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VIDEO: Controversial DNA test comes to UK

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 17:39
A personal DNA test that has sparked controversy in the US launches in the UK.

Iran 'conducts air strikes' in Iraq

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 17:29
Iran has made air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq in recent days, though not in co-ordination with the US, the Pentagon says.

Microsoft Says Goodbye To Clip Art

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-02 16:40

Microsoft announced that it is eliminating clip art libraries from its suite of Office productivity software, and replacing it with Bing Image search. But the iconic illustrations may live on.

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Australia's growth disappoints

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 16:35
Australia reports weaker-than-expected growth for the July-to-September quarter largely due to a drop off in mining investment.

Pupils in £1m compensation payouts

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 16:33
More than £1m was paid in compensation to school pupils in Worcestershire in 2013, a freedom of information request reveals.

New appeal over bookie's 1994 murder

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 16:30
Police say they hope allegiances have changed as they make a fresh appeal for information 20 years after a bookie was murdered.

Why is Saudi Arabia using oil as a weapon?

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 16:27
Why is Saudi Arabia using oil as a weapon?

Medieval city 'detected' by experts

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 16:25
A detailed plan of a medieval city is produced by experts without the need for a single archaeological dig.

Vigilantes take fight to Boko Haram

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 16:03
Attacks provoke men to take up arms against Boko Haram

Tablet computers in '70% of schools'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 16:03
Young people's lives at school and home are immersed in online technology, according to a UK study of tablet computers in education.

Tracey Emin Brits statue unveiled

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 15:43
Artist Tracey Emin's creative take on the Brits trophy is unveiled ahead of 2015's ceremony.

Guidance says home births can be best

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 15:42
Hundreds of thousands more babies could be born outside hospital, under new guidelines for the NHS in England and Wales.

Med diet 'keeps us genetically young'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 15:39
Eating a Mediterranean diet might be a recipe for a long life because it appears to keep us genetically younger, say researchers.

Tax changes, and the safest way to give birth

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 15:37
There are more hints at what may be in Wednesday's Autumn Statement in the newspaper's first editions, as well as advice on the safest place to have a baby.

Cycling over the Pyrenees with one leg

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 15:36
Cycling across the Pyrenees - with one leg

VIDEO: Change in search could help blind

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 15:25
Google scientists claim a breakthrough in the way software can describe the content of pictures.

Amazon losses 'brings climate risk'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 15:25
More than half the carbon stored in the Amazon is on indigenous lands at risk of destruction which could threaten the climate, say scientists.

Start-up funerals celebrate failure

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 15:21
A funeral for dead tech companies

What do those on border think of drink-drive change?

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 15:20
What do those on Anglo-Scottish border think of drink-drive change?

Veterans 'suffer from poor health'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 15:19
Poppyscotland research suggests that half of Scottish veterans suffer from a long term illness or disability.