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Man walks again after transplant  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:31:50 GMT
A paralysed man becomes the first in the world to walk again following a pioneering therapy which involved transplanting cells from his nose into his severed spinal cord. 
Scans reveal cause of winter blues  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:21:11 GMT
Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). 
Roma 1-7 Bayern Munich  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:21:26 GMT
Bayern Munich record their biggest ever away win in the Champions League as they thrash Roma at the Stadio Olimpico. 
Pistorius 'unlikely to compete again'  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:33:11 GMT
Oscar Pistorius is unlikely to want to compete again after he is jailed for killing his girlfriend, says a psychiatrist. 
The man who magically made maths fun  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:08:32 GMT
The maths writer Martin Gardner, who died in 2010, is said to have turned dozens of innocent youngsters into professors - and vice-versa. 
The anarchic experimental schools of the 1970s  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:37:48 GMT
Today, the "free" in free school stands for the freedom to found a school outside council control. But back in the 1970s young idealists created a very different type of free school. 
ICC warns Kenya on Kenyatta leaks  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:26:30 GMT
The International Criminal Court warns the Kenyan government against leaking information from President Uhuru Kenyatta's case to the media. 
HK in first talks with students  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:01:27 GMT
Hong Kong officials end a first round of talks with student leaders to try to resolve an impasse that sparked weeks of pro-democracy protests. 
Ukraine faces cluster bomb claim  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:01:39 GMT
Ukraine attacked populated areas of Donetsk with cluster bombs, banned by many states, a leading human rights group says. 
Rewards for Mexico missing students  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:38:29 GMT
The Mexican government offers rewards totalling $4.75m (£3m) for information leading to the whereabouts of 43 missing students from Guerrero state. 
Egypt 'sets appeal' for journalists  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:46:58 GMT
An appeal against the sentences of three jailed al-Jazeera journalists will be heard by an Egyptian court on 1 January, relatives say. 
Sam released by Dallas Cowboys  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:49:26 GMT
Michael Sam, who hopes to be the first openly gay athlete to play in an NFL game, is released by the Dallas Cowboys. 
UK 'not deporting enough criminals'  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:39:17 GMT
The UK's spending watchdog criticises ministers for failing to deport more foreign national offenders - saying performance has barely improved over eight years. 
Father of IS hostage John Cantlie dies  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:12:01 GMT
Paul Cantlie, the father of Islamic State hostage John Cantlie, has died, less than two weeks after making a plea for his son to be released. 
Cities need more power, says study  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:05:11 GMT
Allowing UK cities to make their own decisions on tax and spending could boost economic growth by £79bn a year by 2030, a year-long study concludes.