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Electrical stimulation ‘aids memory’

29 August 2014 Last updated at 01:17 By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter, BBC News Scientists say the device emits a strong electromagnetic field in rapid pulses Exciting a specific part of the brain with electromagnetic pulses could boost our ability … Continue reading

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Plain packs ‘no illegal smoking link’

29 August 2014 Last updated at 01:15 How cigarette packets now look in Australia after the introduction of standardised packaging laws A study of smokers in Australia suggests there is “no evidence” that the introduction of ‘plain’ cigarette packaging has … Continue reading

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New hospital food rules introduced

29 August 2014 Last updated at 08:09 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website Hospitals in England will be expected to provide a higher standard of food under new measures being announced by the health secretary. The new standards, … Continue reading

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Tory MPs rule out further defections

29 August 2014 Last updated at 12:00 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. UKIP leader Nigel Farage has praised Mr Carswell as “honourable” during a walkabout in Clacton Eurosceptic Tory MPs have rallied round David Cameron after … Continue reading

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Ex-children’s head ‘must quit’

29 August 2014 Last updated at 08:40 Sonia Sharp now runs education services in the Australian state of Victoria A former Rotherham children’s services director is facing calls to resign from her current job in Australia over the town’s child … Continue reading

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Abusers ‘brazenly targeted girls’

29 August 2014 Last updated at 10:55 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The anonymous worker said he was threatened when he tried to confront the men picking up the girls A former Rotherham care home worker … Continue reading

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Parents snatch ill boy, 5, from ward

29 August 2014 Last updated at 12:30 A picture posted on Facebook showed Ashya with his mother Naghemeh King The health of a five-year-old boy snatched from hospital without consent by his parents will deteriorate rapidly as the battery on … Continue reading

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Draghi dials R for Reform. Line is busy

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Two years ago, euro zone government leaders hung on Mario Draghi’s every word. Now the European Central Bank chief is struggling to get through to them. What has happened to ‘Super Mario’s’ mojo? For financial markets, Draghi’s … Continue reading

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Tragedy-hit Malaysia Airlines to lose 6,000 jobs in bold revamp

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia Airlines (MASM.KL) (MAS) will slash nearly a third of its 20,000 workforce and cut back its global route network as part of a radical 6 billion ringgit ($1.9 billion) restructuring following the devastating impact of … Continue reading

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U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by Syria militants, 81 trapped

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said … Continue reading

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