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Government offers junior doctors' contract pause

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
The government has said it is willing to pause the introduction of the junior doctors' contract in England for five days from Monday to allow for talks.
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Truce takes hold in Aleppo but fighting goes on elsewhere in Syria

Reuters UK - ‎2 hours ago‎
AMMAN A cessation of hostilities agreement brokered by Russia and the United States brought a measure of relief to the battered Syrian city of Aleppo on Thursday but President Bashar al-Assad said he still sought a total, crushing victory over rebel ...
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Labour set to recapture London after bitter mayoral campaign

Reuters UK - ‎5 hours ago‎
LONDON Labour candidate Sadiq Khan was set on Thursday to become the first Muslim to be elected mayor of London, loosening the ruling Conservatives' hold on Britain's financial centre after a campaign marred by charges of anti-Semitism and extremism.
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Voters turned away from polling stations in Barnet

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Voters have been turned away from polling stations in Barnet because of major errors with the electoral register that could affect the result of the London mayoral contest.
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Fort McMurray fire: State of emergency declared

CTV News - ‎48 minutes ago‎
Alberta has expanded an evacuation order around Fort McMurray and declared a provincial state of emergency as devastating wildfires continue to rip through the city and surrounding area.
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Voters head to polls for Scottish Parliament election

STV News - ‎48 minutes ago‎
Polling stations opened across the country at 7am and will close at 10pm on Thursday. Voters have started heading to the polls to elect MSPs at the fifth Scottish Parliament election.
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BT to invest £6bn in faster broadband and mobile services

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
BT Group has outlined plans to invest £6bn over the next three years in faster broadband and mobile services. It plans to offer what it describes as "ultrafast" broadband to 12 million premises by 2020, as well as improving coverage of faster 4G mobile ...
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EconomyUK services PMI: economists react

Financial Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
The UK services purchasing managers' index - a closely-watched indicator of performance - hit its lowest level since February 2013 in April, heightening fears that the forthcoming UK referendum on EU membership is putting the economy under pressure.
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Trinity Mirror shares rise after closure of the New Day - ‎1 hour ago‎
Trinity Mirror shares rose after it closed the New Day, despite the publisher of the Mirror and dozens of regional newspapers suffering a tumble in print advertising of almost a fifth in first four months of the year.

Flurry of strong earnings boosts FTSE

Reuters UK - ‎3 hours ago‎
LONDON Britain's top share index rose on Thursday as investors favoured telecom firm BT (BT.L), insurer RSA (RSA.L) and grocer WM Morrison (MRW.
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Apple App Store search down, leaving people unable to find apps for iPhone and iPad

The Independent - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Apple's App Store search appears to be entirely broken, leaving people unable to find apps. Searching for anything on the store usually shows an empty box where the search results should be.
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Apple trademark defeat means an iPhone in China may not be a phone at all

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
In China, an iPhone can be found for a small fraction of the official price. It just might not be a phone. A Chinese company has won the right to sell its leather goods under the iPhone trademark after years of legal back-and-forth with Apple ...
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Why I hate the Eggheads - ‎1 hour ago‎
In May 2016, the BBC announced that Jeremy Vine will be hunting for two new Eggheads to join the general knowledge quiz show via a new show, called Make Me An Egghead.
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'Burn the Witch' was no viral one-off, Radiohead are masters of the hype game

The Independent - ‎2 hours ago‎
Since last Saturday (30 April), all eyes have been on Radiohead's every move. After years of waiting for something to happen, fans who'd previously purchased records or merch received cryptic postcards through their letterbox, adorned with the words ...
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I Saw the Light is a tragic misuse of Tom Hiddleson - review - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Director: Marc Abraham; Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Bradley Whitford, Wes Langlois, Maddie Hasson. 15 cert, 124 mins.
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Woeful Yaya Toure, off-colour Sergio Aguero - what would Pep Guardiola have made of Man City's meek exit? - ‎3 hours ago‎
We all know the deal with Yaya Toure. It's nothing knew. The Ivorian invariably strolls around the pitch looking as though he would rather be anywhere else but playing football for Manchester City.
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Newcastle release Gabriel Obertan and Sylvain Marveaux early

Irish Independent - ‎1 hour ago‎
Gabriel Obertan and Sylvain Marveaux have left Newcastle by mutual consent after frustrating spells on Tyneside. Share. Facebook · Twitter · Google · Email.
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'Artificial womb' breakthrough sparks row over how long human embryos should be kept in lab - ‎15 hours ago‎
An ethical debate over how long human embryos can be grown in a lab has erupted after Cambridge University announced it had allowed fertilised eggs to mature for 13 days - just one day short of the legal limit.
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Tiniest machine ever made heralds new chapter in nanorobotics

Market Business News - ‎18 minutes ago‎
The tiniest machine ever made - only a few billionths of a metre in diameter - heralds a new chapter in nanorobotics, says a team of scientists from the University of Bath and University of Cambridge, both in England.
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Biologist who snatched eggs from nests of world's rarest bird wins the 'Nobel prize' of conservation - ‎13 hours ago‎
A Welsh biologist once criticised for stealing eggs from the nests of the rarest bird in the world has been awarded the 'Nobel prize' of conservation after his controversial methods saved nine species from extinction.
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Bayer eyes liver cancer indication for Stivarga

PMLiVE - ‎1 hour ago‎
Bayer now has phase III results in hand which suggests its Stivarga product is an effective treatment for a common form of liver cancer known as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
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Cycling is good for you even when the air is thick with smog, study reveals - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Air pollution in major cities is a constant concern. The large numbers of cars and buses, and shortage of greenery, means that built-up areas are exposed to considerably higher levels of dangerous gases such as carbon monoxide and sulphur dioxide.
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Virtual reality treats paranoia

Electronics Weekly - ‎1 hour ago‎
Virtual reality can help treat severe paranoia by allowing people to face situations that they fear, according to the Univsity of Oxford.
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Scientists turn to mobile game to understand dementia better

Hindustan Times - ‎51 minutes ago‎
A newly developed smartphone game that tracks how the brain navigates may help scientists determine what goes wrong in the brain for people with dementia.
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