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Social media teacher abuse 'rising'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:09
The NASUWT teaching union says an increasing number of teachers are facing abuse on social media, not only from pupils but also parents.

Children’s hospital builds sleep app

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:07
A free app to help improve children’s sleep has been launched by doctors at the Evelina Children’s Hospital in London.

The man who's always on the bus

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:07
The asylum seeker who spends every night on a bus

Boost for endangered butterflies

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:05
The warm weather of 2014 boosted the number of some butterflies, including one of the UK's rarest species, the High Brown Fritillary, a survey has found.

Perfume 'can be enhanced by sweating'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:04
A novel delivery system for perfume would ensure that a person smells better the more they sweat, scientists have said.

Arrests over Canada prostitution ring

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:04
Six people are arrested in Canada on suspicion of running a prostitution ring, which smuggled nearly 500 women in to the country.

Drug giant 'blocks' eye treatment

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:02
A drugs firm has been accused of trying to block access to what some doctors believe is a cheap, safe and effective drug to treat a common eye condition.

Greece made 'unrealistic promises'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:00
The Greek government made "completely unrealistic promises" to voters that it cannot now fulfil, the former European Commission president tells the BBC.

Shoppers see little point in loyalty

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:00
As rewards are reduced, and customers shop around for a good deal, are we seeing the death of the loyalty card?

The pension changes in 10 questions

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:00
The pension changes have some serious drawbacks - as well as what the government calls "freedoms" - so what are the top 10 questions you need to ask?

VIDEO: What the British can learn from US debates

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 14:57
America has a long history of televised debates. Ahead of Thursday's seven-strong debate in the UK election campaign, here's what the Brits could learn.

Blood test for Down's syndrome hailed

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 14:08
Testing a pregnant woman's blood for disorders in her unborn child promises 'dramatic' advances in medicine, say researchers.

Germanwings Crash Highlights Workplace Approaches To Mental Health

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-01 14:03

The case of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz has focused attention on what Lufthansa, or any employer, can really know about an employee's state of mind. Requiring a psychological evaluation has risks, too.

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Kraft accused of wheat price fixing

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 13:54
US food giant Kraft is being accused by US watchdog the Commodities and Futures Commission of manipulating the price of wheat.

Kane wants U21 Euros spot - Hodgson

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 13:30
England boss Roy Hodgson says in-form striker Harry Kane wants to play for the Under-21s at the European Championships.

Four dead in Mexico oil rig blaze

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 13:24
An oil rig in Mexico is engulfed in flames after fire breaks out in a pump room, killing four and forcing workers to jump into the sea.

US senator charged with corruption

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 13:19
US Senator Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, is accused of using his influence to illegally benefit his long time friend, an eye doctor from Florida.

McDonald's to raise pay for US staff

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 13:09
The fast-food giant McDonald's says it will raise the pay of more than 90,000 US employees to at least $1 above the legal minimum wage.

VIDEO: Snowden's smashed laptop goes on show

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 13:04
The laptop used to store top-secret documents leaked by National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden has gone on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Trading Walkathons For Ice Buckets, Charities Try To Hold On To Donors

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-01 12:32

Some of the largest, most established walkathons and similar events that raise cash for charity aren't doing as well as they used to. There's more competition, fundraisers say, for money and time.

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