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Thai tasting robot tests authenticity

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 09:13
Can a robot really tell us whether a dish is authentic?
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Brain's dementia weak spot found

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 09:06
The brain has a weak spot for Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia, according to experts who have pinpointed the region using scans.
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Amazon to deliver via post offices

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:56
Internet retailing giant Amazon is offering its online customers access to Royal Mail's Local Collect "click and collect" network.
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Optimism as Iran nuclear deal slips

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:51
Both the US and Iran say they are confident of reaching a deal over Tehran's nuclear programme despite the failure of the latest round of talks.
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Juncker tax scandal fails to gain heat

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:33
Juncker no-confidence vote fails to gain traction
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Aston Villa 1-1 Southampton

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:25
England defender Nathaniel Clyne scores late on to deny Aston Villa a win and rescue a point for Southampton.
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Iran nuclear talks thrown lifeline, but time running short

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:04
Facing a last-gasp chance for Iran nuclear deal
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Review into school sex ed rape case

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:21
A council review is launched after a 13-year-old boy raped a classmate following a sex education lesson at school in Gwynedd.
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Indians lose billions to bogus investments

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:08
'That money was everything to us - now it's all gone'
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'Militant traders' raid Nigeria town

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:44
Residents and soldiers are fleeing a Nigerian town raided by militant Islamists disguised as traders, officials say, as the country's top Muslim leader criticises the military.
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Sports Personality shortlist named

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:19
Ten contenders are named on the shortlist for the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award on 14 December.
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US death sparks replica gun law call

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:00
The fatal shooting by US police of a 12-year-old boy brandishing a replica gun in a playground prompts calls for the guns to be more clearly marked.
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Iran nuclear talks deadline extended

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:58
The deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran is extended to the end of June after talks in Vienna failed to reach a comprehensive agreement.
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RBS 'wanted critic's mortgage back'

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:41
A businessman who wrote a government report that criticised RBS has been told he can no longer remain a customer of the bank, Panorama learns.
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Where did Chuck Hagel go wrong?

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:11
Mr Hagel may not have been fired from his top military post but he appears to have been pushed, says the BBC's Jonathan Marcus
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US defence secretary to step down

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 02:54
Chuck Hagel has resigned as US defence secretary after less than two years in the post, following a series of meetings with President Barack Obama.
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Spain priests held over child abuse

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 02:49
Police in Granada have arrested three priests and one layman on suspicion of child sex abuse, according to Spain's interior minister.
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Aviva shares hit by merger talks

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 02:22
Aviva's shares fall following Friday's announcement that it is in talks about a possible £5.6bn merger with smaller rival Friends Life.
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Dog follows team during 430-mile trek

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 02:05
After feeding him a meatball, a stray dog follows an extreme trekking team for more than 50 miles around Ecuador.
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'Abuse risk' for 132 city children

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 02:01
At least 132 Birmingham children are suffering or are vulnerable to child sexual exploitation, a report shows.
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