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Ukip MEP: Shaun Wright's position is 'untenable'

Jane Collins, the Ukip MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, said that South Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright does not "deserve a second chance".

She told ITV News that his position is "untenable" and said that it would be "ridiculous" if he remained in his current role in light of yesterday's report into widespread child sex abuse in Rotherham - some of which took place when he was head of child services for the town.

More: Commissioner urged to resign over Rotherham abuse report

IMF chief Lagarde: Formal investigation 'is without basis'

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has said the decision to formally investigate her over negligence claims was "without basis".

In a statement after a fourth round of questioning before magistrates, Lagarde said she was returning to work in Washington later in the day.

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde.
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said the decision was 'without basis'. Credit: Olivier Douliery/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

"After three years of proceedings, dozens of hours of questioning, the court found from the evidence that I committed no offence, and the only allegation is that I was not sufficiently vigilant," Lagarde said.


UK jihadi: I would be honoured to behead someone

Two British jihadis have given a video interview in reaction to the filmed beheading of US journalist James Foley, telling CNN that the killing was a "justified response to the crimes of the US against the Islamic State".

Speaking from behind a mask, one of the men - who appeared to speak with a northern English accent - said that he would be "more than honoured" to take part in such an execution, adding "I hope that God gives me such a chance to do such a thing as the brother did with James Foley."

To watch the interview in full visit the CNN website

Stray fire from Syria wounds Israeli soldier near border

Stray fire from Syria wounded an Israeli soldier in the occupied Golan Heights, the Israeli military has said, as fighting between rebels and the Syrian army approached the border area.

Israeli emergency services said the soldier was wounded by errant mortar shell and evacuated to a local hospital.


Earlier today, fire from Syria injured an IDF officer. In response, we struck 2 Syrian military positions in the Golan Heights.


Earlier today, an IDF officer was moderately injured as a result of errant fire from Syria. The officer was evacuated for medical treatment.

Local media reported shortly after the incident that Syrian rebels had taken hold of the Quneitra border crossing.


Doctor warns Ebola outbreak is a 'time bomb'

A doctor who quarantined herself for three weeks after helping to treat Ebola patients in Africa has returned to work, with a stark warning that the situation is spiralling out of control.

Specialist registrar Nathalie MacDermott, who works at the neonatal unit in Singleton Hospital in Swansea, said being there felt like "sitting on a time bomb".

Of the 0 to 100 patients she treated while out there, Dr Nathalie MacDermott said just three survived
Of the 0 to 100 patients she treated while out there, Dr Nathalie MacDermott said just three survived Credit: Reuters

She flew to Liberia with charity Samaritan's Purse to care for people affected with the deadly virus.

Of the 50 to 100 patients she treated while out there, she said, just three survived.

It felt like we were sitting on a time bomb which was slowly exploding under us and there was nothing we could do.

It's hard for a doctor to know that they won't be able to save the vast majority of their patients, but I already knew that when I went to Liberia.

There is so much work to be done and if I could get leave I would definitely go out there and help again. They need healthcare staff to not only care for patients but help to contain the spread of infection.

– Health worker Nathalie MacDermott

Video showing firearms instructor teaching girl released

Footage showing a firearms instructor teaching a nine-year-old girl moments before she accidentally killed him has been released.

Charles Vacca, 39, was shot in the head at a shooting range in Arizona on Monday after the girl lost grip of the Uzi, a high-powered submachine gun.

The video, released by Mohave County Sheriff's Department, shows Vacca instructing the girl to take a single shot, before the gun is switched to automatic and she appears to lose control.

Brown: Fat cats not ordinary Scots 'will benefit most'

Former prime minister Gordon Brown has addressed a Better Together campaign rally in Dundee:


Brown: "It's the fat cats who will benefit most from the SNP's tax policies, not the ordinary people of Scotland."


Gordon Brown in Dundee: "Our UK welfare state offers better protection for pensioners, disabled and the unemployed."

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