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Friday 28th November 2014

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BBC news for Devon

Family finds £15,000 rings thief

A plumber who stole rings worth £15,000 from a pensioner was caught after the victim's family tracked him down.

Teacher acts as girl to 'paedophile'

A former deputy head teacher who claimed to be a teenage sex abuse victim in messages to a suspected Plymouth paedophile is struck off.

Friends who died in Amsterdam named

Two men who died in an Amsterdam hotel after reportedly snorting white heroin are named.

Plaque recalls wartime postal deaths

A plaque is unveiled in Exeter remembering hundreds of postal workers who were killed fighting in World War One.

Fall in bovine TB cattle deaths

Fewer cattle have been killed in the South West because of bovine TB according to official figures for the last two years.

VIDEO: The computer circuits made of slime

Computer uses circuits made of slime

Hurricane-force winds sweep in

Hurricane-force winds sweep in

Accrington Stanley v Exeter City

Preview followed by live coverage of Friday's League Two game between Accrington Stanley and Exeter City.

Live BBC World News

'Dozens die' in Nigeria mosque attack

Dozens are killed and many more hurt in a bomb and gun attack during Friday prayers at one of the biggest mosques in Nigeria's city of Kano.

Pope call to combat fanaticism

Pope Francis calls for all faiths to enter a dialogue to counter fanaticism and fundamentalism, at the start of a key visit to Turkey.

Ebola test results 'in 15 minutes'

A rapid 15-minute blood test for Ebola which researchers say would increase the chances of survival from the virus, is to be trialled in Guinea.

Austria arrests 13 jihadi suspects

Police in Austria arrest 13 people suspected of radicalising young people and recruiting them to fight in Syria.

Airport raids tackle cyberthieves

Cyberthieves who used stolen credit cards to buy airline tickets are targeted in Europol co-ordinated raids at 80 airports.

Two dead in Egypt Islamist clashes

At least two demonstrators die in Egypt as Islamist anti-government protesters clash with police in Cairo.

Russia warships pass through Channel

A flotilla of Russian warships passes through the English Channel in what British and French officials describe as an annual visit.

Oil prices hit fresh four-year lows

Crude oil prices hit a four-year low after the decision of the Opec oil producers' cartel not to cut output.

BBC Sports News

Murray makes IPTL debut in Manila

Andy Murray and Maria Sharapova team up but suffer defeat on day one of the International Premier Tennis League in the Philippines.

Lancashire order new batting helmets

Lancashire cricket director Ashley Giles orders new helmets for his team after the death of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes.

Madrid criticise Platini over Ronaldo

Real Madrid criticise Uefa president Michel Platini for suggesting Cristiano Ronaldo should not win the Ballon d'Or.

England call came too soon - Richards

Micah Richards thinks he is "10 times better" than he was when he made his international debut aged just 18.

Family finds £15,000 rings thief

A plumber who stole rings worth £15,000 from a pensioner was caught after the victim's family tracked him down.

Teacher acts as girl to 'paedophile'

A former deputy head teacher who claimed to be a teenage sex abuse victim in messages to a suspected Plymouth paedophile is struck off.

Friends who died in Amsterdam named

Two men who died in an Amsterdam hotel after reportedly snorting white heroin are named.

Plaque recalls wartime postal deaths

A plaque is unveiled in Exeter remembering hundreds of postal workers who were killed fighting in World War One.

Fall in bovine TB cattle deaths

Fewer cattle have been killed in the South West because of bovine TB according to official figures for the last two years.

VIDEO: The computer circuits made of slime

Computer uses circuits made of slime

Hurricane-force winds sweep in

Hurricane-force winds sweep in

Accrington Stanley v Exeter City

Preview followed by live coverage of Friday's League Two game between Accrington Stanley and Exeter City.

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
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1. The Oxford English Dictionary editors have chosen vape - to smoke an e-cigarette - as its 2014 word of the year. The rise of e-cigarettes was cited as the reason for the skyrocketing use of the word - along with countless debates over the safety of using them long term. The 2013 word of the year was “selfie,” describing the decidedly less controversial self-portrait taken with a smartphone. Daily Mail

2. Australian actor and “Thor” avenger Chris Hemsworth is the world’s sexiest man, according to the U.S. magazine People. Past choices of the magazine, which began handing out the accolade in a 1985 cover story on fellow Australian Mel Gibson, have ranged in age from 27, with John F. Kennedy Jr. in 1988, to 59, with Sean Connery a year later. Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Richard Gere have each been chosen twice. Metro

3. Seven of the 30 largest U.S. corporations paid more money to their chief executive officers last year than they paid in federal income taxes, according to a new study. The seven companies cited were Boeing Co, Ford Motor Co, Chevron Corp, Citigroup Inc, Verizon Communications Inc, JPMorgan Chase & Co and General Motors Co. CBC News

4. If you owned Apple and sold it, you could purchase the entire stock market of Russia, and still have enough change to buy every Russian an iPhone 6 Plus. The value of Russian equities has slumped $234 billion to $531 billion this year, while Apple gained $147 billion to $652 billion. Bloomberg
5. More than half of British parents would rather not brave the outdoors with their children, preferring to hang out with them at home. According to a recent survey. 18% find it stressful to be outside with their families, while 41% fear for their children’s safety when they go for a walk. Daily Telegraph

6. Scientists have found that a 10-second kiss can transfer as many as 80 million different types of bacteria. It was already known the mouth is home to 700 million different types of bug. Now, the new report by Dutch researchers reveals how some are more easily exchanged than others. The Times

7. UK inflation rose to 1.3% in October, up from its five-year low of 1.2% last month. The slight increase is down to a relative increase in transport costs compared to the same period last year. Computer games and toy prices also prompted the jump in the CPI index. However, food and non-alcoholic beverages are 1.4% cheaper than they were a year ago. Financial Times

8. The government has been criticised for its handling of obesity after a report by McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) found the crisis in people’s weight costs the UK more than it spends on armed violence, war and terrorism combined. It accuses the government of a “fragmented” and ineffective response. Daily Express

9. Police are failing to officially record one in five of the crimes reported to them, a damning report has revealed. An inspection of all 43 forces showed that 800,000 offences a year were not logged as crimes. Over a quarter of sexual offences were not recorded, while the figure for crimes of violence against the person was even higher at a third. The report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) posed the question: “To what extent can police-recorded crime information be trusted?” The Observer

10. Frank Sinatra’s My Way has been replaced by Monty Python’s Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life as the most popular song played at funerals, new research has found. A study by The Co-operative Funeralcare showed that traditional hymns, football anthems and classic pop songs top the list of the funeral music chart. The top 10 included Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, The Lord Is My Shepherd, Abide With Me, Match Of The Day theme, My Way, All Things Bright And Beautiful and Angels by Robbie Williams. The Times

The latest BBC Video News clips

VIDEO: 'Black Friday' chaos filmed across UK

Footage of shoppers scrambling to get their hand on discounted merchandise that has been emerging from across the UK.

VIDEO: Building the Olympic Stadium's new roof

The BBC has been allowed inside London's Olympic Stadium to film the construction of the arena's new roof.

VIDEO: Ramsay accuses father-in-law of forgery

Gordon Ramsay is asking a judge to declare a rental agreement not binding, saying his father-in-law, Christopher Hutcheson, forged his signature in a £640,000 rental guarantee.

VIDEO: 'Cameron's curbs will not stop migrants'

Saira Grant from the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants says she welcomes the language used by David Cameron in his speech on immigration but the curbs will not stop migrants.

VIDEO: Mental health deaths as beds cut

Seven mental health patients have killed themselves in England since 2012 after being told there were no hospital beds for them, the BBC has learned.

VIDEO: MLA concern at Ballygawley drug find

Police discover one of the biggest amounts of cocaine ever found in Northern Ireland in a delivery of furniture.

VIDEO: 'Too few' toddlers having flu vaccine

The chief medical officer for England has warned that too few toddlers are having the seasonal flu vaccine.

VIDEO: Grey squirrels 'should be culled'

The government is reviewing the way grey squirrels numbers are managed in England, and is assessing whether more needs to be done to control numbers.

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