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Watson handed first England start

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 01:02
Bath's Anthony Watson, 20, will make his first England start when he plays on the wing against South Africa on Saturday.

VIDEO: Inside the world's biggest blood bank

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 00:55
The NHS Blood and Transplant centre in Bristol is working hard to ensure it has enough to get through the festive period.

RFU investigate alleged gay abuse

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 00:49
The Rugby Football Union investigate alleged abuse of gay referee Nigel Owens during England's defeat to New Zealand.

Kashmir soldiers jailed for life

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 00:45
The Indian army sentences seven soldiers to life imprisonment for the murder of three young men in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Severe gales warning issued in Wales

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 00:34
Severe gales and gusts of up to 75mph are expected in western parts of Wales as the Met Office upgrades its weather warning.

Cameron in Australia for G20 summit

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 00:23
World leaders, including David Cameron, are meeting at the G20 in Australia to discuss plans to revive the world economy.

Andy Warhol's Elvis sells for $81.9m

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 00:17
Andy Warhol's Triple Elvis makes $81.9m (£51.9m) at a record-breaking auction of post-war and contemporary art in New York.

Minister urged to publish bus review

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 00:09
A review of school bus provision must be published after an eight-year-old boy was knocked down and killed in County Antrim, the chairman of Stormont's education committee says.

Knocking £2.8bn off the deficit

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 23:57
Events in the last week show why budget forecasting is so hard.

Music fan hurt in gig balcony plunge

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 23:50
A man suffers serious head injuries after falling from a balcony during a concert in Portsmouth during a gig by US rock group A Day To Remember.

Russia And The West: Close Encounters Of The Cold War Kind

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 23:47

Russia and Western countries have had several close encounters in the air and at sea recently. Russia says these are just routine military exercises, but NATO and its Nordic partners are alarmed.

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Common Core Reading: The High Achievers

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 23:46

The Common Core State Standards are changing reading instruction in many schools. And that means new challenges for lots of students, even traditional high achievers.

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How Kodak's Shirley Cards Set Photography's Skin-Tone Standard

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 23:45

Named for the original model — an employee of Kodak — the portraits were used by photo labs to calibrate printers. But until the 1970s, that model was always white.

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Comet probe Philae now stable

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 23:43
The robot probe Philae that made a historic landing on a comet is now stable after failing to attach to surface, scientists say.

UK coaches neglected - Bob Brett

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 23:39
Coaches across the UK "have probably been neglected," says new LTA director of player development Bob Brett.

VIDEO: Djokovic wants ATP finals to move

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 23:27
World number one Novak Djokovic wants the ATP World Tour Finals to move from London in order to "promote" tennis in other areas of the world.

Rosberg's job is easier - McNish

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 23:18
Though he only needs to finish second in Abu Dhabi, Lewis Hamilton should avoid being cautious, writes Alan McNish.

VIDEO: How to make a ten-year-old cash savvy

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 23:17
Children as young as four could have the chance to join savings clubs in an attempt to prevent them getting into debt later in life.

Pakistan beat Kiwis in first Test

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 23:10
Pakistan take the final two New Zealand wickets on the final morning to seal a 231-run first Test victory in Abu Dhabi.

Tests begin in dentist virus probe

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 23:07
Hundreds of people visit a health centre for screening after 22,000 patients of Nottinghamshire dentist Desmond D'Mello are recalled.

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