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Nigerian president seeks re-election

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:02
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan breaks his silence to confirm that he will run again in February's elections, his office says.

Taiwan officials in China study ban

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:59
Taiwan bans its senior government officials from higher studies in mainland China, citing "national security" reasons.

Mexico head meets students' families

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:20
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto meets the families of 43 students who went missing more than a month ago, sparking nationwide protests.

VIDEO: Mexico tunnel reveals ancient relics

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:54
Some 50,000 relics have been discovered in Mexico in the ancient city of Teotihuacan, archaeologists have said.

Microsoft unveils fitness band

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:48
Microsoft unveils a wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well connect to a fitness tracking service on smartphones.

Legal challenge to probation reforms

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:00
A legal challenge to government plans to privatise some probation services in England and Wales is launched by the probation officers' union Napo.

Wait for train seats 'unacceptable'

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 03:01
Passengers should not have to stand for more than 20 minutes during a journey says rail minister Clare Perry, but admits this is "not always achieved".

New species of frog in urban jungle

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 02:36
Scientists confirm that a frog found living in New York City wetlands is a new species.

Australia bank plans UK asset sale

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 02:15
National Australia Bank is considering floating its Clydesdale and Yorkshire banking operations on the stock market as part of an exit from the UK.

Sri Lanka rescue effort intensified

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 01:51
Rescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide which is feared to have buried more than 100 people.

The nuclear attack on the UK that never happened

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 01:50
The nuclear attack on the UK that never happened

Ant and Dec to host 2015 Brit awards

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 01:35
TV duo Ant and Dec are to host the 2015 Brit awards, 14 years since the last time they presented the ceremony.

England's strange winter rituals

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 01:34
England's strange and ancient Halloween alternatives

Private school graduates 'earn more'

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 01:27
UK graduates who went to private schools earn thousands of pounds more, on average, than those who were state-educated, research finds.

VIDEO: South Sudan food crisis - in 60 seconds

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 01:17
Ongoing conflict in South Sudan is taking a heavy toll. BBC News looks at some of the numbers behind the crisis

Schools 'progressing too slowly'

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 01:17
There are "significant gaps" in raising standards in schools in England, a report by spending watchdog the National Audit Office says.

Study points to new autism risks

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 01:04
A massive international study has started to unpick the "fine details" of why some people develop autism, say researchers.

UK national sperm bank starts work

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 01:00
A UK national sperm bank - charged with reversing a growing shortage of sperm - starts work in Birmingham.

Care plan 'to ease hospital pressure'

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:46
Vulnerable patients in England will get better support in the community as part of plans to ease pressure on hospitals, ministers say.

Beach tragedy victim's son's tribute

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:44
A son pays tribute to his father who died along with two others after getting into difficulty off a beach in Cornwall.
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