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Google to face Europe data watchdogs

24 July 2014 Last updated at 08:11 By Dave Lee Technology reporter, BBC News The ruling only applies to search engines viewed from within the EU Google is to meet data regulators from across the European Union to discuss the … Continue reading

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Warning over NHS trust finances

24 July 2014 Last updated at 00:04 By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News Nineteen NHS trusts have been referred to ministers after auditors raised concerns about their financial health. The Audit Commission made the move after reviewing the health … Continue reading

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Power cut compensation increased

24 July 2014 Last updated at 08:30 People whose power is cut off for long spells during bad weather will be eligible for much higher compensation payments. The regulator Ofgem is raising the minimum payment per customer from £27 to … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow

24 July 2014 Last updated at 07:55 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Commonwealth Games opening ceremony highlights Tartan-clad performers, spinning oversized Tunnock’s tea cakes and a giant kilt were among the highlights at a feel-good Commonwealth … Continue reading

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Leaders of Taiwan, China offer condolences for 48 dead in plane crash

TAIPEI (Reuters) – The leaders of rivals China and Taiwan expressed condolences on Thursday for victims of a TransAsia Airways turboprop plane that crashed during a thunderstorm the previous day killing 48 people including two French nationals. The plane, a … Continue reading

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Dutch mourn as first MH17 bodies arrive in Netherlands

EINDHOVEN Netherlands (Reuters) – The bodies of the first victims from a Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine last week arrived on Wednesday at a military base in the Netherlands – a nation in shock and sorrow. Bells pealed and … Continue reading

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Trial starts for Venezuela opposition leader Lopez

CARACAS (Reuters) – Jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez went on trial in Venezuela on Wednesday, accused of masterminding anti-government protests that turned violent and left 43 people dead. Days after the demonstrations began in mid-February, Lopez turned himself in to … Continue reading

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U.S. lifts ban on flights to Israel as Gaza toll tops 700

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war on Thursday with the lifting of a U.S. ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, while continued fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over … Continue reading

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Geldof died of heroin overdose

23 July 2014 Last updated at 13:17 The inquiry has heard heroin is “likely” to have played a role in her death. Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose, a coroner has ruled. The TV presenter had been a heroin … Continue reading

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Dozens killed in Taiwan plane crash

23 July 2014 Last updated at 17:56 Rescuers were confronted with a scene of devastation at the site of the crash A passenger plane has crashed after a failed emergency landing in Taiwan, killing more than 40 people, local officials … Continue reading

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