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Pupils 'must know times tables by 11'

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 23:10
All children in England will need to know their 12 times table by the time they leave primary school under plans announced by the education secretary.

New Jersey governor begins UK visit

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 23:01
New Jersey's Governor and US Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie will start a three-day visit to Britain and is due to meet PM David Cameron.

Firms to begin inmate rehabilitation

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 20:22
A scheme that will use private contractors to rehabilitate prisoners who have served short sentences is due to start.

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 20:16
Round-up of social media trends around the world this week

What could you buy for a Super Bowl ad?

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 19:59
What could you buy for the cost of a Super Bowl ad?

Sink or Swim? The global drowning crisis

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 19:23
Playpens to drones - new ideas to reduce deaths by drowning

Sunday's gossip column

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 19:06
Premier League strugglers eye Lambert, Anderson set for Brazilian move, Reus wants to work with Wenger, plus more.

The Swedish Schindler who disappeared

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 19:00
The man who saved thousands of Jews then disappeared

The great Kuwaiti cat-meat scandal

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 19:00
The great Kuwaiti cat-meat scandal

Stamp was not on purpose - Costa

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 18:30
Chelsea striker Diego Costa says there was no malicious intent behind his stamp on Liverpool's Emre Can.

Chile proposes to end abortion ban

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 18:01
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announces plans to end a total ban on abortions in the predominantly Roman Catholic country.

Tunisia 1-2 Equatorial Guinea (aet)

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 17:26
Equatorial Guinea beat Tunisia in controversial circumstances to reach the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.

Greek PM offers olive branch on debt

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 17:20
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras seeks to repair relations with creditors, amid fears of a showdown over Greece's efforts to roll back austerity measures.

Ex-Colombia spy chief held in Panama

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 16:05
Former Colombian intelligence chief Maria del Pilar Hurtado is detained in Panama and flown to Bogota to face charges of illegal wire-tapping.

Japan hostage Goto 'killed' - video

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 15:46
A video is released online purporting to show the beheading by Islamic State militants of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto.

Chelsea 1-1 Manchester City

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 15:08
Chelsea maintain a five-point gap over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League after a stalemate at Stamford Bridge.

VIDEO: Venice comes alive for Carnival

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 14:49
The annual Carnival of Venice is under way

Whitney's daughter 'found in bath'

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 14:43
Bobbi Kristina Brown. daughter of late American singer Whitney Houston, is found unresponsive in a bathtub in a home in Georgia, US police say.

No-one can stop us, declares Bolasie

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 14:39
DR Congo forward Yannick Bolasie believes his side can become unbeatable after their 4-2 win over Congo in their Afcon quarter-final.

Actress Geraldine McEwan dies

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 14:09
Actress Geraldine McEwan, known for playing Agatha Christie sleuth Miss Marple on ITV, has died aged 82, her family says.

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