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Ofsted 'set for swift inspections'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 05:52
Inspectors will visit any school in England where concerns are raised about an "unbalanced curriculum", Sir Michael Wilshaw warns.

More Young Adults Get Inpatient Psychiatric Care After Health Law

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-11 05:47

Greater hospital use by the newly insured might be caused by inadequate outpatient resources to treat mental health patients earlier and less expensively.

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No! Rik Mayall's political campaigns

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 05:41
What were comic actor Rik Mayall's real life politics?

Republican leader loses primary race

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 05:27
US House Majority Leader Eric Cantor loses a Virginia Republican Party primary election to a challenger from the hard-right Tea Party movement.

Row over minister's 'pathetic' jibe

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 05:27
UK Culture Minister Ed Vaizey describes arts organisations outside London that say they cannot attract philanthropic funds as "pathetic".

Protests over new Ugandan UN pick

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 05:24
The expected election of Uganda's foreign minister as UN General Assembly president sparks protest over his country's treatment of gays and lesbians.

VIDEO: Army cuts plan has 'risks'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 05:15
A report from the National Audit Office has said the decision to reduce the UK's regular Army was taken without "appropriate testing of feasibility"

Salmond in Darling apology call

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 05:10
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond calls for the leader of the campaign for the Union to apologise in a row over a magazine interview.

iPads Allow Kids With Challenges To Play In High School Band

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-11 05:10

On the surface, the PS 177 Technology Band looks like a typical high school orchestra. But there are two big differences.

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Mathews has say on Senanayake report

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 05:09
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews says Sachithra Senanayake's bowling action was reported because of England's struggles facing him.

PM supports water cannon purchase

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 05:05
The use of water cannon on the streets of Britain is backed by the prime minister.

Audience in tears at Abramovic show

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 05:02
Audience members are moved to tears at the opening of performance artist Marina Abramovic's new show, 512 Hours.

500,000 People Reportedly Flee Mosul After Iraqi City Falls

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-11 05:01

A surprising takeover by extremist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has forced thousands of residents of Mosul to seek refuge.

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Day in pictures: 11 June 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 04:59
24 hrs of news photos: 11 June 2014

VIDEO: Cameron: 'Election turnout depressing'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 04:50
Prime Minister David Cameron has said that the turnout in some recent elections is "depressing".

VIDEO: Ballerina Daria on hanging up pointes

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 04:48
Prima Ballerina Daria Klimentová talks to BBC News about her final performances in the UK before she hangs up her ballet shoes forever.

When did 'fit' start to mean attractive?

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 04:34
Girls' schools want to reclaim the word. When did it change?

Oil hunt halted in DR Congo park

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 04:32
The hunt for oil is to be halted at DR Congo's Virunga Park, home to endangered mountain gorillas.

Half a million flee Iraq's Mosul

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 04:27
As many as 500,000 people are forced to flee Iraq's second city Mosul after Islamist militants effectively take control of it and several other towns.

VIDEO: Gamer's webcam captures robbery

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 04:24
A well-known gamer appears to have been robbed while streaming her live game play.

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