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24/11/2013 03:53 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 05:59 GMT

Morning Headlines: Iranian Nuclear Deal, Ed Miliband, Typhoon Aid And HIV Testing

Hague: Nuclear deal good for world

Foreign Secretary William Hague has hailed today's nuclear agreement between Western powers and Iran as "good news for the whole world".

An interim deal to restrict Iran's nuclear programme was finally reached after five days of top-level talks in Geneva, Switzerland.

Writing on Twitter after the agreement, Mr Hague said: "Important and encouraging first stage agreement with Iran. Nuclear programme won't move forward for six months and parts rolled back."

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PM has reached new low - Miliband

Labour leader Ed Miliband has hit out at David Cameron for using the Paul Flowers scandal to attack his party's links to the co-operative movement.

He claimed the Tory leader reached a "new low" at Prime Minister's Questions by using the Co-op Bank's near collapse and its former chairman's high-profile troubles to score political points.

In a strongly-worded attack on the Tory leadership's style, Mr Miliband accused the Prime Minister of resorting to a strategy of mud-slinging in an effort to win the 2015 election.

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New aid flights for typhoon areas

Six new British aid flights carrying more than 1,400 tents and other supplies will arrive in the Philippines this week, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced as she toured areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.

The flights and the investment of £5 million to improve the ability of four cities in the country to withstand extreme weather events takes the UK Government's contribution to the relief effort to more than £55 million.

Ms Greening said the humanitarian efforts of the UK's armed forces and the Department for International Development (DfID) were already making a difference but "we will not stop here".

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Capaldi seen in Doctor Who special

Viewers around the world saw Peter Capaldi make his first brief appearance as The Doctor - along with each of his past regenerations - in the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who.

The programme, thought to have set a record as the biggest TV drama simulcast, also saw a surprise cameo return for Tom Baker who bowed out as the fourth Doctor in 1981.

The 75-minute show had been under a veil of secrecy for months and was the climax of weeks of celebrations on TV, radio and with a huge fan convention in east London.

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Milibands' relationship 'healing'

Ed Miliband has acknowledged that his relationship with brother David has still not fully recovered, more than three years after they fought one another for the Labour leadership.

In an appearance on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, the Labour leader - who beat his elder brother by the narrowest of margins in the 2010 contest - was asked if his relationship with former foreign secretary David was now "healed". "Healing," he replied.

Despite reports of tensions in the shadow cabinet with Ed Balls, Mr Miliband said that he and the shadow chancellor were determined not to repeat the "dysfunctional" relationship of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, saying: "Ed Balls and I have seen that movie and we are not going back to it, honestly."

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Warning over state boarding schools

The future of state boarding schools is being put at risk by a lack of Government support, a leading headmaster has warned.

Many are dealing with crumbling buildings - some of which date back centuries - and are in "dire need" of financial help, according to Roy Page of the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, and chairman of the State Boarding Schools Association (SBSA).

He condemned the Government's lack of "imagination and vision" for supporting these schools and warned that many experienced school leaders are "desperately anxious" about the survival of their boarding houses.

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Harry prepares for Antarctic Trek

Prince Harry has been getting used to life in the sub-zero conditions of the Antarctic ahead of his charity trek with wounded servicemen and women.

The 29-year-old made some final adjustments to the kit he will be taking with him on the 200-mile expedition and took part in some skiing training to acclimatise.

Harry and the teams removed any non-essential items from the sleds they will haul to make them as light as possible.

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Two questioned in OAP murder probe

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman in her 80s was discovered at a house.

Police were called to Sherfield Avenue, Leigh Park, Hampshire, shortly after 6am yesterday, where the body was found. An 80-year-old man was arrested in the house.

A short time later a 55-year-old man was arrested in nearby Havant. Both men are being questioned at different police stations in Hampshire. The circumstances surrounding the death are suspicious, a police spokesman said.

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EastEnders plans cancer storyline

EastEnders' Carol Jackson is to face a breast cancer battle in a hard-hitting and heartbreaking storyline.

The character - played by Lindsey Coulson - will make a life-changing discovery when she finds a lump in her breast before Christmas and goes for further tests.

It comes just as life in Albert Square appeared to be going well for put-upon Carol, with her love life seeming to be back on track with David Wickes.

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Free HIV testing clinic in church

A free HIV testing clinic will open in a London church today in a bid to tackle the higher rate of infection in the African community.

Living Flames Baptist Church on Fulbourne Road in Walthamstow will open its doors as part of the Take Action Now campaign by the ActionPlus Foundation.

Cases of HIV among Africans in the UK are 30 times higher than the general population, and ActionPlus believes churches have a central role in dealing with the problem.

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