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Ashya’s family ‘unsafe for UK return’

24 October 2014 Last updated at 16:31 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Ashya King’s father told reporters his son’s condition had improved Ashya King and his family will not yet return to the UK because they … Continue reading

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First transplant of ‘dead’ heart

24 October 2014 Last updated at 13:00 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website The console where the heart is “reactivated” is being called the heart-in-a-box machine Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using … Continue reading

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Cancer-killing cells made in the lab

25 October 2014 Last updated at 00:27 Brain tumours are often solid and hard to reach so stem cells are an effective way of targeting them Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into … Continue reading

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Body of UK-born student identified

24 October 2014 Last updated at 22:17 Hannah Graham was born in Reading, England, and moved to the US with her parents when she was five Authorities in Virginia have identified the remains of a British-born university student who disappeared … Continue reading

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Cost of driving licence to be cut

25 October 2014 Last updated at 00:01 The cost of getting a driving licence is being cut following a recent public consultation, the government says. The fee for drivers applying for a provisional driving licence online will fall from £50 … Continue reading

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PM: I won’t meet £1.7bn EU demand

24 October 2014 Last updated at 18:39 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. David Cameron says the bill presented to the UK by the EU is “completely unacceptable” David Cameron has angrily insisted the UK will not … Continue reading

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Scottish Labour leader standing down

25 October 2014 Last updated at 01:45 Johann Lamont has quit as leader of the Scottish Labour Party after accusing the UK party leadership of treating Scotland as a “branch office”. A Scottish party source said Ms Lamont had “had … Continue reading

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Two U.S. states to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola zones

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New York and New Jersey will automatically quarantine medical workers returning from Ebola-hit West African countries and the U.S. government is considering the same step after a doctor who treated patients in Guinea came back infected, … Continue reading

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Two killed, four wounded in Washington state school shooting

MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) – A student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others when he opened fire in the cafeteria of his Washington state high school on Friday, apparently after a fight with fellow students, authorities said. The … Continue reading

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Two deputies killed, two others hurt in California shooting spree

SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) – Two California sheriff’s deputies were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting spree that started in a motel parking lot in Sacramento on Friday, authorities said. The two suspects, described on Twitter by the … Continue reading

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