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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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Labour hires Obama poll guru Axelrod

18 April 2014 Last updated at 11:13 Mr Axelrod said he had been struck by the power of the Labour leader’s ideas The Labour Party has appointed US election strategist David Axelrod as a strategic adviser on leader Ed Miliband’s … Continue reading

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Sacked doctor was unfairly dismissed

18 April 2014 Last updated at 09:56 Dr Raj Mattu “did not cause or contribute to his dismissal”, the judge ruled A heart specialist was unfairly sacked after raising concerns about patient safety, a tribunal has ruled. Dr Raj Mattu … 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 his pupils on what turned out to be a disastrous ferry trip has committed suicide, police said on Friday, as hopes faded … Continue reading

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Compensation battle rages four years after BP’s U.S. oil spill

(Reuters) – Four years after the Deepwater Horizon spill, oil is still washing up on the long sandy beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana, and some islanders are fed up with hearing from BP that the crisis is over. Jules Melancon, … Continue reading

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East Ukraine separatists stay put despite diplomatic deal

KIEV/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Armed pro-Russian separatists were still holding public buildings in eastern Ukraine on Friday, saying they needed more assurances about their security before they comply with an international deal ordering them to disarm. The agreement, brokered by … Continue reading

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Libyan kidnappers of Tunisian diplomat demand Islamists’ release: Tunisia

TUNIS (Reuters) – The kidnappers of a Tunisian diplomat in Tripoli have demanded the release of Islamist militants detained in Tunisia, Tunisia’s foreign minister said on Friday. The diplomat was kidnapped on Thursday in the Libyan capital, the second one … Continue reading

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Co-op Group reports £2.5bn loss

17 April 2014 Last updated at 13:01 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Chief executive Richard Pennycook: “The results today reflect a disaster for the Co-op in 2013″ The Co-operative Group has announced losses of £2.5bn for … Continue reading

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Abu Hamza ‘used cover of religion’

17 April 2014 Last updated at 17:46 Abu Hamza lost his hands and one eye in Afghanistan in the 1980s A radical Muslim cleric who served seven years in a British prison had “used the cover of religion” to hide … Continue reading

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