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Morning Headlines
17th November 2014

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Family of teenager murdered in Crete continue campaign for justice 

The family of Tyrell Matthews-Burton, the London teenager who was stabbed to death on his 19th birthday in Greece, have said they won't stop their campaign for justice.

Burton died after being stabbed in the street in Malia last July.

The only man who was charged with the murder was acquitted and released last week.

Tyrell's relatives are now demanding the British Government does more to bring those responsible to justice. 

Obama: US aid worker killing “act of evil”

President Obama has called the killing of US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig by IS as "an act of pure evil".

The 26-year-old is the fifth western hostage to be killed by the Islamic State militant group, which controls part of Syria and Iraq. Kassig was beheaded.

His parents said he died "as a result of his love for the Syrian people" while working for a refugee group.

Girl, 15, raped in Sutton 

A 15-year-old girl was raped in Sutton on Saturday evening.

Officers were called to Grove Park in Carshalton at around 8:30pm.

The suspect, who was not known to the victim, is described as a black man, aged in his late 20s or early 30s.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police. 

First case of bird flu since 2008 confirmed

A case of bird flu has been confirmed at a duck breeding farm in East Yorkshire. 

It is the first case of the virus since 2008.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said the extra strain has not yet been identified. The deadly form H5N1 has been ruled out.

Poultry is being culled at the site and an exclusion zone is in place.

The risk to the public is said to be very low. 

Sharp rise in women over 60 treated for alcoholism

There has been a sharp rise in women over sixty being treated for alcoholism.

According to official figures, one in ten women in alcoholism treatment centres are now in their sixties. It marks a 65% rise in drinking problems for the age group.

The rise is thought to be because of an increase in the culture of stay-at-home drinking. 

Cameron warns economy unstable as pre-recession 

David Cameron warned that the "red warning lights are flashing" for the state of the global economy. 

During a speech delivered at the close of the G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, the Prime Minister said the economy is faced with a dangerous backdrop of instability and uncertainty, and circumstances looked similar to the financial crisis which brought the world to its knees six years ago. He described the Eurozone as “teetering on the brink of a possible third recession.”

Cameron claimed the Eurozone slowdown is already having a severe impact on British exports and manufacturing.

Band Aid 30 broadcast for first time

The new Band Aid single has been broadcast for the first time.

A video featuring artists One Direction, Rita Ora and Ed Sheeran singing the reworked Do They Know It's Christmas? was shown on ITV's X Factor last night.

They're among the stars who've recorded a cover of the 1984 song to raise money to tackle the Ebola crisis in West Africa. Ebola has killed more than five thousand so far. 

Regent Street Christmas lights switched on

Marking an unofficial start to the Christmas season, the Regent Street lights were switched on last night.

Thousands braved the wet weather to watch Take That switch on the Christmas lights, done to the The Secret Of The Tomb movie theme. 

Murray interrupts Mario Kart to play Djokovic

Andy Murray was called to play Novak Djokovic in an ATP World Tour exhibition match yesterday after Roger Federer claimed he wasn't fit enough to take part. 

Murray said he was enjoying playing Mario Kart at home when he got the call.

He was unable to overcome the Serbian in the impromptu match and lost 5-8.

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