National / International News

What percentage of SAT test-takers met the College Board’s readiness benchmark in 2014?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-10-10 08:16

Thinking about college, but not prepared to go More kids than ever are taking the SAT, but lots aren’t ready for what comes next.

More than 1.6 million students took the SAT in 2014, yet the percentage of those deemed ready for college and career hasn’t budged in years.

What percentage of SAT test-takers met the College Board’s readiness benchmark in 2014?

Safety changes after Bianchi crash

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 08:08
The FIA is looking at steps to ensure drivers slow down more than they currently do following Jules Bianchi's crash on Sunday.

Family fears over missing Syria girl

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 08:04
The family of a missing 15-year-old who is thought to have travelled to Syria fear they may never see her again.

VIDEO: On the IS front line with Iraqi army

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 08:00
BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson travelled with the Iraqi army to the front line with Islamic State outside Baghdad.

VIDEO: Missing teen 'radicalised online'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 08:00
The aunt of a missing 15-year-old from Bristol, who is thought to have travelled to Syria, has said she believes her niece was radicalised online.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 07:57
What makes mice feel sexy, and other nuggets

UKIP leader defends HIV remarks

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 07:52
Nigel Farage defends comments suggesting immigrants who are HIV-positive should not be allowed to come to the UK.

Robinson to avoid NI talks 'circus'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 07:48
DUP leader Peter Robinson says he will not attend the opening of next week's talks aimed at breaking the deadlock at Stormont.

Farage: UKIP could hold key to power

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 07:32
Nigel Farage says UKIP could hold the balance of power in Parliament next year after gaining its first elected MP.

Drunken hovercraft pilot jailed

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 07:15
A hovercraft pilot who transported passengers across the Solent while nearly three times the drink-drive limit is jailed for eight months.

Ebola Joke Triggers Passenger's Removal From US Airways Flight

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-10 06:58

The passenger, who was taken off a flight after it landed in the Dominican Republic, reportedly coughed and then said: "I have Ebola. You're all screwed."

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Tanzania arrests for 'witch' deaths

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 06:48
The Tanzanian authorities charge 23 villagers with murder after seven people accused of witchcraft were burned alive on Monday.

Football fans jailed for Putin chant

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 06:46
A court in Minsk jails eight Ukrainian football fans after they sang an insulting song about Russian President Vladimir Putin at a match.

Week in pictures: 4-10 October 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 06:29
Best news photos from around the world

UN peacekeeper killed in CAR ambush

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 06:26
A UN soldier becomes the first peacekeeper to die in the Central African Republic (CAR) after a convoy was ambushed on the outskirts of the capital Bangui.

Baby death dog was illegal pit bull

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 05:29
The dog that killed a six-month-old girl in Northamptonshire was an illegal American pit bull, say police.

How is Ebola being treated?

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 05:25
Guide to outbreak treatment centres

VIDEO: Flash floods sweep through Genoa

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 05:10
At least one person has died after floods swept the Italian city of Genoa

Tablets 'replacing TVs' for children

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 05:04
Tablets appear to be replacing televisions in children's bedrooms, statistics from communications regulator Ofcom suggest.

Jolie receives honorary damehood

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 04:53
US actress Angelina Jolie is made an honorary dame by the Queen for services to UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war zone sexual violence.

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