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Manhole blast 'miracle' escape

Fri, 2015-01-23 20:56
The mother of a two-year-old girl talks of her "miracle" escape when a manhole on a Birmingham street exploded.
Categories: International News

A&E waiting times in England improve

Fri, 2015-01-23 20:43
Waiting times in A&E units in England have improved to their best level since November - but the target is still being missed, figures show.
Categories: International News

UN 'not needed to defeat Boko Haram'

Fri, 2015-01-23 20:41
Nigeria does not need the help of UN or African Union troops to take on Boko Haram, the country's national security adviser tells the BBC.
Categories: International News

In pictures: Saudi King Abdullah mourned

Fri, 2015-01-23 20:40
Ceremony hours after Saudi King's death
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Ofsted to inspect academy chains

Fri, 2015-01-23 20:33
Ofsted is to be allowed to inspect but not judge academy chains, Education Nicky Morgan has said.
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Baby rape sailor jailed for 14 years

Fri, 2015-01-23 20:32
A former Royal Navy sailor has been jailed for 14 years for a series of horrific child sex offences including the rape of a baby.
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Seven-party TV debate plan announced

Fri, 2015-01-23 20:29
Broadcasters publish new plans for TV election debates including leaders of seven UK political parties, and say they will go ahead regardless of who takes part.
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Syria air strike 'kills dozens'

Fri, 2015-01-23 19:57
More than 30 people are killed in air strikes by Syrian government warplanes near the capital Damascus, activists say.
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Week in pictures: 17-23 January 2015

Fri, 2015-01-23 19:51
News photos from around the world
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VIDEO: Man tears down home while wife is out

Fri, 2015-01-23 19:43
Diane Andryshakleft left her husband with the task of working on their home's renovations while she went out to work.
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Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

Fri, 2015-01-23 19:39
The best features you may have missed this week
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Go Figure: The week in numbers

Fri, 2015-01-23 19:37
A look back at the week in numbers
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VIDEO: Video of bystander tackling robber

Fri, 2015-01-23 19:34
Footage is released of the moment a bystander tackled a machete wielding robber after a smash-and-grab raid on a luxury City of London jewellers.
Categories: International News

Schools to test-run new maths GCSEs

Fri, 2015-01-23 19:13
Schools in England are being asked to put pupils through extra mock maths exams after concerns were raised over the new maths GCSE.
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Paris attacker Coulibaly is buried

Fri, 2015-01-23 19:11
An Islamist militant shot dead by French commandos after he attacked a Jewish supermarket two weeks ago is buried near Paris.
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Tory slams Saudi flags 'nonsense'

Fri, 2015-01-23 18:50
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has condemned the lowering of flags on public buildings as a mark of respect for the Saudi king.
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Appy days: Must see tech stories

Fri, 2015-01-23 17:48
Rory Cellan-Jones, technology reporter and presenter of the Tech Tent radio show, gives a round-up of the BBC's coverage of the week's big tech stories.
Categories: International News

Victorian epics & rejecting Mourinho

Fri, 2015-01-23 17:46
Six disallowed goals, a never-ending game and the man who rejected Mourinho - some great FA Cup fourth-round stories.
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Day in pictures: 23 January 2015

Fri, 2015-01-23 16:37
Images from around the world: 23 January
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VIDEO: Crew plucked from sinking boat

Fri, 2015-01-23 16:35
Dramatic video has emerged of the moment a coastguard helicopter rescued the crew of a sinking fishing boat off the western coast of Scotland.
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