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'Most Earth-like planet yet' found  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:04:42 GMT
A planet that is close in size to the Earth and that could hold water on its surface has been identified by the Kepler telescope. 
Sensors to prevent pain for amputees  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:41:59 GMT
Researchers have developed a new type of pressure sensor - dubbed a "second skin" - which they say could prevent dangerous sores. 
Glaxo 'paid Polish doctors bribes'  Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:04:46 GMT
UK drug company GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors, BBC Panorama discovers. 
Palace loss should not stand - Cardiff  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:46:39 GMT
Cardiff City claim Crystal Palace got hold of important team information in advance of a key Premier League match. 
The spooky world of the 'numbers stations'  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:27:32 GMT
This is the era of hyper-tech espionage, encrypted emails and mindboggling cryptography. But you can hear a very old-fashioned form of espionage on shortwave radio. 
Uplifting letters of hope sent to children of Syria  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:10:37 GMT
Somali children living in the world's largest refugee camp in Kenya have sent letters of encouragement to Syrian refugee children who have also had to flee their homeland. 
Parents seek Nigeria kidnap girls  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:59:51 GMT
The parents of some of the girls abducted from their school in north-east Nigeria head into the forests in a dangerous search for their daughters. 
India votes on biggest polling day  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:37:02 GMT
Indians are voting in the biggest day of the general election, pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP. 
Channel Tunnel train delay 'chaos'  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:19:58 GMT
Hundreds of Channel Tunnel rail passengers are stuck at stations, after a series of problems caused delays. 
Mexico 'cartel city' mayor arrested  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:29:40 GMT
The mayor of a city known as a stronghold of Mexico's Knights Templar drug cartel is arrested on suspicion of extorting money on the cartel's behalf. 
Algeria votes on Bouteflika's future  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:08:32 GMT
Algerians are voting in elections in which incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, is seeking a fourth term. 
Obama: Healthcare law 'is working'  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:29:10 GMT
President Barack Obama defends his signature healthcare law, saying the debate over its repeal is "over" as he touts high enrolment numbers. 
Co-op Group reports £2.5bn loss  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:01:32 GMT
The Co-operative Group reports losses of £2.5bn, the worst results in its 150-year history, after what its chief executive calls a "disastrous" year. 
Female MPs shunning PMQs - Bercow  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:53:22 GMT
Some female MPs have stopped attending Prime Minister's Questions because it is so "bad", says Speaker John Bercow. 
Man charged with firearm possession  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:45:22 GMT
A man is charged after police seize firearms and ammunition from an address in east London. 
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