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Quiz: What kids these days are reading

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-11-20 05:01

School-aged girls read more words and less nonfiction compared to boys, according to a report by Renaissance Learning.

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Cotter makes four changes for Tonga

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 04:45
Geoff Cross, Johnnie Beattie, Sean Lamont and Tim Visser come into the Scotland team for Saturday's Test against Tonga.

McIlroy & Lowry share lead in Dubai

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 04:41
Rory McIlroy shares the first-round lead with Shane Lowry at six under in the World Tour Championship in Dubai.

Police charged with £30,000 theft

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 04:40
Two serving officers and a former colleague appear in court accused of stealing a total of £30,000 following a police raid.

BBC presenter caught speeding on bike

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 04:34
BBC presenter Jeremy Vine receives a ticking off from police after speeding on his cycle in Hyde Park.

Turkey Looks For Energy In An Abundant Resource: Pistachio Shells

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 04:33

Converting the shells into biogas could provide most of the heat for a planned city of 200,000, engineers say. There's precedent in Australia, where macadamia nut shells are generating power.

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I'm feeling no pressure - Hamilton

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 04:27
Lewis Hamilton insists he is feeling no pressure ahead of the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend.

Giroud fit to face Manchester United

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 04:20
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is fit to return against Manchester United after missing three months with a broken leg.

VIDEO: Director Mike Nichols dies at 83

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 04:13
Mike Nichols, who won an Oscar for directing the 1967 film The Graduate, has died aged 83.

Sweden court upholds Assange order

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 04:09
The Swedish appeals court upholds the arrest warrant against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, wanted for questioning in a sexual assault case.

Day in pictures: 20 November 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 04:08
24 hours of news images: 20 November

Is it OK to leave objects on the Moon?

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 04:04
There's no law against Moon litter.

Caption Challenge: Surfing Santa

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 03:54
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Climate fund receives $9.3bn pledge

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 03:39
Thirty nations meeting in Berlin have pledged $9.3bn (£6bn) for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for climate change.

Death crash plane 'fell like a stone'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 03:38
An aircraft which crashed in France killing a father and son fell from the sky "like a stone", an inquest is told.

Big protests due over Mexico missing

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 03:38
Mass protests are expected across Mexico for 43 missing students, whom the authorities say were murdered by a drugs gang.

Cheshire sign world's tallest player

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 03:27
British Basketball League side Cheshire Phoenix sign the world's tallest basketball player Paul Sturgess.

Award-Winning Director Mike Nichols Dies At 83

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 03:26

Nichols died suddenly Wednesday, ABC News said in a statement. The director of The Graduate and Death of a Salesman was one of the few people to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.

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Almost 1,000 dead since Ukraine truce

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 03:23
An average of 13 people have been killed daily in eastern Ukraine since the 5 September ceasefire came into place, a leading UN official says.

Stevens to make F1 bow with Caterham

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 03:17
Britain's Will Stevens makes Formula 1 debut in this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, partnering Kamui Kobayashi at Caterham.

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