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UK team to shoot for fusion record  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:38:27 GMT
The director of a UK science facility says it could set a new world record in nuclear fusion by the end of the decade. 
Human skin grown in laboratory  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:37:39 GMT
Skin grown in the laboratory could replace animals in drug and cosmetics testing, according to UK scientists. 
Binge drinking 'link to overeating'  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:21:17 GMT
Drinking more than three large glasses of wine can push people over a "tipping point", meaning they consume about 6,300 extra calories in the following 24 hours, research says. 
Ramires to miss rest of league season  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:16:55 GMT
Chelsea midfielder Ramires will miss the rest of the Premier League season after accepting an FA charge of violent conduct. 
Why Palestinians love St George  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:14:26 GMT
As England celebrates the day of its patron saint, many Palestinians are gearing up for their own celebrations of this shared hero. 
The man who takes troubled youths to therapy camp  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:06:17 GMT
As more and more families send their drug and alcohol-addicted kids to therapeutic wilderness camps in the US, more and more become acquainted with the shadowy figure known as the "escort." 
Kenyan officials wrangle over status  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:57:24 GMT
Kenyan MPs propose making it a criminal offence to address an official incorrectly, the latest move in a status struggle with newly created governors. 
China releases Japanese cargo ship  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:33:01 GMT
China has released a Japanese cargo ship it seized over a war-time debt, a court statement says, after the Japanese firm paid compensation. 
Match-fixer arrested in Finland  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:05:59 GMT
Convicted football match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal is being held by Finnish police on an international arrest warrant, officials say. 
Rio police 'to probe' dancer's death  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:08:47 GMT
Police in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro say they will conduct a thorough investigation into the death of a dancer which sparked riots. 
Iran replaces prison service chief  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:45:59 GMT
The head of Iran's prison service is replaced following allegations that political prisoners were beaten by guards at Tehran's Evin jail last week. 
US seeks e-cigarette restrictions  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:51:11 GMT
The US Food and Drug Administration is seeking minimum age restrictions and warnings on e-cigarettes because of uncertainties over their impact on health. 
Mother charged with three murders  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:12:37 GMT
A mother is charged with murdering three of her children who were found dead at their home in south-west London. 
Police make Syria plea to UK women  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:08:04 GMT
British counter-terrorism police chiefs make an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to persuade their relatives against travelling to Syria to fight in the civil war. 
Crime falls 15% in England and Wales  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:30:39 GMT
Overall crime in England and Wales falls by 15% in 2013, an official survey shows - but there are signs, according to police figures, of rises in certain categories. 
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National News From NPR
A Measles Outbreak In The Philippines Travels To The U.S.  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:48:38 -0400
American Journalist Freed By Kidnappers In Eastern Ukraine  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:14:00 -0400
Bracing For A Battle, Vermont Passes GMO Labeling Bill  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:04:00 -0400
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World News From BBC
Netanyahu: Abbas must end Hamas pact  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:58:18 GMT
New Russia drills after Ukraine raid  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:03:55 GMT
Ecclestone denies bribery in Germany  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:54:01 GMT
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