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Head's term-time leave 'appropriate' 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:14:59 GMT 
    A school which has allowed its head teacher to go on holiday during term time says the decision is "appropriate".

Badger cull pilots come to an end 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:08:15 GMT 
    The second year of badger cull pilots in Somerset and Gloucestershire officially come to an end.

In pictures: Derry in 1969 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:36:19 GMT 
    Battle of the Bogside in 1969 by Gilles Caron

Lynda Bellingham: Career in pictures 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:12:36 GMT 
    Actress Lynda Bellingham's career on screen

In pictures: Kashmir floods aftermath 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:33:55 GMT 
    Aftermath of worst flooding in Indian-administered Kashmir

Week in pictures: 11-17 October 2014 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:11:33 GMT 
    News photos from around the world

Day in pictures: 17 October 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:29:56 GMT 
    24 hours of news images: 17 October

From silver mine to wet plate 
  Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:27:47 GMT 
    From silver mine to wet plate in Peru

In pictures: Hong Kong protest art 
  Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:58:29 GMT 
    Creativity on the streets of Hong Kong

Your pictures: Laundry 
  Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:56:21 GMT 
    Readers' photos on the theme of "laundry"

Scandalous tales from the British embassy in Paris 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:16:37 GMT 
    Scandalous tales from the British embassy in Paris

On the tracks of Australia's last record maker 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:21:50 GMT 
    Getting into the groove with Australia's last record maker

Life inside a Taliban stronghold 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:31:14 GMT 
    Rare glimpse of militants' camp at the gateway to Kabul

The tragic case of Nigeria's 'bird' woman 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:31:13 GMT 
    The chilling video that's trending in Nigeria

The fighter pilots who navigated war using a school atlas 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:09:32 GMT 
    WW1 fighter pilots who navigated using a school atlas
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