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'Three Rs' primary scores up sharply

Thu, 2014-08-28 13:57
Official data shows a rise in the percentage of primary pupils in England achieving the expected level in the "Three Rs".
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France urges special Libya support

Thu, 2014-08-28 13:48
French President Francois Hollande calls for an "exceptional" UN intervention in Libya, warning of chaos unless action is taken.
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Palace set to re-sign Zaha on loan

Thu, 2014-08-28 13:45
Crystal Palace are in talks to re-sign winger Wilfried Zaha from Manchester United on a season-long loan.
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FBI probe JP Morgan 'cyber-attack'

Thu, 2014-08-28 13:40
The FBI says it is investigating reports in the US media of recent cyber-attacks against several US banks.
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'Deeply elitist UK locks out talent'

Thu, 2014-08-28 13:35
The UK is "deeply elitist" according to an analysis of the backgrounds of more than 4,000 business, political, media and public sector leaders.
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UK Ebola vaccine trial to start

Thu, 2014-08-28 13:25
A trial vaccine against Ebola could be tested on healthy volunteers in the UK in September, says an international health consortium.
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Strike disrupts Argentine capital

Thu, 2014-08-28 13:24
Sections of Argentina's General Confederation of Labour are holding a 36-hour strike, which has caused disruption in the capital Buenos Aires.
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IS 'kills dozens of Syrian soldiers'

Thu, 2014-08-28 13:15
Islamic State (IS) militants appear to have executed "dozens" of Syrian soldiers captured after they stormed the Tabqa airbase, activists say.
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Carmichael 'may join' Team Scotland

Thu, 2014-08-28 13:05
The Scottish secretary indicates he could join Scotland's negotiating team for talks on independence if there is a "Yes" vote.
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VIDEO: Giant waves sweep California coast

Thu, 2014-08-28 13:03
Southern California has been inundated by a surge of rising seawater brought on by Hurricane Marie, which hit Mexico's Pacific coast.
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Swimming hero traces young fan

Thu, 2014-08-28 12:47
A five-year-old boy who wrote an "amazing" fan letter to Scottish Commonwealth swimming champion Ross Murdoch is traced after an appeal on Twitter.
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NHS complaints rise to 480 every day

Thu, 2014-08-28 12:38
The number of complaints made about NHS care in England increased to an average of 480 every day, according to official data.
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PM: UK 'supports million Scots jobs'

Thu, 2014-08-28 12:20
The prime minister is to tell business leaders that the UK is "an economy of opportunity" which supports one million Scottish jobs.
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AUDIO: Can school uniform ever be cool?

Thu, 2014-08-28 12:02
School uniform will never be cool, and it is not meant to be, says Mr Drew from TV's Educating Essex
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VIDEO: 'Uzi accident couldn't happen in UK'

Thu, 2014-08-28 11:45
Shooting instructor Peter Wroe tells the BBC why an incident in the US where a nine-year-old girl shot a gun range worker could not happen in the UK.
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Venice kicks off with Birdman film

Thu, 2014-08-28 11:43
The Venice Film Festival gets under way in Italy with Birdman, a comedy drama about an actor trying to escape from the shadow of his most famous role.
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Physio 'bit client while growling'

Thu, 2014-08-28 11:15
A physiotherapist bit a client's shoulder and growled "like a baby lion" for sexual gratification, a tribunal hears.
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Qantas reports record annual loss

Thu, 2014-08-28 10:24
Australia's national flag carrier Qantas reports a net loss of A$2.8bn for the year ending in June - a record annual loss for the airline.
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VIDEO: Newport's 'ring of steel' for Nato summit

Thu, 2014-08-28 10:17
The Nato summit is being held in Newport, Wales and an estimated £50m is being spent on security measures, including an eight mile fence around the venue.
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Keaton takes flight in Birdman film

Thu, 2014-08-28 09:56
Michael Keaton back on big screen in Birdman at Venice
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