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Hunt to warn of schools extremism

19 April 2014 Last updated at 00:42 Tristram Hunt, speaking in Birmingham, will warn against “cultural segregation” Tristram Hunt, Labour’s shadow education secretary, is to warn against religious extremism in schools. In a speech to the NASUWT teachers’ union, Mr … Continue reading

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‘Rogue directors’ crackdown planned

19 April 2014 Last updated at 00:02 Vince Cable said the proposed changes would “protect the British economy” People convicted of commercial crimes overseas could be banned from running UK firms in a bid to tackle “rogue directors”, Vince Cable … Continue reading

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Boy in hospital with severe burns

18 April 2014 Last updated at 17:52 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Police have refused to say if they are treating the incident as a criminal act, as Lorna Gordon reports A seven-year-old boy has been … Continue reading

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Republican shot dead in west Belfast

18 April 2014 Last updated at 23:12 Tommy Crossan is thought to have been shot several times A prominent dissident republican has been shot dead in west Belfast. Tommy Crossan was shot at a fuel depot off the Springfield Road. … Continue reading

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New Russia sanctions threats as Ukraine stalemate goes on

SLAVIANSK/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – A day after an international deal in Geneva to defuse the East-West crisis in Ukraine, pro-Russian separatists vowed not to end their occupation of public buildings and Washington threatened further sanctions on Moscow if the stalemate … Continue reading

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Obama-Abe summit to aid trade talks, not seal deal: U.S. official

WASHINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) – Next week’s meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is a good opportunity to give impetus to Pacific trade negotiations but will not seal a deal, a senior U.S. administration official said … Continue reading

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Powerful earthquake rattles Mexico, shakes buildings

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A powerful earthquake shook Mexico on Friday, damaging more than 100 homes in the southwestern state of Guerrero and opening cracks in some buildings but there were no reports of deaths. Striking close to the popular … Continue reading

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Vice-principal of South Korea school in ferry disaster commits suicide

MOKPO/JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) – The vice-principal of a South Korean high school who accompanied hundreds of pupils on a ferry that capsized has committed suicide, police said on Friday, as hopes faded of finding any of the 274 missing … Continue reading

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Teachers’ unions meet amid disputes

18 April 2014 Last updated at 00:00 Teachers’ unions say morale in the profession is dangerously low The two biggest teachers’ unions meet for their annual conferences this weekend, with the prospect of calls for strike action over pay and … Continue reading

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Foreign doctors ‘need tougher tests’

18 April 2014 Last updated at 11:47 International medical graduates take a different test to the one sat by UK-trained doctors Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to … Continue reading

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