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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. 
Man Utd have failed - coach Neville  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:28:26 GMT
Manchester United have not lived up to expectations this season, coach and former player Phil Neville tells the BBC. 
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. 
British teenager killed in Syria  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:53:57 GMT
An 18-year-old British man who was killed in Syria "died in battle" and was not a terrorist, his father tells the BBC. 
Boy in hospital with severe burns  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:48:09 GMT
A seven-year-old boy is taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after an incident involving petrol left him with severe burns. 
Teachers to debate summer strike  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:32:04 GMT
The NUT conference is to hear calls for a one-day strike on 23 June and a campaign of industrial action over pay and workload. 
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.