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Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Tuesday for the start of his sentencing trial where an American jury will condemn the 21-year-old to death or life without parole. The federal court room was packed for the first day of the penalty phase, which began with instructions from the judge to the jury, the same 12-member panel that convicted Tsarnaev on April 8. This second phase of the trial begins a day after 27,000 people took part in this year's Boston Marathon, which is still reeling from the memory of the attacks, the deadliest in the United States since 9/11. It also comes as prominent survivors have opposed the death penalty for Tsarnaev, a teenage student at the time, who with his elder brother killed three people and wounded 264 others in the bombings.
Britain's opposition Labour Party holds a 2 percentage point lead over David Cameron's Conservatives, pollster TNS said on Tuesday, showing neither of the main parties had seen a decisive bounce after launching their manifestos. "All the indications are that we continue to face a result where no one party secures an overall majority," TNS UK director Jamie Willard said. Labour has gained two points in the TNS survey to 34 percent while the Conservatives have lost 2 points, down to 32 percent. The Liberal Democrats were down 1 point to 8 percent and the anti-European Union party UKIP gained one point to 15 percent.