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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.


'Hillsborough words inspired us' 
  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:23:43 GMT 
    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Hillsborough campaigner Margaret Aspinall inspired his team to victory at Norwich.


Chlorine: From toxic chemical to household cleaner 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:26:03 GMT 
    Few chemicals are as familiar as table salt. The white crystals are the most common food seasoning in the world and an essential part of the human diet.


Shannon Airport: A curious history of celebrity visitors 
  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:26:49 GMT 
    Shannon Airport in the Irish Republic has long been the unlikely host to celebrities and US presidents making the transatlantic crossing, writes Christine Finn.


Algeria militants kill 14 soldiers 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:36:05 GMT 
    Islamist militants kill 14 Algerian soldiers in an ambush on a military convoy in mountains east of the capital Algiers.


Everest Sherpas demand better terms 
  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:30:38 GMT 
    Sherpa guides in Nepal demand more compensation for the families of 13 of their colleagues killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest.


Hidden company owners to be revealed 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:04 GMT 
    Companies will be forced to declare their true owners on a public register in a move to tackle corruption, Business Secretary Vince Cable says.


Colombia to honour Garcia Marquez 
  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:41:56 GMT 
    Colombia announces its own ceremony to honour author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was cremated in Mexico, where he lived for more than 30 years.


Egypt's Sisi to face sole poll rival 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:18:41 GMT 
    Left-winger Hamdeen Sabahi will be the only challenger to ex-army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt's presidential election, as registration ends.


Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:51:06 GMT 
    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the US boxer whose wrongful conviction for murder caused an international outcry, dies aged 76.


Teachers vote for strike in June 
  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:27:01 GMT 
    National Union of Teachers vote for strike action in June over pay, pensions and conditions.


Huge fire on Leeds industrial estate 
  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:33:48 GMT 
    An inferno on an industrial estate in Leeds sends flames and a large plume of smoke up over the city.


Police investigate toddler's death 
  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:23:55 GMT 
    Detectives say they are treating the death of a two-year-old girl at a property in the town of Kelty in Fife as 'suspicious'.


Teachers angry at online insults 
  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:41:42 GMT 
    Online social media is being misused to insult, intimidate and smear staff in schools, says a teachers' union.
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