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BBC News: Mass rally in Tunis over museum raid
Sunday 29th March 2015
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BBC news for Essex

Parents want child rape case reviewed

The parents of a five-year-old rape victim call for a new police investigation into her case.

Drifting container ship repaired

A container ship off the Essex coast reported to be drifting in a shipping lane after engine problems restarts its journey.

Twelve hours for six minutes

James Durham was amongst 342 Southend fans to make the 250-mile trip to Bury - for a game abandoned after only six minutes.

Amputee mum begins rehab process

A mother of two whose legs and fingers were amputated after she caught pneumonia begins rehabilitation to help her walk again.

Roof ripped off end-of-term trip bus

A bus carrying 76 Essex schoolchildren on an end-of-term theme park trip has its roof ripped off after it hits a railway bridge.

Priest jailed for child sex abuse

A former Essex priest is sentenced to three years in jail for indecently assaulting a teenage boy.

Dock grain conveyor catches fire

An investigation is under way to find the cause of a fire which broke out at Tilbury docks.

Murder inquiry 'remains a priority'

Police say an investigation into the murder of a man stabbed 102 times remains a priority and they have no plans to scale it back.

Live BBC World News

Mass rally in Tunis over museum raid

Thousands march in Tunis over the Bardo Museum terror attack, as authorities say that one of the raid's leaders has been killed.

78 DNA strands found in Alps crash

Five days after the crash of Germanwings flight 4U 9525 in the French Alps, investigators say they have isolated 78 distinct DNA strands.

Arab League to create military force

Arab League countries meeting in Egypt agree to create a joint Arab military force amid a crisis in Yemen and regional jihadist threats.

Singapore holds Lee Kuan Yew funeral

Singapore holds a state funeral for its founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, with tens of thousands lining the streets despite torrential rain.

Iran nuclear negotiations intensify

Six world powers and Iran intensify talks in Lausanne, as a deadline to reach a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme looms.

Air Canada plane 'exits' runway

An Air Canada plane landing at Halifax, Nova Scotia, leaves the runway while landing, with 23 people taken to hospital for observation.

Europol chief warns on encryption

A European police chief says encrypted online communications are the biggest problem faced by security agencies tackling terrorism.

Nigeria voting continues after delays

Voting is to continue for second day in some parts of Nigeria after technical problems during Saturday's presidential election.

BBC Sports News

Australia crush NZ to win World Cup

Australia beat New Zealand by seven wickets to win the World Cup for a fifth time at a packed Melbourne Cricket Ground.

London Welsh 14-29 Bath

London Welsh are relegated from the Premiership as Bath score five tries to climb to third in the table.

'A female jockey can win National'

Rider Katie Walsh on nearly making Grand National history and competing against the men at Aintree

Vettel pays tribute to Schumacher

Sebastian Vettel paid tribute to his childhood hero Michael Schumacher after taking a "dream" first victory for Ferrari.

Hamilton rues Mercedes tyre strategy

Lewis Hamilton believes Mercedes's poor tyre strategy was a key factor in his failure to beat Sebastian Vettel and win the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Tuilagi out for season - Cockerill

Richard Cockerill says England and Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi is likely to miss the rest of the season with injury.

Parents want child rape case reviewed

The parents of a five-year-old rape victim call for a new police investigation into her case.

Drifting container ship repaired

A container ship off the Essex coast reported to be drifting in a shipping lane after engine problems restarts its journey.

Twelve hours for six minutes

James Durham was amongst 342 Southend fans to make the 250-mile trip to Bury - for a game abandoned after only six minutes.

Amputee mum begins rehab process

A mother of two whose legs and fingers were amputated after she caught pneumonia begins rehabilitation to help her walk again.

Roof ripped off end-of-term trip bus

A bus carrying 76 Essex schoolchildren on an end-of-term theme park trip has its roof ripped off after it hits a railway bridge.

Priest jailed for child sex abuse

A former Essex priest is sentenced to three years in jail for indecently assaulting a teenage boy.

Dock grain conveyor catches fire

An investigation is under way to find the cause of a fire which broke out at Tilbury docks.

Murder inquiry 'remains a priority'

Police say an investigation into the murder of a man stabbed 102 times remains a priority and they have no plans to scale it back.

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
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1. Bill Gates has been named the richest man in the world for the 16th time. In the annual ranking of global billionaires, the Microsoft founder beat Mexican businessman Carlos Slim to the top spot. Gates’ net worth rose by just over $3bn (£1.94bn) in the year to 13 February, to $79bn. There are now a record 1,826 billionaires in the world - an increase of 181 in the past 12 months. Forbes Magazine

2. British Airways has retained its title as the UK’s leading consumer ‘superbrand’. In an eye-catching installment of the annual ranking, several household names including Cadbury, Heinz and Marks & Spencer dropped out of the list of favourite brands. Meanwhile, the likes of John Lewis, Lego and Häagen-Dazs featured in the upper reaches of the grouping. The Guardian

3. The number of zero-hours contracts has increased from 1.4 million to 1.8 million, new figures have revealed. The new total for last August is 400,000 more than a previously published estimate in January 2014. The number of people saying they were employed on zero-hours contracts in their main job was 697,000 in the quarter to December, up from 586,000 in the same period in 2013. The figures mean some people are on more than one contract with no guarantee of a minimum number of hours. Office for National Statistics
4. Drinking up to five cups of coffee a day could help prevent heart disease, new research has found. A team of experts studied a group of more than 25,000 Korean men and women with an average age of 41. They had no previous signs of heart disease. Their coffee consumption was listed as none, less than one cup a day, one to three cups a day, three to five cups a day and five or more every day. The researchers discovered those who drank between three and five cups were less likely to show signs of heart disease. Daily Express

5. Drivers are to get ten minutes’ grace before being given a ticket if they stay too long on council parking spots. The changes in the law in England are expected to come in within weeks and will apply to all on-street and off-street council parking spots. Other measures in the Deregulation Bill include a right for residents and local firms to demand their council reviews parking in their area. CCTV camera cars that automatically issue parking fines are to be made illegal - apart from in areas near schools and in bus lanes. New York Times

6. More than half a million people are believed to have come to England from abroad over the past three years, according to Oxford University research. And two-thirds of the 565,000 migrants believed to have arrived between 2011 and 2014 are EU citizens, the study by the university’s Migration Observatory said. The estimated numbers were put together to provide an up-to-date idea of the migrant populations across England. They come in advance of official estimates from the Office for National Statistics, due in June. Daily Mail

7. Large firms will be forced to reveal details of the gap between how much they pay male and female employees after the government agreed to implement the measure. The Liberal Democrats had been pushing for the policy in the face of Tory opposition, and Equalities Minister Jo Swinson said it was “fantastic news” that her party had won the “argument in government”. The measure will be added to legislation currently going through Parliament and will come into force within the next 12 months. Financial Times

8. Apple, Sony and HTC are among the most female-friendly employers in the technology industry, a report on gender equality has found. The study, published on the eve of International Women’s Day, saw Apple come out on top, with 28% of female staff holding senior positions. Among them are former Burberry chief executive Angela Ahrendts and Sue Wagner, founding partner and director of asset manager BlackRock. Daily Mail

9. As The U.S. puts its clocks forward - two weeks ahead of the UK - potentially dangerous consequences have been revealed by scientists. Sleep scientists say effects of the time shift can include a pernicious phenomenon known as “microsleeps,” or momentary losses of concentration at critical times. Susceptibility to “microsleeps” increases after the clocks change, resulting in a spike in car crashes, including fatal ones where alcohol is involved, as well an increase in workplace injuries. The Guardian

10. The very first Apple logo featured Sir Isaac Newton sitting under a tree, with an apple about to hit his head. It was ditched as its high level of detail didn't really show up when shrunk down on products. Metro

The latest BBC Video News clips

VIDEO: Essex rape: 'Our child was failed'

A family whose five-year-old daughter was raped - and whose 12-year old rapist was let off with a caution - has called on the police to re-examine the case.

VIDEO: Labour 'can win majority' in election

Douglas Alexander MP tells the BBC's Andrew Marr Labour can win a majority in the election and the party will not form a coalition with the SNP.

VIDEO: Police probe BBC boss 'death threat'

The Metropolitan Police is investigating death threats made against the director general of the BBC, Tony Hall.

VIDEO: Labour campaign chief in TV clash

Labour campaign co-ordinator Lucy Powell accused presenter Andrew Neil of interrupting her as he questioned the party's deficit reduction plans.

VIDEO: Vaccine to protect from meningitis B

An agreement has been reached to provide a meningitis B vaccine for all babies in the UK, the BBC's Sarah Campbell reports.

VIDEO: 'We married in local supermarket'

A couple have married in the Cambridgeshire supermarket where they used to go on dates together.

VIDEO: Will you register in time to vote?

Do incidents such as the resignation of former Tory candidate Afzal Amin in Dudley effect people's decision to vote, and how long have you got to register to vote?

VIDEO: Chocolatier creates giant Easter egg

A chocolatier in Lincolnshire has created a seven-foot (2.1-metre) Easter egg, which he will sell in pieces to raise money for charity, the BBC's Jill Archbold reports.