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Day in pictures: 18 September

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 04:33
News images from around the world: 18 September

Forgotten death of Russian serviceman

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 04:24
Russians find their relatives killed in Ukraine conflict are forgotten

AUDIO: Lord Hill objections 'barrel-scraping'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 04:24
MP Damian Green has come to the defence of Lord Hill as British Candidate for European Commissioner, describing objections to his appointment as a "barrel-scraping argument".

Helicopter crash victims named

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 04:23
The two men who died when a helicopter crashed off the East Yorkshire coast are named by police.

Council merger plans urged

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 04:08
Local councils across Wales are being urged to submit plans to merge voluntarily, rather than be forced to.

Family criticise trust over death

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 04:03
The mother of a 21-year-old County Armagh man criticises the Southern Health trust for "failing her son" after he died weeks after a routine ear operation.

Solskjaer leaves Cardiff City role

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 04:02
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer cites a "difference in philosophy" on leaving Cardiff manager role after less than nine months in charge.

Yorkshire to defend captain Gale

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 03:58
Director of cricket Martyn Moxon says Yorkshire will support captain Andrew Gale against a charge of a racism offence.

French MSF worker contracts Ebola

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 03:53
A French aid worker from the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, reports say.

How To Make The Most Of Your 10 Minutes With Teacher

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-18 03:47

Like a good Boy Scout, parents should be prepared: Educators agree that doing your homework can make a big difference. Here's expert advice on how to ace your next parent-teacher conference.

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Rethinking A Fall Classic: The Parent-Teacher Conference

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-18 03:47

The New York City schools are overhauling the time, and format, of these conferences in an attempt to add depth and meaning. Among the changes: They'll be held four times a year instead of just two.

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Scotland's Historic Decision: Should It Stay Or Should It Go?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-18 03:38

Scots went to the polls to vote in a referendum that will decide whether they remain with the United Kingdom or end a 300-year-old union.

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VIDEO: Calais chaos as refugees dodge trucks

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 03:22
A BBC documentary team has filmed hundreds of refugees being held back by French police as they attempt to board trucks and other vehicles heading to Britain from Calais.

No DNA matches in Thai murder probe

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 03:14
Thai police admit they are struggling to find the killers of two British tourists, after it emerged crime scene DNA did not match that of any suspect.

Caption Challenge: We come in peace

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 03:13
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

AUDIO: Hitchcock's abandoned Nazi documentary

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 03:05
A new documentary is being released telling the story of an aborted film project from 1945 which would provide evidence of Nazi crimes for German audiences

I banned radio advice - Ecclestone

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 03:00
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says he was behind the ban on teams giving drivers advice over the radio.

PODCAST: Strong year for corn, bad year for farmers

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-09-18 03:00

First up, the Federal Reserve doesn't think the U.S. economy is healthy enough to raise interest rates for a quote "considerable" time. And fresh numbers this morning from the housing market lend support to that view. And last evening, the Senate joined the House in passing a measure to approve new ingredients for sunscreen in America. There's a backlog at the Food and Drug Administration, meaning Americans have had to do without modern sunscreen formulations that people in other countries have been using. Plus, this year's corn crop is expected to break records thanks, in part, to weather that was generally just about right. The great crop is a paradox for farmers. The Agriculture department says the average price per bushel will probably drop by more than thirty percent. We traveled to Iowa to meet with a young farmer facing a difficult bounty.

BBC team attacked in southern Russia

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 02:55
A BBC team is attacked in southern Russia after investigating reports of Russian servicemen killed near the border with Ukraine.

VIDEO: Jeremy Vine's guide to Scotland vote

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 02:52
Jeremy Vine breaks down the council areas in Scotland that will decide the referendum result.
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