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'Large gene find in schizophrenia'  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:48:33 GMT
In the largest ever genetic study of the disease, scientists have discovered some 80 genes which could leave people at higher risk of schizophrenia. 
Three person IVF plans 'progress'  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:35:39 GMT
A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health. 
Real Madrid seal Rodriguez signing  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:37:22 GMT
Real Madrid sign World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from Monaco for a reported £63m. 
Cook too stubborn to quit - Boycott  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:43:36 GMT
Alastair Cook is too "stubborn" to quit the England captaincy, says former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott. 
Seeing a doctor for the first time in seven years  Sun, 20 Jul 2014 23:03:42 GMT
Healthcare reform is President Obama's signature piece of domestic legislation, and also his most controversial - but quietly, millions are signing up. 
The beaches where Lego keeps washing up  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:12:42 GMT
A container filled with Lego fell into the sea in 1997. The pieces are still turning up today. 
Boko Haram 'controls' Nigeria town  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:31:49 GMT
Nigeria's militant Islamists raise their black flag in the town of Damboa after capturing it, a local vigilante leader tells the BBC. 
Ukraine rebels give up 'black boxes'  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:44:14 GMT
Rebels in eastern Ukraine have handed over two flight-data recorders from the downed MH17 plane to Malaysian officials. 
'Cock-up' over Irish genealogy site  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:20:58 GMT
Ireland's data protection watchdog criticises the government for a 'cock-up' over a genealogy site that leaked personal information 
China signs Venezuela oil deal  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:44:39 GMT
Chinese President Xi Jinping has signed an oil deal with Venezuela, as part of a four-day tour of Latin America. 
Iraq monastery 'seized by militants'  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:25:38 GMT
Islamist militants who control the Iraqi city of Mosul are reported to have seized a nearby ancient monastery and ordered the monks to leave. 
US hospital in $190m 'abuse' payout  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:23:57 GMT
Johns Hopkins Hospital agrees to pay $190m to thousands of women who joined a legal case claiming a gynaecologist secretly recorded them. 
UK pushes for more Russia sanctions  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:35:03 GMT
The UK wants the EU to adopt tougher sanctions against Russia amid continuing fury over the airliner disaster in Ukraine. 
Prince George pictures mark birthday  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:54:17 GMT
Two new images of Prince George are released as the third in line to the throne celebrates his first birthday on Tuesday. 
'Disturbing' Trojan inquiry findings  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:49:45 GMT
Nicky Morgan, the new education secretary, warns of evidence of intolerance as the government's Trojan horse report is published.