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The News Matrix: Monday 21 April 2014

Rebel British fighter shows off his ‘crib’

A British citizen who fights with rebels in Syria has released a video tour of the home he shares with fellow fighters. Abu Abdullah, thought to be a member of the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis), has appeared in a number of similar videos. MORE

‘Gay slur’ nursery nurse in legal bid

A Christian nursery nurse is claiming unfair dismissal after losing her job because she told a gay colleague that the Bible regards the practice of homosexuality as a sin. Sarah Mbuyi, 30, says she only made the comments after being pressed on her beliefs. MORE

Fault forces Malaysia airliner to turn back

A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people on board turned back last night after a landing-gear malfunction on take-off. Flight MH192 was en route to Bangalore but it returned to Kuala Lumpur. It is nearly two months since the disappearance of Flight MH370.

22 killed in clashes despite ceasefire

Fighting between government troops and ethnic rebels in Myanmar’s north-eastern state of Kachin has left at least 22 people dead this month, state media report. The clashes come despite government efforts to forge a nationwide ceasefire agreement with all armed ethnic groups.

US boxer ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies aged 76

US former boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, whose wrongful conviction for murder caused an international outcry, has died at the age of 76. Carter inspired Bob Dylan’s song “Hurricane”, as well as a film. MORE

Five-fold increase in cases of melanoma

Rates of malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, are five times higher in the UK than they were in the 1970s. The incidence rate has increased from just over three per 100,000 of the population 40 years ago to around 17 per 100,000. More than 13,000 people are now developing the disease each year compared with about 1,800 in 1975. MORE

Ex-BBC controller McIntyre dies at 82

Ian McIntyre, who became controller of BBC Radio 4 and then Radio 3 in the 1970s and 1980s, has died at the age of 82. Mr McIntyre, originally from Banchory, Aberdeenshire, also worked for the Conservative Party, standing unsuccessfully against David Steel during the 1960s.

British tourist killed in ravine bus plunge

A British man has died after a double-decker bus reportedly plunged into a ravine in Malaysia. Harry Christopher Woolhouse, 32, from Peterborough, was the only person killed in the crash on the Segamat-Kuantan highway in the east of the country.

Most workers book breaks in the office

Nearly two-thirds of workers book their holidays whileat work. Nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of the 1,000 people polled researched their holiday options at work, while 63 per cent booked a break in the office, The OnePoll survey for Cosmos found.

Dragon roars into action on aid mission

A cargo ship full of supplies including food, spacewalking gear and spare parts was delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) yesterday. The cargo ship, Dragon, spent two days chasing the ISS. Astronauts used a robot arm to capture it.

Garden centres hope to grow trading hours

Garden centres in England and Wales should be able to open Easter Sunday, the Horticultural Trades Association said. Current laws prevent this, costing the industry millions, it said.

Even Mafia bosses are feeling the pinch

The economic crisis is hitting the Mafia, say lawmen in Palermo, where a mob boss has been secretly recorded bemoaning the collapse of extortion rackets.  MORE

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