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DNA fingerprinting pioneer honoured

Mon, 2014-08-04 16:00
Prof Sir Alec Jeffreys, who invented genetic fingerprinting in 1984, receives the world's oldest science prize, the Royal Society's Copley Medal.

Euro forest disturbances increasing

Mon, 2014-08-04 15:57
Climatic change was a "key driver" behind forest disturbance increase in the 20th Century but uncertainty still surrounds the future, a study suggests.

Britons 'liable to UAE Sharia courts'

Mon, 2014-08-04 15:54
The Foreign Office is warning British expatriates living in the United Arab Emirates they could face Sharia courts in divorce or child custody cases.

Detroit porch killer testifies

Mon, 2014-08-04 15:43
A man who killed an unarmed black woman on his suburban Detroit porch testifies he fired because he refused to be a victim in his own home.

In pictures: WW1 anniversary

Mon, 2014-08-04 15:24
Images from WW1 anniversary commemorations

Death in the digital age

Mon, 2014-08-04 15:17
How the funeral industry is getting a technology makeover

Riot damages reforms are questioned

Mon, 2014-08-04 15:11
Insurers have warned that proposed changes to the Riot Damages Act could lead to higher premiums or reduce access to insurance.

Antibiotics use for colds 'rising'

Mon, 2014-08-04 15:08
There has been a 40% rise in the proportion of patients given antibiotics for coughs and colds since the turn of the century, a study suggests.

VIDEO: Breaking barriers in Iranian wrestling

Mon, 2014-08-04 15:07
After becoming the first female team leader for the Greco-Roman wrestlers' team in the US, Christina Kelley has been breaking barriers in Iran as well.

VIDEO: The Chinese rival to Hollywood

Mon, 2014-08-04 15:01
Light Chaser Animation founder Gary Wang aims to rival Hollywood studios with his feature films.

VIDEO: A disabled model in a 'perfect' world

Mon, 2014-08-04 14:32
Can a disabled model make it in advertising?

Do political TV debates matter?

Mon, 2014-08-04 14:32
Do televised political debates influence voters?

The most famous pointing finger

Mon, 2014-08-04 14:28
The story behind the world's most famous pointing finger

Rabbis urge Cuba to free US prisoner

Mon, 2014-08-04 14:26
US rabbis urge President Obama to negotiate the release of US prisoner, Alan Gross, from a Cuban jail.

Events mark WW1 outbreak centenary

Mon, 2014-08-04 14:14
The 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One is marked in a series of events across Wales with Llandaff Cathedral hosting a national service of commemoration.

Reagan aide James Brady dies at 73

Mon, 2014-08-04 12:22
James Brady, the former White House press secretary shot in the head in a 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, has died at 73.

In pictures: India's e-waste village

Mon, 2014-08-04 12:13
Leading hub for dismantling electronic waste in India

VIDEO: Entrepreneur makes £150,000 toll road

Mon, 2014-08-04 12:11
A businessman from Bath built his own toll road through his fields to avoid the delays caused by work to repair a road near his home.

VIDEO: Councils crackdown on 'laughing gas'

Mon, 2014-08-04 11:00
Councils in east London take action on vendors selling the legal high nitrous oxide.

African leaders gather for US summit

Mon, 2014-08-04 09:36
Delegates are gathering in Washington DC for the largest-ever summit of African leaders in the US, although the Ebola virus forces some to cancel.

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