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Skin cancer rates 'surge since 70s'  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:03:38 GMT
The incidence of the most serious skin cancer is now five times higher than it was in the 1970s, figures show. 
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. 
Norwich City 2-3 Liverpool  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:35:18 GMT
Liverpool open up a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League after a hard-fought win over relegation-battling Norwich. 
Chlorine: From toxic chemical to household cleaner  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:26:03 GMT
Few chemicals are as familiar as table salt. The white crystals are the most common food seasoning in the world and an essential part of the human diet. 
Shannon Airport: A curious history of celebrity visitors  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:26:49 GMT
Shannon Airport in the Irish Republic has long been the unlikely host to celebrities and US presidents making the transatlantic crossing, writes Christine Finn. 
Algeria militants kill 14 soldiers  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:36:05 GMT
Islamist militants kill 14 Algerian soldiers in an ambush on a military convoy in mountains east of the capital Algiers. 
Abdullah 'extends Afghan poll lead'  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:27:40 GMT
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has extended his lead over his rival Ashraf Ghani, latest results from the presidential polls suggest. 
Hostage reporters 'chained' in Syria  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:11:44 GMT
Four French journalists who spent 10 months in captivity in Syria were chained to each other and kept in basements without light, one recounts. 
Colombia to honour Garcia Marquez  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:41:56 GMT
Colombia announces its own ceremony to honour author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was cremated in Mexico, where he lived for more than 30 years. 
Egypt's Sisi to face sole poll rival  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:18:41 GMT
Left-winger Hamdeen Sabahi will be the only challenger to ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt's presidential election, as registration ends. 
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:51:06 GMT
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the US boxer whose wrongful conviction for murder caused an international outcry, dies aged 76. 
Huge fire on Leeds industrial estate  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:47:18 GMT
A huge fire on an industrial estate in Leeds sends flames and a large plume of smoke up over the city. 
Hidden company owners to be revealed  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:04 GMT
Companies will be forced to declare their true owners on a public register in a move to tackle corruption, Business Secretary Vince Cable says. 
Teachers angry at online insults  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:41:42 GMT
Online social media is being misused to insult, intimidate and smear staff in schools, says a teachers' union. 
Briton killed in Malaysia crash  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:42:32 GMT
A British man described as an "extremely capable young engineer" dies after a double-decker bus reportedly crashed into a ravine in the east of the country. 
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