Soft skills give public school edge :: It is not good grades but a "grounding in soft skills" that gives people who went to independent schools their edge, claims a former public school head.
5p plastic bags: All you need to know :: On 5 October supermarkets in England will start charging 5p for using plastic bags. Here's a breakdown of everything you need to know about the price hike.
Titanic's last lunch menu sells for $88,000 at auction :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/KuZjDlHZxtw/story01.htm
GPs being paid to cut patient referrals :: Some doctors in England are being offered thousands of pounds in bonuses to cut the number of patients being sent to hospital, an investigation finds.
Routers 'vaccinated' by benign virus :: More than 10,000 home routers have been 'vaccinated' by a benign virus that tries to harden them against cyber-attacks.
Children seek mental health help on web :: England's Children's Commissioner says young people are not confident enough to go to a doctor or school nurse for mental health advice.
U.S. military plane crashes in Afghanistan, kills 11 :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Buqdr4lkLzI/story01.htm
India's sugar export boost plan looks flawed - traders :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/W30UKrK-FV4/story01.htm
UN battle looms over climate costs :: Divisions between rich and poor countries re-emerge as nations submit their plans for tackling climate change to the UN.
India announces plan to slow rate of greenhouse gas growth :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/DnLIYj_KWJU/story01.htm
After Kunduz rout, Afghan army and police blame each other :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/DdXZVU08T-0/story01.htm
Oregon sheriff won't 'glorify' mass killing by naming gunman :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/z1o_mLWWXDs/story01.htm
ADB to help finance India-Bangladesh power link :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/z-nyLtNbKms/story01.htm
Devolution deal set for South Yorkshire :: Chancellor George Osborne signs an agreement with political leaders in South Yorkshire paving the way for an elected mayor for the region.
Young women abandon Germany's rural east 25 years after reunification :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/VQHFgk0IWIU/story01.htm
Tories pick Goldsmith for London mayor :: Zac Goldsmith says he will focus on housing and transport after being chosen as the Conservative candidate for the 2016 London mayoral election.
10 things we didn't know last week :: Which Hollywood director still watches films on VHS tapes?
Deadly Russian rocket system spotted in Ukraine for first time :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/gwdEewXIrFU/story01.htm
Supernova 'stream' in lab's sights :: A global collaboration will aim to unravel the mysteries of neutrinos - also known as "ghost particles".
Spieth voted Player of the Year after 'season to remember' :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/MIdplMF9L90/story01.htm
Crowdfunding site hacked data leaked :: About 15 gigabytes of data including names, addresses and donations have been published online following a hack attack on crowdfunding site Patreon.
Sam Smith's Bond hits number one :: Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith becomes the first James Bond theme to reach number one in the UK, knocking Justin Bieber off the top spot.
Taliban hold out in northern Afghan city, district in northeast falls :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/-u0mhwCaARM/story01.htm
Putting car emissions to the test :: Are you likely to get the same performance from your car as the lab tests suggest?
Taliban hold out in northern Afghan city, district in northeast falls :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/6IG99UZ4sSc/story01.htm
England face their 'biggest game' :: England boss Stuart Lancaster says Saturday's World Cup match against Australia is the biggest game of his players' careers.
Big gulp: feeding strategy of blue whales revealed :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/7Q04ndi-Wss/story01.htm
Duminy powers South Africa to victory despite Sharma ton :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/n66c4b0gVuk/story01.htm
Deal ends National Gallery strike :: A dispute over the privatisation of services at London's National Gallery has been resolved, the Public and Commercial Services union says.
Markets recover after US jobs figures :: The US economy added just 142,000 jobs in September, lowering the chance of an interest rate rise this year.