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Grooming bans 'could stop sex abuse'

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:48
Councils in England and Wales want new powers to combat men suspected of grooming children for sex, by using Asbo-style preventative measures.
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Asia markets spooked by tech selloff

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:46
Asian shares fell as investors retreat following US economic data and a sharp selloff in technology shares on Wall Street.
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Is social media fuelling a Mexican Spring?

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:46
Six months after the Ayotzinapa 43 disappeared, a movement of digital activists borrowing tactics from Spanish and Greek anti-austerity movements, and from the Arab Spring, has gained strength on Mexican social media.
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Why I am ashamed to be a man in Afghanistan

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:16
Afghan lynching triggers one man's guilt
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Hamas rocket attacks 'war crimes'

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:11
Rocket and mortar attacks by Palestinian militant groups during last summer's conflict in Gaza amounted to war crimes, Amnesty International says.
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Saving Gaza's only grand piano

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 09:06
Bringing Gaza's only grand piano back to life
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Fake service dogs under attack

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 09:02
The rise of fake support animals
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Crash jet black box has 'usable data'

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:57
French investigators say the cockpit voice recorder of Germanwings 4U 9525 has usable data, but it has so far yielded no clues to the crash.
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Four dead as Ukraine bus hits mine

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:54
At least four people are killed after a passenger bus hit a landmine near a government-held town in eastern Ukraine, local officials say.
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Lee Kuan Yew: How will Asia remember him?

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:38
How will Lee Kuan Yew be remembered in Singapore's neighbourhood?
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FA plan contract talks with Hodgson

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:30
Football Association chairman Greg Dyke plans contract talks with England boss Roy Hodgson within the next year.
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Peruvian mudslide emergency declared

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:29
A state of emergency is declared in the Peruvian town of Chosica after it was engulfed by mud and rocks during heavy rain on Monday.
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US air strikes target IS in Tikrit

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 06:59
The US says it has begun air strikes to try to dislodge Islamic State militants from the Iraqi city of Tikrit, after a request from Baghdad.
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Kraft shares soar on Heinz merger

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 06:37
Kraft Foods Group shares jump 35% after an announcement that the firm will merge with tomato ketchup maker Heinz.
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Alps air crash 'killed three Britons'

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 06:15
At least three Britons died in the Alps air crash that killed 150 people, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.
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Ebola 'more deadly' in young children

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 06:09
Ebola is more deadly for young children than adults, an analysis in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests.
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Australia's Norfolk Island faces fight for independence

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 05:16
Australia's Norfolk Island faces losing independence, but not without a fight
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Taliban-swap US soldier charged

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 05:11
Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier held by the Taliban in Afghanistan for five years before a controversial prisoner swap, is charged with desertion.
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Met police 'had files on MPs in 90s'

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:39
A former undercover police officer has told BBC News that Scotland Yard kept intelligence files on MPs during the 1990s.
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Charles Taylor to stay in UK jail

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 03:40
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is ordered to serve the rest of his jail term in the UK, after losing a request to be transferred to Rwanda.
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