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article 28 August 2014 Politics
Defection of Tory MP to Ukip 'self-defeating' - Cameron
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Conservative Party MP Douglas Carswell resigns as an MP and defects to Ukip, saying principles are more important than political careers. David Cameron describes his departure as "deeply regrettable".

article 28 August 2014 UK
Rotherham inspection ordered after widespread abuse
Rotherham child abuse

After the child abuse scandal in Rotherham, the education secretary orders an inspection of child protection services there. But do victims nationwide still face a culture of disbelief?

article 28 August 2014 World, Ukraine
Nato images - 'proof' Russian soldiers inside Ukraine
Satellite image of Russian troops in Ukraine (Digital Globe)

Nato releases satellite imagery which it says shows well over 1,000 Russian combat soldiers operating inside Ukraine, armed with sophisticated weaponry.

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post 28 August 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog Obama's plan for Middle East no clearer

Obama admitted 'we don't have a strategy yet', which is why there was no need to put anything before congress, or bring the American people into the debate. He didn't want to put the cart in front of

post 28 August 2014
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: what do we know about the grooming gangs?

How many child grooming gangs are operating on the streets of Britain? Who is most at risk? FactCheck finds out.

post 28 August 2014
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Could an independent heart outweigh a sceptical economic mind?

Of the big macro issues - banking, debt, oil and the pound - the most critical is banking. But a desire to reject free markets, privatisation and high inequality will also play its part.

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Read more on Simon Israel's blog Tory net migration pledge remains an elusive dream

Today's immigration figures showed an increase of 68,000 people coming to the UK, meaning it is almost impossible for the Conservatives to honour their election pledge to bring down net migration.

article 28 August 2014 UK
Oxford graduated
Who runs Britain? Probably not the likes of you, says report

Britain is "deeply elitist" and top roles in society are dominated by Oxbridge graduates, according to a report.

post 28 August 2014
Read more on Liam's blog Earth from space: August 2014

During August, there have been some particularly good images of our planet taken by Nasa satellites from space.

post 28 August 2014
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Ukraine: is Mariupol the new front in separatist war?

The chimneys of Mariupol - where one the the biggest integrated steelworks in the world dominates the city skyline outside for miles - the new strategic significance in Ukraine.

post 28 August 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog By-election headache for Cameron as Tory MP defects to Ukip

Senior Tories were thrilled to see Ukip disappearing from the media not long after the European Elections - but a by-election circus in Essex gives them another sustained burst of publicity.

article 28 August 2014 World
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TV crew member killed by Omaha police - pictures

A crew member on a long-running reality show about the US police is killed by mistake as he is filming at the scene of a robbery.

article 28 August 2014 UK
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Rotherham: Shaun Wright quits Labour but not PPC role

South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright resigns from the Labour Party - but insists he will not leave his post.

article 28 August 2014 UK
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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?

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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 UK
News
Rotherham child abuse: the ethnic dimension

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
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Rotherham child abuse: PCC refuses to quit over report

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.

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.

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Education Secretary Nicky Morgan agrees an early inspection by Ofsted of the Rotherham child protection and looked-after children services.

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