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'Most Earth-like planet yet' found  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:04:42 GMT
A planet that is close in size to the Earth and that could hold water on its surface has been identified by the Kepler telescope. 
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. 
Trott to take break from cricket  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:10:19 GMT
Jonathan Trott is to take a break from cricket because of a recurrence of the anxiety issues that forced him to leave England's Ashes tour. 
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? 
Parents seek Nigeria kidnap girls  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:59:51 GMT
The parents of some of the girls abducted from their school in north-east Nigeria head into the forests in a dangerous search for their daughters. 
India votes on biggest polling day  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:37:02 GMT
Indians are voting in the biggest day of the general election, pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP. 
Channel Tunnel train delay 'chaos'  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:33:28 GMT
Hundreds of Channel Tunnel rail passengers face train cancellations and major delays after several technical problems led to a backlog in services. 
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. 
Algeria votes on Bouteflika's future  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:15:07 GMT
Algerians have voted in elections in which incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, is seeking a fourth term. 
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. 
Labour hires Obama poll guru Axelrod  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:30:05 GMT
David Axelrod, the strategist who masterminded Barack Obama's presidential victories, will be a key adviser on Ed Miliband's 2015 general election campaign, the Labour Party says. 
Teachers' unions meet amid disputes  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:00:24 GMT
Calls for more action over pay and pensions are expected this weekend when the two biggest teachers' unions meet for their annual conferences. 
Man charged with firearm possession  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:45:22 GMT
A man is charged after police seize firearms and ammunition from an address in east London.