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NHS tests ‘plaster’ patient-monitor

22 July 2014 Last updated at 06:01 By Adam Brimelow Health Correspondent, BBC News Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Adam Brimelow explains how the patch works. The NHS is starting to test a sticking-plaster-sized patient-monitoring patch. … Continue reading

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‘Exciting’ drug flushes out HIV

22 July 2014 Last updated at 05:31 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website Scientists say they have made an “exciting” step towards curing HIV by forcing the virus out of hiding. HIV can become part of someone’s DNA … Continue reading

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NHS staff balloted over strike action

22 July 2014 Last updated at 16:28 By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News Midwives, nurses and ambulance workers are among more than 400,000 NHS workers in England being balloted on industrial action, including strikes, over pay. Unison, the Royal … Continue reading

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Road death pair ‘made 999 request’

22 July 2014 Last updated at 18:44 The man and woman were walking barefoot on the A47 heading towards King’s Lynn before they died A man and a woman killed on a dual carriageway asked for police to be called … Continue reading

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Labour’s Frank Dobson to quit as MP

23 July 2014 Last updated at 00:16 Frank Dobson has been an MP since 1979 Veteran Labour MP Frank Dobson has confirmed he will stand down at the general election next year. Mr Dobson has represented Holborn and St Pancras … Continue reading

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Glasgow ready for 2014 Games opening

23 July 2014 Last updated at 00:55 The opening ceremony for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will get under way at 20:00 The Queen will formally open the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later in front of a 40,000 … Continue reading

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UK ‘still exporting arms’ to Russia

23 July 2014 Last updated at 04:18 The defence secretary is facing calls to suspend or revoke remaining licences Britain is exporting millions of pounds worth of arms to Russia despite fears it is arming the separatist rebels in Ukraine … Continue reading

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Indonesian president-elect Jokowi calls for unity after bitter election

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was declared the winner of Indonesia’s presidential election on Tuesday, bringing the promise of major reforms to the world’s third largest democracy. The Elections Commission, known as KPU, said the Jakarta governor had won … Continue reading

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Train carrying MH17 bodies on final journey reaches Ukraine city

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – A train carrying the remains of many of the 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived in a Ukrainian government-held city on Tuesday on the first leg of their final journey home to be reclaimed … Continue reading

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Violations at McDonald’s, Yum China supplier company-led: regulator

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Food safety violations at Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd, a supplier to global brands including McDonald’s Corp and Yum Brands Inc, were company-led and not the acts of individuals, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing the … Continue reading

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