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VIDEO: Mexico tunnel reveals ancient relics

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 20:54
Some 50,000 relics have been discovered in Mexico in the ancient city of Teotihuacan, archaeologists have said.

Microsoft unveils fitness band

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 20:48
Microsoft unveils a wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well connect to a fitness tracking service on smartphones.

Legal challenge to probation reforms

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 20:00
A legal challenge to government plans to privatise some probation services in England and Wales is launched by the probation officers' union Napo.

World Series: Madison Bumgarner Carries Giants To 3rd Title In 5 Years

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-29 19:23

Madison Bumgarner won Game 1 of this World Series, throwing seven innings and giving up one run. He won Game 5 with a complete game shutout. On Wednesday night, on two days' rest, he finished the job.

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Wait for train seats 'unacceptable'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 19:01
Passengers should not have to stand for more than 20 minutes during a journey says rail minister Clare Perry, but admits this is "not always achieved".

New species of frog in urban jungle

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 18:36
Scientists confirm that a frog found living in New York City wetlands is a new species.

Australia bank plans UK asset sale

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 18:15
National Australia Bank is considering floating its Clydesdale and Yorkshire banking operations on the stock market as part of an exit from the UK.

Sri Lanka rescue effort intensified

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 17:51
Rescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide which is feared to have buried more than 100 people.

The nuclear attack on the UK that never happened

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 17:50
The nuclear attack on the UK that never happened

Ant and Dec to host 2015 Brit awards

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 17:35
TV duo Ant and Dec are to host the 2015 Brit awards, 14 years since the last time they presented the ceremony.

England's strange winter rituals

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 17:34
England's strange and ancient Halloween alternatives

Private school graduates 'earn more'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 17:27
UK graduates who went to private schools earn thousands of pounds more, on average, than those who were state-educated, research finds.

VIDEO: South Sudan food crisis - in 60 seconds

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 17:17
Ongoing conflict in South Sudan is taking a heavy toll. BBC News looks at some of the numbers behind the crisis

Schools 'progressing too slowly'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 17:17
There are "significant gaps" in raising standards in schools in England, a report by spending watchdog the National Audit Office says.

Study points to new autism risks

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 17:04
A massive international study has started to unpick the "fine details" of why some people develop autism, say researchers.

UK national sperm bank starts work

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 17:00
A UK national sperm bank - charged with reversing a growing shortage of sperm - starts work in Birmingham.

Care plan 'to ease hospital pressure'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 16:46
Vulnerable patients in England will get better support in the community as part of plans to ease pressure on hospitals, ministers say.

Beach tragedy victim's son's tribute

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 16:44
A son pays tribute to his father who died along with two others after getting into difficulty off a beach in Cornwall.

Has quantitative easing worked?

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 16:42
The US Federal Reserve is widely expected to announce the end of its "quantitative easing" policy this week. Has it worked? Or has it set the scene for another financial crisis?

VIDEO: Gyllenhaal makes news in Nightcrawler

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 16:40
Television news ethics come under fire in Jake Gyllenhaal's latest film, Nightcrawler.
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