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Reyhaneh Jabbari executed: Iran hangs woman for murder of her alleged attempted rapist — Ms Jabbari's mother Shole Pakravan confirmed her death to BBC Persian. She said her 26-year-old daughter was hanged in a Tehran prison and she was due to see her daughter's body at the cemetery today. Amnesty International said Ms Pakravan received a call on Friday where she was told to visit her daughter for the final time before her execution at dawn on Saturday.
Oct 25, 2014

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Comment: Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli a victim of the age — Ultimately, footballers are no different to you or I. They are imperfect creatures, prone to doubt. They are as susceptible to the strains of modern life as those who envy their luxurious lifestyle. The difference is they are dehumanised by their talent, diminished by the frippery of fame.

Jack Bruce dead: Cream bassist dies of liver disease aged 71 — Bruce, who played in Cream alongside guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker, was also a composer and singer, and played various instruments during his solo career that spanned several decades. His family said: "It is with great sadness that we, Jack's family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend.

Football revolution as disillusioned fans head for the non-league — In this otherworld, supporters can buy a craft ale and drink it standing behind the goal. Here is a place where crowd segregation is unnecessary and where fans, quite of their own volition, take up banners calling for an end to racism and homophobia in football and display them from the stadium walls.
Oct 25, 2014

Fed up with high football ticket prices & officious stewards? A revolution is taking place on the non-league terraces…

Oct 25, 2014

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Queen's first tweet: Reply telling Her Majesty to 'f*** off' broadcast on BBC News — Her Majesty Elizabeth II took to Twitter to post on the @BritishMonarchy account saying: "It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting. Elizabeth R."

Clocks go back: Remember to change yours - for possibly the last time ever — The time will officially be pushed back at 2am, which gives all of us an extra 60 minutes to enjoy over the weekend before most people resume their working week on Monday.