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24 Chinese coal miners dead in underground fire

Twenty-four coal miners have died in China following an underground fire, according to state media.

The disaster happened at a mine in Liaoning province in north-east China. Credit: Google Maps

Another 52 people were injured in the disaster at a mine in Liaoning province in the north-east of the country, Xinhua News Agency said.

The mine is said to be run by the state-owned Fuxin Coal Corporation.

China's mines are among the most dangerous in the world, with 1,067 fatalities reported in 2013.

New York protesters clash with police at Brown rally

Protesters have clashed with police at a rally in New York, as demonstrations against the decision not to charge a police officer who killed a black teenager continue across the US.

Dozens of demonstrators are seen clashing with police in Times Square. Credit: Reuters
The decision not to charge Darren Wilson has triggered protests across the US. Credit: Reuters
A protester and police officer scuffle during demonstrations. Credit: Reuters


Rigby family: Facebook has duty of care to alert authorities

Social media websites like Facebook has "a duty of care" to alert authorities when users reveal their intentions to take part in an act of terrorism, the stepfather of murdered soldier Lee Rigby has told Good Morning Britain.

Lee Rigby's sister, Sara McClure and Step-Dad Ian Rigby, with Good Morning Britain presenter Ranvir Singh. Credit: Good Morning Britain/ITV

Ian Rigby criticised Facebook for not sharing more information with authorities when it emerged one of his stepson's killers, Michael Adebowale, had spoken of his plans to murder a solider in an exchange on the social media site ahead of the attack.

Adebowale and Michael Adebolajo drove into the soldier before hacking him to death near Woolwich Barracks in May 2013.

Speaking after the release of a report into the security failings in the run-up to the attack, Mr Rigby said it was "a necessary evil" for social media websites to share information with authorities in extreme cases.

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