Deadbeat dads get a second chance

Marcus Dixon refers to the tattoos on his face as the “art of war”: an eye etched on his forehead, five stars down the left side of his face, and the words “don’t cry” on his eyelids.

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VIDEO: ‘Your CV is your shop window’

Director of the National Careers Service Joe Billington says people should tailor their CVs to highlight experience matching a role’s person specification.

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Why jihadists struck Kenya

CNN’s Nic Robertson reports on why Al-Shabaab, fighting in Somalia, would strike a high-profile target in Kenya.

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Jane Austen ring to stay in UK

A ring which once belonged to Jane Austen will remain in the UK after a successful campaign by a Hampshire museum.

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Party like it’s the 1980s

Julian Zelizer says we’re living in a world that was largely shaped by the events and policies of the 1980s.

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Church attack: I’m at a loss for words, says Chaudhry Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Monday that routine condemnation of the terrorist attacks could not apply to the All Saints Church attack. He said he was at a loss for words. Speaking at the National Assembly the interior minister said, “…but condemnations have to be made. People need to exercise restraint. We have to pacify ourselves.” Over ...

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Bo Xilai ‘to appeal life sentence’

China’s disgraced former top politician Bo Xilai is appealing against his life sentence for corruption and abuse of power, reports say.

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Getting back in the saddle

One of the scariest scenarios of any sport must be the realization by a jockey that the half-tonne animal underneath him is not going to land successfully as it flies over a fence six feet high at nearly 50 kilometers per hour.

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Kenyan forces claim control of mall

Two days after terrorists opened fire in a Kenyan mall, killing at least 69 people and wounding more than 175, the military says it has control of all floors of the building.

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Human role in warming ‘more certain’

Scientists are more certain than ever that greenhouse emissions from human activities are heating the planet, the UN’s climate panel chief says.

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Vettel should not be booed – Hamilton

Britain’s Lewis Hamilton believes it is wrong to boo Sebastian Vettel, “no matter how easy or hard” success comes to him.

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Egypt bans Brotherhood ‘activities’

A court in Egypt bans “all activities” by the Muslim Brotherhood, after reviewing the Islamist group’s status as a non-governmental organisation.

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Kola Real: Peru’s answer to cola

Click to watch video Nick Parker reports on a homegrown Peruvian cola that's give multinationals a run for their money. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the soft-drinks maker is producing vitamin water to target new markets.

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No action over Stafford doctors

Four senior doctors who worked at Stafford Hospital at the height of the neglect and abuse scandal will not face disciplinary action, the General Medical Council has announced.

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