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Man walks again after transplant

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 22:31
A paralysed man becomes the first in the world to walk again following a pioneering therapy which involved transplanting cells from his nose into his severed spinal cord.

Woosnam 'deserves' Hall of Fame spot

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 22:25
It is impossible to fathom why Wales's Ian Woosnam is yet to be inducted in golf's Hall of Fame, writes Iain Carter.

China growth slows to five-year low

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 22:20
China's economy grows at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis, causing speculation the government may introduce more stimulus measures.

Deadly India fireworks factory blast

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 22:12
An explosion at a fireworks factory in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh kills at least 17 people, police say.

Flights axed due to weather warning

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 22:05
Heathrow cancels about 10% of flights on Tuesday, as strong winds and rain from the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo hit the UK.

VIDEO: Designer Oscar de la Renta dies

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 21:56
US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged 82, US media report.

Man guilty of fake-girl webcam sex

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 21:29
An Australian man is convicted of performing a sex act in front of a webcam "watched by" a computer-generated child he believed was real.

VIDEO: Total's CEO dies in jet crash

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 20:41
Christophe de Margerie, the head of the French oil company, Total, has been killed in a crash at Vnukovo airport in Moscow.

'No closure' for Pistorius family

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 20:07
Oscar Pistorius' siblings describe their heartache and criticise media coverage of his trial, on the eve of the South African athlete's sentencing.

'Balibo Five' deaths probe dropped

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 19:46
Australian police abandon a war crimes investigation into the deaths in East Timor in 1975 of the "Balibo Five" journalists, citing insufficient evidence.

Child 'killed every five minutes'

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 19:43
A child is killed by violence every five minutes in the world, a leading charity says, calling for new targets to end all forms of child abuse by 2030.

Scans reveal cause of winter blues

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 19:21
Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

Ebola-hit nations get key supplies

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 18:55
Vital supplies to tackle Ebola are beginning to arrive in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - the worst-hit countries, Ghana's president says.

Life Story with David Attenborough

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 18:47
David Attenborough's new series on the journey through life

The anarchic experimental schools of the 1970s

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 18:37
What happened to the kids from 1970s experimental schools?

Posters to target benefit fraud

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 18:25
The government is launching an advertising campaign urging benefit claimants to report changes in circumstances or face jail.

Photographing Gandalf and a general

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 18:19
The photographer who snapped Gandalf and Jean-Luc Picard

Plan to jail armed muggers longer

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 18:17
Robbers and muggers who use guns or knives in England and Wales would face tougher prison sentences under proposed new guidelines.

To walk again - the people behind the story

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 18:12
The project that enabled a paralysed man to walk again

What the floods did to Kashmir's grand heritage

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:56
What floods did to Kashmir's most treasured historic sites