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Bryan Singer sex abuse claim 'absurd' 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:57:40 GMT 
    Claims that X-Men director Bryan Singer sexually abused a teenager in 1999 are dismissed as "completely without merit" by the film-maker's lawyer.


Artists have unique brain structure 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:35:53 GMT 
    Artists' brains are structurally different to non-artists in areas relating to fine motor movements and visual imagery, a study finds.


EU Sentinel returns first images 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:23:05 GMT 
    The first images come back from the radar satellite launched as part of the European Union's new flagship Earth-observation project.


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.


Palace loss should not stand - Cardiff 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:00:27 GMT 
    The BBC obtains a letter sent by Cardiff City that says the defeat by Crystal Palace in early April should not stand.


Uplifting letters of hope sent to children of Syria 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:10:37 GMT 
    Somali children living in the world's largest refugee camp in Kenya have sent letters of encouragement to Syrian refugee children who have also had to flee their homeland.


VIDEO: The Spanish hamlet being given away for free 
  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:29:35 GMT 
    The mayor of the abandoned hamlet of A Barca in north-west Spain is offering to give it away for free to someone who will develop the area and provide employment.


Algeria votes on Bouteflika's future 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:42:32 GMT 
    Polls open in Algeria where 77-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, is seeking a fourth term in office.


Australia navy captains disciplined 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:35:03 GMT 
    An Australian navy captain is removed from his command and another disciplined for violating Indonesia's waters on asylum patrol duties.


Court clears ex-Anglo bank boss 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:12:43 GMT 
    The former chairman of Anglo Irish bank has been found not guilty of illegally supporting the bank's share price, the jury continues to deliberate in the case against two others.


Brazil troops guard strike-hit Bahia 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:31:01 GMT 
    Brazil sends thousands of federal troops to maintain order in the north-eastern state of Bahia after police there went on strike over pay.


Mid-East peace talks meeting delayed 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:11:21 GMT 
    A meeting between Palestinian and Israeli peace negotiators has been postponed in the wake of a killing of an Israeli in the West Bank.


Bloomberg in $50m push for gun laws 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:39:26 GMT 
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces a $50m (£30m) election year push for stricter gun laws across the US.


Co-op Group reports £2.5bn loss 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:56:41 GMT 
    The Co-operative Group has announced losses of £2.5bn for 2013, marking the worst results in the group's 150-year history.
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