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post 19 December 2014
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: can paedophiles be cured?

A senior policeman has said some people caught looking at images of child abuse online should get medical help, not a conviction. But is paedophilia an illness?

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'Thrown away': how it feels to spend Christmas on your own

Shalyce Lawrence knows what it's like to spend Christmas day alone. That's why she founded the Topé Project, which brings young care leavers together while most of us are with our families.

post 19 December 2014
Read more from John Sparks on the World News blog Chained in cells: the plight of some of Cambodia's mentally ill

The people of Cambodia have suffered like few others, but according to Father Kevin Conroy there are only 15 beds for psychiatric patients in the entire country.

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Caged and chained: Cambodia's mentally ill - video

In a country where mental illness is blamed on bad luck, karma and ghosts, sufferers are often shackled and afraid - forced to live in the shadows. Warning: this film contains disturbing images.

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Dalglish gives emotional Hillsborough testimony - video

Former Liverpool player and manager Kenny Dalglish has given an emotional testimony at the Hillsborough inquest. He described the "mayhem" inside the stadium during the disaster.

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Burning Merkel: anti-austerity protest rocks Brussels

Protesters burned effigies of EU leaders and brought rush hour traffic to a stop as they protest austerity and a planned EU-US free trade deal.

post 19 December 2014
Read more on Liam's blog The year that we didn't have to dream about snow at Christmas

Even though snow will be in short supply this Christmas, we don't have to look too far back to find a Christmas that delivered the goods.

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2014 in immigration: from EU arrivals to Ukip defections

It began the year as a relatively quiet issue. Then along came the Ukip surge, a shock European election and two Conservative defections. Here we look back at the last 12 months of immigration.

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Mandy Rice-Davies: her role in the Profumo sex scandal

Mandy Rice-Davies, at the centre of the Profumo affair which rocked Harold Macmillan's government, has died aged 70. Last year she revealed she was "still angry" about the way she had been treated.

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Kurdish fighters 'break Islamic State siege' at Sinjar

Kurdish peshmerga forces fight back Islamic State militants from Mount Sinjar on the borders of Iraq, Syria and Turkey, freeing hundreds of Yazidis trapped by IS.

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Iraqi Kurds liberate besieged Sinjar mountain - video

Kurdish forces in northern Iraq have claimed their biggest victory in the fight against Islamic State militants.

video 19 December 2014 Spain

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Spanish businessman rams car into ruling party's HQ - video

A man calling himself a 'ruined businessman' rams a car containing gas cylinders into the ruling People's Party headquarters in Madrid

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University students top 500,000 for first time

The number of students going to university reaches record levels, although there are still big gaps between men and women alongside regional disparity.

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Eight children killed in Australia mass stabbing

Eight children from the same family, aged 18 months to 15-years-old, are found murdered in their home in Cairns. A woman who was mother to seven of them has been taken to hospital with stab wounds.

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A&E departments 'stretched to the limit' - video

The pressure is growing on many hospital accident and emergency departments in what has been described as their busiest week ever.

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'The deepest cuts I have ever known' - Sir Hugh Orde

Sir Hugh Orde, head of the association of chief police officers, tells Channel 4 News that the latest round of cuts are the deepest he has ever known.

article 18 December 2014 World, India
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Fury in India as Pakistan bails Mumbai terror 'mastermind'

India reacts furiously and vows to challenge Pakistan after a court grants bail to Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi - the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

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Internet helps two homeless people have an easier Christmas

Two young people have used their ingenuity to ensure two homeless men won't have to be out on the streets this December.

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Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: has the Russian bear lost its claws?

Vladimir Putin claims Russia only has two military bases abroad. FactCheck thinks he's having an attack of amnesia.

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The US investors Westbrook Partners is reportedly set to sell the New Era estate to an affordable-housing provider in London after protests.

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Kurdish peshmerga fighters have secured a route to Iraq’s Sinjar mountain, where hundreds of people had been trapped by Islamic State fighters, the head of the Kurdish region’s national security said on Thursday.

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"I’m the first, but I won’t be the only". The first female bishop in the Church of England, Libby Lane, on her appointment as bishop of Stockport.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demands that the EU puts Hamas back on a list of terrorist organisations after an EU court ruled that it should be removed.

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The supreme court has overturned a ruling allowing two catholic midwives from Scotland to refuse, as a matter of conscience, to supervise staff involved in providing abortion services.