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Teachers are today expected to back fresh walkouts in the summer if progress is not made in resolving a bitter dispute over pay, pensions and conditions.
Delegates at the National Union of Teachers (NUT) annual conference in Brighton are due to debate a priority motion seeking co-ordinated national strike action in the week beginning Monday June 23.
The move comes just weeks after the NUT staged a national walkout, and raises the prospect of widespread disruption to thousands of schools in England and Wales in the summer term.
Good Friday has been celebrated across the world today with events taking place from Paraguay to Germany to the UK.
Peter Moores is set for a dramatic return as England head coach and will be unveiled on Saturday morning, according to Press Association Sport.
Andy Flower's replacement will be announced by Paul Downton, managing director of England cricket, at Lord's and it is understood that Moores is the chosen candidate.
The 51-year-old Lancashire coach previously held the job between 2007 and 2009, but was dismissed after disappointing on-field results and a damaging personality clash with then captain Kevin Pietersen, who was also deposed.
Schools in Birmingham are illegally segregating pupils, discriminating against non-Muslim students and restricting the GCSE syllabus to “comply with conservative Islamic teaching”, The Telegraph is reporting.
According to the newspaper, Department for Education inspectors said that girls in a school at the centre of the alleged “Trojan Horse” plot were forced to sit at the back of the class, some Christian pupils were left to “teach themselves” and an extremist preacher was invited to speak to children.
The report, into three schools in the city, follows weeks of controversy over the alleged plot to “Islamise” secular schools in Birmingham and will lead to calls for intervention.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived at an airbase in Queensland.
ITV News Royal Editor Tim Ewart is in Australia:
William and Kate arrive at Amberley Air Force base in Queensland. Hope they've got sun block http://t.co/pwvMW3Auer
While William inspects the guard Kate heads for the shade. It's a scorcher here http://t.co/aLLBv5TkBZ
Britain's Got Talent goes posh tonight when a classical violinist takes a bow on the hit show. Lettice Rowbotham impresses the judges - and the audience - with her electric violin and judge David Walliams tells her: "I think you might be the poshest contestant we've had on the show."
The 24-year-old from Surrey's audition is just the tip of the iceberg with other impressive turns including a magic act, a singer and a circus performer.
Less impressive are a duo - Operadoo - who attempt to combine opera with didgeridoo playing.
Catch the show tonight on ITV1 at 7.00pm.
South Korean divers spotted three bodies inside the hull of a ferry that capsized three days ago as they resumed a search and rescue operation for more than 200 people, many of whom are teenage students.
The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized, leaving 29 people dead and 274 others missing, was arrested on Saturday, the country's Yonhap news agency said.
Speaking to reporters (in Korean), Lee Joon-seok said: "I gave instructions regarding the route, then I briefly went to the bedroom and then it (the sinking) happened.
"At the time, the current was very strong, temperature of the ocean water was cold, and I thought that if people left the ferry without (proper) judgement, if they were not wearing a life jacket, and even if they were, they would drift away and face many other difficulties."
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President Obama's national security adviser has said that anti-Semitic leaflets reportedly distributed in Ukraine were "utterly sickening" and that Obama had bluntly expressed his disgust.
Susan Rice was referring to leaflets demanding that Jews in eastern Ukraine register with a self-proclaimed local authority or face consequences. She says the leaflets had no place in the 21st century.
Rice said US Secretary of State John Kerry had forcefully conveyed that view to his Russian counterpart.
Tensions continue to simmer in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian protesters are demanding a referendum on autonomy and closer ties with Russia.
The Associated Press reported that pro-Russia protesters exchanged fire with the police in the town of Kramatorsk. The local TV station has also been occupied by protesters.
The local government building is where protesters are gathering together. But they said their protest will not affect the normal functioning of the government.