South Yorkshire's Police Commissioner has refused to resign over the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal.
The child exploitation scandal in which 1,400 youngsters were abused over 16 years is not "peculiar" to Rotherham, according to a leading children's charity.
A United Nations report has accused Syria of using chemical weapons eight times in April - and highlights mass atrocities by Islamic State militants.
Kate Bush was welcomed to the stage for her first live gig in 35 years by a massive roar from the sell-out crowd at the Hammersmith Apollo.
A newly-married couple have admitted the second-degree murder of a Pennsylvania man after luring him to his death using Craigslist.
A businessman ate pasta off a subway platform floor in Canada to demonstrate a new vacuum cleaner.
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