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The nuclear attack on the UK that never happened

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 17:50
The nuclear attack on the UK that never happened

Ant and Dec to host 2015 Brit awards

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 17:35
TV duo Ant and Dec are to host the 2015 Brit awards, 14 years since the last time they presented the ceremony.

England's strange winter rituals

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 17:34
England's strange and ancient Halloween alternatives

Private school graduates 'earn more'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 17:27
UK graduates who went to private schools earn thousands of pounds more, on average, than those who were state-educated, research finds.

VIDEO: South Sudan food crisis - in 60 seconds

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 17:17
Ongoing conflict in South Sudan is taking a heavy toll. BBC News looks at some of the numbers behind the crisis

Schools 'progressing too slowly'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 17:17
There are "significant gaps" in raising standards in schools in England, a report by spending watchdog the National Audit Office says.

Study points to new autism risks

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 17:04
A massive international study has started to unpick the "fine details" of why some people develop autism, say researchers.

UK national sperm bank starts work

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 17:00
A UK national sperm bank - charged with reversing a growing shortage of sperm - starts work in Birmingham.

Care plan 'to ease hospital pressure'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 16:46
Vulnerable patients in England will get better support in the community as part of plans to ease pressure on hospitals, ministers say.

Beach tragedy victim's son's tribute

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 16:44
A son pays tribute to his father who died along with two others after getting into difficulty off a beach in Cornwall.

Has quantitative easing worked?

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 16:42
The US Federal Reserve is widely expected to announce the end of its "quantitative easing" policy this week. Has it worked? Or has it set the scene for another financial crisis?

VIDEO: Gyllenhaal makes news in Nightcrawler

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 16:40
Television news ethics come under fire in Jake Gyllenhaal's latest film, Nightcrawler.

WATCH: On Sandy Anniversary, Gov. Chris Christie Faces Off With Heckler

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-29 16:36

Christie, known for fierce confrontations with detractors, finished this particular exchange by saying, "Sit down and shut up."

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Unexpected ways to wake up your brain

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 16:35
Is eating sage better for your alertness than coffee?

Samsung profit lowest in three years

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 16:29
Samsung Electronics sees its quarterly operating profit fall to its lowest level in more than three years because of slowing smartphone sales.

The Leonardo hidden from Hitler in case it gave him magic powers

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 16:29
The Leonardo hidden from Hitler in case it gave him special powers

How will future city signs look?

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 16:29
Jetpacks, driverless cars and solar roads

Pellegrini 'worried' before derby

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 16:26
Manager Manuel Pellegrini is "worried" by Manchester City's form ahead of Sunday's derby against Manchester United.

Money in politics: More than a game

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 16:17
This year's mid-term elections are set to become the most expensive in US history. Where is this money coming from and what is it doing to campaigns, candidates and the political process?

I know what I am doing - Pardew

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 16:15
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew says he is confident in his ability after knocking Manchester City out of the League Cup.
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