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'Include humanism in RS GCSE course'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:33
The former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has urged the government to rethink plans to leave humanism out of the new GCSE in religious studies.

Death river patrol call 'ludicrous'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:26
It would be "ludicrous" to post officers on the River Wear to stop "bright young things" from Durham University falling to their deaths, a police chief says.

Mother and child held at knifepoint

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:25
A mother and child are tied up and held at knifepoint by a masked intruder who carried out a sexual assault in a "horrific" break-in.

UK to lead 'spearhead Nato force'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:24
The UK will play a lead role in a "high readiness" Nato force that will be established in Eastern Europe, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announces.

'No clear-cut strategy' against IS

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:22
Question marks over anti-IS action remain

U.S. And NATO Seek New Ways To Help Secure Ukraine's Border

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:22

"Clearly what we see is that conditions in eastern Ukraine have to change," NATO Commander Gen. Philip Breedlove tells NPR's Renee Montagne.

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Keatley handed Ireland starting role

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:19
Munster's Ian Keatley is named at fly-half ahead of Ian Madigan for Ireland's opening Six Nations match against Italy.

Caption Challenge: Attending to Yoda

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:14
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Millions hit by health insurer hack

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:09
Anthem, the second largest health insurer in the US, has lost millions of customer records in a hack attack.

Klass mocks 'bonkers' present request

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:01
Singer Myleene Klass pokes fun at fellow parents after she was asked to contribute cash to buy birthday presents for their children.

PODCAST: Ordainment is just a click away

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:00

The European Central Bank last night applied new financial restrictions on Greece, with analysts seeing this as a move to remind Greece who holds the purse-strings. At stake is Greece's membership in the Euro-zone, and more widely, the stability of the global financial system. More on that. And anyone who uses the internet should pay attention to what at first blush may seem like a minor bureaucratic shift in Washington. The FCC chairman today will circulate a proposal to reclassify internet providers. Regulators regard them as "information services," but FCC chairman Tom Wheeler wants to call them "telecommunications" companies. Those little words have weight in the debate over network neutrality. Plus, some will see the next story as a charming development. For others, it's a new sign society is going to hades in a handbasket. People going online to get ordained so they can officiate at a wedding. 

Making the sums add up

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:49
The Institute for Fiscal Studies outlines the knock-on effect of giving the NHS the money it has asked for?

Don't humiliate us, says Greece

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:49
Greece's new finance minister Yanis Varoufakis urges Germany not to humiliate the country over its debts, comparing its situation with inter-war Germany.

Twitter boss admits trolling failure

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:43
In a memo to staff, leaked to the Verge, Twitter boss Dick Costolo takes personal responsibility for dealing with trolling.

Spanish snow traps Welsh tourists

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:43
A couple from Wales is among tourists forced to spend the night in a school gym in Spain after being caught in snow storms in the north of the country.

Scots trio to make Six Nations bows

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:34
Scotland's Finn Russell, Mark Bennett and Blair Cowan will make their Six Nations debuts against France on Saturday.

What is a defensive weapon?

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:15
President Obama is being urged to supply Ukraine with "defensive lethal assistance". But how can a weapon be both defensive and lethal?

CPS defends FGM prosecution

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:14
The case of a doctor found not guilty of carrying out female genital mutilation was "reviewed thoroughly", the director of public prosecutions insists.

Lee dismisses concerns over new book

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:13
Author Harper Lee rejects claims she is being pressured into releasing a "lost" novel, saying she is "happy as hell".

Europe leaders in Ukraine peace bid

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:09
German and French leaders are to make a crisis visit to the Ukrainian capital Kiev with a new peace initiative amid escalating fighting in the east of the country.

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