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Thorpeness cliff collapse kills man

A man has died after part of a cliff collapsed on to a beach in Suffolk. Emergency crews were called to Thorpeness Beach at about 13:25 GMT after reports a man was trapped under a landslide. A search operation was launched to try to find – and then free – the man, thought to be in his late-50s, but he died at the scene. An elderly woman also suffered minor injuries but was not taken to hospital, ambulance officials said. Police, fire, ambulance and coastguard crews all took part in ...

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The Fed decides; Techies meet Trump; Pharma deal collapse

Click chart for in-depth premarket data. 1. Preparing for a rate hike: The U.S. Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise interest rates on Wednesday. The last time the Fed hiked rates was December 2015. Let’s block ads! (Why?) Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com

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'Scores dead' in Nigerian church collapse

A church roof has collapsed in Uyo, Nigeria, killing at least 60 people attending the ordination of a bishop, reports say. Hundreds of people were inside the Reigners Bible Church including the governor of Akwa Ibom state, Udom Emmanuel, when the roof collapsed, Nigerian media report. Mr Emmanuel was rushed to safety by his security guards. Pictures from the scene show collapsed metal girders and corrugated iron. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC News – Home

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England v Bangladesh: Tourists collapse to 108-run defeat

Bangladesh claimed their first Test win over England as the tourists lost 10 wickets for just 64 runs after tea on day three of the second Test in Dhaka. Chasing 273, England collapsed from 100-0, with 19-year-old Mehedi Hasan taking 6-77 and Shakib al Hasan 4-49. They had finally dismissed the hosts for 296 after four dropped catches. Bangladesh had only beaten Zimbabwe and the West Indies in Tests before, but the 108-run win means the two-match series finished 1-1. England needed their highest successful run chase in Asia and ...

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McCoy 'furious' after latest Chargers collapse

11:23 PM ET SAN DIEGO — Angered by his team’s inability to finish games, San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy fumed after Sunday’s latest setback, which saw the Chargers waste a 13-point lead in the last five minutes against the New Orleans Saints at Qualcomm Stadium. “[I’m] furious,” McCoy said when asked about his state of mind after the 35-34 loss. “It’s a major disappointment. You get the lead we had, and to fall apart — a major disappointment. Frustration is an understatement. I can’t say right now in this ...

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Syria conflict: Russia fears collapse of ceasefire

Russia’s military says rebel groups have increased attacks in Syria despite a ceasefire and has urged the US to act or be responsible for its collapse. Russian generals said attacks by rebels, some US-backed, had increased sharply over the past 24 hours. Gen Viktor Poznikhir said the rebel groups had “not met a single obligation” of the truce. President Vladimir Putin earlier accused the rebel groups of exploiting the ceasefire to regroup. Russian General Vladimir Savchenko said “the situation in Syria is worsening”, with 55 attacks over the past 24 ...

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M20 motorway remains closed after bridge collapse

Part of the M20 in Kent is expected to remain closed in both directions until 18:00 BST following the collapse of a footbridge. The bridge, between junctions three and four, came down on the London-bound carriageway on Saturday after it was hit by a lorry carrying a digger. A motorcyclist was hurt but his injuries were not life-threatening. Two large cranes are working to clear the road, which is the main route to the Channel Tunnel and Port of Dover. Latest BBC Travel information The motorway was shut eastbound between ...

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Kent M20 shut after crash and footbridge collapse

A pedestrian bridge has collapsed on a motorway on one of the busiest travel days of the year. The M20 in Kent is closed between junctions 3 and 4 because of a “vehicle striking a bridge” on the eastbound carriageway, Highways England said. Kent Police said the crash was being dealt with as a major incident and one person had been injured. Travel disruption is said to be severe, with the motorway expected to remain closed until at least Sunday. Officers said no-one was believed to be trapped in the ...

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Sir Philip Green blamed by MPs for BHS collapse

Sir Philip Green and others who “got rich” from BHS have been blamed for the retailer’s collapse in what MPs called the “unacceptable face of capitalism”. A damning MP report found Sir Philip, the billionaire former owner of BHS, extracted large sums and left the business on “life-support”. Sir Philip’s failure to resolve BHS’s pension deficit was a major factor in the firm’s demise, the report said. It insisted he should urgently make a large payment into the pension scheme. MP Frank Field, co-chair of the BHS inquiry carried out ...

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Birmingham wall collapse deaths: Two bodies removed from recycling site

Two bodies have been removed from a recycling site in Birmingham where a retaining wall holding scrap metal collapsed, killing a total of five men. The men were working at Hawkeswood Metal in Nechells when the 15ft (4.5m) wall of concrete and metal fell on them just before 09:00 BST on Thursday. West Midlands Police described it as “a very traumatic incident”. The recovery effort continued all day and will recommence “first thing” on Friday, a spokesman for the force said. Det Supt Mark Payne said: “It’s a difficult and ...

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