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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.