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Chronic illness care must 'improve'

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:28
Services for patients with chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes need to be improved, says a report by a spending watchdog.
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Rise in number of global executions

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:46
A sharp rise in the number of people put to death in Iraq and Iran caused a global spike in executions in 2013, Amnesty International says.
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Council agrees plan to save aquarium

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:27
One of Northern Ireland's top tourist attractions will remain open for another two months, before a final decision is taken about its future.
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VIDEO: How to make a perfect cup of tea

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:15
Maths students at the University of Leicester say they have worked out the precise formula for the perfect cup of tea.
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Power, police and Paltrow - the front pages

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:09
The prospect of a price war among energy firms, further scrutiny of UK police actions and actress Gwyneth Paltrow's separation from singer Chris Martin make headlines.
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Kim Dotcom launches political party

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:30
Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom, who is fighting extradition to the US, formally launches a political party to contest New Zealand's elections.
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VIDEO: Missing plane prompts legal action

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 22:30
Both Malaysia Airlines and Boeing are facing legal action over the missing flight MH370. Paul Ng, the head of aviation at the law firm Stephenson Harwood, speaks to Rico Hizon.
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MPs renew demand for pre-war votes

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:51
Ministers must enshrine in law a commitment to consult the Commons before using war-making powers, MPs reiterate.
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Egypt army head runs for presidency

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:50
Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi announces he is resigning as Egypt's military chief in order to stand for the presidency.
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MPs 'concerned' over defence cuts

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:46
The crisis in Crimea shows that the UK must maintain armed forces providing a "credible deterrent", MPs have said.
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VIDEO: Bin Laden's son-in-law convicted

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:45
Osama Bin Laden's son-in-law has been found guilty by an American court of conspiring to kill US citizens, after the 9/11 attacks.
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Europe begins Mars site selection

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:37
The European Space Agency has published the “longlist” of eight sites it is considering as a destination to land the ExoMars rover in 2019.
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New insight into learning maths

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:29
Teaching children to use their hands when doing maths is a good way to improve understanding, research suggests.
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Councils 'divert' public health cash

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:25
Councils in England are using public health budgets to fund other services, an investigation for the British Medical Journal suggests.
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MSPs to look at Holyrood scrutiny

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:16
MSPs will start taking evidence on whether the Scottish Parliament is rushing through legislation without proper scrutiny.
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Council staff cuts 'not sustainable'

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:15
Councils must do more than simply cut staff to find savings, according to a report from the public spending watchdog.
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C of E 'in same-sex marriage muddle'

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:09
Labour MP Ben Bradshaw asks the Church of England to clarify whether it would discipline priests who marry their same-sex partners.
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Two firefighters killed in Boston

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:03
Two firefighters are killed and 13 injured in the US city of Boston in a wind-whipped blaze that destroyed a three-storey residential building.
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How stag beetles bite so hard

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:52
Researchers stage stag beetle battles to solve the mystery of how the male beetles bite so hard.
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Autism 'begins long before birth'

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:48
Scientists say they have new evidence that autism begins in the womb with changes in the early development of the brain.
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