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RE teacher training drive launched

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 08:20
A new campaign - backed by bursaries - to attract more graduates into careers as Religious Education teachers has been launched.

VIDEO: Treasury Committee

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 08:16
The Treasury Committee hear evidence from the OBR and IFS on the budget.

Quiz: Who’s in charge here

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-03-24 08:12

Almost two-thirds of school administrators are women, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Canada extends IS strikes to Syria

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 08:07
Prime Minister Stephen Harper wants expand the mission against the militant group to include air strikes on targets in Syria.

VIDEO: Angelina: Surgery not only option

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 08:01
Angelina Jolie has had her ovaries removed to reduce her risk of cancer - BBC News looks at some of the facts.

Calif. Lawyer Proposes Ballot Initiative To Kill Gays And Lesbians

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-24 07:49

The "Sodomite Suppression Act" is unlikely to get a vote, but it's making waves in the Golden State, where all it takes is $200 and a few hundred thousand signatures to get on a ballot.

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HSBC HQ to relocate out of London

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 07:36
The headquarters of the personal and business arm of HSBC bank will relocate to Birmingham, transferring about 1,000 jobs out of London.

Feds Claim Obamacare Launch Is Hindering Government Transparency

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-24 07:31

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has a backlog of some 3,000 FOIA requests and says it may need 10 years or more to dig out from under some large cases.

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University in regulation 'breach'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 07:28
The University of Buckingham breached its own regulations in an investigation into possible plagiarism, an independent inquiry has found.

Quality-Testing Legal Marijuana: Strong But Not Always Clean

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-24 07:22

Early efforts to test legal marijuana are finding that it's got lots of buzzworthy THC. But it can also have fungus, chemical residue and bacteria. What that means for health and safety isn't clear.

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Cumberbatch to read at reburial

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 07:16
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is to read a specially-written poem at the reburial of King Richard III.

US Tikrit surveillance flights start

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 07:16
The US-led coalition against Islamic State begins surveillance flights over the Iraqi city of Tirkit, which is being besieged by government forces.

The incredibly strict diet of a Jain monk

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 07:11
Monks who are strictly adherent to Jainism have to abide by a complex set of dietary rules, writes Rajeev Gupta.

VIDEO: Plane descent 'lasted eight minutes'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 07:05
Thomas Winklemann spokesman for Germanwings said the descent phase lasted eight minutes.

New £5 coin planned for royal baby

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 07:04
A £5 coin will be created to mark the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's second child, which is due in April.

Even In Nursing, Men Earn More Than Women

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-24 07:01

Almost all registered nurses are women, but men in the profession are paid more, a study finds. The differences were especially startling in outpatient settings and for nurse anesthetists.

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Alps plane crash: What we know

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 07:00
A German A320 Airbus has crashed in the Alps in southern France. There were 142 passengers and six crew on board the plane, which was en route from Barcelona in Spain to Duesseldorf in Germany.

UKIP select Atkinson replacement

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 06:59
UKIP replace expelled general election candidate Janice Atkinson with Labour defector Harriet Yeo.

Olive tree disease spreads in Italy

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 06:46
Italy must step up efforts to contain a bacterial disease blighting olive trees in the southern province of Lecce, EU officials warn.

TB Patients That The World Writes Off Are Getting Cured In Peru

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-24 06:41

When a person is diagnosed with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, the treatment is so long and painful that some countries decide it's not worth bothering. Partners In Health disagrees.

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