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Clampdown on violence against NHS staff

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images New measures to protect NHS staff are to be introduced to try to reduce the thousands of assaults on them that take place every year.Staff are to be given better training in dealing with violent situations and offenders will be prosecuted more quickly.Health Secretary Matt Hancock will set out further details later.He says the NHS will adopt a "zero tolerance" approach to violence against its
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US mail bombs: Man held after campaign against Trump critics

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVan of mail bomb suspectA 56-year-old man has been arrested in Florida in connection with a mail-bombing campaign aimed at critics of US President Donald Trump.US officials named the man as Cesar Sayoc. He faces five charges including mailing explosives and threatening ex-presidents.Mr Trump said the acts were "despicable and have no place in our country".Fourteen items have been sent in
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Germany protest: Tens of thousands march against far right

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The organisers said many more people came than expected More than 100,000 people have been marching in the German capital Berlin to protest against xenophobia and the increasing influence of the far right.Rights groups organised the rally, as marchers held placards reading "Indivisible" and "United against racism".The BBC's Jenny Hill in Berlin says even the organisers seemed surprised by the turnout.Support for the

DUP ‘could vote against the Budget’ over Brexit deal

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption DUP leader Arlene Foster met EU negotiator Michel Barnier on Tuesday The Democratic Unionist Party's 10 Westminster MPs are planning to vote down the Budget later this month if they are unhappy about the government's Brexit plans, the BBC understands.Theresa May relies on DUP support in key votes because she does not have a majority in the House of Commons.But the DUP could abandon

Sport used as a weapon against Essex gangs

[ad_1] A PE teacher has set up a sports project in Essex to discourage children from joining gangs.David Simmons began Changing Lives in Harlow to provide after-school activities and workshops for young people.He started the project after being threatened with a knife by a six-year-old in London and after seeing a child being bullied in his local town.He says gangs are recruiting increasingly younger people and he wants to do
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Brett Kavanaugh: Second allegation made against court nominee

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Judge Kavanaugh, who is awaiting confirmation, has denied both allegations A second woman has come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump's US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Deborah Ramirez, a Yale university classmate of the judge, detailed the alleged incident to the New Yorker.She alleges Mr Kavanaugh exposed his genitals at a dormitory party and thrust them in her face,

A digital game or a powerful weapon against boardroom crime?

[ad_1] Image copyright SFO Artificial intelligence is being hailed as a powerful new tool for investigators in the most complex crimes. The Serious Fraud Office has given BBC News exclusive access to see the system it has been using. In the boardroom at the Serious Fraud Office, an investigator is pointing to a giant computer screen that shows a pattern of green and blue dots.As the investigator moves his mouse,

Creating start-ups against the odds in Brazil

[ad_1] Image copyright Nubank Image caption David Velez's friends advised him against starting a digital bank in Brazil Colombian entrepreneur David Velez co-founded a digital bank in Brazil in 2013 around the same time similar ideas started to crop up in the US and the UK.He was strongly advised by his friends to give up on the idea.Brazil's financial industry is dominated by five national banks that control almost 90%
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Man charged over threats against reporters who criticised Trump

[ad_1] Image copyright CBS Image caption Mr Chain was arrested in his California home by a Swat team on Thursday The FBI has charged a man accused of making threatening calls to a newspaper that criticised President Donald Trump's attacks on the media.The FBI says Robert Chain, 68, called the Boston Globe about a dozen times and threatened to shoot reporters.He allegedly called journalists the "enemy of the people", using

Alex Salmond formally starts legal action against Scottish government

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Salmond told BBC Scotland last week that he had never sexually harassed anyone Alex Salmond has formally started his legal action against the Scottish government over its handling of sexual misconduct complaints against him. Two people have made allegations about the former first minister, who strongly denies ever sexually harassing anyone.He is seeking a judicial review of a new complaints procedure that