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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".

PM: 'Very early intervention' biggest lesson from report

Prime Minister David Cameron has said one of the biggest lessons to learn from the child sexual exploitation report is that "very early intervention" is needed.

ITV News Producer Vincent McAviney reports:

Rochdale MP says abuse report 'doesn't go far enough'

Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk has told ITV News the child sexual exploitation report "doesn't go far enough".

Echoing the comments made by Rochdale whistleblower Sara Rowbotham, Mr Danczuk said, "If she says this report doesn't go far enough then that's good enough for me."

He said the report, led by Stockport MP Ann Coffey, was "really attempting to shift the blame away from the perpetrators and away from the police, and towards public opinion."

"There is certainly a need to learn [from abuse cases] across the country as a whole," the MP added.


Roman Polanski questioned over underage sex claims

The Polish-French film director now lives in central Paris. Credit: Reuters

Prosecutors in Poland have questioned film director Roman Polanski at the request of US prosecutors over claims he had sex with a 13-year-old girl in the Seventies.

America is seeking his extradition after he fled the States in 1978 to avoid prosecution.

Polanski now lives in Paris where, as a French citizen, he is immune from US justice.

But several unsuccessful attempts have been made to extradite him from other countries in Europe he divides his time between despite having an Interpol warrant which restricts his movements.

The Pianist director was questioned by Polish officials after the country's deputy foreign minister Rafal Trzaskowski said the charges against Polanski had expired in Poland.

Polanksi, who is now 81, is free but Poland expects an extradition warrant from the US to follow.

Whistleblower calls for full national abuse inquiry

The health worker who was key in bringing the 2012 Rochdale child sex abuse case to trial has called for a full national inquiry into child grooming.

Sara Rowbotham claimed today's report into child sexual exploitation in Greater Manchester does not go far enough, and stressed that both police and social services should be held to account.

ITV News Senior Correspondent Emma Murphy reports from Manchester:

Palestinian group praises 'heroic' suspected gunman

The youth arm of the Palestinian political party Fatah has praised a "heroic" Palestinian suspected of shooting prominent Jewish campaigner Yehuda Glick.

The Times of Israel reports the group's youth organisation in Jordan posted on its Facebook page: “With great pride Fatah salutes the martyr its heroic ‘martyr of Jerusalem’ Mu’taz Hijazi, who carried out the assassination of Rabbi Yehuda Glick."

Jewish activist Yehuda Glick, who was shot yesterday in Jerusalem. Credit: Reuters

Mr Glick, who has campaigner for Jews to be able to pray at the Temple Mount site in Jerusalem, remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital after suffering four gunshot wounds in the attack.

His suspected attacker, Moataz Hezaji, was shot dead by Israeli police after apparently firing at officers who tried to arrest him in east Jerusalem.

PM: Legalising drugs 'sends wrong message'

Prime Minister David Cameron has said he will not change his stance on drug policy and that "legalisingf is not an option" as it is the "wrong message to send".

ITV News producer Vincent McAviney tweeted:

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