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The News Matrix: Wednesday 11 September 2013

Doctor to give boy 'electronic eyes'

A boy whose eyes were gouged out in China received implants free of charge from a Hong Kong doctor. Six-year-old Guo Bin has taken the first step towards prosthetics that will look like natural eyes. MORE

Neo-Nazis' model plane bomb plot

Police in Freiburg have seized a bomb-loaded model plane they say neo-Nazis planned to use against left-wing activists. Although the plans were at an early stage, the target was clear, a spokesman said. A 23-year-old man was arrested.

Newham has lowest carbon footprint

The London borough of Newham has the country's lowest carbon footprint. according to new research. It is 18 per cent below the national average and a third less than that emitted in the area with the highest carbon footprint – the City of London. MORE

Troops battle 200 rebels in city

The Philippine government rushed troops to the city of Zamboanga yesterday as a standoff between about 200 Muslim rebels and government forces dragged on for a second day. The rebels, enraged by a broken peace deal with the government, are holding hostages as human shields.

Teenagers missing out on career advice

Thousand of teenagers are being failed by the education system when it comes to career advice, according to Ofsted. A survey of 60 schools concluded that "very few" provided adequate guidance since the Government devolved responsibility for the service to schools. MORE

Clashes with police over protester death

Hundreds of demonstrators clashed with police in southern Turkey following a funeral for a 22-year-old protester. Reports said Ahmet Atakan died after being struck by a tear gas canister while taking part in a protest against construction of a road through a university in Ankara.

Make jobless travel 90 minutes for dole

Forcing people to commute for 90 minutes to sign on would encourage them to find work, according to a new report by the Policy Exchange. In some areas, friends and relatives are a negative influence on the unemployed and can be a barrier to staying motivated, it claims.

Alcohol washes over child football fans

Children watching football on television are exposed to alcohol advertising twice every minute on average. A study of televised matches in six of the major competitions in Britain has revealed there were typically 111 visual references to alcohol for every hour of football broadcast.

Kenya deputy leader 'key in bloodbath'

Kenya's deputy president played a key role in the country's post-election bloodbath in 2007 and 2008, when 1,200 people died, a prosecutor said at the opening of his trial. The first serving politician to appear at the Hague, William Ruto pleaded not guilty to crimes against humanity.

NHS chief quits ahead of inquiry

Mike Farrar, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, is to step down – ahead of an inquiry that would have looked at his role in the Morecambe Bay baby deaths scandal. He will depart at the end of the month to "apply his experience in a new venture", according to a statement.

Cable's warning over 'complacency'

Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, will deliver a blunt warning today against "complacency generated by a few quarters of good economic data", just 48 hours after George Osborne claimed Britain was finally "turning a corner". The Liberal Democrat minister will also signal his fears over the risk of a fresh housing bubble as property prices rise "out of control".

Laurie brings the blues to Radio2

Actor and musician Hugh Laurie is turning DJ to host a blues show for Radio 2. The British star, who became the highest-paid actor on US TV for his role in House, will host a six-part series looking at the history and influence of the music genre.

Man Booker's 'most diverse' shortlist

This year's Man Booker Prize shortlist contains six authors of different nationalities for the first time. It is also the first time a Zimbabwean author has made the shortlist which was described by the chair as "unmistakeably the most diverse in Man Booker Prize history". MORE

Newlywed 'pushed husband off a cliff'

A newly-married bride has been accused of pushing her husband to his death off a cliff. Jordan Graham, 22, is charged with second-degree murder after the alleged incident at Glacier national park in Montana, a week after her wedding to Cody Lee Johnson, 25.

Chinese takeaway was drug shipment

Customs inspectors in the US Virgin Islands have seized a shipment of marijuana which had been hidden inside 68 cans of chow mein. The drugs, which were worth an estimated £130,000, had arrived from California, but no arrests have so far been made.

EastEnders may turn Scots to Cockneys

Scottish fans of long-running BBC1 soap EastEnders may develop Cockney accents, as research has shown watching television could be a factor in accent change. Regular watchers have been shown to use F for TH in words like "think", according to University of Leicester experts.

'Highbrow betting' sees spike in value

Betting shops have announced a record rise in 'highbrow betting', on outcomes of events such as the approaching Nobel prize for literature. Ladbrokes say the non-sports events market is worth £3m a year.

Film fan calls police over phone at movie

A man angered by mobile phone usage at a film festival called the police to report it. The emergency dispatcher laughed at his complaint, so he took to Twitter, claiming "drastic measures" are needed to restore film-going etiquette.

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