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Call to offer boys the HPV vaccine

1 hour 19 min ago
Scientific experts are meeting on Monday to discuss whether boys as well as girls should be offered the HPV jab.
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US hopes for Afghan security pact

1 hour 33 min ago
US Secretary of State John Kerry says he hopes a key bilateral security agreement with Afghanistan can be signed before the end of the month.
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NHS whistleblowing 'problems persist'

1 hour 40 min ago
Whistleblowers still face real problems in speaking out in the health service - despite the push to create a more open culture, campaigners say.
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VIDEO: China the 'engine' for diamond trade

1 hour 41 min ago
The chief executive of De Beers says that China will be the 'engine' of growth for the diamond market.
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Gay weddings targeted for citizenship

1 hour 47 min ago
Illegal immigrants are targeting gay weddings to gain citizenship in the UK, a BBC Inside Out London investigation uncovers.
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Labour to 'reach out' to Yes voters

2 hours 3 min ago
Labour is to reach out to supporters who voted for independence in last week's referendum, the party says.
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Sierra Leone Ebola lockdown ends

2 hours 8 min ago
Authorities in Sierra Leone say a three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak has been a success and will not be extended.
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A home rule headache for Ed and David - the papers

2 hours 17 min ago
The post-referendum political landscape poses problems for both David Cameron and Ed Miliband, according to Monday's newspapers.
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Roast peanuts 'spark more allergies'

2 hours 28 min ago
Roasted peanuts may be more likely to trigger allergic reactions than raw peanuts, according to an Oxford University study carried out on mice.
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VIDEO: Global climate marches demand action

2 hours 39 min ago
Worldwide demonstrations ahead of a UN meeting in New York on how to reduce global carbon emissions attract hundreds of thousands of people, organisers say.
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Minecraft role for British Museum

3 hours 1 min ago
The building and contents of the British Museum in London are to be digitally recreated in the video game Minecraft, with volunteers sought to help.
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Global protests over climate change

3 hours 27 min ago
Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change attract hundreds of thousands of marchers across more than 2,000 locations worldwide.
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VIDEO: Inside a remote Myanmar rebel camp

4 hours 9 min ago
Talks will resume in Myanmar, the country also known as Burma on Monday aimed at ending 65 years of civil war and ethnic conflict.
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VIDEO: UK hostage's wife in plea to IS

4 hours 14 min ago
The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State (IS) has pleaded with the militants to "see it in their hearts" to release him.
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VIDEO: Turkey fires tear gas to repel Kurds

4 hours 15 min ago
Turkish security forces have fired water cannon and tear gas at crowds which had gathered in support of Syrian Kurdish refugees on the border.
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Police probe Balotelli racist abuse

4 hours 25 min ago
Police are investigating after Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is subjected to racist abuse on Twitter.
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GM recalls cars over brake defect

4 hours 34 min ago
American car giant General Motors recalls more than 220,000 vehicles, mainly in the US and Canada, due to a brake defect.
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Moscow rally against Ukraine crisis

4 hours 54 min ago
Tens of thousands of Russians march in Moscow to protest against Russia's involvement in the Ukraine crisis.
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Labour would extend child benefit cap

5 hours 3 min ago
Labour plans to retain for a further year a coalition policy limiting the annual increase in child benefit to 1%, Ed Balls will tell his party's conference.
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Man Utd lack a defensive leader

5 hours 6 min ago
MOTD2 analysis on how Manchester United's defence lacked leadership and quality in their heavy defeat against Leicester
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