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Army to drive strike-day ambulances

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 09:34
About 130 military drivers are to be drafted in to replace striking ambulance drivers on Monday, the Ministry of Defence confirms.

New Hepatitis C Pill Promises Faster Treatment, At A Higher Cost

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-11 09:27

The new product brings several advances, but it also has a steep price tag, reported at $1,125 per tablet. Its maker reported billions in sales of a related drug approved last year.

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VIDEO: Hundreds join protest over trade deal

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 09:23
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Parliament Square to demonstrate against the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

'Anger' over pupil sickness leaflet

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 09:10
A leaflet sent to parents in south Wales telling them how much time children should have off for sickness has caused "confusion and anger", says a chair of governors.

It's 2014. All Children Are Supposed To Be Proficient. What Happened?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-11 08:49

The No Child Left Behind law famously set this year as the date when, well, no children would be left behind. So now what?

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Coptic landmark restored in Cairo

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 08:48
The restoration of one of Egypt's oldest Coptic Christian churches, the Virgin Mary church in Cairo, is completed after 16 years.

Police investigate gun incident

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 08:48
A police operation is under way in the Corstorphine area of Edinburgh following reports that a firearm had been discharged.

VIDEO: Ebola screening 'not a PR stunt'

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 08:33
The chief medical officer has defended the UK's Ebola screening programme, saying it will alert people early to the risks posed by the virus.

Murder probe launched in Wrexham

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 08:08
A murder investigation is launched in Wrexham following an incident some time between Friday evening and the early hours of Saturday.

Republican And Democrat Make Headlines For 'Nicest' Election Race

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-11 07:59

The two have agreed not to mess with each other's yard signs. "This office is bigger than us," one candidate for a county sheriff's post in northern Kentucky says.

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