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EU Brexit referendum: Founder states to discuss result

The six founding members of the European Union are meeting in Berlin for urgent talks following the UK’s vote to leave the bloc. Foreign ministers from Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands will consider the process and speed of Britain’s exit. They are also likely to discuss how ...

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‘Nothing anyone can do’ against Semenya

Semenya has twice clocked the fastest 800m time of the year Britain’s Lynsey Sharp says there is “nothing anyone can do” against dominant South Africa runner Caster Semenya in the 800m at the Olympics. Semenya, 25, was subject to gender testing after winning gold at the 2009 World Championships in ...

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Major weight-loss cancer trial starting

Major weight-loss cancer trial starting By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website in Chicago 6 June 2016 From the section Health Image copyright PA The first major trial to see if losing weight reduces the risk of cancers coming back is about to start in the US and Canada. ...

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Missing Japanese boy ‘found alive’

Japanese boy missing in Hokkaido ‘found alive’ 3 June 2016 From the section Asia Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rescue teams have been scouring the dense forest since the boy went missing on Saturday Japanese rescuers say they believe they have found the boy who went missing in remote woods ...

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Man City sign Gundogan from Dortmund

Ilkay Gundogan has won 16 caps for Germany Manchester City have signed Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan from Borussia Dortmund on a four-year deal. The 25-year-old, who will miss Euro 2016 and the start of the new Premier League season through injury, becomes the first signing for incoming City manager Pep ...

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Dr Heimlich saves choking woman

Dr Heimlich saves choking woman with manoeuvre he invented 27 May 2016 From the section US & Canada Image copyright AP Image caption Dr Heimlich had demonstrated the technique many times The 96-year-old inventor of the Heimlich manoeuvre has used the technique himself to save a choking woman at his ...

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Instant aspirin advice for minor stroke

‘Immediate aspirin’ advice for minor stroke By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter 19 May 2016 From the section Health Image copyright SCIENCE PICTURE CO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY People should consider taking aspirin immediately after a minor stroke to prevent or limit the harm caused by further strokes, researchers say. Oxford University scientists ...

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Flying Scotsman Borders trip back on

Flying Scotsman Borders Railway and Forth Bridge trip back on 14 May 2016 From the section South Scotland Image copyright AP The Flying Scotsman will be allowed to run on the Borders Railway and Forth Bridge on Sunday after a climbdown by Network Rail. Excursion operators had been told on ...

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Panama Papers database goes online

Panama Papers affair widens as database goes online 9 May 2016 From the section Latin America & Caribbean Media captionA huge leak of confidential documents has revealed how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth The Panama Papers affair has widened, with a huge database of ...

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