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  • 21 May 2014, 10:31

News Briefing: Papers And Top Stories

Here are the top stories in the newspapers and some highlights of what else is making news.

HAPPENING TODAY

Four British yachtsmen are still missing in the Atlantic Ocean, with the US Coast Guard resuming its air and sea search after pressure from the sailors' families.

Sky News learns that supermarkets and food producers are throwing away £1bn worth of edible food each year.

Twin explosions in the Nigerian city of Jos have killed more than 100 people. The militant group Boko Haram has emerged as a prime suspect.

(Full coverage of all these stories on Sky News TV and digital platforms.)

The Hillsborough Inquest is expected to hear a second day of evidence from Detective Superintendent Neil Malkin, a senior investigating officer from Operation Resolve.

The Council of Mortgage Lenders releases its gross mortgage lending figures for April at 9.30am today. See all the reaction on Sky News.

The Rolf Harris trial will hear more evidence relating to 12 alleged sexual offences, which he denies.

The Cannes International Film Festival continues.

DISCUSSION POINT

On the eve of Local and European elections, Sky News has learned police will be stationed at more than 100 polling sites to combat voter fraud and intimidation.

THE PAPERS' TOP STORIES

:: The Guardian

Rebels turn to deadly tunnel bombs to try to break stalemate in Syria

:: The Daily Telegraph

Chancellor George Osborne believes UKIP is a threat to Britain's economy

:: Daily Express

Pensioners could boost their income by £1,700 a year by claiming everything to which they are entitled

:: The Independent

Scotland Yard is facing a new undercover policing scandal

:: Daily Mirror, Metro

A man, 20, killed himself because he could not find a job and was too proud to claim benefits

:: Times, Financial Times

Lloyds bans large home loans of more than four times a borrower's income amid soaring house prices

:: Daily Mail

Prince Charles has likened Russian President Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler

:: The i

The US has resumed its search for British sailors in the Atlantic after a public outcry

:: The Sun

Abu Hamza's family is receiving benefits in the UK while the terrorist is behind bars in America

:: Watch the Press Preview on Sky News every evening at 10.30pm and 11.30pm. Wednesday night's preview features PR consultant George Pascoe-Watson and Anastasia de Waal from the think tank Civitas.

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