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State school asks parents for top-up

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 18:01
The head teacher of a leading state school has apologised after he asked families to make regular financial payments to funds.

Scots economy growth gains momentum

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 17:43
Growth in the Scottish economy gained momentum at the start of the year, according to the Bank of Scotland's Purchasing Managers' Index.

Floods agency 'a political football'

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 17:28
Environment Agency chairman Lord Smith says his organisation has become a "political football" for a media story on flooding.

In pictures: Kenya's traditional brewers

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 17:03
Kenya's moonshine and beer brewers

VIDEO: Fraud in student visa system exposed

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 16:53
The Home Office has suspended English language tests run by a major firm after BBC Panorama uncovered systematic fraud in the student visa system.

Geox boss: 'Nobody believed in me'

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 16:18
Italian boss disproved the doubters and made a fortune

'Living the dream' on Benefits Street

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 16:17
Life on 'Benefits Street' - a century ago

US warning over Guyana flights

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 16:14
The US advises its citizens in Guyana to avoid flying with Caribbean Airlines from Monday to Wednesday because of an "unconfirmed threat".

Israel: Style tips and robot warfare

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 16:13
The site that knows what you should wear and other fresh Israeli start-ups

Parties 'should pay policing costs'

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 16:11
Half of the money given to police forces for "unexpected costs" - such as the search for April Jones - is spent on policing party conferences.

Business optimism 'best since 1992'

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 16:02
A survey by business consultants BDO finds optimism at its highest in 22 years and is the latest in a string of reports pointing to a strengthening UK recovery.

Empty shop rate 'at four-year low'

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 16:00
There has been a marked improvement in the number of empty shops on UK High Streets, research from the Local Data Company suggests.

VIDEO: Robotic balancing act in Israeli lab

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 16:00
Rory Cellan-Jones meets Amir Shapiro, whose robotics lab at Ben Gurion University in Beersheba, helps design robots that can be used during warfare.

VIDEO: New Zealand PM suggests new flag

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 15:37
The New Zealand prime minister has unexpectedly suggested changing the design of the country's national flag.

In pictures: Escaping besieged Homs

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 15:08
Civilians evacuated from Homs in Syria

Kansas Mayor Says Sustainability Is About Community, Not Politics

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-09 15:01

Today's political polarization makes it seem harder than ever to tackle climate change. Republican Bob Dixson says the goals of going green aren't only for liberals. His town of Greensburg was hit by an unusually strong tornado, and now he's working on a White House task force to prepare communities like his.

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VIDEO: Davey turns up heat on British Gas

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 14:46
The profit margins made by the "Big Six" energy companies when supplying gas are much higher than previously thought, the energy secretary has said.

VIDEO: Shifting sands to shield Dutch coast

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 14:38
A delegation of experts from the Netherlands is in London to advise the UK government on long-term measures to prevent flooding.

ECB explains why Pietersen was sacked

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 14:10
Kevin Pietersen's international career was ended so Alastair Cook can create a culture of trust, the ECB reveals.

With Fearlessness And A 'Code Name,' Iraqi Helped Navy SEALs

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-09 14:04

Interpreter "Johnny Walker" accompanied the U.S. military on countless missions in his war-torn home country of Iraq. His memoir, Code Name: Johnny Walker, details his experiences with the SEALs and his family's long path to U.S. citizenship.

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