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Pregnancy hormone link to poor maths

19 September 2014 Last updated at 11:45 The children took tests in basic arithmetic Children born to mothers who have low levels of thyroid hormones during pregnancy tend to do worse in maths in early primary school, a study says. … Continue reading

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Cancer test ‘Jolie effect’ found

19 September 2014 Last updated at 14:31 By Helen Briggs Health editor, BBC News website Angelina Jolie revealed in May last year that she had had preventative surgery Referrals to breast cancer clinics more than doubled in the UK after … Continue reading

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Health services finances ‘worsening’

19 September 2014 Last updated at 15:50 By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News The NHS in England has run up a deficit of nearly £500m in the first few months of the financial year, official figures show. Regulators said … Continue reading

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UK couple missing after hurricane

20 September 2014 Last updated at 03:10 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s Alastair Leithead says tourist towns were hit hardest A British couple have been reported missing at sea after Hurricane Odile hit Mexico … Continue reading

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Imams in hostage video appeal to IS

20 September 2014 Last updated at 01:48 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Imam Haitham al-Haddad: “Executing this man is not the answer” Two high-profile imams in the UK have made a direct appeal to Islamic State … Continue reading

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NZ governing party wins elections

20 September 2014 Last updated at 12:56 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. TVNZ correspondent Damian Christie: “It was a very dirty campaign” New Zealand’s governing National Party has won an emphatic victory in general elections, near-complete … Continue reading

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Alice search ‘largest since 7/7′

20 September 2014 Last updated at 11:31 Alice Gross was last seen near the Grand Union Canal on 28 August The hunt for missing 14-year-old Alice Gross is the largest Metropolitan Police search operation since the 7/7 bombings in 2005, … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Hyundai directors kept in dark on size of $10 billion land bid

SEOUL (Reuters) – Hyundai Motor (005380.KS) and two listed affiliates did not seek board clearance for the size of their record $10 billion bid for a plot of land in Seoul, more than triple its appraised value, four board members … Continue reading

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Thousands of Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey as Islamic State advances

SURUC Turkey (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours, fleeing an advance by Islamic State fighters who have seized dozens of villages close to the border and are advancing on … Continue reading

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Turkey secures release of hostages held by Islamic State

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish intelligence agents brought 46 hostages seized by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq back to Turkey on Saturday after more than three months in captivity, in what President Tayyip Erdogan described as a covert rescue operation. … Continue reading

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