- 1. MISS HONDURAS AND SISTER FOUND DEAD
- 2. OFSTED WARNING ON SEXUAL EXPLOITATION
- 3. CALL FOR N KOREA HUMAN RIGHTS PROBE
- 4. SECOND FRENCH I.S MILITANT IDENTIFIED
- 5. UK GROUP TO CROWD-FUND MOON LANDING
- 6. UKIP 'REPATRIATION' ROW IN ROCHESTER
- 7. EBOLA RESPONSE 'WOEFUL' SAYS NURSE
- 8. ZOOKEEPER HURT IN RHINO INCIDENT
- 9. JULIEN BLANC DENIED UK VISA
- 10. HOT TICKET: SCI-FI DRAMA POMONA
1. MISS HONDURAS AND SISTER FOUND DEAD
A beauty queen from Honduras, who had been due to compete in next month's Miss World pageant in London, has been found dead. The bodies of 19-year-old Maria Jose Alvarado and her sister, Sofia Trinidad, 23, were discovered almost a week after the pair were seen leaving a birthday party in a car without number plates.
2. OFSTED WARNING ON SEXUAL EXPLOITATION
A report by education watchdog Ofsted has warned that councils are failing children in England, putting them at risk of sexual exploitation and abuse. Leadership is “frequently lacking” and plans to tackle the problem are “underdeveloped”, it says. Councils are slowly beginning to address the problem.
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3. CALL FOR N KOREA HUMAN RIGHTS PROBE
A UN committee has urged the security council to refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court over its human rights record. A UN report in February found citizens there face “unspeakable atrocities” and wide-ranging abuses including torture. China and Russia voted against the motion.
4. SECOND FRENCH I.S MILITANT IDENTIFIED
France has confirmed that two of its citizens appeared in an Islamic State video which showed the murder of 18 Syrian prisoners and US hostage Peter Kassig. Frenchman Maxime Hauchard, from Normandy, was identified at the weekend. The second man is believed to be Michael Dos Santos, a 22-year-old from the suburbs of Paris.
5. UK GROUP TO CROWD-FUND MOON LANDING
A British-led group aims to land a robot probe on the moon within ten years, using crowd-funding to raise £500m. Lunar Mission One will survey the satellite’s south pole to see if a base could be set up there. Donors to the project can have their photos and DNA buried on the lunar surface in a time capsule.
6. UKIP 'REPATRIATION' ROW IN ROCHESTER
A row over the possible repatriation of EU migrants has overshadowed the final day of campaigning in the Rochester by-election. Comments from Ukip candidate Mark Reckless were seized upon after he appeared to suggest that migrants would only be allowed to stay for "a transitional period" if Britain left the EU. Ukip claimed his words had been "twisted".
7. EBOLA RESPONSE 'WOEFUL' SAYS NURSE
British nurse William Pooley who contracted Ebola but survived, and has now returned to Sierra Leone to continue his work fighting the disease, has criticised the "woefully slow" international response to the outbreak in West Africa. He said he was surprised by the number of dead people he saw when he returned to Africa after three months away.
8. ZOOKEEPER HURT IN RHINO INCIDENT
A zookeeper has been taken to hospital with "serious injuries" after apparently being attacked by a rhinoceros at Whipsnade Zoo. The man, who is in his 50s was found in water in the rhino enclosure at 8.15am this morning. He had injuries to the chest, abdomen and pelvis. He was treated by paramedics at the scene and taken to hospital.
9. JULIEN BLANC DENIED UK VISA
Controversial American 'pick-up artist' Julien Blanc has been refused entry to the UK after being accused of promoting sexual assault. The 25-year-old, who runs dating seminars and boot camps, was thrown out of Australia earlier this month and his UK visa has been refused after 150,000 people signed a petition calling for him to be banned.
10. HOT TICKET: SCI-FI DRAMA POMONA
Alistair McDowall's new dystopian drama Pomona has opened at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond. A young woman searching for her sister discovers an abandoned industrial island in the heart of Manchester, which holds the key to the city's dark secrets. "Brilliant," says the Evening Standard. Until 13 December.
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