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Japan PM condemns Goto hostage video ......
PM Shinzo Abe condemns a "despicable" Islamic State threat to kill hostage Kenji Goto within 24 hours, saying Japan is working for his release.

Many asthma diagnoses 'may be wrong' ......
More than a million adults in the UK may be wrongly diagnosed as asthmatic and be receiving unnecessary medication as a result, warns an NHS watchdog.

Apple profit 'biggest in history' ......
Apple's first quarter profit of $18bn is the biggest ever quarterly profit for a public company, according to Standard and Poor's.

Bank chief warns of pandemic threat ......
The president of the World Bank warns that the world is "dangerously unprepared" for future pandemics like the deadly Ebola outbreak.

Foreigners dead in Tripoli attack ......
Militants attack a hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli, killing at least nine people including five foreigners, officials say.

Dorset News Headlines

Murder charge over missing woman ......
The partner of a missing mother-of-four is charged with her murder.

Beach safety Bob 'will return' ......
The man behind a character to promote child safety around Bournemouth vows to continue community activities despite a minibus being destroyed in a suspected arson attack.

Norovirus closes hospital wards ......
Two wards at a Dorset hospital are closed because of a vomiting bug.

Car park homes plan to be discussed ......
A car park used by council staff in Bournemouth could be turned into more than 50 town centre homes.

Police force could lose 800 staff ......
Nearly 800 jobs could be axed by Devon and Cornwall Police as part of plans that would see some functions shared with Dorset.