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Uproar over changes in French spelling

BBC News - Thu, 2016-02-04 11:58
Controversy has emerged in France over new spellings for more than 2,000 French words.
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Colombia warns on Zika baby risk

BBC News - Thu, 2016-02-04 11:45
Health officials in Colombia are warning that as many as 600 babies could be born with microcephaly this year.
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$10bn pledged for conflict-hit Syrians

BBC News - Thu, 2016-02-04 11:37
A donor conference raises more than $10bn in pledges to help Syrians affected by the conflict, UK Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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May feared creation of PCC 'monster'

BBC News - Thu, 2016-02-04 11:23
Home Secretary Theresa May admits fearing she had created a "monster" by setting up police and crime commissioners in England and Wales.
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VIDEO: Politicians dream of Eurovision stardom

BBC News - Thu, 2016-02-04 10:57
The MP Pete Wishart reveals his ambition to perform in the Eurovision Song Contest as part of MP4, the world's only parliamentary band.
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French law forbids food waste by supermarkets - The Guardian

Google News French - Thu, 2016-02-04 10:55

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French law forbids food waste by supermarkets
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Under a law passed unanimously by the French senate, as of Wednesday large shops will no longer bin good quality food approaching its best-before date. Charities will be able to give out millions more free meals each year to people struggling to afford ...

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GPS error caused 'havoc' for companies

BBC News - Thu, 2016-02-04 10:52
Several companies were hit by hours of system warnings after 15 GPS satellites broadcasted the wrong time, according to time-monitoring company Chronos.
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Academy chain 'failing too many pupils'

BBC News - Thu, 2016-02-04 10:51
The biggest academy chain in England has been accused by Ofsted of "failing too many pupils", particularly poorer young people.
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What next for Julian Assange?

BBC News - Thu, 2016-02-04 10:47
With a UN panel expected to conclude that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been "arbitrarily detained", what does it mean for him and how did it come about?
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VIDEO: Charging cable backs up your phone

BBC News - Thu, 2016-02-04 10:45
A phone charging cable that backs up your data as you top up your battery is produced by a British firm.
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Julian Assange Has Been Arbitrarily Detained, U.N. Panel Finds

International Herald Tribune - Europe - Thu, 2016-02-04 10:11
The finding is a symbolic victory for the Wikileaks founder, but may have little if any practical significance.

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Shkreli mocks Congress amid inquiry

BBC News - Thu, 2016-02-04 09:54
Former head of Turing Pharmaceuticals refuses to answer questions at a congressional hearing focused on the company's drug pricing policy.
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Schumacher latest not good - ex-boss

BBC News - Thu, 2016-02-04 09:48
Michael Schumacher's former boss says latest news about the F1 great's health "is not good" - but refuses to elaborate.
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Millepied quits Paris Opera Ballet

BBC News - Thu, 2016-02-04 09:05
Choreographer Benjamin Millepied confirms he is stepping down as director of Paris Opera Ballet for "personal reasons".
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I will never quit Celtic, says Deila

BBC News - Thu, 2016-02-04 08:07
Ronny Deila insists he will never quit as Celtic manager and is confident of retaining the Premiership title
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French language revolution in France - euronews

Google News French - Thu, 2016-02-04 07:39


French language revolution in France
The new spellings, approved by the French Academy in 1990, will be effective from the beginning of the next school year in September 2016, some 26 years after its enactment. Since 1990, both the traditional and new spellings were accepted in ...

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Bank of England cuts growth forecast

BBC News - Thu, 2016-02-04 06:50
The Bank of England cuts its forecast for economic growth this year from 2.5% to 2.2%.
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GPS Mix-Up Brings Wrong Turn, and Celebrity, to an American in Iceland

International Herald Tribune - Europe - Thu, 2016-02-04 06:00
Noel Santillan, a 28-year-old from New Jersey, typed the wrong address for his hotel and spent six hours on the road before realizing: This isn’t Reykjavik.

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LeBlanc to be Top Gear co-presenter

BBC News - Thu, 2016-02-04 05:48
Former Friends star Matt LeBlanc is to be one of the new presenters of Top Gear when the motoring programme returns to BBC Two in May.
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US Super Bowl is 'no-drone zone'

BBC News - Thu, 2016-02-04 05:11
Drones have been banned from flying within 32 miles of American Football's Super Bowl, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has said.
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