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—William Lyon Phelps

 

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Human skin grown in laboratory 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:37:39 GMT 
    Skin grown in the laboratory could replace animals in drug and cosmetics testing, according to UK scientists.


Binge drinking 'link to overeating' 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:21:17 GMT 
    Drinking more than three large glasses of wine can push people over a "tipping point", meaning they consume about 6,300 extra calories in the following 24 hours, research says.


Klopp rules out Man Utd switch 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:09:55 GMT 
    Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp rules himself out of contention to become the next manager of Manchester United.


Why Palestinians love St George 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:14:26 GMT 
    As England celebrates the day of its patron saint, many Palestinians are gearing up for their own celebrations of this shared hero.


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."


Kenyan officials wrangle over status 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:57:24 GMT 
    Kenyan MPs propose making it a criminal offence to address an official incorrectly, the latest move in a status struggle with newly created governors.


Japan pact 'covers disputed islands' 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:08:02 GMT 
    US President Barack Obama restates support for Japan over disputed islands but warns that dialogue - not escalation - is the way forward.


Match-fixer arrested in Finland 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:05:59 GMT 
    Convicted football match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal is being held by Finnish police on an international arrest warrant, officials say.


Rio police 'to probe' dancer's death 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:08:47 GMT 
    Police in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro say they will conduct a thorough investigation into the death of a dancer which sparked riots.


Iran replaces prison service chief 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:45:59 GMT 
    The head of Iran's prison service is replaced following allegations that political prisoners were beaten by guards at Tehran's Evin jail last week.


US seeks e-cigarette restrictions 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:51:11 GMT 
    The US Food and Drug Administration is seeking minimum age restrictions and warnings on e-cigarettes because of uncertainties over their impact on health.


Lifestyle quiz to secure a mortgage 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:07:41 GMT 
    Mortgage applicants will face tougher questions about their lifestyle from lenders, under new rules that come into force on Saturday.


Mother charged with three murders 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:12:37 GMT 
    A mother is charged with murdering three of her children who were found dead at their home in south-west London.


Crime falls 15% in England and Wales 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:30:39 GMT 
    Overall crime in England and Wales falls by 15% in 2013, an official survey shows - but there are signs, according to police figures, of rises in certain categories.


Court 'failed' killed baby boy 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:08:02 GMT 
    A decision taken by magistrates "disempowered" care workers trying to protect a baby boy from his father who later inflicted fatal brain injuries, a serious case review in Derby reveals.
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