News Headlines - 24 January 2013

The Hindu : News / International : North Korea plans nuclear test

North Korea plans a third nuclear test and long-range rocket launches that “will target our sworn enemy, the United States,” its National Defence Commission said on Thursday.

Time for Plan B? Britain should ease austerity measures in Budget, IMF chief economist tells Osborne - The Independent

The IMF's chief economist has suggested that Britain should tone down its austerity plans to help the struggling economy. Olivier Blanchard said the Budget in March would be a good time for Chancellor George Osborne to "take stock" of his plan A.

PayPal Gets A Slice Of £25m DWP Universal Credit Identity Contract

PayPal has been awarded a place in the Government’s framework for Identity Assurance, so citizens may be allowed to use their PayPal credentials to prove their identity to access government services – particularly the new universal credit system.

BBC Sport - Eden Hazard apologises for kicking ball boy in League Cup

Blues boss Rafael Benitez said both player and ball boy apologised to each other after the match at Liberty Stadium. He added: "They both recognise there was a mistake. "The boy was apologising for time wasting. Hazard was frustrated and tried to get the ball. He was kicking the ball and getting the ball.

A quarter of schools fail to give pupils 'decent' A-levels - Channel 4 News

Some one in four schools and colleges are failing to produce any students with top grades in A-level subjects that will help them win a place at a leading university, new league tables suggest.








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