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House approves Veterans Affairs healthcare overhaul 31.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Vote, which carried 420-5 on Wednesday, sends the bill to the Senate, where approval is expected by the end of the week

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Broken water main creates sinkhole and geyser at UCLA - video 30.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
A broken water-main on Sunset Boulevard, creates a 4.5-metre sinkhole on Tuesday causing a 6-metre-high geyser which flooded part of the UCLA campus and shut off traffic. Fire department spokesman Jamie Moore says the biggest problem for emergency workers has been diverting the water and keeping bystanders away Continue reading...
17 dead in Pune landslide, 400 NDRF men mount rescue effort 30.7.2014 DNA: Urban Tales
At least 17 people were killed when torrential rains triggered a landslide at a village in Maharashtra's Pune district today, burying over 160 as 400 NDRF personnel looked for survivors and bodies in the mud-and-rock debris battling inclement weather. Officials said the death toll could go up. 14 injured survivors have also been pulled out of the rubble and admitted to a primary health centre nearby, sources at an emergency control room set up at Khed-Manchar told PTI. An earlier report had said 15 persons were extricated from the debris alive. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said over 160 people were believed to be trapped in the 44 houses buried under the rubble after large parts of a hillside collapsed on them early this morning. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is expected to visit Malin village, the scene of the tragedy, in Ambegaon taluka of the district, some 120 km from the district headquarters, tomorrow, according to a BJP spokesman. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the loss of lives in ...
Man who shot police officer at front door convicted of attempted murder 30.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
James Leslie shot PC Suzanne Hudson through door, goading her and a colleague saying 'do you want some more, pussies?'

A gunman who shot a police officer on his doorstep then laughed as he cycled away from the scene has been convicted of attempted murder.

James Leslie, 38, shot PC Suzanne Hudson through his front door as she and her colleague PC Richard Whiteley made routine inquiries about a neighbour's dispute in Leeds last December.

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India landslide kills at least five people and traps up to 150 30.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Emergency forces rush to remote village in Maharashtra state, where debris from a hill collapsed following heavy rain

A landslide has struck a village in western India following heavy monsoon rains, killing at least five people and leaving up to 150 trapped, officials said.

Emergency forces rushed to the remote Malin village in the Pune district of Maharashtra state, where debris from a hill collapsed on to homes in the morning while residents were sleeping.

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Pimple breakout? Itchy skin? Here's what to do 30.7.2014 Rediff: GetAhead
In the book 'Age Erase, leading cosmetologist Dr Rashmi Shetty offers quick solutions to all your skin problems.
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150 trapped by landslide in village near Pune 30.7.2014 Telegraph: Front Page
New Delhi, July 30(Agencies): Up to 150 people were feared trapped by a landslide triggered by heavy rains in western India on Wednesday, the inspector general of the national disaster force told Reuters, saying that the first batch of emergency workers had arrived at the scene.
Gaza death toll reaches 1,270 as Israel-Hamas conflict enters day 23 30.7.2014 DNA: Opinion
Forty people died in Israeli strikes across Gaza on Wednesday, including 16 killed when shells hit a UN school, sending the Palestinian toll from 23 days of fighting over 1,270. The latest violence saw six members of the same family, three of them children, killed when an Israeli shell hit the Tuffah neighbourhood in northeastern Gaza City, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said. The deadliest strike was at a UN-run school in Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza , with two shells hitting classrooms where dozens of Palestinians were sheltering, UN officials and an AFP correspondent said. An official from the UN agency for Palestinian refugees put the toll at 16 dead, although there was no immediate breakdown of the victims' identities. At least six children were killed during the morning, among them an 11-year-old disabled girl who died in a shelling in Gaza City, and a 16-year-old girl killed in a strike on central Gaza. In the southern city of Khan Yunis, a single strike killed nine members ...
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Israel shells another UN school in Gaza! Toll hits 1,262 30.7.2014 Rediff: News
At least 32 more people were killed early in Gaza in Israeli bombardment, a day after over 100 Palestinians died in one of the bloodiest days in the three-week conflict as deadly fighting raged unabated between Israel and Hamas and the death toll reached 1,262.
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Ebola outbreak: UK ministers to hold emergency Cobra meeting over threat 30.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Chief scientific adviser says virus, which has killed 672 people since February, is potentially a major threat to UK

Philip Hammond, the foreign secretary, is to chair an emergency Cobra meeting amid warnings that the deadly Ebola virus could be a threat to Britain.

Hammond said no British national so far had been affected by the outbreak and there had been no cases in the UK but he would be chairing a meeting to assess the situation.

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Cold snap to bring days of wild weather to Melbourne and Sydney 30.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Snow, storms and strong winds are set to sweep across Victoria and NSW from Wednesday night, as Tasmania battles floods

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US girl dies after struck by plane on Florida beach 30.7.2014 TOI: The United States
A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said on ...
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20 killed as deadly Israeli shelling hits UN school in Gaza; Hamas mulls truce 30.7.2014 DNA: Mumbai
An Israeli shelling on a UN school in Gaza killed 20 people early on Wednesday, medics said, as Palestinian factions were to head to Cairo to discuss a temporary humanitarian ceasefire. The shell slammed into the school in northern Gaza as the conflict between Israel and Hamas entered its 23rd day, with international efforts to bring an end to the bloodshed continuing apace. The conflict has killed around 1,260 people, including at least 32 on Wednesday morning, with concern growing over the high civilian death toll, especially among children. On Wednesday morning, the Israeli shell slammed into the UN school being used as a shelter for those displaced by fighting, killing 20 people, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said. A UN official put the death toll at 16.  The shell hit the Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA) girls' school in Jabalia refugee camp. The incident occurred after 5:30 am (0230 GMT), and a couple of hours after Israeli tanks had begun heavy shelling in the area. An AFP ...
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Senate unanimously confirms Robert McDonald as new VA secretary 30.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Former Procter & Gamble CEO takes over beleaguered veterans agency as reform bill gains steam despite Tea Party opposition

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Detroit's water returned to mayor's control as UN criticises shutoffs 30.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Bankrupt city agrees to suspend policy that shut off water for residents behind on bills, and plans to educate customers

Detroit residents fight back over water shutoff
Crowdfunding campaign helps residents pay bills

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Long way to go to save highway accident victims in India 29.7.2014 DNA: Money
It’s a medical fact that if a road accident victim is brought to a trauma care centre within the ‘golden hour’, then his chances of survival are quite high. Even though India accounts for 10 % of road crash fatalities worldwide, government hospitals along highways have failed to establish requisite trauma facilities to cut down the rising numbers of accident deaths. As per the guidelines of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), it is mandatory to set up trauma centres every 100 kilometres. To meet this criteria, the ministry of health and family welfare took out a scheme — Capacity Building for Developing Trauma Care Facilities in Government Hospitals on National Highways” — under the 11th Plan (2007-2012). The motive was to upgrade accident and emergency services in government hospitals along highways so that no trauma victim has to be transported for more than 50 kilometres and a designated trauma care facility is available at every 100km. It was also planned that ambulances would be deployed in ...
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NHS deterioration under coalition is putting lives at risk, says Labour 29.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham says reforms have led to structural confusion and creeping privatisation

The deterioration in the NHS under the coalition is putting lives at risk, with higher emergency waiting times, record numbers of patients visiting A&E, longer ambulance response times, more cancelled operations, waiting lists at a six-year high and declining standards of cancer care, Labour has said.

Calling for a ban on any further privatisations until May 2015, Andy Burnham, the shadow health secretary, said there were figures that prove how far the NHS has gone downhill under David Cameron, with standards getting worse across the board.

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Rare tornado slams Boston area, knocks out power 29.7.2014 DNA: Mumbai
Officials and residents in the Boston-area city of Revere were picking up the pieces early on Tuesday after it was raked by a rare tornado that knocked out power and damaged homes and buildings. The National Weather Service said a tornado touched down during a storm that brought heavy rains, lightning and flooding to Boston, Massachusetts, and many of its northern suburbs on Monday. "Obviously we had a monumental storm come through our city early this morning," Revere Mayor Daniel Rizzo told reporters. "There's widespread damage, downed power lines, telephone poles, a lot of public buildings and homes that have been damaged." State emergency management officials said they were not aware of major injuries or fatalities from the storm. Revere police reported extensive damage to homes and trees after the violent weather. Rizzo wrote on Twitter that officials would be arranging a relief fund on Tuesday. Boston and cities to its northeast reported extensive street flooding from the storm, which dropped rain ...
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Cows kill German hiker in Austria 29.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
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Lloyds suspends seven people after £226m bill for rigging interest rates 29.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Bank fined for manipulating libor and reprimanded by Bank of England for rigging emergency funding fees during credit crisis

Lloyds Banking Group have suspended seven employees after it was hit with a £226m bill from regulators on both sides of the Atlantic for rigging crucial interest rates.

The 24% taxpayer-owned bank not only became the seventh financial firm to be fined by the Financial Conduct Authority for manipulating Libor, but the first to be censured for deliberately reducing the fees it paid to the Bank of England for emergency funding during the 2008 banking crisis.

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