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article 21 August 2014 UK
GCSE results: A* to C grades rise, but English scores fall
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The latest exam results show a rise in the number of A* to C grades overall, but grades in English have fallen slightly, as exam chiefs say GCSE reforms have played a part in the changing trends.

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US tried to rescue Foley and other hostages in Syria
US tried to rescue Foley and other hostages in Syria (G)

US forces tried to rescue James Foley and other hostages held by Islamic State militants during a recent secret mission in Syria, say officials, but the captives were nowhere to be found.

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Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog Hep C drug that can cure - but is it too expensive?

There are some phone calls which brighten up your day. I have just had one of those. It was from Nils Nordal and he was phoning from his hospital bed in the Royal Free, north London.

article 21 August 2014 World, Iraq
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Islamic State in overdrive to keep propaganda network online

Islamic State is distributing a document seen by Channel 4 News which explains how to avoid being excluded from social media, as occurred when it posted images of James Foley's murder.

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Comic book legend Alan Moore speaks to Channel 4 News

Alan Moore will be on Channel 4 News tonight talking about why he shunned Hollywood to make a film of his own.

article 21 August 2014 UK
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Andy Davies by GCSE results: the smiles, the hugs - and the relief

It was a tense morning for GCSE students opening their results at Severn Vale School in Quedgeley, Gloucester. Would more rigorous exams mean lower grades?

article 21 August 2014 World, Israel
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Israeli air strike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza

Thousands attend the funeral of three senior Hamas military commanders killed in the Gaza Strip.

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Read more on Liam's blog Bank holiday weather: rain or shine?

The final bank holiday of the year is approaching and it's likely to be a busy one with many schools still in the midst of the summer holidays. But what will the weather deliver us?

article 21 August 2014 UK
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Mackay, Moody and the 'sexist, homophobic and racist' texts

The Football Association is investigating Malky Mackay and Iain Moody over allegedly damning text messages exchanged during their time at Cardiff City, revealed by Bluebirds Chairman Vincent Tan.

article 21 August 2014 World, United States
Fifty years since the US civil rights act, why have the parents of black teenagers who have been killed taken their case to the UN? Symeon Brown reports (Getty)
How Mike Brown's death exposes US race inequality

Fifty years since the US civil rights act, why have the parents of black teenagers who have been killed taken their case to the UN?

video 21 August 2014 World, United States

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Officer who pointed gun at journalists in Ferguson suspended

A police officer is suspended after pointing his loaded gun at journalists during the Ferguson protests. In video footage, he was seen levelling his gun after being asked what his name was.

article 21 August 2014 UK, Iraq
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Darshna Soni by British IS fighters express glee over journalist's murder

As western leaders express shock and outrage at the beheading of US journalist James Foley, British Islamic State fighters use social media to express their support, describing his killer as a "lion".

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Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: who runs Britain in the summer holidays?

David Cameron will return to Cornwall later after interrupting his holiday over events in Iraq. Who is in charge while he is away from Downing Street?

article 21 August 2014 UK
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Brits make up one in five visitors to assisted dying clinics

Suicide tourism is on the rise, say experts, with the number of people travelling to Switzerland for assisted dying at places like Dignitas doubling in four years.

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Read more from Jonathan Miller on his blog Gaza: wife and infant son of Hamas commander killed

A day after the collapse of the latest ceasefire in Gaza, hostilities resume between Israel and Hamas - and the wife and infant son of a Hamas commander are amongst the fatalities.

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'It was a very deep shock': James Foley friend - video

Nicole Tung, a friend of James Foley who was murdered by the Islamic State, tells Channel 4 News that she and fellow colleagues had been holding onto the hope that the US journalist would be released.

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Read more on Michael's blog Is the Lord Rennard affair really over for the Lib Dems?

It's hard to believe that at some point in the next year or two, Lord Rennard won't try to slip back into at least one of his old roles, despite the assurances of the top brass.

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Cameron: 'Likely' that Briton murdered James Foley - video

Prime Minister David Cameron says it "looks increasingly likely" that US journalist James Foley was murdered by a British citizen, but the killer has not been identified.

article 20 August 2014 World, Iraq
James Foley (Credit: Nicole Tung)
Islamic State video shows US journalist beheading

Islamic State, the jihadi group that controls parts of Iraq and Syria, releases a video showing missing US journalist James Foley being beheaded - in what it calls a "message to America".

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