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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. 
Hamilton takes stunning pole in China  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:05:38 GMT
Lewis Hamilton takes his third pole position in four races with a stunning performance in qualifying at the Chinese Grand Prix. 
How 420 became code for marijuana  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:22:46 GMT
The number 420 has become a popular code for marijuana. Where does the term come from and why did it catch on, asks Aidan Lewis. 
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. 
Nigeria schoolgirls 'still missing'  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:53:11 GMT
Nigeria's military rows back on an earlier statement that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants had been freed. 
Pakistan library named 'Bin Laden'  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:37:12 GMT
An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital renames its library after Osama Bin Laden, the slain al-Qaeda leader. 
Top aide to French president resigns  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:51:40 GMT
A close aide to French President Francois Hollande resigns following allegations he had a conflict of interest in a previous post. 
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. 
Algeria's president gets fourth term  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:54:31 GMT
Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, wins a fourth term in office taking more than 81% of the vote. 
US 'delays' Keystone XL decision  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:20:31 GMT
The US state department gives federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline before determining whether to issue a permit. 
Hunt warns against schools extremism  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:16:38 GMT
Labour's Tristram Hunt has told teachers in Birmingham that there is no place for "cultural or gender segregation" in schools. 
Moores named as new England coach  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:49 GMT
Lancashire coach Peter Moores will lead England for a second time, succeeding Andy Flower who resigned in January. 
Burnt boy in 'critical condition'  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:59:48 GMT
A seven-year-old boy who was badly burnt in an incident in Aberdeen is in a "critical" condition in hospital, police reveal. 
Teachers to vote on strike action  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:01:37 GMT
The NUT conference is to hear calls for a campaign of industrial action and classroom walk-outs over pay and workload. 
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