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Crossing the border to attend US schools

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 16:58
Waking up in Mexico and heading for classes in Texas

Rediscovered pictures from Spanish Civil War

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 16:13
New museum reveals trove of pictures from Spanish Civil War


Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-01-30 16:12



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DNA tests for babies in Mexico blast

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 16:08
Nine babies who survived a gas explosion at a Mexican hospital are given DNA testing so they can be reunited with their parents.

Venezuela issues new protest rules

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 16:00
New regulations are published in Venezuela allowing soldiers to open fire if they feel their lives are at risk during demonstrations.

'Torture' on British-owned island, and Tasers plea

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 15:57
In a mixed day for headlines, the Independent leads on evidence that the CIA interrogated terror suspects on a British-owned island and there is a plea from police to routinely carry Tasers.

Tougher A&E waiting target dropped

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 15:55
The Scottish government has abandoned plans to reintroduce a tougher waiting time target for A&E departments, BBC Scotland reveals.

Do farmers really make a loss on milk?

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 15:43
Do dairy farmers really make a loss on milk?

Castle display for Great Tapestry

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 15:42
A massive tapestry depicting millions of years of Scottish history goes on show at Stirling Castle.

An Archer Goes Old-School, And Wows The Internet

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-30 15:33

Citing archery's historic methods, a Danish archer has released a video in which he fires three arrows in 0.6 seconds. Lars Andersen argues for speed and agility, in addition to accuracy.

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Marine policy 'not fit for purpose'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 15:24
Scottish government plans to protect the nation's seas are not fit for purpose and could even make the current situation worse, MSPs say.

Argentine politics in polarisation

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 15:22
Argentine politics is polarised by the death of a prosecutor and the president's confrontational response.

Midnight tax return deadline looms

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 15:18
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to log on today to file a self-assessment tax return and avoid a £100 fine.

The huddled masses besieging Fortress Calais

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 15:14
Why people who once had good jobs are living in despair

RE lessons 'never been needed more'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 15:12
Developing "religious literacy" in schools will make young people less vulnerable to radicalisation, a leading teacher is to say.

Cumberbatch in call for gay pardons

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 15:12
Benedict Cumberbatch and members of codebreaker Alan Turing's family are among those calling for thousands of men who were prosecuted for being gay to be pardoned.

Ebola-hit Liberia delays schooling

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 15:02
Liberia's delays the planned re-opening of the country's schools, saying they are not not yet fully prepared to prevent the spread of Ebola.

Russian drug cheat keeps world title

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 14:50
Russian drug cheat Tatyana Chernova has her results annulled from 2009-2011 but keeps world title she won from Jessica Ennis.

IS 'chemical weapons expert killed'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 14:32
A chemical weapons expert working with Islamic State in Iraq has been killed in an air strike. the US military says.

'NFL flourishes amid mayhem & chaos'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 14:29
The professional game of American Football is more popular than ever, yet some would argue it has never been more contemptible.