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New Ofsted chair to be announced

31 July 2014 Last updated at 07:57 Former chairman Baroness Morgan was a close aide to Tony Blair The government is set to announce its choice for the new chairman of schools regulator Ofsted, the BBC understands. Whitehall sources suggest … Continue reading

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Warm weather hits British Gas profit

31 July 2014 Last updated at 08:10 British Gas has reported a sharp drop in profits for the first half of the year due to warmer weather. Residential supply operating profit fell by a quarter to £265m, owner Centrica said. … Continue reading

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Crews work on at pier fire scene

31 July 2014 Last updated at 05:19 About 30 firefighters stayed at the scene of the blaze overnight Firefighters have spent the night at the scene of a devastating fire that destroyed part of Eastbourne Pier. About 80 firefighters tackled … Continue reading

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UK border staff ‘not ready’ for Ebola

31 July 2014 Last updated at 04:20 Union leader Lucy Moreton said her members were on the front line Border, immigration and customs staff feel unprepared to deal with people coming to the UK with possible cases of the Ebola … Continue reading

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Argentina set for turmoil as debt talks fail

Talks in New York aimed at averting Argentina’s second default in 13 years have ended with bitter recriminations as Buenos Aires said it could not accept a deal with US hedge fund creditors it dismisses as “vultures”. Court-appointed mediator Daniel Pollack … Continue reading

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Republicans to sue Obama over healthcare law

The Republican-led US House of Representatives has cleared the way for the launch of a lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of overstepping his authority in carrying out his signature healthcare law. The 225-201 vote, along party lines, to authorise the … Continue reading

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Israeli fire kills nineteen in Gaza UN school

Israeli shells have struck a UN school in the Gaza Strip, killing at least 19 people and wounding scores more, after Israeli ground troops made a significant push into the territory. Wednesday’s shelling of the Jabaliya refugee camp was the … Continue reading

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US supplies Israel with bombs amid Gaza blitz

The United States has allowed Israel, waging an offensive in the Gaza Strip, to tap a local US arms stockpile in the past week to resupply it with grenades and mortar rounds, Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon’s press secretary, … Continue reading

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Argentina defaults for second time

31 July 2014 Last updated at 08:01 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Argentina’s Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said the government would ”respect the parameters of the law” Argentina has defaulted on its debt – for the … Continue reading

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Race to find India landslide missing

31 July 2014 Last updated at 07:46 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Yogita Limaye: Rescuers have struggled to reach the area Rescue workers in western India are working to locate survivors of a landslide that has … Continue reading

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