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Quiz of the week's news

Thu, 2014-02-06 16:39
In which unusual venue did Prince play an impromptu show?

Michael Gove's favourite history book

Thu, 2014-02-06 16:35
The strange story of Michael Gove's favourite book

SAC trader guilty of insider dealing

Thu, 2014-02-06 16:10
A former manager at SAC Capital, a major US hedge fund founded by billionaire Steven Cohen, is found guilty of insider trading.

Painting in the skyline above New York's streets

Thu, 2014-02-06 16:01
How New York's billboard artists are staging a comeback

Poland church in first abuse lawsuit

Thu, 2014-02-06 16:00
A man abused as a child by a priest in Poland seeks $64,500 from the country's Catholic Church - the first such civil case in the country.

US bans liquids on flights to Russia

Thu, 2014-02-06 15:55
The US government bans all liquids from carry-on bags on nonstop flights to Russia, the latest security threat for the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Republicans doubt immigration deal

Thu, 2014-02-06 15:30
Republican House Speaker John Boehner says his party has all but ruled out passing a bill on immigration before November's midterm elections.

Sochi opening ceremony under way

Thu, 2014-02-06 15:00
The costliest Winter Olympics in history will officially open in Russia on Friday with a lavish ceremony in Sochi.

VIDEO: Sochi on alert as Olympics begin

Thu, 2014-02-06 14:40
Security is tight in the Russian city of Sochi, where the first action has been taking place in the Winter Olympics ahead of Friday's opening ceremony.

Tube strike travel delays continue

Thu, 2014-02-06 14:13
Londoners endure a second day of Tube disruption during the first of two strikes over planned job cuts and ticket office closures.

US ice storm sparks mass power cuts

Thu, 2014-02-06 14:10
Nearly half a million people remain without electricity after the second storm in a week struck parts of the winter-weary US east coast on Wednesday.

Cameron's pledge to flooding victims

Thu, 2014-02-06 14:05
As the next band of severe weather heads for the UK, more money is pledged for flood repairs and Royal Marines move in to help on the Somerset Levels.

Twitter shares dive as growth slows

Thu, 2014-02-06 13:47
Shares in microblogging site Twitter fell by 21% after it reported slower growth in user numbers, just three months after its flotation on the New York Stock Exchange.

'There's a perception that I'm an idiot'

Thu, 2014-02-06 12:49
England scrum-half Danny Care talks to chief sports writer Tom Fordyce about his road to redemption

'Plebgate' PC jailed for a year

Thu, 2014-02-06 12:44
A police officer who admitted lying about witnessing the "plebgate" row in Downing Street that led to the resignation of a cabinet minister is sentenced to a year in jail.

VIDEO: Primary school sport's £150m boost

Thu, 2014-02-06 12:39
Primary schools in England will share an extra £150m per year sports funding until 2020, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced.

VIDEO: 1,123 inflatable boat migrants rescued

Thu, 2014-02-06 12:36
Italy's navy has rescued 1,123 people from inflatable boats in the space of 24 hours, authorities said as footage was released showing the extent of the operation.

VIDEO: Taking a pop at the economy

Thu, 2014-02-06 12:34
Academic Philip Roscoe discusses his book I Spend Therefore I Am, with the BBC's Nick Higham

Govan likely to close in BAE revamp

Thu, 2014-02-06 12:30
The Govan shipyard faces likely closure as part of plans by BAE Systems to upgrade its Clyde facilities.

Syrian 'deal' on Homs evacuations

Thu, 2014-02-06 12:29
The Syrian government says an agreement has been reached to allow "innocent civilians" to leave besieged areas of the city of Homs.

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