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Graphene 'made with kitchen blender' 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:03:27 GMT 
    Scientists have outlined how they managed to make the wonder material graphene using a kitchen blender.


Saudi health minister sacked 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:00:57 GMT 
    As Saudi Arabia dismisses its health minister, the Mers virus death toll continues to rise.


Skin cancer rates 'surge since 70s' 
  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:32:58 GMT 
    The incidence of the most serious skin cancer is now five times higher than it was in the 1970s, figures show.


Atletico Madrid 0-0 Chelsea 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:17:10 GMT 
    Chelsea hold Atletico Madrid to a goalless draw in Spain to leave their two-legged Champions League semi-final evenly poised.


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."


Rome's international community of the dead 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:14:42 GMT 
    Alan Johnston has been exploring a corner of Rome that always lies just a little beyond the world of Catholicism.


S Sudan rebels in ‘multiple attacks’ 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:29:13 GMT 
    Rebels in South Sudan are involved in fierce fighting with the army in several areas of the country, the military spokesman tell the BBC.


Pirates raid Malacca Straits tanker 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:58:07 GMT 
    Armed pirates raid a Japanese oil tanker sailing in the Malacca Straits, stealing diesel and abducting three crew members, officials in Malaysia say.


Mali group says French hostage dead 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:17:22 GMT 
    Islamist militants in Mali say French hostage Gilberto Rodrigues Leal, who was kidnapped in 2012, is dead.


Colombian tribute to Garcia Marquez 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:50:42 GMT 
    Colombia honours its most renowned author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in a ceremony at the capital's cathedral, less than a week after he died aged 87.


Yemen identifying dead 'militants' 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:44:56 GMT 
    Yemen is carrying out DNA tests to identify suspected militants killed in air strikes in recent days, amid reports they include al-Qaeda leaders.


Facebook boss wants women to act 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 06:58:38 GMT 
    Facebook's highest-ranked woman says women need to take action to create a more equal world.


Three children found dead in London 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:10:06 GMT 
    A woman is arrested after three children are found dead at an address in south London.


Violent crime 'continues to fall' 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:19:11 GMT 
    Violent crime is continuing a long-term fall in England and Wales, according to annual figures from NHS hospitals.


UK non-Christian claims 'absurd' 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:51:17 GMT 
    The UK is a Christian country and those who deny it are "deluding themselves" and ignoring "reality", say two senior Conservative MPs.
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