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'Big rise' in school absence fines

Thu, 2014-08-07 16:42
The number of parental fines in England for children's poor school attendance has risen sharply since the term-time holiday ban, BBC research suggests.

New Brazil law backs maids' rights

Thu, 2014-08-07 16:06
A new law comes into force in Brazil which helps shore up labour rights for the country's estimated seven million domestic workers.

VIDEO: When Americans trusted their government

Thu, 2014-08-07 15:07
As America marks 40 years since Richard Nixon left the White House, the BBC looks at five decades of polling on the public's trust in government.

VIDEO: How the Panama Canal was built

Thu, 2014-08-07 15:02
BBC News tells the story of the construction of one of the seven wonders of the modern world.

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