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VIDEO: The town torn apart by child sex abuse

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 07:14
Five specially selected commissioners will take over the running of Rotherham council.

Friday's gossip column

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 07:11
Chelsea want Nathaniel Clyne, Rafael to leave Man Utd, Cheick Tiote to exit Newcastle, Diego Costa will not change, plus more.

Non-Christian faith groups 'excluded'

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 07:02
A faith-based project aimed at reducing crime in Northamptonshire has not given any money to non-Christian religious groups.

Education poverty gap 'challenge'

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 06:50
There are "considerable challenges" to close the education performance gap for children from poorer backgrounds and ministers needs to do more, AMs warn.

VIDEO: The mystery of the missing pearl dress

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 06:47
A $150,000 custom-made Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa dress, worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars, has been stolen in Hollywood.

'Unmasked: Jihadi John' - front pages

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 06:23
The identification of the Islamic State extremist who became known as "Jihadi John" leads most papers, which look into Mohammed Emwazi's past.

Report shows rise in self-harm cases

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 06:17
There were more than 12,000 attendances at hospital emergency departments in Northern Ireland in the past financial year for self-harm and suicidal thought, according to a new report.

VIDEO: Russia's football racism 'too common'

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 06:15
Russia will host the next football World Cup, and with three years to go before the finals, FIFA has called the level of racism in the Russian game "completely unacceptable".

HK woman jailed for abusing maid

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 05:55
A Hong Kong woman is jailed for six years for severely abusing her Indonesian maid, in a case that sparked international concern.

Virginia eugenics victims win payout

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 05:50
Virginia becomes the second US state to agree compensation for people who were forcibly sterilised under eugenics programmes until the 1970s.

Gunman kills three in South Korea

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 04:34
A gunman kills three people and then himself at an apartment in the South Korean city of Hwaseong, reports say.

Osborne rebuked on EU surcharge claim

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 04:06
MPs say Chancellor George Osborne's claim to have "halved" the UK's £1.7bn EU budget surcharge last year is "not supported by the facts".

VIDEO: Cuba 'keen to update poor internet'

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 03:23
As the US tweaks its web regulations, Cuba is looking to radically update its internet infrastructure.

Wheat present in UK 'for 8,000 years'

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 03:23
Fragments of wheat DNA suggest wheat was present in Britain 8,000 years ago, long before it was grown by British farmers.

Age-related leukaemia cases may soar

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 03:17
It is "almost inevitable" that your blood will take the first steps towards leukaemia as you age, researchers show.

Online motoring plea service launched

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 03:09
A service allowing motorists in England and Wales charged with summary motoring offences to enter a plea online is being launched by the government.

How Ghana has reversed exodus of nurses

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 02:47
How Ghana has reversed the exodus of nurses to the UK

Japan's shares at fresh 15-year high

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 02:11
Shares on Japan's main index were up on Friday morning due to a weaker yen against the US dollar and despite a raft of mostly disappointing economic figures.

UK diplomats' language skills warning

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 01:53
There is an "alarming" shortfall in Foreign Office staff able to speak Arabic or Russian, the Foreign Affairs Committee warns.

Parents in march for Mexico students

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 01:18
The parents of 43 Mexican students who went missing five months ago in the town of Iguala lead a march in Mexico City to demand justice.
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