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Warning over bowel cancer screening

Wed, 2014-04-16 06:24
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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EU to back alien species blacklist

Wed, 2014-04-16 06:21
The European Parliament is voting on a bill to draw up a blacklist to fight the spread of invasive alien species such as killer shrimp.
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UB40 gig 'made fan's ear bleed'

Wed, 2014-04-16 06:08
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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Boston marks bombing anniversary

Wed, 2014-04-16 03:58
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

Wed, 2014-04-16 03:24
Who was buried behind a boys' school in Florida?
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The spooky world of the 'numbers stations'

Wed, 2014-04-16 03:17
The secret radio stations where children read out codes
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Uplifting letters of hope sent to children of Syria

Wed, 2014-04-16 03:10
Children's uplifting letters of hope to homeless Syrians
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VIDEO: Son of slain Sikh plans US House run

Wed, 2014-04-16 03:07
Son of slain Sikh leader running for US Congress
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BBC Two's disastrous launch night

Wed, 2014-04-16 03:06
Why BBC Two's launch was not all right on the night
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VIDEO: The Spanish hamlet being given away for free

Wed, 2014-04-16 02:29
The abandoned hamlet its mayor wants to give away
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NYPD disbands Muslim 'spying' unit

Wed, 2014-04-16 02:14
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

Wed, 2014-04-16 02:02
How 3D printing is changing the shape of lessons
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VIDEO: Lord Tebbit turns children's writer

Wed, 2014-04-16 02:01
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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Sweet or sour? Duping our taste buds

Wed, 2014-04-16 02:00
Would this dessert taste different on a black plate?
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Syria 'torture' photos shown to UN

Wed, 2014-04-16 01:48
Members of the UN Security Council view graphic photographs of prisoners allegedly tortured by Syrian government forces.
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AUDIO: Hair salon poster angers N Korea

Wed, 2014-04-16 01:02
North Korean officials have paid a visit to a London hair salon to question why it had used their leader Kim Jong-un's picture in a poster offering haircuts.
Categories: International News

Syria: Report shows how foreign fighters use social media

Wed, 2014-04-16 00:56
Report shows how foreign fighters in Syria are using social media
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VIDEO: Anti-graffiti CCTV captures Banksy

Wed, 2014-04-16 00:51
A security camera has revealed footage of the artist Banksy and an accomplice at work in Bristol in the early hours of Sunday morning
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New Banksy art removed with crowbar

Tue, 2014-04-15 23:33
New street art by "guerrilla artist" Banksy is removed within hours of appearing in Bristol.
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VIDEO: Biden: 'We own the finish line'

Tue, 2014-04-15 23:20
Boston has marked the first anniversary of the deadly bombing at last year's marathon, honouring the dead and lauding the character and strength of the survivors and the city's residents.
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