Business

How a missing letter helped create a tech billionaire

[ad_1] Image copyright Atlassian Image caption Scott Farquhar is estimated to be worth $7bn The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Scott Farquhar, co-founder and co-chief executive of software company Atlassian.Scott Farquhar remembers his life-changing "sliding doors" moment.The Australian entrepreneur was on track to join one of the country's top military institutions after he finished high school. But
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Brazil dam collapse: ‘Little hope’ of finding missing alive

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSurvivors were pulled from the muddy torrent after the dam collapsedSome 300 people are missing after a dam collapsed at an iron ore mine in south-eastern Brazil, officials say.The break caused a sea of muddy sludge that buried the dam's cafeteria where hundreds of workers were eating lunch.Rescue teams used earth-moving machinery at the site of the accident near the town
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Emiliano Sala: Search for missing footballer’s plane postponed

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEmiliano Sala signed for Cardiff City FC on SaturdayThe search for a missing plane carrying a pilot and a Premier League footballer has been called off for the night.Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson were in the plane that vanished from radar on Monday.Guernsey Police said an "intensive" nine-hour search found no trace of the missing aircraft. A
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Colombia: Missing Farc leader Iván Márquez re-appears on video

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Iván Márquez (left) spent four years negotiating the peace deal with Colombia's government A former commander of Colombia's Farc rebel group, Iván Márquez, has released a video six months after going into hiding. In the film, he accuses the government of betraying the terms of the historic peace agreement signed in 2016. He says 400 community leaders and 85 former fighters have been killed
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Jayme Closs: Missing 13-year-old found months after parents’ murder

[ad_1] Image copyright Barron County Sheriff's Department Image caption Jayme Closs, 13, has been described as a "sweet girl" by school officials A 13-year-old girl from Wisconsin who went missing in October after her parents were murdered has been found alive, officials say. Jayme Closs, whose parents, aged 56 and 46, were discovered shot in their family home last year, was located on Thursday evening, police said.They said a suspect
Health

Mental health patients missing GP appointments ‘at risk’

[ad_1] Image copyright sturti Image caption Deprived patients in affluent areas can find themselves excluded when they miss GP appointments Mental health patients who miss two or more GP appointments within the space of a year are eight times more likely to die in the subsequent 18 months than those who miss none, a study suggests.The University of Glasgow study looked at 274,547 patients with long-term mental health conditions, at
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Missing new mother dies in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

[ad_1] Image caption Amanda Cox's death is being treated as unexplained Investigations are taking place into the death of a new mother who is thought to have collapsed after getting lost inside Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.Amanda Cox, who was 34 and from Peebles in the Borders, was reported missing on Monday after failing to return to the maternity ward following a visit to see her son at the neonatal unit.She was
Entertainment

Gypsy Girl: Missing mosaic pieces returned to Turkey

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The missing pieces were smuggled out of Turkey in the 1960s Missing fragments of an ancient mosaic known as the Gypsy Girl have been put on display in a museum in Turkey after being returned from the United States. The fragments are being displayed next to the incomplete, almost 2,000-year-old mosaic of a young girl.Her haunting eyes have become a symbol of the southern
Education

Missing special needs support ‘a national scandal’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of children missing out on support for diagnosed special educational needs in England is a "national scandal", Ofsted has said.There are 2,060 children in 2018 who have education, health and care plans (EHCs) setting out their needs, but who receive no support at all.Some parents said a child is only assessed when they are excluded.Ofsted chief, Amanda Spielman, also raised the issue of children