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Bombers claims THE identity of bombers who killed 17 in Istanbul is disputed. The Turkish government said Kurdish militants avenging air raids in north Iraq were chief suspects. But the rebel Kurdistan Worker's Party denied involvement, blaming hard-line Turkish nationalists stirring up unrest to strengthen the political influence of the military.

Cheaper mortgages TWO more lenders are cutting mortgage rates in the latest in a flurry of cuts. LloydsTSB and its mortgage arm Cheltenham & Gloucester said they were reducing the cost of deals by up to 0.38%. The Woolwich, part of Barclays, is slashing buy-to-let mortgage rates by up to 0.5% Politics hits HIV fight

POLITICAL concerns are hampering efforts to educate young people about the prevention of HIV, claims a book, The Politics of Prevention, to be launched at the 17th Global Aids conference in Mexico, starting on Sunday. Conservative governments such as the US's focus cash on abstinence as the only prevention it says.

General strikes call THE TUC Congress will discuss calls for a series of one-day general strikes from The Prison Officers' Association which has submitted a motion criticising the Government for not returning "fundamental" rights to workers. The union is in dispute over the right of officers to strike and over pay.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jul 29, 2008
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