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In pictures: Lightning storms hit UK

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 06:37
Lightning strikes the UK

Ofsted 'biased on teaching methods'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 06:33
A think tank says teachers are being marked down by Ofsted for using traditional "chalk and talk" teaching methods.

Typhoon Batters Chinese Island, Heads For Vietnam

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-18 06:32

Rammasun, which killed 54 people as it passed across the Philippines Wednesday, had picked up strength as it approached the Chinese island of Hainan. One man was killed by falling debris in Hainan.

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O'Brien daughter to make Oaks history

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 06:09
Ana O'Brien, the daughter of trainer Aidan, will become the first female jockey to ride in the Irish Oaks on Saturday.

Amazon Launches Subscription Service For E-Books

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-18 06:08

Kindle Unlimited will give readers access to over 600,000 titles for $9.99 a month. The service was short on newer releases when it launched Friday.

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VIDEO: Patrick Stewart backs assisted dying

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 06:02
Actor Sir Patrick Stewart has joined campaigners on a march in support of assisted dying, as the House of Lords debate a new attempt to change the law.

Caption Challenge: Creature cosmetics

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 05:58
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

What drove Hamas to take on Israel?

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 05:42
Why Hamas decided to take on Israel with rockets

Hamilton top in sweltering practice

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 05:39
Lewis Hamilton beats Nico Rosberg in second practice at the German Grand Prix, but Red Bull edge closer to Mercedes.

'Islamist ethos agenda in schools'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 05:21
A leaked report into the alleged "Trojan Horse" schools plot in Birmingham finds an agenda to introduce an "aggressive Islamist ethos" into some schools.

Mistress filmed cocaine detective

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 05:17
A police detective is fined after being filmed by his mistress using the class-A drug cocaine.

What makes a spin bowler great?

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 05:13
Cricket expert Simon Hughes examines the secrets of spin bowling in the first of a series of analytical pieces for BBC Sport.

Malaysia Airlines' future in doubt

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 05:05
Shares in Malaysia Airlines closed down 11% following the crash of flight MH17 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, raising questions about the airline's future.

VIDEO: The evolution of Bjork's instruments

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 05:03
Bjork's musical director Matt Robertson explains how they developed the instruments for her Biophilia tour.

VIDEO: The appeal of 'real life' simulators

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 05:03
From driving a truck across Europe to ploughing a field, why are people playing "real life" simulators?

Ethiopia bloggers on terror charges

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 05:00
Human rights groups criticise an Ethiopian court's decision to charge with terrorism nine journalists and bloggers in detention since April.

UN warns on surveillance 'dangers'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 04:56
Too many governments are "rubber-stamping" mass surveillance programmes, warns the United Nations human rights watchdog.

Babysitter jailed for raping boy, 3

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 04:52
A 66-year-old man is jailed for a minimum of five years for raping a three-year-old boy he was babysitting.

Jessica Ennis-Hill has first child

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 04:49
The 2012 Olympics heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill gives birth to a boy.

Berlusconi sex conviction overturned

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 04:48
Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi wins his appeal against a conviction for paying for sex with an underage prostitute.
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