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VIDEO: Far right on Facebook

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 19:46
The anti-immigration group with half a million 'likes'

VIDEO: Anorexia explored in new graphic novel

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 19:36
One woman turns her battle with anorexia into graphic novel

More paramedics quitting NHS jobs

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 19:26
Increasing numbers of paramedics are leaving NHS ambulance services, with senior staff saying crews are under greater pressure to meet demand.

By-election voters going to polls

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 18:24
Voters are going to the polls to elect new MPs in the Clacton and Heywood and Middleton by-elections, with results due in the early hours of Friday morning.

VIDEO: Cambodian workers want higher wages

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 18:11
Workers in Cambodia's garment factories are angry the prime minister has refused to support a rise in the minimum wage.

Bionic arm restores sense of feeling

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 17:56
Advances in bionic hands have restored a sense of touch to two patients for more than a year, report US scientists.

Later start 'may boost GCSE results'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 17:05
Delaying school start times could help teenagers concentrate better in class and get higher GCSE results, scientists suggest.

A happy homecoming for India's widows

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 16:56
The widows who refuse to be quietly shunned

Heads call for Ofsted transformation

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 16:54
Schools in England can no longer work with Ofsted's "adversarial approach" and the watchdog should be totally transformed, head teachers warn.

Gunther, Christine and Otto

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 16:41
How a man, a woman and a car fell in love, and hit the road...

Terror four police given more time

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 16:35
Anti-terror police are given an extra five days to question four men held on suspicion of plotting an attack on the UK.

VIDEO: Is there a strategy for IS strikes?

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 16:13
As Islamic State fighters renew their advance on Kobane, Newsnight's Mark Urban asks if there is a 'whole strategy' for the US-led coalition's air strikes.

Renewed IS push amid US warning

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 16:11
Islamic State fighters renew their advance in the Syria-Turkey border town of Kobane, as the US warns that air strikes alone cannot save it.

'War on Ebola'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 16:03
The West's response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa - and whether it has been timely enough in its actions - is Thursday's big story.

Why do Chinese pupils do so well?

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:46
Why do Chinese pupils do so well in schools all around the world?

'Momentum slows' in housing market

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:45
Momentum in the UK housing market has faded with house price growth slowing to the same level as 16 months ago, surveyors say.

In Mexico, Protesters Demand Return Of 43 Missing Students

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:41

Meanwhile, authorities said they still have not been able to identify 28 bodies found in clandestine graves.

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English football has biggest deficit

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:40
England has the biggest trade deficit in the world football transfer market at £379m, according to a report from Barclays.

Number of UK High Street shops falls

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:39
The number of shops on the High Street declined dramatically in the first nine months of this year, a survey suggests.

VIDEO: IS beaten back in Iraq by airstrikes

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:30
RAF airstrikes at the beginning of October helped Kurdish forces fight Islamic State out of one of their strongholds in Iraq.