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BBC News: Netanyahu: Abbas must end Hamas pact
Thursday 24th April 2014
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BBC news for Hampshire

Cyber gang leader jailed for scam

The leader of a gang which stole £1.25m from two of Britain's major banks is jailed for five-and-a-half years. Victims of their scams included the University of Portsmouth.

Youngsters wanted as police cadets

Youngsters in Hampshire are being recruited to join a new police cadet training scheme.

Worries over young wanting surgery

Plastic surgeons say they're worried about the number of young people who want cosmetic procedures.

Tribute to pedestrian hit by car

A 61-year-old pedestrian who died when he was hit by a car near Southampton is named.

Hunt for 'threats to kill' absconder

A man who was sent to prison after making threats to kill absconds from an open prison, police say.

'No evidence' of nursery assaults

A former employee at a Hampshire children's nursery who was arrested on suspicion of physically assaulting two children will not face any further action.

Sail club suspect still in hospital

An 82-year-old arrested on suspicion of arson after he allegedly drove his car into a sailing club in Hampshire and setting it on fire remains in hospital.

Live BBC World News

Russia 'destabilising' Ukraine - US

The US accuses Russia of "deception and destabilisation" in eastern Ukraine, and warns of further sanctions unless Moscow defuses the crisis.

Netanyahu: Abbas must end Hamas pact

Israeli PM Netanyahu tells the BBC Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas must abandon his pact with Hamas if he wants peace talks to resume.

US medics killed in Kabul attack

Three American medical staff are shot dead by a policeman guarding a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say.

Ecclestone denies bribery in Germany

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone denies charges of bribery at the start of his trial in Munich and says he will fight to clear his name.

Korea ferry disaster school reopens

The South Korean school devastated by the loss of many of its students in a ferry disaster last week starts to hold classes again.

South Sudan treason charges dropped

South Sudan withdraws charges against four top politicians accused of the alleged coup plot that triggered the civil war.

Abdullah leads Afghan poll count

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah remains the frontrunner with 80% of votes counted, although a run-off vote next month is expected.

BBC Sports News

Ramires to miss rest of league season

Chelsea midfielder Ramires will miss the rest of the Premier League season after accepting an FA charge of violent conduct.

Rangers great Jardine dies aged 65

Former Rangers, Hearts and Scotland defender Sandy Jardine dies aged 65 following a battle with cancer.

Home nations in Euro 2020 scrap - SFA

Scotland will need to beat their closest neighbours if Glasgow is to be a Euro 2020 host city, says SFA chief Stewart Regan.

Clermont & Toulon can deny Sarries & Munster - Guscott

Clermont's class and Toulon's power will prevail against Saracens and Munster respectively in the Heineken Cup semi-finals, says Jeremy Guscott

Nadal reaches last eight in Barcelona

Rafael Nadal safely books his place in the quarter-finals of the Barcelona Open with a 6-3 6-3 win over Croatian Ivan Dodig.

Cyber gang leader jailed for scam

The leader of a gang which stole £1.25m from two of Britain's major banks is jailed for five-and-a-half years. Victims of their scams included the University of Portsmouth.

Youngsters wanted as police cadets

Youngsters in Hampshire are being recruited to join a new police cadet training scheme.

Worries over young wanting surgery

Plastic surgeons say they're worried about the number of young people who want cosmetic procedures.

Tribute to pedestrian hit by car

A 61-year-old pedestrian who died when he was hit by a car near Southampton is named.

Hunt for 'threats to kill' absconder

A man who was sent to prison after making threats to kill absconds from an open prison, police say.

'No evidence' of nursery assaults

A former employee at a Hampshire children's nursery who was arrested on suspicion of physically assaulting two children will not face any further action.

Sail club suspect still in hospital

An 82-year-old arrested on suspicion of arson after he allegedly drove his car into a sailing club in Hampshire and setting it on fire remains in hospital.

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
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1. BBC Two celebrated its 50th anniversary on Sunday, 20 April, having been home to many landmark programmes over the decades. Play School was the first programme to be aired on the channel and Match of the Day began life on BBC2 with Liverpool v Arsenal the first featured game on 22 August 1964. BBC

2. The Consumer Prices Index, Britain’s primary measure of inflation, fell to 1.6 per cent in March – the lowest rate recorded since October 2009. The falling price of petrol, clothes and shoes all contributed to the drop, which marked the third consecutive month in which inflation was below the Bank of England’s target rate of 2 per cent. Daily Telegraph

3. A study by the Food Standards Agency has found that many lamb takeaways and curries in fact contain another, cheaper meat - beef, turkey or chicken. Out of 145 samples, 43 were mis-described and 25 were beef. Which? Magazine, meanwhile, tested 30 takeaways in Birmingham and found 16 had no lamb. Daily Mail

4. A planet detected by scientists using the Kepler telescope is the most similar to Earth yet found orbiting a distant star. Nearly 1,000 ‘exoplanets’ are now known but the new discovery, named Kepler 186f, is the closest in size and temperature to our own. It has the potential to hold liquid water, an essential for life. The Times

5. Children lose seven minutes of sleep every hour of television they watch a day, claims a new study by Harvard University. Researchers, who examined more than 1,800 children, found a "small but consistent association" between increased television viewing and shorter sleep duration. The connection appeared to be stronger in boys than girls. The Observer

6. There are more than five times as many cases of the most serious types of skin cancer now than there were in the 1970s, figures show. Cancer Research UK blames the rise from 1,800 cases of malignant melanoma to 13,000 on the rising popularity of sun-seeking holidays abroad - and on sunbed use. Daily Mail

7. According to Rightmove, asking prices in Greater London have risen by more than 40% since 2007, compared with just 8.7% for the UK as a whole. While asking is not the same as getting, it’s clear that London is a very different market to Britain as a whole. Evening Standard

8. A major new exhibition of French modern master Henri Matisse opens at Tate Modern today. Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs surveys 120 of Matisse's colourful late-career cut paper works including The Snail and Blue Nudes. "Joyous and fascinating," says The Guardian.

9. Pyjamas are falling out of fashion as Britons increasingly sleep nude. One in four adults do not won any form of nightwear – the highest proportion in Europe, according to a new survey. Daily Express

10. The Queen celebrates her 88th birthday today. Her official birthday each year is on a Saturday in June, which this year falls on 14th. BBC

The latest BBC Video News clips

VIDEO: Tattoo woman 'treated like criminal'

A British tourist arrested in Sri Lanka because she had a Buddha tattoo on her arm says she was treated "like a criminal" when she was held by the authorities.

VIDEO: William and Kate - tour highlights

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spent the last two weeks touring Australia and New Zealand, but their tour is due to come to an end on Friday.

VIDEO: Labour looks to sever Co-op links

The Labour Party is looking to sever its links with the troubled Co-op Bank, bringing to an end one of the oldest political partnerships in the UK.

VIDEO: Teacher 'abused boys in UK'

One of London's most prestigious private schools is cooperating with the FBI to identify dozens of children thought to have been abused by a teacher.

VIDEO: One man's bid to make kindness cool

BBC News hears from a man carrying out a daily random act of kindness or 'RAK Nomination'.

AUDIO: The effects of Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Kelly Fletcher explains the serious genetic condition Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

AUDIO: British Jihadists 'are very naive'

A former British radical, Usama Hasan, warns that young people are 'noble' but 'naive' by becoming Jihadists.