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VIDEO: Inside Ucas clearing centre

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 05:17
Hundreds of thousands of students have been accepted for university courses after receiving their A-level results, but for those who did not get the grades they wanted there is still hope.

VIDEO: Pilot's arm 'came off while landing'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 05:16
A pilot lost control of a passenger plane when his artificial arm came off as he was landing in challenging conditions, according to an accident report.

Legia's Champions League appeal fails

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 05:03
Legia Warsaw's appeal against their Uefa sanction is dismissed, meaning Celtic stay in the Champions League.

Sweat-powered 'phone battery' made

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 05:00
A battery tattoo powered by perspiration has been unveiled by chemists in California.

VIDEO: Anger at Missouri protests crackdown

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 04:54
Police in the US state of Missouri have clashed with protesters for a fourth night amid growing anger at the fatal shooting of a black teenager by police.

Syria recaptures key rebel district

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 04:50
Syrian government forces have retaken a key district of the capital Damascus from opposition forces, activists and state media say.

A Fiasco At The Burial Ground, A Prank At The Shop: Covering Ebola

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 04:48

Jason Beaubien reports on his body temperature (you won't believe it), a burial fiasco (you won't believe that either) and a prank that made his driver laugh.

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How do amputees fly planes?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 04:47
How hard is it for amputees to fly planes?

Gaza Quiet After Israel, Hamas Reach Cease-Fire Extension

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 04:46

A few tense hours were marred by Hamas rocket attacks and Israeli airstrikes, but since then, things seem to be quiet.

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Record number of tourists visit UK

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 04:37
The first half of 2014 was the most popular period ever for tourism into the UK, the Office for National Statistics finds.

Missing teen: Police in blood appeal

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 04:28
Detectives investigating the murder of teenager Arlene Arkinson have appealed for two women whose blood was found in a flat they searched to contact them.

Anger at Missouri protests crackdown

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 04:09
Heavily armed police clash with protesters for a fourth night in Ferguson, Missouri, as anger grows over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

Tear Gas And Arrests: Ferguson Police And Protesters Face Off

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 04:09

Police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson used helicopters and armored vehicles to try to control an area torn by racial tension and outrage over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

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Data jams as net hardware bug bites

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 04:05
Data traffic jams are being forecast as some older networking hardware is caught out by the growth of the net.

Caption Challenge: Westminster Shauns

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 04:00
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Pope urges dialogue between Koreas

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 04:00
Pope Francis urges dialogue between the Koreas instead of "displays of force" as he begins his Asia visit, as North Korea fires rockets.

Boss 'stole from struggling charity'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 03:54
A race equality charity chief's fraud trial hears claims about how he used the organisation's cash to pay for life assurance for his wife.

Top A-level grades improve in Wales

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 03:48
The percentage of Welsh students achieving the highest A-level grades rises for the first time in five years, but the overall pass rate falls.

VIDEO: The best opening-weekend moments

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 03:42
As we count down to the start of the 2014-15 season, BBC Sport remembers some of the finest opening-weekend moments.

Brazil mourns presidential candidate

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 03:41
Brazil's president declares three days of mourning after the death of socialist presidential candidate Eduardo Campos in a plane crash.
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