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Google and Fidelity invest in SpaceX

Tue, 2015-01-20 19:23
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has raised $1bn (£659m) in funding from tech giant Google and Fidelity Investments, the firm said on Tuesday.

Progress 'main marker for primary'

Tue, 2015-01-20 19:03
Pupils' academic progress should be the main measure used by the government to gauge whether England's primary schools are performing well, a report says.

Tech firms support computing lessons

Tue, 2015-01-20 18:42
Google and O2 are amopng supporters of £3.6m drive to teach computing skills in primary schools in England, the education secretary is to announce.

Newer heart attack test for women

Tue, 2015-01-20 18:20
Doctors could spot twice as many heart attacks in women if they used a newer, more sensitive blood test, say UK researchers.

Warning over forensic science work

Tue, 2015-01-20 17:45
Forensic science standards risk slipping after work was transferred to in-house police labs and private firms, the spending watchdog warns.

Boko Haram 'leader' claims Baga raid

Tue, 2015-01-20 17:25
A man purporting to be the leader of militants Boko Haram says in a video that his fighters carried out a deadly raid on the Nigerian town of Baga.

Treat NHS whistleblowers better - MPs

Tue, 2015-01-20 17:23
The failure to protect whistleblowers remains a "stain" on the reputation of the NHS in England, MPs have said.

Cuba and the US: Thawing relations

Tue, 2015-01-20 16:11
As Cuba and the United States hold their first talks for decades, diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus looks back at the journey the two countries have taken to reach this point.

Letter from Africa: Black beauty

Tue, 2015-01-20 16:07
How would African fashion have evolved without colonisation?

Cubans ponder Communist island's future

Tue, 2015-01-20 16:05
Cubans' thoughts on the US-Cuban thaw

Chilcot delay and Deirdre's 'last ta-ra' - papers

Tue, 2015-01-20 16:01
Papers digest news of further delays in the 2003 Iraq War report publication, while others describe the "last ta-ra" of Anne Kilbride - Coronation Street's Deirdre Barlow.

VIDEO: The drone operator who said 'No'

Tue, 2015-01-20 15:57
The mission that convinced a drone operator to stop

A Richer World... but for whom?

Tue, 2015-01-20 15:43
Are we better off than ever before?

Eurozone prepares for QE

Tue, 2015-01-20 15:40
Why the European Central Bank is widely expected to announce a bout of quantitative easing, and what this could mean for the eurozone.

BBC News app revamp rolled out

Tue, 2015-01-20 15:37
The BBC News app undergoes its biggest changes since its launch in 2010 as part of an effort to provide a more personalised service.

Wild seal spotted miles from sea

Tue, 2015-01-20 15:31
A seal, normally found living off the east coast, is spotted some 27 miles away fishing for food on a Lincolnshire river.

Toys of 2015 unveiled at trade Fair

Tue, 2015-01-20 15:28
Are these the toys you'll be buying this Christmas?

Arsenal strikers 'better than 2006'

Tue, 2015-01-20 15:20
Theo Walcott says Arsenal's strikeforce is better than the 2006 line-up of Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp & Robert Pires.

VIDEO: Discovering 2015's must-have toys

Tue, 2015-01-20 15:14
A look around the floor at the London Toy Fair, a showcase for new toys that will be hitting shops in the coming year.

Scotland's shops suffer festive fall

Tue, 2015-01-20 15:06
The value of retail sales in Scotland's shops declined by 1.8% in December, according to the Scottish Retail Consortium.

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