Australia considers following US on Jerusalem embassy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US moved its embassy to Jerusalem in May Australia will consider recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moving its embassy there from Tel Aviv, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says. If acted upon, the move would follow a recent policy shift by the US …

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US mid-term elections: You choose what happens

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHang on, what ARE the US ‘mid-terms’? On 6 November, American voters get to decide the direction of their country once more in the mid-term elections. There are local races, and 36 states will choose their governors. But the key races are …

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Arts leaders call for more school funding

Image caption Students presented their findings at the House of Lords The Tate and the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) are calling for a premium to fund arts classes in England’s schools. The major London arts institutions say league tables and pressures on time and budgets are squeezing out important creative …

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Celebrating 60 years of Blue Peter in pictures

Blue Peter, the world’s longest running children’s television show, turns 60 on Tuesday. In six decades, Blue Peter has seen 37 presenters – along with cats, dogs and tortoises – entertain and educate children over more than 5,000 episodes. The show first aired on 16 October 1958, in an episode …

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Paul Allen: Microsoft co-founder and billionaire dies aged 65

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Allen announced his diagnosis earlier this month Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft, has died aged 65 from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He had revealed the disease’s return only two weeks ago, after previously being treated for it in 2009. He had said he and …

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How New Zealand is trying to take on child poverty

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It’s home to glaciers, national parks and vineyards, but there’s also a darker side to New Zealand It’s a mountainous wonderland decorated with ancient glaciers, breathtaking national parks and sumptuous vineyards, but behind its glossy image New Zealand is failing many of its children. …

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Boko Haram kills second aid worker in Nigeria

Image copyright AFP Image caption Boko Haram has been responsible for kidnappings and attacks in Nigeria Boko Haram militants have killed a female aid worker held by the group since March, the Nigerian government has confirmed. In September, the jihadist group killed a midwife taken at the same time. The …

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