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Robb Leech and Richard DartBritish filmmaker chronicles stepbrother Richard Darl's turn to jihadism in 2009.


2014-08-27 05:00:00 -0600

This May 15, 2014, photo shows a Hornblower Niagara Cruises Catamaran, foreground, and a Maid of the Mist boat, background, in the Niagara Gorge below Niagara Falls. The Maid of the Mist Steamboat Co. continues to launch from the American shore but lost its Canadian contract to rival Hornblower Niagara Cruises.(AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say two boaters were less than a half-mile from the brink of Niagara Falls when they were rescued from their disabled vessel by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter.


2014-08-27 05:56:40 -0600

Authorities were blamed for failing to act after it emerged that 1,400 minors were sexually abused in Rotherham over a 16-year periodSouth Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) rejected calls for his resignation Wednesday following a shocking report into the abuse of hundreds of young people in Rotherham. The report, commissioned by Rotherham Council and published Tuesday, revealed that some 1,400 minors were sexually abused in the Yorkshire town over a 16-year period. It detailed "utterly appalling" incidents of gang rape, kidnapping and trafficking of girls as young as 11, and blamed local authorities for a "blatant" failure to act over child exploitation, the full scale of which is still not known. Rotherham Borough Council leader Roger Stone resigned immediately after the report's publication and PCC Shaun Wright, who was head of children's services at the council from 2005 to 2010, faced mounting calls Wednesday to follow his lead.


2014-08-27 05:48:53 -0600