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'Anti-extremism' school code shelved

Wed, 2014-10-22 16:56
The Department for Education has shelved plans for a code of practice for some religious schools which operate outside of mainstream education, the BBC learns.

Search for world's smartest city

Wed, 2014-10-22 16:51
Two very different paths to smarter cities

Tate boss Serota tops art power list

Wed, 2014-10-22 16:46
Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota is named the most powerful figure in the art world.

Ukraine rebels dream of New Russia

Wed, 2014-10-22 16:37
With fighting continuing in eastern Ukraine, the BBC meets the rebels confident that "victory will be ours".

Graduates 'pay fees to universities'

Wed, 2014-10-22 16:35
Graduates should pay their university a proportion of their future earnings rather than taking out loans, a report by a free-market think tank suggests.

VIDEO: Chimps carry out night time raids

Wed, 2014-10-22 16:34
Wild chimps carry out night time crop raids, footage reveals, suggesting the animals are being pushed into more risky behaviour.

Chimps filmed in 'daring' food raids

Wed, 2014-10-22 16:33
Wild chimps carry out night-time crop raids, footage reveals, suggesting the animals are being pushed into risky foraging behaviour.

Mystery of giant arm dinosaur solved

Wed, 2014-10-22 16:31
Two dinosaur skeletons have been unearthed in Mongolia, solving a mystery that has baffled palaeontologists for 50 years.

US seniors face student loan debt

Wed, 2014-10-22 16:29
Some US seniors are still paying off student loans

Nirvana: 25 years since first UK gig

Wed, 2014-10-22 16:25
Fans recall Nirvana's first UK gig 25 years on

VIDEO: Oscar buzz for Michael 'Birdman' Keaton

Wed, 2014-10-22 16:08
Critics are already hailing Michael Keaton's latest film Birdman a success, with many tipping it for an Oscar as Talking Movies' Tom Brook reports.

Photos capture beauty of Greenland

Wed, 2014-10-22 16:05
Australian photographer explores Greenland's vast ice sheet

Lloyds expected to cut 9,000 jobs

Wed, 2014-10-22 16:04
Lloyds Banking Group is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs - around a tenth of its entire workforce - over the next three years, the BBC understands.

Reclaiming the swastika

Wed, 2014-10-22 16:03
How the world loved the swastika - until Hitler stole it

Fears over city drone flight dangers

Wed, 2014-10-22 15:56
Drones which could seriously injure or kill are being flown over cities and towns across England, despite laws designed to protect the public.

VIDEO: Remembering Ethiopia's famine

Wed, 2014-10-22 15:54
Thirty years ago the BBC broadcast the first television reports of a devastating famine in Ethiopia. Tesfatsion Dalellew saw the reports and coordinated World Vision's response.

NHS acting as 'barrier to families'

Wed, 2014-10-22 15:46
The NHS in England is told to stop being a barrier to infertile couples having children, according to the funding watchdog.

'More to do' on disabled hate crimes

Wed, 2014-10-22 15:45
Hate crime convictions are at an all-time high, but disability hate crime convictions have dropped, according to a new report.

Jerusalem car 'attack' kills baby

Wed, 2014-10-22 15:42
A baby girl is killed and eight others injured after a car hits pedestrians in Jerusalem, in what Israeli police describe as a "terrorist attack".

Military heads admit Afghan mistakes

Wed, 2014-10-22 15:40
Military leaders failed to calculate the magnitude of the conflict in Afghanistan, the former head of the British army, Gen Sir Peter Wall, tells the BBC.
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