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EU green light for UK carbon project  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:12:16 GMT
A British project to capture CO2 and bury it under the North Sea looks set to receive a 300m-euro boost from the EU. 
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. 
Moores to be new England coach  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:44:04 GMT
Peter Moores is to be named England coach for a second time, BBC Sport understands. 
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? 
Deadly attack on South Sudan UN base  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:44:44 GMT
Dozens of civilians sheltering in a UN base in the South Sudan city of Bor have been killed in an attack by armed youths, the UN says. 
China jails corruption activists  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:10:45 GMT
China jails four more activists linked to the Xu Zhiyong-founded New Citizens' Movement, which seeks government transparency. 
Eastern Ukraine militants snub deal  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:04:16 GMT
Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine refuse to leave official buildings, just hours after an international deal was reached to defuse the crisis. 
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. 
Republican shot dead in west Belfast  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:47:57 GMT
A prominent dissident republican, Tommy Crossan, has been shot dead in west Belfast. 
Boy in hospital with severe burns  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:52:42 GMT
A seven-year-old boy is taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after an incident involving petrol left him with severe burns. 
British teenager killed in Syria  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:26:03 GMT
An 18-year-old British man who was killed in Syria "died in battle" and was not a terrorist, his father tells the BBC. 
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