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Around 100 people were missing after a passenger boat sank on Russia's Volga river yesterday. The Bulgaria, believed to be on a two-day cruise from the city of Kazan, went down on a stretch of the Volga that is several miles wide. The cause of the accident was unclear.

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A live counter-terrorism exercise to test how effectively emergency services respond to an alert will take place before the London Olympics.

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The Scottish Football Association member clubs today unanimously backed chief executive Stewart Regan's radical overhaul of the governing body.

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New 999 text service

Texting the emergency services rather than dialling 999 could become commonplace after a successful pilot scheme by Ofcom.

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Patients who see the GP of their choice at their doctor's surgery are less likely to go to hospital as an emergency admission, a new study has found.

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The recommendations for preventing future deaths made by the 7/7 coroner are "clear and welcome" and must now be considered by the relevant agencies, former London mayor Ken Livingstone said.

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