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On the frontline of America's heroin epidemic: interactive

channel4.com — What is life like in one of the most unlikely hotspots for heroin addiction in the United States - bucolic Vermont? Find out here with our immersive story.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @millerC4: Superb report by @C4KylieM on America’s heroin epidemic; check out this interactive web feature: channel4.com/news/americas-… #c4news

Oct 30, 2014

Superb report by @C4KylieM on America’s heroin epidemic; check out this interactive web feature: channel4.com/news/americas-… #c4news

Oct 30, 2014

RT @C4Emily: On the frontline of America’s heroin epidemic: Check out our interactive feature here: channel4.com/news/americas-… #c4news

Oct 30, 2014

On the frontline of America’s heroin epidemic: Check out our interactive feature here: channel4.com/news/americas-…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @TimPBouverie: On the frontline of America’s heroin epidemic: Check out our interactive feature here: channel4.com/news/americas-…

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Burkina Faso 'Black Spring' protests: parliament set ablaze

channel4.com — Anti-government protesters set fire to the parliament building in the capital of Burkina Faso, forcing President Compaore to ditch plans to extend his 27-year rule. Raw footage of 'Black Spring' protesters facing government water cannons today: The people of Burkina Faso have literally burned their government to the ground. Incredible.

FactCheck: the private school premium

blogs.channel4.com — New research today lays out just how much of an advantage a private education still buys you in modern Britain. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found that the average privately-educated person earns 6 per cent or £1,500 a year more than a state-educated colleague who has the same qualifications and is doing the same job.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @jonsnowC4: The true cost to UK social mobility of private schools: bit.ly/1wNw5NJ or, how to keep the class system going!

Oct 30, 2014

RT @jonsnowC4: The true cost to UK social mobility of private schools: bit.ly/1wNw5NJ or, how to keep the class system going!

Oct 30, 2014

The true cost to UK social mobility of private schools: bit.ly/1wNw5NJ or, how to keep the class system going!

India's Electric Dreams - Clip 2

channel4.com — The villagers are gathered to turn on the electricity for the very first time
Oct 30, 2014

Watch this! India's Electric Dreams - Clip 2 - from Unreported World: channel4.com/programmes/unr…

India's Electric Dreams - Clip 1

channel4.com — Krishnan travels to explore the mining industry in India
Oct 30, 2014

Watch this! India's Electric Dreams - Clip 1 - from Unreported World: channel4.com/programmes/unr…

'We always hear stories of friends being sexually abused'

channel4.com — Child sexual exploitation has become a "social norm" within some areas of Greater Manchester, according to a report ordered after the Rochdale grooming case. Ann Coffey MP on Thursday called for exploitation to be "declared a public health priority".
Oct 30, 2014

"I know a lot of people that have been sexually exploited but there's not much we can do." Manchester's teenagers bit.ly/1FZdJMn

Sexual exploitation: 'it shouldn't be normal, but it is'

channel4.com — An independent report from the Labour MP for Stockport Ann Coffey was commissioned by Tony Lloyd, the Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner, to see what has changed since the Rochdale case in 2012 when nine Asian men were jailed for grooming girls with alcohol, drugs and gifts before forcing them to have sex with multiple men.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @Channel4News: Sexual exploitation: 'it shouldn't be normal, but it is', teen tells @C4Ciaran - watch bit.ly/1wJRB2w #c4news

US nurse Kaci Hickox breaks Ebola quarantine - video

channel4.com — Kaci Hickox, the nurse is isolation for Ebola in the US, defies quarantine by going for a ride on her bicycle. She insists she is not a danger to the American public.

Russian military flights: propaganda or precursor to war?

channel4.com — Whenever Russia flies its aircraft a bit too close to British borders for comfort, the RAF sends out its Typhoon jets to spook them, watch them and cordially guide them away from UK airspace. This week Russia has been radically ramping up its military patrols near Nato's airspace, forcing Britain, Germany, Norway Portugal and Turkey to scramble its jets in response.
Oct 30, 2014

Russian military flights: propaganda or precursor to war? > my take for #c4news channel4.com/news/russia-mi…

No state immunity for Jack Straw, MI5 and MI6 in rendition case

blogs.channel4.com — No state immunity for Jack Straw, MI5 and MI6 in rendition case The Government and the security services have suffered a significant defeat in attempts to avoid a trial over complicity in the imprisonment, rendition and torture of a Libyan couple in 2004.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @Channel4News: No state immunity for Jack Straw, MI5 or MI6 in Libyan rendition case: bit.ly/1vl3N7B @simonisrael #c4news

France may shoot down mystery drones flying at nuclear sites

channel4.com — France's state run power company EDF said that the "overflight" of aircraft resembling drones across multiple bases had caused concern and that it had been reported to the French police. The drones were spotted first on 5 October, in the week of 13 October, and then four times on 19 October at sites hundreds of miles apart.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @Channel4News: France may shoot-down or 'neutralise' mysterious drones flying over its nuclear power plants. channel4.com/news/france-ma…

National sperm bank 'on a mission to change sperm donation'

channel4.com — With some people waiting up to five years for donated sperm, the centre will seek to recruit men in the Birmingham area and distributing their samples nationwide, its director Dr Sue Avery said. "At present some patients needing donor sperm are faced with few safe options and find themselves on waiting lists of up to five years, or having to stop treatment altogether.
Oct 30, 2014

The UK imports almost 1/3 of donor sperm from abroad. A new national bank hopes to get more Brits donating: bit.ly/1sMqj7u

Jerusalem mosque closure is 'declaration of war'

channel4.com — The decision by Israeli authorities to close down the al-Aqsa mosque in east Jerusalem is a "declaration of war", according to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. The move is in response to tension in the city after the shooting dead of a Palestinian by Israeli police.

When will Qatar be held to account?

channel4.com — David Cameron met the Emir of Qatar on Wednesday - a country that's invested tens of billions of pounds in London - but a country that's also accused of funding extremist groups in Iraq and Syria.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @Channel4News: When will Qatar be held to account? As the Emir meets David Cameron, @millerC4 has been following the money bit.ly/1wdEkBh #c4news

Oct 30, 2014

RT @Channel4News: When will Qatar be held to account? As the Emir meets David Cameron, @millerC4 has been following the money bit.ly/1wdEkBh #c4news

Oct 29, 2014

RT @Channel4News: When will Qatar be held to account? As the Emir meets David Cameron, @millerC4 has been following the money bit.ly/1wdEkBh #c4news

Oct 29, 2014

RT @Channel4News: When will Qatar be held to account? As the Emir meets David Cameron, @millerC4 has been following the money bit.ly/1wdEkBh #c4news

Latvian cargo plane escorted in to land at Stansted

channel4.com — A Latvian Antonov cargo plane has been escorted in to land at Stansted airport by RAF Typhoon jets. It follows multiple reports of a massive explosion over Kent. What was that massive bang, sounded like an explosion, in Tunbridge Wells?! Shook the AXA office floor!

Halloween set to be warmest on record: trick or treat?

blogs.channel4.com — Halloween set to be warmest on record: trick or treat? You may step outside tomorrow across England and Wales and think that someone has put a spell on the weather, with hazy sunshine expected and temperatures well above average. Temperatures across East Anglia are likely to reach 21C in a few places, which would make it the warmest Halloween on record.

Kate Tempest: 'I want to encourage empathy' - video

channel4.com — Kate Tempest is a poet, a rapper, a playwright and a social activist from south London. Shes also nominated for a Mercury music prize, and shes been speaking with Jon Snow.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @simonpegg: Such a prodigious talent. “@katetempest: channel4.com/news/kate-temp… here’s me talking to the legend john snow on c4 news last night”

Oct 30, 2014

RT @Channel4News: "The only thing that's real is how we engage with our fellow human beings" poet, rapper, novelist-to-be Kate Tempest: channel4.com/news/kate-temp…

Christopher Nolan on his latest film: Interstellar - video

channel4.com — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. British director Christopher Nolan talks to Channel 4 News about his latest film - an epic story of Man trying to find new life in outer space, because Earth is dying.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @Channel4News: Is the director of Inception as complex as his films? @cathynewman asks Chris Nolan about his latest - Interstellar bit.ly/1vhX4eK

Oct 29, 2014

If you missed Christopher Nolan on #Interstellar, paternal guilt and astronaut fantasies it's here bit.ly/1vhX4eK #c4news

Child sexual exploitation became 'the norm' in Manchester

channel4.com — In their own words, for some children in greater Manchester, sexual exploitation has become a fact of life. So common, most don't even report it. After the grooming scandal in Rochdale was revealed two years ago, an independent report was commissioned. Channel 4 News has seen extracts of the report, due to be released on Thursday.