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The Nicholson challenge: A tough message for the politicians

Thu, 2015-04-16 08:36
The intervention of former NHS boss Sir David Nicholson has certainly electrified the election campaign debate about the future of the NHS.

Is Google a fading force?

Thu, 2015-04-16 08:36
New figures show that in Europe Google has between 90% and 95% of the desktop search market - in the US it's only 64%. Why?

Missing teen 'groomed then murdered'

Thu, 2015-04-16 08:32
A man groomed "troubled" Blackpool teenager Paige Chivers before murdering her, a jury hears.

Seldon to become university head

Thu, 2015-04-16 08:32
Sir Anthony Seldon is going to switch from running an independent school to running an independent university.

US Navy develops 'swarming' drones

Thu, 2015-04-16 08:31
The US Navy is developing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, that can be launched from a cannon and "swarm" in a co-ordinated attack.

How octopuses coordinate their arms

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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.

Rosberg 'needs points back quickly'

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

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

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

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

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

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