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Why do Chinese pupils do so well?

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:46
Why do Chinese pupils do so well in schools all around the world?

'Momentum slows' in housing market

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:45
Momentum in the UK housing market has faded with house price growth slowing to the same level as 16 months ago, surveyors say.

In Mexico, Protesters Demand Return Of 43 Missing Students

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:41

Meanwhile, authorities said they still have not been able to identify 28 bodies found in clandestine graves.

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English football has biggest deficit

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:40
England has the biggest trade deficit in the world football transfer market at £379m, according to a report from Barclays.

Number of UK High Street shops falls

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:39
The number of shops on the High Street declined dramatically in the first nine months of this year, a survey suggests.

VIDEO: IS beaten back in Iraq by airstrikes

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:30
RAF airstrikes at the beginning of October helped Kurdish forces fight Islamic State out of one of their strongholds in Iraq.

The scenic route to your happy place

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:28
Do you live in a city that can literally make you happy?

VIDEO: Headgear measures city stimulation

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:28
A company is testing out headgear that measures brain response to the stimulation of the city.

VIDEO: How to build a 'cat camera'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:25
The BBC team who made cat cameras for The Secret Life of the Cat explain the technology behind the show.

Borders railway track laying begins

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:24
Track laying is under way on the multi-million pound rail link between the Scottish Borders and Edinburgh.

Justices Will Decide Whether Workers Must Endure Unpaid Inconvenience

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:23

Some employees who worked for an Amazon fulfillment warehouse in Nevada, had to wait nearly 25 minutes after each shift to be screened by security. They want to be compensated for that time.

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How To Take A Nobel Prize-Winning Picture

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:22

This year's Nobel Prize in chemistry went to a team that came up with a way to take a closer look at the secret lives of living cells. It could make biomedical research a lot easier.

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Homebuyers set for budget boost

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:11
Homebuyers could be in for a boost when Scottish Finance Secretary John Swinney announces details of a new tax to replace stamp duty.

The battle to make Tommy the chimp a person

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:08
The fight to declare this chimpanzee a "person" in law

VIDEO: Muhammad Ali the family man

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:05
New documentary seeks to paint an intimate documentary portrait of Muhammad Ali with interviews with family members as well as the former boxer's home audio recordings.

Could a machine be your boss one day?

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:04
Could an algorithm run your business better?

'Easy' games pose England challenges

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:02
England's Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia should be foregone conclusions but they offer tests of a different kind.

England could vacate Wembley in 2018

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 14:28
England could play some home games away from Wembley in 2018 if an NFL team sets up home at the national stadium.

VIDEO: 'Colossal explosions' in Kobane

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 14:04
Islamic State fighters have renewed their advance in the Syrian border town of Kobane, as the US warned air strikes alone could not save it.

HTC handheld camera to rival GoPro

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 14:01
HTC unveils a wide angle, waterproof, camera that does not have a viewfinder or screen, which is set to compete with the GoPro range.

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