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Firefighters to stage fresh strikes

24 April 2014 Last updated at 16:24 Firefighters have held a number of strikes over the reforms Firefighters in England and Wales are to stage strikes on 2, 3 and 4 May over a long-running pensions row, the Fire Brigades … Continue reading

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Barclays wins pay package vote

24 April 2014 Last updated at 17:24 Barclays is cutting jobs and last year saw profits fall 30% Barclays shareholders have voted to approve the bank’s remuneration package, which includes higher bonuses despite a 30% fall in profits. Some 34% … Continue reading

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FBI probe teacher abused boys in UK

24 April 2014 Last updated at 20:25 William Vahey pictured in 2013 (left) and 2004 A convicted paedophile abused children at a private school in London where he taught, its chair of governors said. William Vahey, 64, taught students at … Continue reading

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Mother charged with three murders

24 April 2014 Last updated at 19:12 Gary Clarence was in South Africa when he was informed of the children’s deaths A mother has been charged with murdering three of her children who were found dead at their south-west London … Continue reading

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GM posts lower profit after recall; outlook for rest of year trimmed

DETROIT (Reuters) – General Motors Co’s first-quarter profit tumbled 88 percent on Thursday due to the massive recall for defective ignition switches, and shares fell 1.3 percent after the company said expectations for the rest of the year must be … Continue reading

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GM says facing multiple probes into recent recalls

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – General Motors is facing five different government probes in connection with its recent recalls, the automaker said in a regulatory filing on Thursday. GM said it is being investigated by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern … Continue reading

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Israel suspends peace talks after Palestinian unity bid

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel on Thursday suspended U.S.-sponsored peace talks with the Palestinians in response to President Mahmoud Abbas’s unexpected unity pact with the rival Islamist Hamas group. The negotiations had appeared to be heading nowhere even before Wednesday’s reconciliation … Continue reading

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Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels, Russia starts drill near border

SLAVIANSK, Ukraine/ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) – U krainian forces killed up to five pro-Moscow rebels on Thursday as they closed in on the separatists’ military stronghold in the east, and Russia launched army drills near the border in response, raising … Continue reading

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Tories would end wind farm subsidies

24 April 2014 Last updated at 05:28 Energy Minister Michael Fallon said a “good mixture of reliable energy” was needed The Conservatives have said they will not subsidise new onshore wind farms if they win the 2015 general election. Energy … Continue reading

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Care needs to ‘outstrip’ family help

24 April 2014 Last updated at 04:26 The IPPR said “neighbourhood networks” should be built to help care for older people The number of older people in England needing care will “outstrip” the number of family members able to provide … Continue reading

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