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Child sex exploitation ‘social norm’

30 October 2014 Last updated at 01:33 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Ann Coffey MP: ”We should be judging the people who prey on these children, not the children themselves” Child sexual exploitation has become a … Continue reading

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Care plan ‘to ease hospital pressure’

30 October 2014 Last updated at 00:46 By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News Vulnerable patients in England will get better support in the community as part of plans to ease pressure on hospitals, ministers say. Joint teams of social … Continue reading

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Sickness benefit cuts ‘considered’

30 October 2014 Last updated at 00:06 By Michael Buchanan Social Affairs Correspondent, BBC News More than two million people claim employment and support allowance Ministers are considering drastically cutting the main Employment and Support Allowance sickness benefit, internal documents … Continue reading

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Penalties ‘do not stop’ drug use

30 October 2014 Last updated at 06:56 Last year Uruguay became the first country to make it legal to grow, sell and consume marijuana There is “no obvious relationship” between tough laws and levels of drug use, a government report … Continue reading

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U.S. says working with Iraqi Kurdistan to stop Islamic State oil smuggling

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The United States is working closely with the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government to clamp down on oil smuggling in a bid to cut off a key source of funding for Islamic State, a senior U.S. official said … Continue reading

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U.S. drone strike kills five militants in Pakistan

WANA Pakistan (Reuters) – A suspected U.S. drone strike killed at least five militants in a Pakistani tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Thursday, with local villagers saying the dead included of a senior Arab commander. U.S. drone strikes have escalated … Continue reading

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Ukraine gas supplies in doubt as Russia seeks EU payment deal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Ukraine’s efforts to unblock deliveries of Russian gas as winter sets in were deadlocked on Thursday as Moscow’s negotiators were quoted demanding firmer commitments from the European Union to cover Kiev’s pre-payments for energy. EU-hosted talks were … Continue reading

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Israeli police kill Palestinian suspected of shooting far-right Jew

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian on Thursday after he fired at them resisting arrest in East Jerusalem hours after the attempted assassination of a far-right Israeli activist, police said. “Anti-terrorist police units surrounded a house in … Continue reading

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EU Warrant vote ‘before by-election’

29 October 2014 Last updated at 15:15 MPs will get to vote on the government’s decision before 20 November David Cameron has said a vote on the future of the European Arrest Warrant will be held before the Rochester and … Continue reading

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Some 650 missing children ‘at risk’

29 October 2014 Last updated at 14:15 The report was commissioned in the wake of the Rochdale grooming scandal Almost 650 children reported missing in Greater Manchester in 2014 were at risk of child sexual exploitation (CSE) or serious harm, … Continue reading

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