Suicides among Japanese young people hit 30-year high

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Suicide rates in Japan have lowered, but remain high among students Child suicides in Japan are the highest they have been in more than three decades, the country’s education ministry says. In the fiscal year 2016/7 up to March, 250 children from elementary to …

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Cost of Manchester arts venue rises by £20m

Image copyright Manchester City Council Image caption The Factory will host a range of dance, theatre and music performances The cost of building a new arts venue in Manchester has risen by almost £20m, the city council has said. It means the budget for The Factory, to be built in …

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Utah Mayor Brent Taylor killed in Afghan 'insider attack'

Image copyright Facebook/ North Ogden City Council Image caption The North Ogden City Council honoured their fallen mayor in a Facebook post A US mayor has been killed in an apparent insider attack while serving with the military in Afghanistan. Brent Taylor, 39, died in Kabul on Saturday while serving …

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Ant told off by judge after court no-show

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption McPartlin and Armstrong were granted a divorce in October Ant McPartlin has been told off by a High Court judge after failing to attend a hearing regarding the financial settlement for his divorce. The TV star’s ex-wife, Lisa Armstrong, was at the hearing in …

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Children with learning disabilities 'failed by society'

Image copyright Getty Images Children with learning disabilities are being let down by society, according to a report by a leading health inequality expert. Prof Sir Michael Marmot said they die 15-20 years earlier than other people due to poor housing, low incomes, social isolation and bullying. He said 40% …

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Ariana Grande addresses ex-boyfriends in surprise song

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Grande had been teasing her song all week Ariana Grande has released a surprise single in which she addresses four of her ex-boyfriends, including Mac Miller and late former fiancé Pete Davidson. Big Sean and Ricky Alvarez also crop up in the track, titled …

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Gender stereotypes: Teen called lesbian for playing football

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDarcie: Bullies “won’t stop me playing football” A 13-year-old girl who dreams of playing football professionally says she has been criticised and called a lesbian for playing a “boy’s sport”. Darcie, 13, from Cwmbran in Torfaen has played football since she was …

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