Ukip’s feuding is not merely a sideshow. There is much at stake

If the party is serious about keeping Nigel Farage well clear of the out campaign in the EU referendum it had better line up a credible alternative first

Is it a coincidence that Ukip is suddenly plunged into the same sort of intensely personal in-fighting that has been disrupting its far nastier rival, the French Front National, across the Channel? Of course not, it is in the nature of the populist beast.

Related: Nigel Farage is a ‘snarling, thin-skinned and aggressive’ man, says campaign chief

Related: Cameron to publish EU referendum bill one day after Queen’s speech

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Suspect beaten by police officers recovering in jail, lawyer says

  • Francis Pusok’s violent arrest has led to an FBI civil rights investigation
  • Sheriff said video appeared to show an excessive use of force

The attorney for Southern California man who was beaten by several sheriff’s deputies following a chase involving a stolen horse said Saturday that his client is doing fairly well while recovering in jail.

Francis Pusok’s violent arrest, which was filmed by a TV news helicopter, has led to an FBI civil rights investigation and 10 deputies being placed in leave pending an internal probe.

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Walter Scott shooting: officer describes adrenaline rush in recording

Michael Slager appears to laugh nervously in audio recording as he discusses what will happen next with a senior officer

The police officer who killed Walter Scott in South Carolina said afterwards that he was experiencing a rush of adrenaline, during a conversation that offers a new insight into his mindset in the minutes following the shooting.

Patrolman Michael Slager appeared to laugh nervously in the discussion with a senior officer after fatally shooting Scott in North Charleston on 5 April. A recording of their conversation was obtained by the Guardian.

Related: Mourning Walter Scott: ‘Rather than duck, the mayor stood up’, Sharpton says

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Australian man who fled Syria says he never joined ‘vicious and cruel’ Isis

Adam Brookman, one of at least three Australians trying to negotiate their return home, says he travelled to Aleppo to use his skills as a nurse to help people

A Melbourne man accused of links to Islamic State who is seeking to return to Australia claims he never joined the militia group, was taken to its territory inadvertently, and only went to Syria “to use my skills as a nurse and medic to help the Syrian people”.

Adam Brookman, a married father of five in his late 30s, is the real name of “Abu Ibrahim”, one of at least three Australians trying to negotiate their return home to Australia from the four-year Syrian conflict.

Related: Jihadis who want to return to Australia will go to jail, says Tony Abbott

If you’re with them they’re friendly but if you’re against them it’s fire and brimstone

I was born in Australia and grew up in Australia and it’s my home. It’s not perfect, but what country is?

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Lamborghini crashes and kills passenger at high-speed Disney World attraction

The Italian sports car was being used at the Richard Petty driving track in Orlando when it crashed into a barrier, killing the passenger and injuring the driver

A Lamborghini that was part of an sports car racing attraction at Walt Disney World crashed into a barrier, killing the passenger and injuring the driver on Sunday.

The Exotic Driving Experience attraction in Orlando, Florida lets sports car fans be drivers or passengers in luxurious cars such as Lamborghinis, Porsches or Ferraris.

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Australia’s interest in Bougainville’s independence is far from locals’ wishes

Australia’s diplomatic push into Bougainville coincides with a referendum on independence and calls to reopen the mine that was closed by bloodshed

Amid elections on Bougainville, news broke that the Abbott government will establish a new diplomatic mission in this autonomous region of Papua New Guinea (PNG). Australians were subsequently banned by the PNG government from travelling there.

The announcement has surprised many, including PNG’s prime minister, who faces an impending referendum over Bougainville’s independence.

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Hockey rejects Costello’s criticism of failure to achieve lower, fairer taxes

Treasurer points to falling tax revenues and urges people to ‘focus on the challenges of today and the challenges of tomorrow, no matter who they are’

The federal treasurer, Joe Hockey, has rebuked his Liberal predecessor, Peter Costello, for accusing the government of not doing enough to cut tax.

Costello, who served as the treasurer in the Howard government from 1996 to 2007, said the Abbott government had increased the top marginal tax rate to its highest level in 25 years and was contemplating other changes that would make Australia uncompetitive.

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Nigerian election: readers tell us what should be on President Buhari’s agenda

Readers share their views on how Muhammadu Buhari can ensure a better future for Nigeria, from stopping Boko Haram to fixing the power supply

As the dust settles after Nigeria’s history-making election, the focus has shifted to the road ahead for president-elect Muhammadu Buhari. He is set to be inaugurated on 29 May, and Nigerians are busy discussing what the new government will achieve in its first 100 days and beyond. When the election was decided, we asked readers to share their hopes for Nigeria’s future. Below are some of the main issues that were raised.

Related: 800,000 children in Nigeria ‘running for their lives’ from conflict, says Unicef | Sam Jones

Mr President – elect……

I stayed on a queue for 4 hours….

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By Patrick Braih

7 April 2015, 6:31

@GdnDevelopment A Nigeria where the common resources could be seen to be used for common good. #Buhari

There are currently 10.5 million Nigerians out of school in Nigeria and as a consequence of this adult ilteracy is on the rise, many Nigerians are unable to access basic amenities and live on less than a dollar a day. Nigerians want change, which is why they voted in large numbers, the gap between the rich and poor gets wider by the day and on top of this the country is threatened by insecurity, many Nigerians want to see all the above changed under the new leadership of President Buhari.

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By Babals

4 April 2015, 3:44

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