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    *** South Wales Police says a four-year-old boy has died in a house fire. It happened near Pontardawe - north of Swansea - in the early hours of this morning. *** The UK's biggest rail franchise could be hit with even more strikes - this time over ticket office closures. *** | |
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    *** Burnley boss Sean Dyche admits he's getting frustrated with the lack of new signings at Turf Moor. *** Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been making the back pages of this morning's papers. *** | |
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    *** Road closed on Yorkshire Street Both ways in Oldham. There is no access to Yorkshire Street via Hunters Lane except for deliveries.And Lord Street's 'No Entry' status is revoked while the Old Town Hall Development is underway.. *** | |
24/7 International News

_______________________________________________________________ The newly appointed members of the Election Commission of Pakistan took oath of their offices in Islamabad this morning. They are retired Justice Altaf Ibrahim Qureshi from Punjab, retired Justice Ms. Irshad Qaiser from KPK, retired Justice Shakeel Ahmed Baloch from Balochistan and Abdul Ghaffar Soomro from Sindh. Chief Election Commissioner retired Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza administered oath to the new members of the Commission.
_______________________________________________________________ Former US President Bill Clinton has set out the case why his wife and "best friend" Hillary should lead the nation. He told the Democratic convention in Philadelphia that she was the "best darn change-maker I've ever known". In a very personal speech, he spoke warmly about how they met and her dedication to public service. Hours earlier, his wife became the first woman to be officially nominated for president by any major US party.
_______________________________________________________________ India has come under criticism after its parliament approved several controversial amendments to the country's child labour bill. The new bill prohibits children under the age of 14 from working - but makes an exception for "family businesses", including extended family. It also reduces the number of jobs 15-18 year olds are banned from doing. The government says the law will help poor families earn a living and give children a chance to acquire skills. However, the UN children's agency Unicef and Indian Nobel prize winner Kailash Satyarti are among those to have criticised the bill.
_______________________________________________________________ The French president is meeting Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Buddhist leaders after an elderly priest was murdered in Normandy on Tuesday. Father Jacques Hamel was conducting morning mass in his church. One of the two men who attacked him was wearing an electronic surveillance tag, which was temporarily turned off under his probation conditions. The attack came 12 days after the attack in Nice in which 84 people were killed. After meeting the religious representatives, President Francois Hollande will hold his security and defence council, and then the cabinet will meet.