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Eleven bailed on child sex charges in Manchester

Eleven people arrested as part of a crackdown on child sexual exploitation in the south Manchester area have been released on police bail, Greater Manchester Police said.

The alleged offences include sexual activity with a child, attempted indecent assault, inciting a child into prostitution, abduction and rape.

The nine men and two women have been released on police bail until late November, pending further enquiries, a force spokesman said.

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Protesters set fire to Burkina Faso parliament building

The president of Burkina Faso has scrapped plans to extend his 27-year rule after protesters set fire to the parliament building.

Anti-government protesters set fire to the parliament building in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso. Credit: Reuters

Thousands of people have stormed parliament and state television buildings in protest at plans by President Blaise Compaore to change the law to enable him to stand for re-election next year.

Government officials said the proposals had been dropped in the wake of the violence.

At least three protesters have reportedly been shot dead with several others wounded.

France has appealed for calm in its former colony, calling on all parties to show "restraint".

Gay Ukip MEP: Same-sex marriage supporters are 'equality Nazis'

A gay Ukip MEP has labelled same-sex marriage supporters as "equality Nazis".

Describing the new laws as "total b*******", David Coburn said the reforms only matter to "some queen who wants to dress up in a bridal frock and dance up the aisle to the Village People".

Ukip's David Coburn. Credit: PA Wire

"What you're doing with the gay marriage issue is you're rubbing people's noses in the dirt," he said in the interview with the Huffington Post.

The Scotland MEP denied calling the nation's Conservative leader Ruth Davidson a "fat lesbian" but instead compared her to "porridge", saying she was "rather boring".

He also mocked the SNP's Nicola Sturgeon for her "mad scary eyes".

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