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'Tougher' GCSEs and A-levels revealed

April 9, 2014 - 5:40am
A stronger emphasis on maths skills and more practical science are part of the revised content of new-look GCSEs and A-levels.
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Game of Thrones confirms new series

April 9, 2014 - 5:32am
Seasons five and six of the HBO fantasy drama will go ahead, producers announce.
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'No suggestion' Thorpe will lose arm

April 9, 2014 - 5:20am
Ian Thorpe's manager says reports that the swimmer will lose his arm after contracting a serious infection are incorrect.
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Man Utd visit Munich crash memorial

April 9, 2014 - 5:08am
Manchester United's players visit a memorial to the Munich air disaster before their match with Bayern Munich.
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Pistorius: Reeva died in my arms

April 9, 2014 - 5:08am
An emotional Oscar Pistorius returns to court to recount how he found his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after shooting her on Valentine's Day 2013.
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VIDEO: Sri Lankan cricketers welcomed home

April 9, 2014 - 4:56am
Sri Lanka's cricketers are welcomed home by thousands of fans after winning the World Twenty20 crown.
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Venezuela formal talks 'to go ahead'

April 9, 2014 - 4:40am
After weeks of anti-government protests in Venezuela in which 39 people have been killed, the administration and opposition agree to formal talks.
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Daniel Craig pulls out of thriller

April 9, 2014 - 4:22am
British actor Daniel Craig quits courtroom drama The Whole Truth, days before he was due to begin shooting in Boston with co-star Renee Zellweger.
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David Jones agrees to $2bn takeover

April 9, 2014 - 3:53am
Australia's high-end retailer David Jones recommends that shareholders accept a $2bn takeover offer from South Africa's Woolworths.
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Toyota to recall 6.4 million vehicles

April 9, 2014 - 3:30am
Japanese carmaker Toyota is recalling 6.4 million vehicles globally due to five separate issues, including problems with steering columns.
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Wisden honour for England's Edwards

April 9, 2014 - 3:30am
Charlotte Edwards is one of Wisden's Cricketers of the Year along with Joe Root, Ryan Harris, Chris Rogers and Shikhar Dhawan.
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Indonesians vote in parliament polls

April 9, 2014 - 3:22am
Indonesians cast their ballots to elect representatives in national and local parliaments, in a move that sets the stage for presidential elections in July.
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Coltrane to open art school building

April 9, 2014 - 3:02am
Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane will help open a new £30m building at Glasgow School of Art.
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'Yes' vote 'could hit energy sector'

April 9, 2014 - 2:59am
An independent Scotland could expect to lose subsidies to green energy investment from the rest of the UK, the UK government warns.
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Japan's Olympus sued by six banks

April 9, 2014 - 2:31am
Japan's Olympus faces lawsuits from six banks seeking compensation over false financial statements issued by the firm from 2000 to 2011.
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Ultimate Warrior died, WWE confirms

April 9, 2014 - 2:14am
The 54-year-old former wrestler has passed away, days after appearing at WrestleMania 30.
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Nyman composes Hillsborough symphony

April 9, 2014 - 2:11am
Celebrated British composer Michael Nyman's Hillsborough Memorial symphony will open the 2014 Liverpool Biennial in July.
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Woods can beat my record - Nicklaus

April 9, 2014 - 1:43am
Jack Nicklaus says Tiger Woods can still beat his record of 18 major titles despite his latest injury setback.
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Migrant benefits curbs extended

April 9, 2014 - 12:46am
New rules that limit EU migrants' access to out-of-work benefits will be extended to child welfare payments, the government announces.
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