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Plan to cut 'excessive' teacher work

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:53
"Unnecessary" teacher workload will be cut with a series of new measures, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Education Secretary Nicky Morgan announce.

Canadians Have A Right To Assisted Suicide, High Court Says

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:53

The court said the existing ban denies people the right "to make decisions concerning their bodily integrity and medical care" and leaves them "to endure intolerable suffering."

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Yemen's Houthi Rebels Dissolve Parliament, Seize Power

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:53

A televised statement said the group was forming a presidential council that would run the country. It called the takeover "a new era that will take Yemen to safe shores."

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VIDEO: Queen of Jordan joins anti-IS protest

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:51
Jordan's Queen Rania talks to the BBC at a rally in Jordan's capital in support of their government's military response to the killing of a Jordanian fighter pilot by Islamic State militants.

Hodge attacks Labour over PwC funds

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:41
Labour's Margaret Hodge says it is "inappropriate" for the party to accept support from accountancy giant PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Week in pictures: 31 January - 6 February 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:35
The best news photos from around the world

Measles Vaccination Rates: Tanzania Does Better Than U.S.

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:34

A map from the World Health Organization reveals show something interesting: Many poor countries have higher vaccination rates than rich ones.

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Care worker let children use BB-gun

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:32
A panel rules a care worker's actions amounted to misconduct when he let a boy with a violent past fire a ball-bearing gun

Babies' eye movement autism link

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:28
Frequent eye movements in babies could be a clue to whether they have learning problems and may develop an autism spectrum disorder, says a Medical Research Council study.

Kansas Will Cut Education Funding To Help Close Budget Gap

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:25

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, whose aggressive tax cutting measures helped trigger the financial crisis, said the schools' funding levels are unsustainable.

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Litvinenko: Secrets begin to emerge

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:20
Eight years on, new details surrounding the life and death of Alexander Litvinenko continue to emerge from the public inquiry currently under way, security correspondent Gordon Corera reports.

Man on holiday park bomb charge

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:18
A 52-year-old Falkirk man appears in court charged with building an improvised explosive device at a Perthshire holiday park.

Yemen rebels 'dissolve parliament'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:17
Yemen's Shia Houthi rebel movement announces it is taking over the government and dissolving parliament.

Equatorial Guinea fined after riot

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:02
Equatorial Guinea are fined £65,000 for the crowd trouble in Thursday's Africa Cup of Nations semi-final against Ghana.

Dozens of bodies uncovered in Mexico

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 05:59
Mexican police have found at least 61 bodies in an abandoned crematorium in the Mexican resort of Acapulco, officials say.

Canada to allow assisted suicide

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 05:58
Canada court allows doctor-assisted suicide for severe and incurable medical conditions, overturning 1993 ban

Italian on 'couchsurf' rape charge

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 05:53
An Italian policeman is accused of using the website Couchsurfing.com to lure an Australian woman to his home and then drugging and raping her.

Rotherham probe PC dies after crash

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 05:50
A South Yorkshire Police officer understood to be under investigation by the police watchdog in relation to the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal has died following a car crash.

Match-fixers 'groom cricketers'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 05:37
Match-fixers approaching cricketers to influence matches use tactics like paedophiles, the ICC's anti-corruption chief says.

Ubuntu phone has alternative to apps

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 05:30
The first Ubuntu-powered smartphones go on sale shortly, featuring a user interface with a card-based system rather than grids of apps.

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