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GM flies 'could save crops'

Tue, 2014-08-12 16:49
A type of genetically engineered fly which eventually kills itself off can be an effective method of pest control, according to new research.

Russian dictators 'A-level choice'

Tue, 2014-08-12 16:41
A top 10 of A-level history options puts Russian dictators and US civil rights as the most widely studied topics

Tiny pieces of gold 'boost chemo'

Tue, 2014-08-12 16:39
Infusing tiny spheres of gold into the heart of cancer cells may help boost the effectiveness of conventional treatment, according to recent research.

Pharmacies 'could play greater role'

Tue, 2014-08-12 16:36
Pharmacies should be providing a wider range of health services because of their excellent reach into communities, researchers say.

'My beautiful Down's son'

Tue, 2014-08-12 16:14
Should pregnant mothers be told about 'chance' instead of 'risk'?

Is London moving its gardens to the sky?

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:56
Is London moving its gardens to the skies?

Why is Sanskrit so controversial?

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:52
Why is a scholastic emphasis Sanskrit so controversial?

Mother of burned informant slams Met

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:50
The mother of a police informant whose badly burned body was found under a railway archway in north London accuses Scotland Yard of a "cover up".

VIDEO: Turning tyres into art

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:43
Turning Senegal's discarded rubber into art

VIDEO: Gaza conflict: Allegations of war crimes

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:37
The UN Human Rights Council has appointed an independent commission to investigate allegations of war crimes by both sides in the Israel Gaza conflict. Orla Guerin reports.

Deadly Ecuador quake rattles Quito

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:36
A shallow 5.1-magnitude earthquake strikes Ecuador's capital, Quito, killing two people and injuring eight others, the authorities say.

VIDEO: 'I went to a Soviet holiday camp'

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:23
Life in the Soviet Union's top holiday camp

Guide dogs and guns

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:21
Meet the blind Americans who exercise their right to bear arms

Violence levels high at private jail

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:19
There are four times as many violent assaults at a privately-run prison in South Yorkshire than at similar jails, inspectors find.

Warning over UK's youth unemployment

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:14
The IPPR think tank says a full-blown economic recovery will not help fix the UK's youth unemployment problem, which it says is structural.

Head teachers plan own league tables

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:12
Head teachers say they will publish their own independent exam school league tables, bypassing any political involvement.

A love of rugs which led to the stars

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:07
The man who sells rugs to the stars

Vine's six-second superstars cash in

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:05
Vine clip creators cash in on their fame

Rooney named as new Man Utd captain

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:01
Manchester United make Wayne Rooney their new captain, with midfielder Darren Fletcher named as vice-captain.

Mexican mine 'slow to report leak'

Tue, 2014-08-12 14:45
A copper mine in north-west Mexico was slow to report that large quantities of a toxic chemical were spilling into a river last week, officials say.