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Driest start to September since 1960

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 05:18
The first half of September has been exceptionally dry across much of the UK, according to provisional statistics from the Met Office.

These People Can Make Student Loans Disappear

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-17 05:14

A group called Rolling Jubilee has "abolished" more than $3 million in private student loans from the for-profit Corinthian Colleges. And it's just getting started.

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Bathgate attack 'attempted murder'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 05:12
A 65-year-old man is seriously ill in hospital after being repeatedly stabbed inside his home in Bathgate, West Lothian.

Day in pictures: 17 September

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 05:11
News images from around the world: 17 September

Police investigate death at flat

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 05:08
Police say they are investigating the death of a 31-year-old man at a flat in west Belfast on Saturday.

Transfer system is 'chaotic' - Dyke

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 05:05
FA chairman Greg Dyke wants the "chaotic" transfer system reformed in order to increase opportunities for English players.

Scottish independence: 10 key moments

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 04:57
10 key moments from the Scottish referendum campaign

China trial for Uighur academic

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 04:43
Prominent Uighur academic Ilham Tohti goes on trial for separatism in China's far western region of Xinjiang.

Signeul wants attack-minded Scots

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 04:39
Head coach Anna Signeul vows Scotland will push Sweden all the way in Wednesday's World Cup qualifier in Gothenburg.

Lagos collapse 'killed S Africans'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 04:39
At least 67 South Africans were killed when a church hostel belonging to Nigerian TV evangelist TB Joshua collapsed in Lagos, President Zuma says.

UN brokers Gaza reconstruction deal

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 04:36
A deal has been agreed by Israeli and Palestinian officials to allow building materials into Gaza for reconstruction, a top UN official says.

Police Hunt For Armed 'Survivalist' In Pa. Trooper Shooting

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-17 04:32

Eric Frein, 31, has been identified as a suspect in last week's fatal shooting of one state trooper and the wounding of another.

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Rivalry set to heat up in Singapore?

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 04:27
Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton will continue their world title battle at the Singapore Grand Prix this weekend.

Boy's flying-tackle halts PC attacker

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 04:15
A teenager who wrestled a man to the ground after he assaulted two police officers is recognised for his bravery.

VIDEO: Indyref highlights in three minutes

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 04:13
Highlights of the Scottish referendum campaign, squeezing two years of headlines into a three minute film.

Ebola global security threat - Obama

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 04:12
US President Barack Obama calls the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to security worldwide while announcing a larger US role, including 3,000 troops, to help fight the virus.

Counter-terrorism raid at house

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 04:08
Counter-terrorism police seize material from a house in Cardiff as part of an ongoing operation.

Drivers warned about smartwatch use

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 04:04
Drivers have been warned against the potential dangers of using a smartwatch while driving.

UK jobless rate falls to 2008 low

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 03:59
The UK rate fell to 6.2% in the three months to the end of July, while the number claiming Jobseeker's Allowance has dipped below one million.

Missing man search in Alice case

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 03:56
Police investigating the disappearance of Alice Gross want to speak to a Latvian man seen on the same canal towpath used by the schoolgirl, the Met say.
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