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Double whammy threatens Amazon trees

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 07:18
The combination of fire and extreme weather events could accelerate tree mortality in the Amazon, a study suggests.

India court recognises third gender

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 07:15
India's Supreme Court recognises transgender people as a third gender, in a landmark ruling which orders the government to provide key amenities.

Heartbleed may 'slow' web speeds

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 07:13
The struggle to fix problems caused by the Heartbleed bug could make web browsing speeds slow to a crawl, warns net monitoring firm Netcraft.

Parents 'baffled by Inset days'

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 07:07
Parents are often baffled as to why schools in England close for in-service training days , or 'Inset' days, Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt says.

Chilean residents survey fire damage

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 06:56
Residents of the Chilean city of Valparaiso return to areas burned by a fast-moving forest fire which engulfed parts of the historic port.

South Sudan rebels 'seize' oil hub

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 06:56
Rebel forces in South Sudan say they have recaptured the oil hub of Bentiu and want oil companies to halt operations.

Belfast IT firm creates 50 new jobs

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 06:54
A Belfast-based IT firm is creating 50 "high quality" positions in the city, including software and engineering roles, as part of an expansion supported by Invest NI.

Ukraine crisis could hit Russian GDP

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 06:50
The Russian economy may see zero growth this year because of the Ukraine crisis, Russia's finance minister has admitted.

Berlusconi to do community service

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 06:04
Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi must perform community service in a home for the elderly, following his conviction for tax fraud.

Day in pictures: 15 April 2014

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 06:01
News photos from past 24 hours: 15 April

Injured Toure ruled out for two weeks

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 05:52
Manchester City's Yaya Toure will be out for up to two weeks with a muscle injury picked up in the defeat by Liverpool.

Mayor resigns over offensive remark

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 05:51
Swindon's mayor resigns after making derogatory remarks about disabled people during a meeting.

Breaking Bad star wins fan prom date

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 05:25
Actor Bryan Cranston helps a teenage Breaking Bad fan secure a date to his prom, by filming a special proposal in character as Walter White.

Spain’s social wi-fi tycoon

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 05:25
Meeting Martin Varsavsky - Spain’s social wi-fi tycoon

EU safer lorries plan may cut deaths

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 05:23
MEPs overwhelmingly back new rules to make big lorries safer for other road users and more fuel-efficient.

How to move a T-Rex dinosaur

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 05:16
How do you take a huge dinosaur skeleton across the US?

Mladic trial keeps genocide charges

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 05:14
Judges at the trial of ex-Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic reject a move to drop genocide charges relating to the Bosnian war in the 1990s.

Panda is artificially inseminated

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 05:04
Edinburgh Zoo's giant Panda Tian Tian is artificially inseminated.

AUDIO: RNIB: UK needs sight loss advisors

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:48
Every eye clinic in the UK should provide access to a sight loss advisor, the RNIB has claimed.

Disabled man's rail 'discrimination'

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:48
A train company investigates after a disabled man claimed he was not allowed to board a crowded carriage.