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Colombia has first legal euthanasia

Euthanasia is strongly opposed by Colombia’s Roman Catholic Church A 79-year old Colombian man has become the first person in the country to die legally by euthanasia. Ovidio Gonzalez was suffering from terminal throat cancer and said he had been … Continue reading

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Brazil unveils Rio Olympics torch

Each torch is made of recycled aluminium and resin and weighs between 1kg and 1.5kg Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has unveiled the torch to be used at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. She said the Games would bring … Continue reading

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CBI says UK economic growth slows

Surveys for business lobby group the CBI suggest that manufacturing, retail and services growth slowed in the second quarter of the year. This was largely due to a fast pace of growth in business and professional services in the first … Continue reading

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Exam focus ‘harms’ pupils’ health

Education should be a joyful experience, says the NUT Too much focus on exams is damaging pupils’ mental health and self-esteem in England’s schools, a report says. The National Union of Teachers’ report says pupils are developing stress-related conditions linked … Continue reading

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Pre-pay energy users ‘pay £226 more’

Energy customers on pre-payment meters have been paying an average of £226 a year more than they would have done on the cheapest direct debit tariff, Citizens Advice has said. The charity said the gap between the cheapest and most … Continue reading

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Pre-pay energy users ‘pay £226 more’

Energy customers on pre-payment meters have been paying an average of £226 a year more than they would have done on the cheapest direct debit tariff, Citizens Advice has said. The charity said the gap between the cheapest and most … Continue reading

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Pre-pay energy users ‘pay £226 more’

Energy customers on pre-payment meters have been paying an average of £226 a year more than they would have done on the cheapest direct debit tariff, Citizens Advice has said. The charity said the gap between the cheapest and most … Continue reading

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China to probe market manipulation

Some analysts say the slump was triggered by concerns over inflated valuations and is a correction in the market China’s securities regulator will investigate suspected manipulation of the stock market, state news agency Xinhua reports. The regulator said late on … Continue reading

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China to probe market manipulation

Some analysts say the slump was triggered by concerns over inflated valuations and is a correction in the market China’s securities regulator will investigate suspected manipulation of the stock market, state news agency Xinhua reports. The regulator said late on … Continue reading

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China to probe market manipulation

Some analysts say the slump was triggered by concerns over inflated valuations and is a correction in the market China’s securities regulator will investigate suspected manipulation of the stock market, state news agency Xinhua reports. The regulator said late on … Continue reading

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