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The Foreign Office is warning ransom payments made to kidnappers are directly fuelling terrorism in Mali and Yemen - and the situation is getting worse. That's despite a G8 agreement not to pay ransoms. Victoria speaks Nigel Brennan was kidnapped in Somalia in 2008 and held for 15 months - his relatives paid millions for his release.

Plus new figures from NHS England show patients have had objects like needles, swabs and even a glove left inside them. At one hospital, surgeons carried out heart surgery on the wrong patient and at another a woman had her fallopian tube removed instead of her appendix. In total, one hundred and forty eight so-called 'never events' - that's medical mistakes that should never happen - were carried out between April and September this year.

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