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Academy trustee is new Ofsted chief

BBC News - 5 hours 3 min ago
David Hoare, a trustee of a struggling academies chain, is announced by the government as the new chairman of schools regulator Ofsted.
Categories: International News

Costly rural parcel charges tackled

BBC News - 5 hours 7 min ago
The UK government unveils new principles aimed at tackling "ridiculous" delivery charges faced by shoppers living in remote areas.
Categories: International News

Lloyds profits hit by PPI charges

BBC News - 5 hours 12 min ago
Profit at Lloyds Banking Group falls after it is hit by PPI mis-selling charges and a Libor rate-rigging settlement.
Categories: International News

Gibb's final song to be released

BBC News - 5 hours 15 min ago
The last song written and recorded by late Bee Gees star Robin Gibb is to be released in September, it is announced.
Categories: International News

VIDEO: Centrica boss defends gas prices

BBC News - 5 hours 19 min ago
Centrica's Chief Executive Sam Laidlaw has told the BBC gas use is down as result of warmer weather, but has batted off criticism that bills could be reduced further because of lower wholesale prices.
Categories: International News

Mexico migrants' train deal reached

BBC News - 5 hours 25 min ago
The US, Mexico and Guatemala will establish more checkpoints along the route of a freight train to prevent migrants from boarding it, Guatemala says.
Categories: International News

Still a danger - The Economist (blog)

Google News - Lebanon - 5 hours 30 min ago

The Economist (blog)

Still a danger
The Economist (blog)
TODAY Lebanon is relatively peaceful, but a 15-year civil war and conflicts with neighbours such as Israel have left unexploded land mines and cluster munitions across swathes of the tiny country. These killed 903 people between 1975-2012 and injured a ...

Israel 'to destroy Gaza tunnels'

BBC News - 5 hours 30 min ago
Israel is "determined" to destroy militant tunnels from Gaza "with or without a ceasefire", Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says.
Categories: International News

Experts call for new Scottish towns

BBC News - 5 hours 42 min ago
Scotland may need up to eight new towns to help avert a potential housing crisis, a special commission says.
Categories: International News

S Leone declares Ebola emergency

BBC News - 5 hours 48 min ago
Sierra Leone's president declares a public health emergency to curb the deadly Ebola outbreak and order epicentres of the disease to be quarantined.
Categories: International News

Council chief punished over n-word

BBC News - 5 hours 53 min ago
The deputy leader of Powys Council is "severely reprimanded" for using racially offensive language.
Categories: International News

VIDEO: Australian diver lands flat on back

BBC News - 6 hours 10 min ago
Australian diver Grant Nel scores zero after slipping on the springboard and landing in the pool flat on his back in the men's 3m preliminary round.
Categories: International News

VIDEO: Daylight reveals gutted Eastbourne pier

BBC News - 6 hours 11 min ago
Fire crews have saved two thirds of Eastbourne Pier after fire destroyed part of the structure, leaving a metal skeleton.
Categories: International News

New EU sanctions hit top Putin aides

BBC News - 6 hours 14 min ago
A former judo sparring partner of Vladimir Putin is among three of the Russian president's close aides on a new EU sanctions list.
Categories: International News

The very public NHS privatisation debate

BBC News - 6 hours 17 min ago
Is privatisation of the NHS in England on the agenda?
Categories: International News

Lebanon's Arabic press digest – July 31, 2014 - The Daily Star

Google News - Lebanon - 6 hours 26 min ago

The Daily Star

Lebanon's Arabic press digest – July 31, 2014
The Daily Star
The following are a selection of stories from Lebanese newspapers that may be of interest to Daily Star readers. The Daily Star cannot vouch for the accuracy of these reports. An-Nahar. Salary scale headed toward being passed in a legislative session soon.

VIDEO: Is it a 'good' summer for insect bites?

BBC News - 6 hours 53 min ago
An increasing number of people are falling prey to creatures like ticks, horseflies, midges and mosquitoes as warm, wet weather creates perfect breeding conditions for insects.
Categories: International News

Comment on Drunk Woman Roaming Beirut Streets by Jack

Blog Baladi Comments - 6 hours 53 min ago

I can not agree with you more about why people film this and post it on the web….you are right they should have helped her not filmed her.
My other issue here, is why if you feel like that did you post this clip. I am sorry that is being a hypocrite in my eyes,

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Invictus Games a struggle, says Harry

BBC News - 7 hours 36 min ago
Prince Harry says organising a Paralympic-style sporting competition for injured members of the armed forces has been a "real struggle".
Categories: International News

Warm weather hits British Gas profit

BBC News - 7 hours 37 min ago
British Gas and owner Centrica report a sharp drop in profits for the first half of the year due to warmer weather.
Categories: International News
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