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Music lessons can close reading gap

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 17:51
Learning to sing or play a musical instrument can help disadvantaged children improve their reading skills, US research suggests.

Health warning on 'laughing gas' use

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 17:45
A health warning is being issued by councils across England and Wales about the dangers of inhaling nitrous oxide, also known as "laughing gas".

Crowley: 'War on terror' now local

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 17:41
Obama is reframing "war on terror" in local terms, says PJ Crowley

UK to send NHS experts to Gaza

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 17:37
The UK is to send a team of NHS medical experts to help those who have been left wounded by the fighting in Gaza, Downing Street says.

Nigeria declares Ebola emergency

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 17:29
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declares the outbreak of Ebola "a national emergency" and approves funds to help contain the deadly virus.

Can UK learn from anti-jihad scheme?

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 17:00
Persuading those planning to fight in Syria to come home

Canada launches Arctic seabed quest

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 16:58
Canada launches a mission to map the Arctic seabed to support its claim for oil-rich undersea territory up to the North Pole.

VIDEO: Can US 'secret serum' cure Ebola?

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 16:55
Alastair Leithead visits the San Diego research centre where a serum used on two US Ebola patients was developed.

A British geography quiz you can do in the car

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 16:43
A British geography quiz you can do in the car

McIlroy halfway leader at US PGA

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 16:42
World number one Rory McIlroy has the halfway lead at the US PGA after a second-round 67 at Valhalla.

NCAA Loses Court Ruling In Athletes' Antitrust Case

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 16:38

A federal judge sided with college football and basketball players who say they're being used to help sell video games, TV broadcasts, and other content without being paid.

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The great balloon riot of 1864

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 16:35
The bizarre story of Britain's first balloon riot

Cameron cautious over Iraqi strikes

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 16:31
The PM's approach to further military action in Iraq

Federal Judge Rules Some College Players Are Entitled To Payment

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 16:02

College athletes scored a victory in court. A federal judge issued a ruling that the NCAA violated antitrust law by prohibiting athletes from payment for the use of their names, images and likenesses.

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Yemeni soldiers die in bus ambush

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:38
Suspected al-Qaeda militants abduct and kill at least 14 soldiers returning home from duty in east Yemen, officials and eyewitnesses say.

Exhibition honours 'legend' Mercer

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:21
An exhibition opens honouring former Manchester City and England manager Joe Mercer, with items including a metal plate and screws from his leg.

Reagan aide Brady death 'a homicide'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:19
The death of ex-Ronald Reagan aide James Brady is ruled a homicide, 33 years after he was wounded in an assassination attempt, police say.

In search of the perfect Full English

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:17
In search of the perfect Full English breakfast

Cyclists gear up for 100-mile race

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:15
More than 24,000 cyclists are gearing up to ride 100 miles (160.9 km) through London and Surrey at the RideLondon event.

When New York was graffiti central

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:11
When New York was famous for being covered with graffiti

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