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Pancreatic cancer urine test hope

A simple urine test that could detect pancreatic cancer much earlier than at present has been developed by scientists. They found a protein “signature” only present in people with the disease. Pancreatic cancer is often very advanced by the time … Continue reading

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HSBC’s profit up 10% in first half

Profit at Europe’s largest bank, HSBC, was up 10% in the first half of this year compared with a year ago on strong earnings in Hong Kong. Pre-tax profit was $13.6bn (£8.7bn) in the first six months, compared with $12.3bn … Continue reading

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Tributes to ‘huge talent’ Cilla Black

She was “a national treasure”, a “wonderful friend” and a “privilege to know”. Some of Britain’s best-loved stars have paid tribute to singer and entertainer Cilla Black, who died at her home in Spain on Saturday at the age of … Continue reading

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Plan to evict illegal immigrants

Ministers have said 36,000 “immigration offenders” have been removed in the last year Landlords will be expected to evict tenants who lose the right to live in England under new measures to clamp down on illegal immigration. They will be … Continue reading

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Barnacles on debris could provide clues to missing MH370: experts

SYDNEY Barnacles encrusted on a piece of plane debris that washed up on the French island of Reunion might help unravel the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines (MLYAF.PK) flight MH370 that disappeared last year with 239 passengers and crew on … Continue reading

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Greek stocks bashed at restart, China woes go on for commodities

LONDON The Greek stock market slumped when it reopened on Monday after being shut down for five weeks, while weak data from China helped push oil prices to their lowest in six months and Asian stocks close to their 2015 … Continue reading

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After five-week shut down, Greek stocks plummet

ATHENS Greece’s stock market suffered heavy losses on Monday, plunging nearly 23 percent at the open before recovering slightly, after a five-week shutdown brought on by fears the country was about to be dumped from the euro zone. One fund … Continue reading

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U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad

WASHINGTON The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, U.S. officials said on Sunday. The … Continue reading

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Festival resumes after plane crash

Kevin Whyman was a founder member of the Gnat Display Team The CarFest motoring event has resumed, a day after the death of a pilot whose aircraft plummeted from the sky during an aerial display. Kevin Whyman, 39, was killed … Continue reading

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Public workers ‘must speak English’

People who do not speak fluent English will be barred from public sector jobs which involve working directly with the public, the government has said. From September, NHS staff and council workers will be among those required to have language … Continue reading

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