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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. 
Glaxo 'paid Polish doctors bribes'  Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:04:46 GMT
UK drug company GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors, BBC Panorama discovers. 
Arsenal 3-1 West Ham United  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:38:50 GMT
Arsenal come from behind to beat West Ham 3-1 and move back above Everton into fourth place in the Premier League. 
A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:12:29 GMT
A photographer recently snapped perhaps the only girl in the world learning to hunt with a golden eagle. 
How to move a T-Rex dinosaur  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:16:49 GMT
One of the most complete tyrannosaurus skeletons ever found is being moved from Montana to Washington DC. There, hundreds of millions of people will eventually be able to view it. 
South Sudan rebels 'seize' oil hub  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:56:24 GMT
Rebel forces in South Sudan say they have recaptured the oil hub of Bentiu and want oil companies to halt operations. 
India court recognises third gender  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:15:21 GMT
India's Supreme Court recognises transgender people as a third gender, in a landmark ruling which orders the government to provide key amenities. 
Berlusconi to do community service  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:04:37 GMT
Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi must perform community service in a home for the elderly, following his conviction for tax fraud. 
Chilean residents survey fire damage  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:56:36 GMT
Residents of the Chilean city of Valparaiso return to areas burned by a fast-moving forest fire which engulfed parts of the historic port. 
Bid to extend Mid-East peace talks  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:26:34 GMT
Palestinian and Israeli negotiators are due to meet to try to extend faltering peace talks beyond a 29 April deadline, the US says. 
Five dead in Calgary party stabbing  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:03:21 GMT
The son of a long-serving policeman is arrested in connection with the stabbing death of five people at a house party in Calgary, police in the Canadian city say. 
Parents find out primary places  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:00:16 GMT
Parents across England are going to find whether they have their preferred choice of primary school place. 
'Shocking' rise in use of food banks  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:29:02 GMT
Hundreds of thousands more people are turning to food banks to stop themselves from going hungry, says charity the Trussell Trust. 
Fresh approach to NI past 'vital'  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:59:32 GMT
Any new process which examines NI's past must have a "proportionate focus on the wrongdoing of paramilitaries" and less on the activities of the state, the secretary of state is due to say. 
Dave Lee Travis charged with assault  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:51:42 GMT
Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis is charged with one count of indecent assault under Operation Yewtree, Scotland Yard says. 
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