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article 27 August 2014 UK
Rotherham child abuse: the ethnic dimension
News

Despite victims' description of most of their abusers as "Asian", ethnicity was a factor that was not actively tackled by the authorities in Rotherham where over 1,400 children were subject to abuse.

article 27 August 2014 UK
Rotherham child abuse: PCC refuses to quit over report
News

South Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner apologises after a report found 1,400 youngsters suffered sexual exploitation over a 16-year period, but says he will not resign.

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post 27 August 2014
Read more on Matt's blog: Matt Frei Why there are fewer jihadis from the US than Britain

The authorities think that America has spawned several dozen jihadis as opposed to Britain's several hundred. This is because America has a totally different relationship to its ethnic minorities.

article 27 August 2014 World, Syria
Islamic State raises the flag at Tabqa
What weapons has Islamic State seized at Tabqa?

As the Islamic State seizes Tabqa airbase in Syria, it kicks the Syrian government's army out of the north east of the country and seizes a cache of advanced weapons.

article 27 August 2014 UK
News
Police prosecuted only one in 17 Rotherham child sex reports

At least 1,400 children have been subjected to horrifying sexual abuse in Rotherham since 1997, with a report criticising the police for failing to act and prosecute offenders.

post 27 August 2014
Read more on Liam's blog Hints of summer bouncing back next week

Following a wet and cool bank holiday Monday, my meteorological charts are showing hints that summer will bounce back next week.

article 27 August 2014 UK
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Taxpayer-backed RBS fined over mortgage advice

Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest are fined 14.5m after the City regulator finds "serious failings" in its advice to mortgage customers.

article 27 August 2014 Culture
Kate Bush live comeback - the no spoiler review. (Photo: Ken McKay/REX)
Kate Bush live comeback - the no spoiler Q&A

Music fans know all too well that Kate Bush played her first live show since 1979 last night. If you want to know a bit, but not too much, read on.

article 27 August 2014 World, Ukraine
News
'Roadmap' for peace? Ukraine to seek ceasefire after talks

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko promises to work on an urgent ceasefire plan with Russia's Vladimir Putin to defuse the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine.

article 26 August 2014 Culture
News
Kate Bush's Before the Dawn show - in tweets

Kate Bush returns to the stage after 35 years. And for the thousands who didn't manage to get tickets, a gleeful, celebrity-filled audience are taking to Twitter to tease.

video 26 August 2014 World, United States

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US launches surveillance flights over Syria - video

US officials say manned and surveillance flights over Syria will prepare the way for potential air strikes on Islamic State militants, following the brutal murder of James Foley.

post 26 August 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Neither dawn nor dignity in Libya

Libya's rival factions are called Dawn and Dignity. But fighting means it has little chance of achieving the new dawn or the life of dignity the 2011 revolution promised.

post 26 August 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Ramsgate, Uxbridge and election menace

Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson both announced the seats they would like to go for in the next election. Both hold menace for David Cameron - one is blatant and the other better concealed.

article 26 August 2014 World
News
Stop claiming e-cigarettes help to quit smoking, says WHO

WHO says e-cigarettes should be banned indoors and that manufacturers should stop claiming they are an aid to quitting smoking. But some ex-smokers tell Channel 4 News they helped.

article 26 August 2014 World, Israel
 Israel and the Hamas accept Egyptian proposals for a long-term ceasefire following seven weeks of war and the loss of more than 2,000 lives (Reuters)
Israel and Hamas agree Gaza ceasefire

Israel and Hamas accept Egyptian proposals for a long-term ceasefire following seven weeks of war and the loss of more than 2,000 lives.

video 26 August 2014 World, Iraq

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James Foley's parents: 'He was a light in the dark' - video

Exclusive: John and Diane Foley, parents of murdered US journalist James, say they had hoped to negotiate his release with his Islamic State captors - but the decision had "already been made".

post 26 August 2014
Read more from Jackie Long on her blog Why did those there to care for Rotherham's children look away?

The most shocking aspect of today's Rotherham report is the sheer scale: 1,400 children exploited in a decade and a half.

video 26 August 2014 Libya

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Libya's descent: extremists fight for control - video

In 2011 they were all revolutionaries trying to overthrow Gaddafi. Now, says Lindsey Hilsum, Islamists are battling secularists for control in Libya - and the west is ignoring the country's implosion.

article 26 August 2014 UK
Rotherham
'1,400 children' sexually abused in Rotherham

Around 1,400 children were sexually exploited in the South Yorkshire town between 1997 and 2013, according to a report.

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