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Scotland to reduce drink-drive limit

24 October 2014 Last updated at 12:09 By Lucy Adams BBC Scotland A public awareness campaign will warn drivers not to drink The Scottish government has announced plans to reduce the country’s drink-drive limit in time for Christmas. Justice Secretary … Continue reading

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Call to scrap term-time holiday ban

24 October 2014 Last updated at 11:38 By Hannah Richardson BBC News education reporter Breaks can be 300% more expensive if taken during school holidays The ban on term-time holidays from school should be scrapped so head teachers can take … Continue reading

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Canada attack ‘not linked to IS’

24 October 2014 Last updated at 08:56 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. CCTV footage explained by RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson There is no evidence so far that a gunman who attacked Canada’s capital had links to … Continue reading

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GDP rises by 0.7% in third quarter

24 October 2014 Last updated at 12:22 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Chancellor George Osborne: “Britain is leading the pack in an increasingly uncertain global economy” UK economic growth slowed in the three months to September, … Continue reading

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Protesters in Hong Kong to vote on government proposals

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong say they will hold a straw poll on government proposals they had rejected earlier in the week as the campaign in the Chinese-controlled city entered the fifth week on Friday. With … Continue reading

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New York police officer critically wounded in hatchet attack

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A hatchet-wielding attacker charged a group of New York City police officers posing for a photograph on Thursday, wounded two, one critically, before the assailant was shot dead, police said. The officers were on foot patrol … Continue reading

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Doctor with Ebola in New York hospital after return from Guinea

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A doctor who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients was in an isolation unit in New York City on Friday after testing positive for the virus, becoming the fourth person diagnosed with the disease in … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Chad says Nigeria deal with Boko Haram to free girls still on

N’DJAMENA (Reuters) – Chad said it believed Nigeria’s secret deal with Boko Haram Islamists to free more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls would go ahead despite the breakdown of a truce, and revealed that the key to the agreement was … Continue reading

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Singer Alvin Stardust dies aged 72

23 October 2014 Last updated at 12:47 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Alvin Stardust performed My Coo Ca Choo on Top Of The Pops. Singer Alvin Stardust has died aged 72 after a short illness. He … Continue reading

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Tesco shares slump on profits error

23 October 2014 Last updated at 18:11 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Chief executive Dave Lewis says customers aren’t turning their backs on Tesco Tesco shares closed the day 6.5% down after the firm announced that … Continue reading

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