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Malaria resistance genetics revealed

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 07:21
Genetic mutations that are associated with resistance to the frontline malaria drug are identified, scientists report.

Fitness 'rubs off on your partner'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 07:08
Men and women are more successful when they adopt healthy behaviours as a couple, research reveals.

NFL Investigates Reports Of Deflated Balls After Patriots Rout Colts

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-19 07:05

In wet and slippery conditions, an under-inflated ball could be easier to grip and catch. Quarterback Tom Brady calls the allegations "ridiculous."

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VIDEO: 'I survived being crushed by lorries'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 06:55
A driver in the US has had a lucky escape after his truck was sandwiched between two lorries in a crash.

Free school loses government funding

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 06:46
A Christian-ethos free school has its government funding terminated after being put in special measures by Ofsted.

Growing fear among Jewish Londoners

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 06:41
Are Jewish people in London afraid for their safety after Paris attacks?

VIDEO: 'We had to melt snow for water'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 06:39
Eilish Doyle and her family who live outside Draperstown, Northern Ireland, have been without water for six days.

Tractor hanging off bridge closes A5

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 06:34
A major road in north Wales is closed as a tractor is left hanging off a bridge following a crash.

Tanzania reward for missing albino

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 06:28
Tanzania offers a reward for information leading to the recovery of a missing albino girl feared to have been kidnapped for her body parts.

Doctor 'performed FGM on new mother'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 06:15
A UK doctor performed female genital mutilation on a young mother after she gave birth in hospital, a court has heard, in the first prosecution of its kind in the UK.

James Blunt in 'posh spat' with MP

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 06:12
Singer James Blunt is in a war of words with Labour MP Chris Bryant about the public school background of leading performers.

Mons Meg cannon to have an MOT

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 06:00
Mons Meg, the world's most famous medieval gun, is removed from display at Edinburgh Castle in order to have an MOT.

Many care leavers 'are teen mothers'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 05:47
Almost a quarter of girls in care in England become teenage mothers, according to figures obtained by a think tank.

Sampdoria close in on Eto'o deal

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 05:42
Serie A side Sampdoria hope to complete the signing of veteran Everton striker Samuel Eto'o on Tuesday.

The daily rituals of creative people

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-01-19 05:41

There are only 24 hours in a day, but it sure seems like certain people are able to do way more with their time than the rest of us. Some of us barely have time to do the laundry, while others write plays or compose symphonies. 

Mason Currey writes about 161 creative minds, among them are painters, composers, philosophers and poets, in his book, "Daily Rituals: How Artists Work." He finds that many of these artists and geniuses accomplished so much each day because they used their time wisely and efficiently, and practiced rituals.

"People would find that a certain habit was associated with a period of productivity or great insight and they would often, kind of relentlessly stick to that one ritual in a sort of superstitious fashion believing that it somehow enabled their creativity," Currey says.

Crash victim about to be a father

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 05:39
A pedestrian killed when he was hit by a car with a learner driver at the wheel was about to become a father, his widow says.

7/7 widow jailed for theft from son

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 05:37
The widow of a victim of the 2005 bombings in London is jailed for stealing compensation money awarded to her son.

VIDEO: Moment tear gas fired at Kenya children

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 05:09
Police in Kenya fire teargas at school children and parents protesting over a 'land-grab' of their playground by a private developer.

'Human cannonball' safety net failed

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 05:08
A "human cannonball" stuntman was killed when the safety net intended to break his fall when he was fired from the back of a lorry, collapsed, an inquest hears.

Did King John actually 'sign' Magna Carta?

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 05:05
Did King John actually 'sign' Magna Carta?