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Debatable Land

Thu, 2014-09-11 17:43
The photographer with one foot in Scotland, the other in England

Top GCSE grade to be given to just 3%

Thu, 2014-09-11 17:29
Ofqual says just 3% of England's GCSE entries will earn the highest mark of Grade 9 under the new system of marking pupils from 1-9 rather than A*-G.

US man ordered to stop spreading HIV

Thu, 2014-09-11 17:21
A Seattle judge orders an HIV-positive man to stop spreading the disease and seek treatment after he infected eight people in four years.

CIA triples estimate of IS numbers

Thu, 2014-09-11 17:15
The CIA triples its highest estimate for the number of fighters with Islamic State as the US seeks Turkey's support for action against the group.

Ex-Sainsbury's boss warns on Scotland

Thu, 2014-09-11 17:07
Former Sainsbury's boss Justin King warns an independent Scotland will mean rising prices, put investment at risk, and affect Scottish food producers.

VIDEO: People power sparking renewable energy

Thu, 2014-09-11 16:54
In a shantytown in Rio De Janeiro, a British-backed scientific initiative harnesses the energy we generate in our daily lives to light up a football pitch.

Armed teacher wounds self in toilet

Thu, 2014-09-11 16:32
A teacher in the US state of Utah who was legally carrying a gun in her school was seriously injured when it accidentally discharged, police say.

Brain 'still active during sleep'

Thu, 2014-09-11 16:31
The brain is still active while we asleep, say scientists, who found people were able to classify words according to their meaning during their slumber.

Bread star to stand in Clacton

Thu, 2014-09-11 16:22
An actor best-known for his role in 80's sitcom Bread has been chosen as the Conservative candidate in the Clacton by-election, following an open primary.

VIDEO: The Boxtrolls crawl into cinemas

Thu, 2014-09-11 15:51
The Boxtrolls is the latest stop-motion animation film from Laika.

Quiz of the week's news

Thu, 2014-09-11 15:50
Which unusual animal was found in a restaurant's freezer?

VIDEO: Pakistan protesters set up school

Thu, 2014-09-11 15:39
Anti-government demonstrators in Islamabad set up a makeshift school, saying they do not want children to miss out on their education.

Robot could load up dishwasher

Thu, 2014-09-11 15:38
A robot unveiled today at the British Science Festival will be loading dishwashers next year, its developers claim.

The tiny country with a global publicity campaign

Thu, 2014-09-11 15:29
Armenia's global publicity campaign

The flawed Rastafarian 'promised land'

Thu, 2014-09-11 15:28
The Rastafarian 'promised land' that is less than perfect

Squeezing out water to save the future

Thu, 2014-09-11 15:22
How business is saving water to save all of our futures

'Honey I shrunk the ZX Spectrum'

Thu, 2014-09-11 15:17
Why would you want to shrink a ZX Spectrum computer?

VIDEO: UK Ebola survivor returns to Africa

Thu, 2014-09-11 15:10
UK Ebola survivor William Pooley explains why he is retuning to Africa to fight the spread of the disease just weeks after he was discharged from hospital.

Does Obama need Congress to hit IS?

Thu, 2014-09-11 15:08
Does US president have the authority to strike IS?

Researchers claim energy advance

Thu, 2014-09-11 15:06
Researchers at Glasgow University claim a breakthrough in efficiently producing hydrogen fuel from water.

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