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Did removing lead from petrol spark a decline in crime?

21 April 2014 Last updated at 00:05 Article written by Dominic Casciani Home affairs correspondent More from Dominic Follow Dominic on Twitter Many Western nations have experienced significant declines in crime in recent decades, but could the removal of lead … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Autistic workers get chance to shine

According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 68 American children has an autism spectrum disorder. That’s a 30% increase from two years ago. And when autistic children become adults, they have historically … Continue reading

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‘A third’ can’t afford healthy food

23 April 2014 Last updated at 01:06 High food prices mean a third of UK adults are struggling to afford to eat healthily, warns a charity. The British Heart Foundation, which polled 2,444 adults, found 39% sacrificed health benefits for … Continue reading

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UKIP’s Farage promises ‘earthquake’

22 April 2014 Last updated at 20:52 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s Nick Robinson found out whether people in Sheffield would welcome a UKIP “earthquake” UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has said there … Continue reading

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A&E data ‘shows fall in violence’

23 April 2014 Last updated at 00:52 By Dominic Casciani Home affairs correspondent, BBC News Weekend violence remains the biggest problem, says the study Violent crime is continuing a long-term fall in England and Wales, according to annual figures from … Continue reading

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Leaders make St George’s Day appeals

23 April 2014 Last updated at 01:29 Alex Salmond and David Cameron are on opposite sides of the referendum debate Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond and Prime Minister David Cameron will use St George’s Day to make pleas ahead of … Continue reading

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Breast cancer drug price cut urged

23 April 2014 Last updated at 00:02 By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News website The drug destroys cancerous cells from within Campaigners are urging pharmaceutical giant Roche to lower the cost of a pioneering new breast cancer treatment as … Continue reading

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Ukraine president calls for new anti-rebel offensive as crisis deal falters

KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Ukraine’s acting president, Oleksander Turchinov, called on Tuesday for government forces to relaunch an offensive against pro-Russian rebels after a local politician from his own party was found dead with signs of torture. Kiev’s first push failed … Continue reading

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Obama says disputed islands within scope of U.S.-Japan security treaty

TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama has assured Japan that tiny islands in the East China Sea at the heart of a territorial row with China are covered by a bilateral security treaty that obligates America to come to … Continue reading

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Divers feel with their hands for corpses in cold depths of South Korean ferry

SEOUL (Reuters) – The confirmed death toll from a sunken South Korean ferry is rising faster as divers penetrate the dark, cold waters inside, feeling for children’s bodies with their hands as they swim through a maze of cabins, corridors … Continue reading

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