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Five ideas to transform the NHS

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 19:13
With the future of the health service a crucial election issue, five experts offer their prescriptions to improve public health in Britain.

Why is teaching the most unionised job?

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 19:08
As teachers' unions gather for their annual conferences, why has education retained such high levels of union membership?

Sailor rescued after 66 days at sea

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 18:47
A sailor who went missing in January has been rescued off the coast of North Carolina after apparently surviving on raw fish.

VIDEO: The children of Ukraine's war

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 18:41
Natalia Antelava visits a children's centre for youngsters involved in the war in eastern Ukraine.

VIDEO: Chocolate Easter eggs go ethical

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 18:37
Hunting for chocolate Easter eggs has been a challenge for the ethical shopper but new EU laws make it easier for such customers.

Disruption likely for Easter travel

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 18:30
People travelling by rail over Easter should "think twice" because of widespread engineering works, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says

West Bank barrier plan rejected

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 18:18
Palestinians are celebrating after Israel's Supreme Court rejects a plan to build the West Bank barrier through a beauty spot near Bethlehem.

China ex-security chief Zhou charged

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 17:35
China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang is charged with bribery, abuse of power and the intentional disclosure of state secrets, state media report.

The Leaders Debate: how they spun it on social

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 17:31
What the parties want to go viral after the leaders' debate

VIDEO: What does capitalism look like today?

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 17:12
How different is capitalism from the 18th Century?

Chrysler to pay $149m for crash death

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 17:03
A US jury has awarded $150m (£101m) to the family of a four-year-old boy that died in a crash involving a Jeep Grand Cherokee in 2012.

Will Poldark revive art of scything?

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 16:53
Will Poldark revive the art of scything?

Star's birth glimpsed 'in real time'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 16:37
Astronomers witness a key stage in the birth of a very heavy star, using two radio telescope views of the process taken 18 years apart.

Rabbit and hare population mapped

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 16:08
Biologists are calling on the public to report sightings of rabbits and hares as part of a conservation effort.

2 New York Women Arrested Over Bomb Plot

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-02 15:50

Prosecutors said the two women intended to use a homemade bomb for an attack. One of the women once wrote a poem published in an al-Qaida magazine.

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Personal cancer vaccines 'exciting'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 15:47
Tailor-made cancer vaccines that target unique genetic errors in a patient's tumour have been developed in the US.

The longest detour

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 15:23
Why a journey that usually takes five hours took 306 days

VIDEO: Wearing a hijab for Lent

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 15:21
A Christian woman's 40-day experiment

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 15:18
Whose cat is a millionaire in its own right?

A truly dangerous meeting of minds

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 15:17
The talk attended by three men who went on to bomb London