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US strikes in Iraq despite IS threat

US jets carry out fresh strikes in Iraq, despite threats from militants to kill a second American captive after beheading journalist James Foley.


Exam hallGCSE grades rise, but fall in English

Hundreds of thousands of pupils are receiving their GCSE grades, with an overall rise in results despite changes to the exam system

Albert ReynoldsFormer Irish PM Albert Reynolds dies

Ireland's former prime minister Albert Reynolds, who played a key role in the Northern Ireland peace process, dies at the age of 81.

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  • Baby being handed overFraught world

    The legal confusion over UK surrogate births


  • Bad resultsBlame game

    The best excuses to use when exam results don't make the grade


  • Welsh flagDragon's den

    Why Wales will make its own mind up on independence


  • BKS IyengarFlexible guru

    The man who helped bring yoga to the West


  • Police respond to a shooting in Santa MonicaTrigger decision

    What really happens before a police officer fires his gun?


  • Child injured by what activists say were two air strikes in the north-eastern Damascus suburb of Douma (3 August 2014)'No-one cares'

    Hope fades for Syrians one year after chemical attack


  • Pro Israel activists hold a banner reading 'Against Anti-Semitism and hate of Israel' at a demonstration as part of Quds Day in Berlin, Germany, 25 July 2014'Rising tide'

    Do statistics support claims that anti-Semitism is increasing?


  • A lone man sits outside shops that were closed in Monrovia's West Point slum Economic impact

    Ebola crisis has a serious financial effect on West Africa


  • Lady Alba dancing in videoGoing Gaga Watch

    Social media's use ahead of the independence referendum


  • Sandro Prosperi Daily struggle

    Shopkeepers in Rome deal with reality of endless economic crisis


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  • DinosaurDino-flaw

    Why movie dinosaurs are nothing like the real thing

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  • Newsnight: 19/08/2014Newsnight Watch

    Are interest rates staying low, Daniel Barenboim on Gaza and the evil Buddleia.


  • Click: 16/08/2014Click Watch

    Click travels to Las Vegas for DefCon, one of the biggest hacking conferences in the world


  • Today: 20/08/2014Today Listen

    Morning news and current affairs. Includes Sports Desk; Weather; Thought for the Day.


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