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Start date for 'Devo Manc' NHS plan

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 20:09
Greater Manchester will begin taking control of its health budget from April after a devolution agreement is signed by the Chancellor George Osborne.
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Widow wants 'Jihadi John' alive

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 19:49
The widow of a UK aid worker killed by "Jihadi John", the masked IS militant identified as a man from London, tells the BBC she wants him caught alive.
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England starts for Nowell and Goode

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 19:46
Jack Nowell and Alex Goode are named in England's starting XV to face Ireland in the Six Nations on Sunday.
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De Villiers sets record in SA win

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 19:43
AB de Villiers hits the fastest 150 in ODIs as South Africa condemn West Indies to a World Cup record-equalling 257-run defeat.
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Harrison Ford back for Blade Runner

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 19:42
Harrison Ford will reprise his role as police officer Rick Deckard in the forthcoming Blade Runner sequel, it is confirmed.
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Lloyds to resume dividend payments

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 19:34
Lloyds Banking Group confirms that it will resume paying dividends to shareholders for the first time since the financial crisis in 2008.
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Farage: UKIP backs Tories on deficit

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 19:21
Nigel Farage says UKIP will back Conservative efforts to eliminate the deficit by 2018 but only if they stick to their plans.
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#TheDress - What's behind it all?

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 19:11
Online debate rages on the big blue/white question
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Fungus plays 'biomusic' duet

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 18:52
Scientists at Plymouth University play improvised pieces of music with the help of slime mould.
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Iraq minorities 'wipeout threat'

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 18:22
Iraqi minority groups are subject to a "systematic strategy" by IS to drive them out of the country, human rights groups warn.
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BA owner reports soaring profits

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 18:21
British Airways (BA) owner International Airlines Group (IAG) has reported a big jump in annual profit and raised its forecast for 2015.
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Your pictures: Gardens

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 18:13
Readers' photographs on the theme of gardens
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Halfway in 24-year photo project

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 17:50
Photographers recording the first 24 hours of each year
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'Car park pimping' in Botswana

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 17:44
The growing craze among Botswana's youth
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Madonna 'suffered whiplash' at Brits

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 17:30
Pop star Madonna says she suffered whiplash as a result of her "nightmare" accident at Wednesday's Brit Awards.
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VIDEO: African doll in a Barbie world

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 17:00
Taofick Okoya sells up to 9,000 of his Queens of Africa dolls a month and claims to command about 15% of the market.
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HK woman jailed for abusing maid

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 14:55
A Hong Kong woman is jailed for six years for severely abusing her Indonesian maid, in a case that sparked international concern.
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Virginia eugenics victims win payout

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 14:50
Virginia becomes the second US state to agree compensation for people who were forcibly sterilised under eugenics programmes until the 1970s.
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Campaignspotting: BBC's 2016 blog

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 13:45
What Americans make of Britain's most vocal Eurosceptic
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Gunman kills three in South Korea

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 13:34
A gunman kills three people and then himself at an apartment in the South Korean city of Hwaseong, reports say.
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