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Fire rips through Eastbourne Pier

30 July 2014 Last updated at 18:16 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Aerial footage of Eastbourne Pier on fire A huge fire is ripping through Eastbourne Pier. The roof of the pier, built in the 1870s, … Continue reading

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NHS ‘can deal with’ UK Ebola threat

30 July 2014 Last updated at 17:33 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. UK Foreign Secretary: “Ebola is something we need to respond to.” The UK’s health services have the experience to deal with the threat posed … Continue reading

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U.S. economy bounces back in second quarter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. economic growth accelerated more than expected in the second quarter and the decline in output in the prior period was less steep than previously reported, bolstering views for a stronger performance in the last six months … Continue reading

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Argentine debt talks go down to the wire to avert default

BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Argentina was in a race against time on Wednesday to cut a deal by the end of the day with holdout investors suing it or win a reprieve from a U.S. court, as a surge … Continue reading

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Wall Street gives up gains as GDP raises Fed concerns

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were flat on Wednesday, paring earlier gains as a strong read on second-quarter economic growth sparked concerns the Federal Reserve may adjust its stimulus earlier than expected. Major indexes opened higher but lost their … Continue reading

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Carlyle’s second-quarter earnings double

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – Carlyle Group LP (CG.O) said on Wednesday its second-quarter earnings doubled from a year earlier as one of its European buyout funds started paying performance fees, highlighting the growth potential of its private equity business in … Continue reading

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Airline sued over pilot abuse claims

30 July 2014 Last updated at 00:40 Simon Wood was found dead after being charged with sexually abusing children British Airways is to be sued for damages over claims one of its pilots sexually abused children in African schools and … Continue reading

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West Africa flight ban over Ebola

29 July 2014 Last updated at 18:33 Health workers are battling to contain the deadliest outbreak of Ebola A major West African airline has stopped flying to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid growing concern about the spread of the deadly … Continue reading

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More than five-a-day ‘no effect’

30 July 2014 Last updated at 00:05 By Helen Briggs Health editor, BBC News website Some countries recommend eating 10 portions a day of fruit or veg New research backs the five-a-day target for fruit and vegetables, but suggests eating … Continue reading

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Bank of England bonus clawback plan

30 July 2014 Last updated at 00:00 The Bank of England is expected to unveil on Wednesday a plan which may see rule-breaking bankers return bonuses up to seven years after being awarded them, the BBC understands. Losses, poor risk … Continue reading

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