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Ancient life 'frozen' by impacts 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:54:53 GMT 
    Ancient grasses from the Pampas of Argentina were preserved when asteroids struck the area, scientists report.


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.


Liverpool trio on PFA award list 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:01:30 GMT 
    Liverpool's Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge are among six nominees for the PFA's player of the year award.


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?


French troops free Mali aid workers 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:20:05 GMT 
    French troops in Mali free five aid workers who were kidnapped in the north of the country by suspected Islamist militants in February.


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.


Top aide to French president resigns 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:51:40 GMT 
    A close aide to French President Francois Hollande resigns following allegations he had a conflict of interest in a previous post.


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.


Sacked doctor was unfairly dismissed 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:56:31 GMT 
    A sacked heart specialist was unfairly dismissed after raising concerns about patient safety, an employment tribunal rules.


One person killed as boat capsizes 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:51:20 GMT 
    One person dies and another is in hospital after a boat capsizes in a river estuary in Devon.
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