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How octopuses coordinate their arms

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 08:08
Researchers reveal the secrete of an octopus's unique movement, revealing how the animals co-ordinate their eight, flexible arms.

VIDEO: The highlights of campaign day 18

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 08:08
Warnings from leaders about other parties, and about the funding of the NHS on day 18 of the election campaign.

Gene study 'explains quick thinking'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:56
Genetic differences could explain why some people are quicker thinkers in middle age and later life, a study of data from 30,000 people suggests.

New York approves slavery monument

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:55
The New York City Council has approved a marker recognising the contributions of slaves to the city's founding and economy

No intent to offend in China - Hamilton

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:49
Lewis Hamilton tells BBC Sport about another perfect result, the Bahrain challenge and champagne celebrations.

Pope Francis to visit Latin America

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:45
Pope Francis announces his first visit to Bolivia, Paraguay and Ecuador in July, with leaders from host countries welcoming the news.

NI abortion law change recommended

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:43
A limited change to Northern Ireland's abortion law, to allow terminations in cases of fatal foetal abnormality, is recommended by Stormont's Department of Justice.

Eugene's 2021 Worlds award 'unfair'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:39
The decision to hand Eugene the 2021 World Athletics Championships is "unfair", says the Swedish Athletics Association.

Body at farm is missing Karen Buckley

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:39
A body found at a farm north of Glasgow is missing Irish student Karen Buckley, Police Scotland confirm.

Etsy shares surge 120% on debut

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:32
Shares in arts and crafts marketplace Etsy surge 120% in their US market debut, valuing the 10-year-old Brooklyn firm at more than $4bn.

Pro-Russian Journalist Shot Dead In Ukraine

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:31

Oles Buzyna was gunned down in broad daylight in Kiev, one day after a former pro-Russian lawmaker was found dead there. The Ukrainian government is calling for a quick and transparent investigation.

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Rosberg 'needs points back quickly'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:24
Nico Rosberg admits he needs to turn the tables on Lewis Hamilton to boost his world title bid - starting in Bahrain this weekend.

Sellafield vote for industrial action

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:21
Unite union members at the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant in Cumbria vote to take industrial action in a row over health and safety, the union says.

VIDEO: Schoolchildren flee China quake

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:10
Earthquakes, including one measuring as magnitude 5.8, strike northern China, reportedly killing one person and damaging hundreds of houses.

VIDEO: Somalia target 2019 Nations Cup

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:03
Somalia's FA president Adbi Qani hopes his country can compete in the 2019 Nations Cup and end an absence that stretches back to 1974.

Election 2015 in pictures: 16 April

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:02
Images from the campaign trail: 16 April

VIDEO: New home for mugged pensioner Barnes

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:01
Fiona Trott speaks to Gateshead pensioner Alan Barnes, who has moved in to a new home after he was given given thousands of pounds in online donations.

'To My Brave Sisters': Malala Speaks To Missing Nigerian Girls

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 06:58

Like the kidnapped girls, Malala Yousafzai was targeted by militant extremists for wanting an education. The activist wrote a heartrending letter to the girls on the anniversary of their abduction.

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Letters About Dense Breasts Can Lead To More Questions Than Answers

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 06:57

Nearly half the states in the U.S. require that women be notified if mammograms detect that they have dense breasts. Critics say the information raises anxiety more than it improves care.

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VIDEO: BBC election debate 'worm' explained

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 06:52
The leaders of five of Westminster's opposition parties are due to appear in a live election debate on Thursday.

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