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Warning over bowel cancer screening

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 23:24
Bowel cancer screening uptake needs to improve, campaigners say, after figures showed just half of people eligible in England come forward for the test.
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UB40 gig 'made fan's ear bleed'

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 23:08
Music at a UB40 concert was so loud it was "altering heart rhythms" and caused a fan's ear to bleed, it is claimed.
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Birds choose best building materials

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 21:55
Birds learn to choose the the best building materials for their nests, rather than building from instinct, say scientists.
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China 'must allow currency to rise'

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 21:28
The US tells China its currency must be allowed to rise if its own and the rest of the world's economy are to see stable growth.
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Boston marks bombing anniversary

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 20:58
Boston marks the anniversary of the deadly bombing at last year's marathon, honouring the dead and lauding the strength of the survivors.
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Exhuming remains at Florida school

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 20:24
Who was buried behind a boys' school in Florida?
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Uplifting letters of hope sent to children of Syria

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 20:10
Children's uplifting letters of hope to homeless Syrians
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VIDEO: Son of slain Sikh plans US House run

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 20:07
Son of slain Sikh leader running for US Congress
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VIDEO: China's reform could slow growth

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 20:07
China's economic reform agenda could slow growth on the mainland, first quarter economic figures will be closely watched.
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BBC Two's disastrous launch night

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 20:06
Why BBC Two's launch was not all right on the night
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On a hill, in sight of Europe

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:56
Trying to get into Europe from Morocco
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Ukraine begins 'anti-terror' action

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:41
Authorities in Kiev announce the start of an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Russian separatists, as Moscow warns that Ukraine is on the brink of civil war.
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VIDEO: The Spanish hamlet being given away for free

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:29
The abandoned hamlet its mayor wants to give away
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NYPD disbands Muslim 'spying' unit

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:14
The New York Police department shutters a secret programme designed to listen to and track Muslims in the city's neighbourhoods to identify threats.
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How 3D is changing the shape of lessons

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:02
How 3D printing is changing the shape of lessons
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VIDEO: Lord Tebbit turns children's writer

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:01
Lord Tebbit, the former Tory minister and party chairman turns his hand to writing a children's novel, the central character being a 14-year-old boy left paralysed after a car crash.
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Hamilton back to brilliant best - Lowe

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:00
Lewis Hamilton is driving as well as at any time in his career, according to Mercedes co-team boss Paddy Lowe.
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Sweet or sour? Duping our taste buds

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:00
Would this dessert taste different on a black plate?
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MPs criticise UK over Afghan attack

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 18:58
The UK bears "a degree of responsibility" for the failure to prevent a raid in Afghanistan in 2012 that left two US marines dead, MPs say.
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Syria 'torture' photos shown to UN

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 18:48
Members of the UN Security Council view graphic photographs of prisoners allegedly tortured by Syrian government forces.
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