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VIDEO: India schools hold Sanskrit lessons

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:48
Indian school students have had Sanskrit classes introduced to their curriculum in an attempt by the new government of Narendra Modi to boost interest in the ancient language.

VIDEO: Turning tyres into art

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:43
Turning Senegal's discarded rubber into art

VIDEO: Gaza conflict: Allegations of war crimes

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:37
The UN Human Rights Council has appointed an independent commission to investigate allegations of war crimes by both sides in the Israel Gaza conflict. Orla Guerin reports.

Dagenham & Redbridge 6-6 Brentford (2-4 pens)

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:24
Brentford and Dagenham & Redbridge share 12 goals in the joint highest scoring League Cup tie in history.

VIDEO: 'I went to a Soviet holiday camp'

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:23
Life in the Soviet Union's top holiday camp

Guide dogs and guns

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:21
Meet the Americans who can't see but still love guns

Violence levels high at private jail

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:19
There are four times as many violent assaults at a privately-run prison in South Yorkshire than at similar jails, inspectors find.

Head teachers plan own league tables

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:12
Head teachers say they will publish their own independent exam school league tables, bypassing any political involvement.

A love of rugs which led to the stars

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:07
The man who sells rugs to the stars

Vine's six-second superstars cash in

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:05
Vine clip creators cash in on their fame

Rooney named as new Man Utd captain

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:01
Manchester United make Wayne Rooney their new captain, with midfielder Darren Fletcher named as vice-captain.

Fleeing Yazidis bring tales of woe

Tue, 2014-08-12 14:50
Yazidi refugees tell of horrors as they flee militants in Iraq

Mexican mine 'slow to report leak'

Tue, 2014-08-12 14:45
A copper mine in north-west Mexico was slow to report that large quantities of a toxic chemical were spilling into a river last week, officials say.

VIDEO: Yazidi exodus to Syria border

Tue, 2014-08-12 14:38
Thousands of people from the Yazidi religious community are seeking safety in northern Iraq, after crossing into Syria by foot and walking back into Kurdistan.

Liverpool agree £12m fee for Moreno

Tue, 2014-08-12 14:36
Liverpool agree to pay Sevilla £12m for Spanish left-back Alberto Moreno, with Martin Kelly set to join Crystal Palace.

Pavey, 40, wins Euros 10,000m gold

Tue, 2014-08-12 14:08
Britain's Jo Pavey, 40, becomes the oldest ever European Championships female gold medalist by winning 10,000m in Zurich.

Security alert in Catholic graveyard

Tue, 2014-08-12 13:47
A security cordon at a graveyard in Coleraine, County Londonderry, will remain in place until Wednesday, after a grave digger finds a suspicious object.

'Thousands' trapped by Iraq rebels

Tue, 2014-08-12 13:41
Tens of thousands of civilians remain trapped by militants on a mountain in northern Iraq and need "life-saving assistance", the UN warns.

Ronaldo stars as Real win Super Cup

Tue, 2014-08-12 13:38
Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid, featuring Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez, beat Sevilla to win the Super Cup.

LA Clippers sold to Steve Ballmer

Tue, 2014-08-12 13:37
Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has purchased the Los Angeles Clippers for $2bn (1.2bn) after a court cleared the way for the sale.
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