Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives were level with the opposition Labour Party according to a Populus poll published on Tuesday, with less than 48 hours before voters cast their ballots in the closest election in a generation. Both the Conservatives and centre-left Labour were up one point on 34 percent each compared to a previous survey by the same pollster released on May 1. According to the Populus survey, support for the anti-EU UKIP party fell 2 points to 13 percent with the centrist Liberal Democrats, the junior partner is the current Conservative-led coalition government, up 1 point to 10 percent.
Armed factions in the Central African Republic have agreed to free all child soldiers and other children who may be used as cooks or messengers or for sexual purposes, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF said on Tuesday. The deal covers an estimated 6,000 to 10,000 children and the eight main militia groups also agreed to end any new recruitment of children, according to UNICEF. "This is a major step forward for the protection of children in this country," said Mohamed Malick Fall, the UNICEF envoy to Central African Republic.