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China’s 7.4% growth beats forecast

16 April 2014 Last updated at 03:36 Chinese leaders are pushing for reforms to boost growth at home China’s economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than what many were expecting. But it is a … Continue reading

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Parents find out primary places

16 April 2014 Last updated at 04:00 By Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent Families will be told whether they have their preferred primary school place Parents will find out whether they have got their preferred primary school place, as … Continue reading

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‘Shocking’ rise in use of food banks

16 April 2014 Last updated at 03:29 By Brian Milligan Personal finance reporter, BBC News Benefit sanctions are one reason for increased use of food banks, it is claimed A food bank charity says it has handed out 913,000 food … Continue reading

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MPs criticise UK over Afghan attack

15 April 2014 Last updated at 23:58 British commanders must “bear a degree of responsibility” for the failure to prevent a Taliban raid in Afghanistan in 2012 that left two US marines dead, a group of MPs has said. The … Continue reading

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New York police scrap Muslim spy unit

New York’s police department has disbanded an undercover spying operation against Muslims which rights groups said was baseless and unfairly targeted people solely because of their religion. Civil liberty groups on Wednesday welcomed the disbandment of the “Demographics Unit” while … Continue reading

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Armed men kidnap schoolgirls in Nigeria

Heavily armed men have kidnapped more than 100 girls from a secondary school in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state and torched the surrounding town, a day after a deadly bombing in the African state’s capital. No one claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s kidnapping, … Continue reading

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Passenger boat sinks off South Korean coast

At least one person has been reported dead and six people were injured as a South Korean ferry carrying hundreds of passengers sank off the country’s south-west coast. The country’s coast guard received a distress signal on Wednesday from the … Continue reading

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Ukraine hits rebels amid civil war warnings

Russia has said Ukraine is lurching towards a state of civil war after Kiev began military operations against pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country, seizing control of an airfield. The acting president, Oleksandr Turchynov, said his forces had on … Continue reading

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NYPD disbands Muslim ‘spying’ unit

16 April 2014 Last updated at 00:14 New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton (left) is said to have met with critics of the controversial surveillance programme prior to its termination The New York Police Department has disbanded a secret … Continue reading

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Mini-sub resumes search for plane

16 April 2014 Last updated at 01:48 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The robotic submersible Bluefin-21 resumes its search, as Phil Mercer reports from Perth A robotic submarine has resumed its search for the missing Malaysia … Continue reading

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