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BBC News at Ten stops for four minutes over technical fault – BBC News

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Venezuela accuses Twitter of censoring

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Image: bethany clarke/getty images Venezuela is not happy with Twitter, and Twitter is staying silent. President of Venezuela Nicols Maduro accused Twitter of censoring by suspending 180 government-related Twitter accounts, including TV and radio stations, Reuters reported. SEE ALSO: Twitter’s 2-factor authentication has a serious problem President Maduro suggested the suspensions were directed at Twitter users who supported late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, who was his predecessor. “Twitter in Venezuela today deactivated thousands of people’s accounts,” Maduro said at televised rally, according to Reuters. “Simply for being ‘Chavistas.'” Twitter declined to comment to Mashable on the accusations. Twitter’s guidelines…

Teenager drowns at Greenbooth Reservoir – BBC News

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Det Ch Insp John Harris said: “My sincerest condolences are with the boy’s family at hearing this heart-wrenching news. “We are working closely with our partners and witnesses to the incident to understand the circumstances.” Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-40336890

UK growth will be ‘subdued’ as Brexit unfolds, says CBI – BBC News

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However, the CBI, which represents the interests of businesses in the UK, said rising inflation and low wage growth would hit domestic demand. “People are already starting to feel the pinch,” said Carolyn Fairbairn, the CBI’s director-general. “Tighter purse strings mean slower household spending growth.” She said that after a “frantic period” in Westminster, the government needed to demonstrate that Britain was still a “great place to do business”. She also called on negotiators on both sides to remain “cool, calm and collected” as they forged a deal over Brexit. “The less likely a Brexit deal starts to look, the […]

Sleep disorder tests carried out by NHS doubles – BBC News

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“When I got tested for sleep apnoea the doctors found that whilst I was asleep, I’d stop breathing 27 times in just one hour.”