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Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests'  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:03:35 GMT
Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says. 
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. 
Liverpool trio on PFA award list  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:56:34 GMT
Liverpool's Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge are among six nominees for the PFA's player of the year title. 
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. 
Should drug firms make payments to doctors?  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:46:27 GMT
Critics have blamed payments by drugs firms to US doctors for encouraging risky and wasteful prescription habits. What difference have payments made, and will forcing companies to disclose them help? 
French troops free Mali aid workers  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:20:05 GMT
French troops in Mali free five aid workers who were kidnapped in the north of the country by suspected Islamist militants in February. 
Australia navy captains disciplined  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:35:03 GMT
An Australian navy captain is removed from his command and another disciplined for violating Indonesia's waters on asylum patrol duties. 
French far-right 'opens arms' to UKIP  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:57:25 GMT
The leader of the right-wing Front National party in France says she would welcome collaboration with UKIP in fighting against the EU "with open arms". 
Brazilian police end strike over pay  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:53:14 GMT
Police in the state of Bahia in Brazil vote to end a two-day strike which prompted the deployment of federal troops to restore order on the streets. 
US freeing Iran funds as deal 'kept'  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:30:38 GMT
The United States is to release frozen Iranian funds, saying Tehran has kept commitments made under an interim deal over its nuclear programme. 
Obama: Healthcare law 'is working'  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:54:12 GMT
President Barack Obama defends his signature healthcare law, saying the debate over its repeal is "over" as he touts high enrolment numbers. 
Sacked doctor was unfairly dismissed  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:56:31 GMT
A sacked heart specialist was unfairly dismissed after raising concerns about patient safety, an employment tribunal rules. 
Labour hires Obama poll guru Axelrod  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:30:11 GMT
David Axelrod, the strategist who masterminded Barack Obama's presidential victories, will be a key adviser on Ed Miliband's 2015 general election campaign, the Labour Party says. 
Image released following sex attacks  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:32:58 GMT
Police investigating two sexual assaults in St Andrews release a CCTV image of a man they want to question. 
Second earthquake hits East Midlands  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:25:58 GMT
Experts confirm the Rutland town of Oakham has had its second earthquake in two days. 
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