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Domestic abuse law planned

28 July 2014 Last updated at 10:33 Yvette Cooper will say the government “just doesn’t take violence against women seriously” New laws on domestic violence would be introduced by a Labour government to prevent abusive partners avoiding prosecution, the shadow … Continue reading

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Lightning kills man on US beach

28 July 2014 Last updated at 10:05 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Lightning struck people on Venice Beach, as Wendy Urquhart reports One man has been killed and several people have been hurt after lightning strikes … Continue reading

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Passport workers go on strike

28 July 2014 Last updated at 09:05 Thousands of passport workers have gone on strike in a dispute over staff numbers and pay. The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) said the action was a “bid to end staffing shortages … Continue reading

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Bidding starts for fracking licences

28 July 2014 Last updated at 08:36 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s David Shukman explains how fracking works The bidding process for licences to extract shale gas – using the controversial process fracking – … Continue reading

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Gaza fighting abates as diplomatic tension flares

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel eased its assaults in the Gaza Strip and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave declined sharply on Monday, the military said, with both the United States and United Nations calling for a durable ceasefire. As international … Continue reading

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Australian police to renew bid to access Ukraine crash site

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A joint Australian-Dutch probe team will renew efforts on Monday to gain access to the crash site of a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine, Australian Federal Police said, after fierce fighting kept them away the previous day. … Continue reading

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South Korean teens tell how they were left to escape sinking ferry

ANSAN South Korea (Reuters) – Six teenagers who survived South Korea’s worst maritime disaster in 44 years told on Monday how classmates helped them float free as water flooded their cabins despite crew instructions to stay put even as their … Continue reading

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Hague court orders Russia to pay $50 billion in Yukos case

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Hague’s arbitration court ruled on Monday that Russia must pay a group of shareholders in defunct oil giant Yukos around $50 billion for expropriating its assets, a big hit for a country teetering on the brink … Continue reading

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Ed Miliband calls for public PMQs

27 July 2014 Last updated at 10:47 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Ed Miliband says he wants to “let the public into our politics”. The public should have their own version of Prime Minister’s Questions, Labour … Continue reading

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‘Boko Haram abductions’ in Cameroon

27 July 2014 Last updated at 18:40 Cameroon stepped up its border security in the wake of Boko Haram’s kidnapping of over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls in April The Cameroonian military says members of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram have … Continue reading

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