significant shift" in policy. David Cameron, US President Obama and President Sarkozy of France all jointly signed newspaper article pledging that Nato would continue to attack Col Gaddafi's forces until he goes. Meanwhile, the RAF has run into difficulties because of a shortage of spare parts for its Typhoon jets. Alexander Cockburn: Killed by friendly fire – war's dirty little secret POLICE 'KETTLING' OF G20 PROTESTERS UNLAWFULThe High Court has ruled that the 'kettling' of protestors during the G20 demonstration in London two years ago, in which newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson died after being knocked to the ground by a police officer, was unlawful because "unjustified force" was used. Thousands of marchers can now sue the Metropolitan Police, who will appeal the ruling. KATE POPULARITY RANKING: MOSS BEATS MIDDLETONMore people would choose to go to Kate Moss's wedding reception than Kate Middleton's, according to a survey, at 52 per cent to 48 per cent. The CitySocialising survey also found that 18 per cent plan to leave the country for the royal wedding. "Brits are torn between nationalism and obsession with celebrity," said CitySocialising's Sanchita Saha. ONE IN EIGHT BRITONS ARE NEW IMMIGRANTSMore than one in eight of the population was born overseas, according to the Office for National Statistics, a proportion that has doubled in 10 years. It equates to seven million, enough to fill London. The figures were revealed as David Cameron rejected as "off beam" Vince Cable's complaint that his controversial speech on immigration was "unwise". The Mole on Cameron's electioneering speech CAN A PUB EJECT GAY MEN FOR 'SNOGGING'?John Williams and James Bull, two gay men in their 20s, called the police when they were thrown out of the John Snow pub in Soho for "snogging", claiming their affection would have been acceptable in a man and woman. One law gives landlords the right to eject whom they please, another demands equal treatment. Police say "inquiries are ongoing". 'OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE' OF PALIN HOAXUS journalism professor Bradford Scharlott says there is "overwhelming circumstantial evidence" against Sarah Palin being the mother of her baby 'son' Trig. Talking to /The First Post/, he invited her to prove him wrong. But Scharlott is not convinced Palin's daughter Bristol is the real mother - it could be another member of Palin's God-fearing family. Evidence against Palin overwhelming, says prof MOUSSA KOUSSA 'NOT A SUSPECT' SAYS SCOT MINISTERLibyan defector Moussa Koussa is now considered a "potential witness" rather than a suspect after being interviewed about the 1988 Lockerbie bombing. That is why Gaddafi's former intelligence chief is free to leave Britain. Scotland's first minister Alex Salmond said that if there had been evidence, Koussa would have been arrested. 'HORNDOG' CLINTON NOSTALGIC FOR TIMES SQUAREPresident Clinton, once known as the Horndog-in-Chief, risked reviving memories of his sex scandals at a meeting with Mayor Bloomberg in New York when he recalled visiting "romantic, fascinating" Times Square at 18. "I saw a hooker approach a man in a grey flannel suit," he said. "Pretty heavy stuff for a guy from Arkansas." PROTEST AT ASSISTED SUICIDE DOCUMENTARYBBC2 will screen a documentary on assisted suicide this summer with a victim of motor neurone disease killing himself on camera at the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland. Protests have begun. "The BBC is acting like a cheerleader for legalising assisted suicide," said Dr Peter Saunders of Care Not Killing. MORRISSEY TO PLAY GLASTONBURYThe full line-up for this year's Glastonbury festival has been announced. This year's headliners, U2, Coldplay and Beyonce, had already been confirmed but it has been revealed that 27 years after he first performed there with The Smiths, Morrissey will return as support for U2 on the opening night. Acts including Elbow and Tinie Tempah will play the main stage on Saturday. Paul Simon is on the bill on Sunday.

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