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More than 3m have fled Syria - UNHundreds of Syrian refugees stream across the border into Jordan at a remote border point in the east

The UN says Syria is now "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era" with more than three million Syrians living outside the country as refugees.


Nigel Farage and Douglas CarswellFarage sights set on more defections

Nigel Farage says more disaffected MPs could join UKIP if it is successful in the by-election caused by the defection of Tory Douglas Carswell.

Rotherham Police StationEx-children's head 'must quit'

A former children's services director in Rotherham must resign "immediately" from her education job in Australia, an abuse survivors' advocate says.

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    The odd objects looted by the British from Washington in 1814


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    The millionaires who rescue people at sea


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    What unusual offence got a Frenchman thrown off a plane?


  • Children testing a bridge at a model-making summer school in Crawley, West SussexSeeding science Watch

    The retired professor who turned village children into engineers


  • Krouwa Erick, the doctor in Sipilou town at the border of Ivory Coast and Guinea - 27 August 2014Bad trip

    The Ebola journey no-one in Ivory Coast wants to take


  • ProfiteerWar bucks

    What industry learned from World War One


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    What new techs can reliably establish our identities?


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    Recession drives new wave of prospectors into the wild


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  • Panorama: Last Chance AcademyPanorama Watch

    One school's battle to save problem pupils from the scrap heap and bring exam success.


  • Today: 28/08/2014Today Listen

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


  • World at One: 28/08/2014World at One Listen

    Eurosceptic Tory MP Carswell defects to UKIP and resigns seat. With Edward Stourton.


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