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Quiz of the week's news

Thu, 2015-02-12 16:05
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

Police want new child search powers

Thu, 2015-02-12 15:36
Police Scotland wants a new power to search children and young people for alcohol as part of a range of measures it believes are needed to replace consensual stop and searches.

Enriching the rich in the US?

Thu, 2015-02-12 15:28
Is the US economy now just enriching the rich, and has the land of opportunity created a society of haves and have-nots?

US 'at risk of mega-drought future'

Thu, 2015-02-12 15:18
The American Southwest and Central Plains could be on course for super-droughts the like of which they have not witnessed in over a 1,000 years, new research finds.

Inflation 'boom time' - papers

Thu, 2015-02-12 15:18
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney's prediction that falling oil prices will cause UK inflation to fall below zero is front-page news for many papers.

Obama holds cybersecurity summit

Thu, 2015-02-12 15:14
The US president and senior members of the security services are due to meet leading figures in the technology industry on Friday to discuss security.

VIDEO: Rio 2016 Olympic park construction

Thu, 2015-02-12 15:04
It is about 18 months until the start of Rio Olympics 2016, and construction of the new venues in the Olympic Park is well under way.

Woods needs 'magical guru' - Alliss

Thu, 2015-02-12 14:37
Tiger Woods needs to find a "magical guru" to overcome his troubles, says BBC golf commentator Peter Alliss.

VIDEO: Is it time to try to contact aliens?

Thu, 2015-02-12 14:16
A group of scientists says it is time to try to contact intelligent life in space.

Sydney suspect 'tried to join army'

Thu, 2015-02-12 14:01
One of two men charged with planning a terror act in Sydney tried to join the army two years ago out of love for Australia, his family says.

Xiaomi to open online US store

Thu, 2015-02-12 14:00
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announces it will open an online US store but will not sell its phones, instead offering lesser known products such as headphones and a fitness tracker.

VIDEO: Dresden bombing marked 70 years on

Thu, 2015-02-12 13:51
Commemorations will take place in Germany on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Dresden.

US judge backs Alabama gay marriage

Thu, 2015-02-12 13:45
A federal judge orders an Alabama official to follow her earlier ruling and issue marriage licences to gay couples, after a three-day standoff.

VIDEO: HSBC whistleblower on tax evasion data

Thu, 2015-02-12 13:42
The BBC has seen correspondence sent to the British tax authorities back in 2008 which gave details of HSBC account holders in Switzerland.

VIDEO: News of peace deal reaches front line

Thu, 2015-02-12 13:35
The United States has welcomed a ceasefire agreement aimed at ending the war in Ukraine but demanded that Russia end its support for the separatists.

Kane worth England place - Hodgson

Thu, 2015-02-12 13:30
England manager Roy Hodgson all but confirms that prolific Tottenham striker Harry Kane will be in his next squad.

Zynga shares plunge on loss

Thu, 2015-02-12 13:26
Shares in Farmville-maker Zynga plunge over 10% after the company reports widening losses as it struggles to continue to attract users to its games.

Salford Red Devils 6-52 St Helens

Thu, 2015-02-12 12:58
St Helens run in 10 tries to blow away a disappointing Salford Red Devils in a 52-6 Super League victory.

Freed visa prisoner arrives home

Thu, 2015-02-12 12:57
A 25-year-old man jailed in a notorious Indonesian prison after breaking visa rules has an emotional reunion with family at Cardiff Airport.

Castle Toward buyout plan collapses

Thu, 2015-02-12 12:55
Plans for a community buyout of a 19th century country house have collapsed after a disagreement over its price.

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