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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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article 28 August 2014 UK
News
One in three working parents 'miss out on food to pay rent'

One in three working parents cut back on food to pay for housing costs, while one in ten say they or a partner skips meals says a new Shelter report. But the government says repossessions are falling.

video 27 August 2014 UK

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'Just grubby little men letting us down' - video

What do the people of Rotherham make of the way the council dealt with child abuse? And what impact will the revelations have on the community?

video 27 August 2014 UK

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Rotherham authorities 'put community cohesion before rape'

Rochdale's Labour MP Simon Danczuk and journalist and blogger Sunny Hundal debate who is to blame for the Rotherham child abuse scandal - and how far the ethnicity of the abusers is a factor.

article 27 August 2014 World, Iraq
Douglas McAuthur McCain (Reuters)
Douglas McAuthur McCain: death of a US jihadi in Syria

US officials confirm that an American believed to be fighting with extremists in Syria has been killed, reportedly by the Free Syrian Army.

article 27 August 2014 World, Syria
Syrian children
The 'immeasurable suffering' of the Syrian people

Murder, torture and rape - a UN report catalogues the "unimaginable" horrors being heaped upon the people of Syria by the government, rebel groups and the Islamic State.

video 27 August 2014 UK

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Rotherham lawyer: 'I'm not impressed with police'- video

Rotherham solicitor David Greenwood, who is suing the council on behalf of 15 victims of child sexual exploitation, tells Channel 4 News such cases are "fairly simple for the police to prosecute".

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Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog South Yorkshire PCC

You have to think it must be a question of time before Shaun Wright takes the hint and stands down.

video 27 August 2014 United States

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Great White spotted off New England beach - video

A police helicopter and patrol boats escorted the 15ft shark out to deep water after it sparked an alert in Duxbury, Massachusetts.

article 27 August 2014 UK
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Jordan Jarrett-Bryan by Where are all the Asian footballers?

It is easy to assume that Asian people do not play football because they do not like the game - but that assumption only exists because we do not see them playing, writes Jordan Jarrett-Bryan.

article 27 August 2014 World, United States
Man at shooting range
Gun instructor shot by nine-year-old girl - video

A nine-year-old girl has accidentally shot dead her instructor at an Arizona shooting range after she lost control of her machine gun.

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
News
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

A peep at the Kate Bush comeback show, with no spoilers, we promise.

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.

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"We didn’t substantively discuss that, and we, Russia, can’t substantively discuss conditions of a ceasefire, of agreements between Kiev, Donetsk and Luhansk. That’s not our business, it’s up to Ukraine itself."

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