Voices 19 November 2013: A man walks down steps from a tanker that was washed ashore in a particularly badly damaged part of Tacloban during Typhoon Haiyan in Leyte, Philippines

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House Doctor: 'How can I use my inheritance to pay down my mortgage debt?'

Question: My father died recently and I've come into £90,000. I want to use it all to pay down a large chunk of my mortgage, but should I use it in one go to reduce my monthly £1,800 payment on my roughly £240,000 mortgage, an RBS two-year fix at 3.4 per cent? Or should I drip-feed it, or shorten the 14-year term?"

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Shirley the medical assistance dog goes everywhere, even school, with young diabetic Rebecca Farrar.

Queensland Premier: no report of deaths from cyclone

Australian emergency workers are still assessing the situation after Cyclone Yasi struck the northeast coast of the country, but there had been no reports of deaths or injuries, Queensland Premier Anna Bligh said tonight.

Australia set for another week of floods

Rural Australian towns braced for another week of flooding Sunday as a vast lake continued to spread across the country's southeast and a potential tropical storm threatened the northeast.

Up to 50 left bus before explosion

Up to 50 people disembarked from an overcrowded London bus moments before a devastating explosion tore through it on 7 July 2005, the inquest into the terrorist attacks has heard.

Island declares emergency rule

The tiny South Pacific nation of Tuvalu has declared emergency rule after protesters marched in the capital to demand the resignation of the finance minister.

Brazil: Mudslides leave families buried and hundreds dead near Rio

Survivors told yesterday how they frantically dug with their hands to try to find victims buried by a string of landslides which struck hillside communities around Rio de Janeiro, as Brazil's flood death toll climbed to more than 460.

Emergency airlifts for flooded Queensland

A huge relief operation was under way in Queensland last night as the military airlifted emergency supplies of food and medicine to thousands of people hit by widespread flooding.

Fans not happy with 'Archers' birthday drama

The BBC admitted last night that it had been a "tough decision" to kill off long-running Archers character Nigel Pargetter from the 60-year-old radio soap. His death also marks the end of three decades in the part for actor Graham Seed, who was first spotted by then-Archers editor William Smethurst in 1980 while performing in a Birmingham Rep production.

Jeremy Laurance: It's such an obvious route to take – so why the wait?

Why has it taken so long? That is the first question readers are likely to ask about the Government's decision to extend the retrieval of organs for transplants from intensive care units – the traditional source – to accident and emergency departments.

Urgent need for blood donors as stocks fall

The NHS is making an urgent appeal for blood donors - particularly people who are O negative - as stocks run low.

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Video: Flood emergency in Australia

Flood-stricken towns in Australia have been swamped by more heavy rainfall, forcing people to flee their homes.

Mary Dejevsky: Heroes born the day 999 let us down

Time and again passengers have noted how official help was, for an excruciatingly long time, simply not there

7/7 paramedics raided cupboard for supplies

A paramedic told today how members of London Ambulance Service acted on intuition, breaking into a medical cabinet for extra supplies when they were called out on the morning of July 7.

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