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April 18, 2001

Terrorists access nuclear arsenal
The leakage of expertise and smuggling of nuclear material from the former Soviet Union have given terrorist groups a new capacity for destruction, Paul Wilkinson, terrorism expert at the University of Central Lancashire, has told the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Construction boss appointed to training board
Lifelong learning minister Malcolm Wicks has appointed Peter Rogerson deputy chairman of the Construction Industry Training Board. Mr Rogerson, chairman of the Rogerson Group, will hold the post for five years on a salary of £17,901 for a two-day week.

Virtual learners receive virtual degrees
The Open University will hold its second virtual graduation ceremony today, with 35 students in open and distance education receiving their masters degrees online. The ceremony, which will be held at the OU's Milton Keynes campus, will be webcast live.

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