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Are the Boxing Day sales as busy as usual? - 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. New figures show fewer people made the big rush to pick up post-Christmas bargains, with footfall down 10 per cent.
Dec 26, 2014

Are the Boxing Day sales as busy as usual? Online sales have taken a chunk out of the usual rush - watch bit.ly/1vxwn6u #c4news

Severe weather warning issued for large parts of UK

channel4.com — Swathes of the UK are set for freezing cold, sleet and snow as wintry conditions sweep across central and southern Britain. The Met Office has upgraded its cold weather warning to its second highest level and predicted sleet and snow across the Midlands, parts of East Anglia and southern parts of north west England and Yorkshire.

After the tsunami - what next for Japan?

channel4.com — The boats and ships washed miles inland into Japan, the sludge and the terrible stench of death are testament to the power of the tsunami. The rescue workers are overwhelmed by a disaster the likes of which the world has never seen before - except it has.
Dec 26, 2014

A decade after the Boxing Day tsunami / piece I wrote after Japan recalling the village of Ban Nam Khem #RIP #c4news channel4.com/news/after-the…

Islamic State did not shoot down Jordanian plane, US says

channel4.com — The US said evidence "clearly indicates" that the Islamic State group (IS) did not shoot down a Jordanian fighter jet that crashed in Syria, after it reportedly took part in air strikes against the militant group. The Jordanian pilot was taken hostage by IS after it crashed on Wednesday, and the militant group published pictures allegedly showing him being held.

Sierra Leone imposes three-day Ebola lockdown

channel4.com — Public gatherings have been banned and shops and markets will be closed for up to five days as officials try to contain the spread of the Ebola virus. The Sierra Leone lockdown could last up to five days, and applies to all Christian and Muslim services due to be held in churches and mosques, except those held by Christians on Christmas day.

After plane crash, pressure grows for ground troops to be used against IS

blogs.channel4.com — After plane crash, pressure grows for ground troops to be used against IS People like General Martin Dempsey have been saying it for some time now - you cannot do this from the air. Destroying the IS mini-state from the air is not happening, in case anyone still has not noticed.

Where does frankincense come from? - video

channel4.com — Jamal Osman tracks down the people producing frankincense in Somalia. Watch the full film on Channel 4 News tonight at 7pm.