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Sturgeon to double MND nurse numbers

Tue, 2015-01-06 21:55
The NHS is to begin funding the specialist nurses who care for motor neurone disease patients in Scotland.

PM defends NHS line of death claim

Tue, 2015-01-06 21:49
Prime Minister David Cameron defends his description of Offa's Dyke as a "line between life and death" due to cuts in Welsh NHS funding.

Deadly blast hits Yemen capital

Tue, 2015-01-06 20:42
Dozens of people have been killed or injured in a blast in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, security forces say.

Tail of crashed AirAsia plane found

Tue, 2015-01-06 20:39
The tail of crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 has been found in the Java Sea, say Indonesian officials, raising hopes of recovering the "black box".

NZ skydivers bail before plane crash

Tue, 2015-01-06 19:58
Thirteen people on board a small plane, including the pilot, parachute to safety as their aircraft crashes into New Zealand's Taupo Lake.

VIDEO: Beijing metro price 'squeezing poor'

Tue, 2015-01-06 19:02
Despite it being one of the biggest and busiest in the world, the Beijing metro is making huge losses and the government is raising fares.

VIDEO: Fresh fears as oil prices fall again

Tue, 2015-01-06 18:56
The price of oil is continuing to fall around the world and the benchmark Brent Crude has fallen to its lowest level for five-and-a-half years.

VIDEO: Lucky escape as car smashes into office

Tue, 2015-01-06 18:38
Workers in a real estate company in Toledo in southern Brazil had a lucky escape when a car crashed into their office.

VIDEO: Moment 1795 time capsule is opened

Tue, 2015-01-06 18:29
A 220-year-old time capsule containing coins, documents and other artefacts left by US founding fathers Samuel Adams and Paul Revere was opened by Massachusetts officials on Tuesday.

Hi-tech helps cyclists stay safe

Tue, 2015-01-06 17:51
Smart pedals that warn when a bike is stolen and helmets for cyclists that spot an imminent collision have been unveiled at CES.

Hillsborough families attend service

Tue, 2015-01-06 17:24
Families of victims of the Hillsborough disaster attend a service to mark the relocation of a memorial to the tragedy.

Asian shares continue to fall

Tue, 2015-01-06 17:08
Asians stocks continue to lose ground on Wednesday as further falls in oil prices, together with concerns over the eurozone's economy, fuelled investor worries.

'Record-breaking' Homecoming 2014

Tue, 2015-01-06 16:25
A record-breaking two million people attended more than 1,000 Homecoming events across Scotland last year, VisitScotland says.

Do party leaders really win elections?

Tue, 2015-01-06 16:14
The media often focuses its coverage of elections on the merits of party leaders - but are they really that important to outcome, asks Prof Archie Brown.

Ebola drug trial starts in Liberia

Tue, 2015-01-06 16:00
A trial of a potential drug to treat Ebola has started at a Medecins Sans Frontieres centre in Liberia.

Obama's five key Middle East battlegrounds in 2015

Tue, 2015-01-06 15:55
BBC diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus identifies five key Middle Eastern problems that need to stay high on President Obama's agenda in 2015.

Schools 'struggle' with self harm

Tue, 2015-01-06 15:54
Schools are struggling to cope with the number of pupils self harming, two major teaching unions say.

In pictures: In Shackleton's footsteps

Tue, 2015-01-06 15:50
The Antarctic people treading in Shackleton's footsteps

'Hospitals just can't cope'

Tue, 2015-01-06 15:42
Just one story, the crisis at Britain's over-stretched Accident & Emergency departments, dominates Wednesday's newspapers.

Children's mental health 'a worry'

Tue, 2015-01-06 15:29
Parents in the UK are more likely to worry about their children's mental well-being than any other health issue, suggests research.

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