Warning after water firm’s collapse

Homes and businesses have been left owing millions of pounds to water firms after signing up with a bill management company that has now ceased trading.

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Malala meets Obamas at White House

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama meet Pakistani schoolgirl human rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai in the Oval Office.

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Cyclone menaces India’s east coast

Preparations are under way Friday on India’s east coast ahead of the expected landfall of a massive cyclone now gathering strength in the Bay of Bengal.

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Block on cold calls ‘not working’

Millions of people are signed up to a system designed to stop unsolicited sales and marketing calls, but some are still receiving up to 10 calls a month, it has emerged.

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Amazon removes abuse themed e-books

Amazon removes abused-themed e-books from its Kindle Store after a report highlights titles depicting rape, incest and bestiality.

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Reward up to $70,000 for missing teen with autism

The reward for the safe return of a missing New York City teen with autism, Avonte Oquendo, has been raised to ,000, thanks to an anonymous donation through Autism Speaks, according to a spokesman for the organization.

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Report: 12 die in Egypt capsize

Twelve people were dead and 116 people were rescued after a boat carrying migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on Friday, Egypt’s state-run newspaper Al-Ahram reported.

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US ship detained by Venezuela

Guyana accuses Venezuela of entering its territorial waters and detaining a US surveying vessel and directing it to sail to a Venezuelan port.

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Nobel recognizes risks faced by weapons inspectors

The award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the international chemical weapons watchdog helping to eliminate the Syrian army’s stockpiles of poison gas, recognizes of the dangers and difficulties that the body faces.

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