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The Administration's College Ratings: How It Looks On Campus

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 23:59

The Education Department's unveiling today of a controversial ratings system has fueled a debate over what this kind of system can — or should — measure.

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New York City 'hinge on Lampard'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 23:57
How Frank Lampard is involved in an intriguing problem that could provide a huge setback for one of the MLS' newest clubs.

NI Water action 'to disrupt repairs'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 23:45
Slower responses to any water supply disruption over Christmas are inevitable during NI Water industrial action, says a union representative.

The Christmas turkey naysayers

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 23:30
How one bird came to dominate Christmas

Primary school pupils 'still hungry'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 23:27
Half of younger primary school children in Wales are still hungry some or all of the time after eating their school meal, the children's commissioner says

Talks 'failed to save IS hostage'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 23:21
Details emerge of an attempt to secure the release of kidnapped US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig before he was killed by Islamic State militants.

Instant translation – no longer sci-fi

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 23:20
Automated translation is no longer the stuff of sci-fi fiction, since Skype launched a beta version of its Translator service.

Price agreed for emergency power

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 23:07
Power generation firms are to receive close to £1bn to ensure their plants stay open and prevent the lights going out in the coming years.

Two arrests after park stabbing

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 23:06
Two people are arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died in hospital following a stabbing in an Essex park.

'Trojan Horse' schools make progress

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 23:03
Progress is seen at two Birmingham schools placed in special measures after the so-called "Trojan Horse" affair, Ofsted says.

VIDEO: Girl hears Christmas for first time

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 22:29
It's almost Christmas, and Sula's new ear implants mean she will be able to hear carols and jingle bells this year.

VIDEO: Advent calendar: Catch it like Beckham

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 22:26
Day 19 of the BBC Sport Calendar looks back at Odell Beckham Jr's stunning one-handed catch for a touchdown for the New York Giants in the NFL.

Llambias named Ibrox chief executive

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 22:23
Rangers announce the appointment of existing board member Derek Llambias as their new chief executive.

Appeal against Mumbai suspect bail

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 22:22
A Pakistani government prosecutor says he is challenging the bail granted to a man accused of being behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

999 crews on alert for 'mad' Friday

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 22:17
Emergency crews across Wales expect one of the busiest nights of the year as many revellers overindulge on the final Friday before Christmas.

Pilot jailed over deadly China crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 22:09
A Chinese court has jailed a pilot for three years over a 2010 crash in Heilongjiang province that left 44 people dead.

Risk of abuse 'must be reported'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 21:42
Suspected risk of abuse or neglect of children or adults must reported by police, health workers and other officials from 2016.

Vettel affected by Ricciardo pace

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 21:29
Sebastian Vettel left Red Bull partly because of the pace of team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, says team boss Christian Horner.

VIDEO: Men fall victim to online 'sextortion'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 21:25
Hundreds of thousands of men around the world are falling victim every year to a pernicious form of online crime.

House prices 'could rise 4% in 2015'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 21:23
Northern Ireland house prices could increase by 4% next year, according to a forecast by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

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