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Would YOU take Frankenfish oil? UK-grown crop engineered to produce cod liv

A new designer crop engineered to produce a synthetic form of cod liver oil will be planted in Hertfordshire after the [..]


 
 

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L.A. moving to get $7.5 million in public art funds off starting block

L.A.'s Cultural Affairs Department has waited to use funds restricted to small areas by a 2007 decision. Controller Ron [..]


 
 

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China economic growth slows to 18-month low in first quarter

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy grew at its slowest pace in 18 months in the first quarter of 2014, official data showed [..]


 
 

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Hunger is a 'national crisis', religious leaders tell Cameron

Religious leaders and faith groups ask David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg to tackle the causes of food [..]


 
 

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Nazi memorabilia auction in France canceled after criticism

An auction of Nazi memorabilia, including items that belonged to Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering, has been called off in [..]


 
 

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‘Glow in the dark’ road lights the way to energy savings in the Netherl

Cool-looking 'glow in the dark' roads are now part of the driving experience in the Netherlands as the government searches [..]


 
 

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Only 1 in 7 Japanese scientists are women: study

Just a seventh of scientists in Japan are female, government figures show—the lowest rate of any developed nation, despite [..]


 
 

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Twitter executives meet Turkish officials amid free speech row

Twitter executives met Turkish government officials for talks Monday amid accusations of tax evasion by Prime Minister Recep [..]


 
 

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Clippers and coiners in 16th-century England

In 2017 a new £1 coin will appear in our pockets with a design extremely difficult to forge. In the mid-16th century, [..]


 
 

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Good public services 'poisoned' by poor handling of complaints, say MPs

Many parts of government must get better at listening, Commons public administration committee declaresGood public services [..]


 
 

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Kathleen Sebelius: 'Flat-out wrong’ on Obamacare site being ready in Octo

Former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who stepped down last week following the clunky rollout of [..]


 
 

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'FLAT-OUT WRONG:' Outgoing HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius admits 'terribly

Former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who stepped down last week following the clunky rollout of [..]


 
 

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Twitter executives head to Turkey for gov't meeting

Twitter executives will meet officials from Turkey's government, a company spokesman said Sunday, after the country's prime [..]


 
 

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Councils 'hustled' over housing

The director general of the National Trust accuses the government of pushing councils to produce local plans quickly so [..]


 
 

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Adam Giles hails Country Liberal's win in Northern Territory seat of Blain

Victory by Nathan Barrett ensures government doesn't have to rule from a minority positionThe Northern Territory's Country [..]

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Libyan rebels, Moammar Kadafi's forces battle for Misurata

Witnesses report intense combat in the rebel-held city of Misurata, with pro-government forces using Libyan civilians as [..]


 
 

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NATO strike kills Kadafi son, Libyan official says

Killed were Saif al Arab Kadafi, 29, and three of Moammar Kadafi's grandchildren, a government spokesman says. He says the [..]


 
 

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Breitbart website posts cartoon of fat, burger-scarfing First Lady

  Andrew Breitbart, at it again? The conservative blogger who is at the center of a lawsuit over a video his site posted [..]


 
 

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Kadafi loyalists, rebels fight for control of Libyan oil facility

Government forces attack a key oil facility and air base in rebel-controlled Port Brega, their first offensive in eastern [..]


 
 

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Biggest school strikes since 1980s as doubts grow on pension reform

Forecast that cost of pensions will fall in the future leads to row over David Cameron's claim that system could 'go [..]


 
 

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Unions warned over strike 'trap'

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls urges the unions not to fall into the government's "trap" by striking over plans to reform public [..]


 
 

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Greek debt: Greece launches massive fire sale as riot police clash with pro

The Greek government said it was putting vast areas of state-owned land on the market to raise £44billion in the next four years.


 
 

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‘American Gangster’ Frank Lucas faces jail for allegedly bilking feds 

The ending of “American Gangster,” the movie about a Harlem heroin kingpin starring Denzel Washington, might need a rewrite. [..]


 
 

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Syria holds local elections as deadly clashes reportedly continue

The government says the voting is part of a series of reforms in response to protests, but the opposition calls it a [..]


 
 

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Broadband firms urged to block sex websites to protect children

Government wants BT, Virgin and other internet providers to put access to adult pornography on 'opt-in' basisInternet [..]


 
 

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Bin the best-before label, not the food | Mina Holland

The proliferation of date labels encourages waste – and amounts to a government-endorsed validation of our food [..]


 
 

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Kat Dennings says her 'Thor' character is 'very Scooby Doo'

In a film populated by noble warriors, blue frost giants, and dour government agents, Kat Dennings plays a sort of [..]


 
 

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Obama welcomes era of 'equal partnership' with Iraq

The president marks 'the end of this war' with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki at the White House. Numerous challenges and [..]


 
 

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Libya militias given deadline to disarm and leave Tripoli

Armed groups from the Libyan cities of Misurata and Zintan are among the most powerful still in the Libyan capital. There is [..]


 
 

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Oil and Gas Pipeline Accidents in the US 2006-2009 Data

From 2006 through 2009 U.S. oil and gas pipeline accidents killed 56 people, caused $1.2 billion in property damage and [..]

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David Cameron: even my family is worried by NHS reforms

Prime minister makes admission during visit to London hospital in face of opposition to GPs policyDavid Cameron spoke [..]


 
 

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New fears for UK economy as industrial production figures disappoint

• March figure rises by less than than half of City forecasts • NIESR estimates GDP growth to April at just 0.3%• [..]


 
 

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Spy programs raise many questions, even if legal

U.S. lawmakers blasted the federal government's recently revealed wide-reaching phone and Internet surveillance programs [..]


 
 

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BAE Systems to pay $79m fine for breach of US military export rules

BAE Systems has already admitted making false statementsBAE Systems has agreed to pay fines of up to $79m (£48.7m) to the US [..]


 
 

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GM crops: UK environment secretary to push for relaxation of EU rules

In a speech next week, Owen Paterson is expected to announce the government's intentions to start a new debate within [..]


 
 

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China admits Three Gorges Dam caused 'host of ills'

China's Three Gorges Dam has caused a host of ills that must be "urgently" addressed, the government has said, in a rare [..]


 
 

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Secret Court Ruling Put Tech Companies in Data Bind

In 2008, a ruling by the FISA court — said to be against Yahoo — discouraged technology firms in fighting data requests from [..]


 
 

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Army of donors stands firm in the face of cuts

The combined financial pressures of the recession, Budget tax increases and Government spending cuts have failed to dampen [..]


 
 

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Study shows under-employment levels

The extent of under-employment in Scotland is revealed in a study published by the Scottish government.


 
 

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iOS password and encryption breaker being sold by Russian security firm

Russian security firm ElcomSoft developed a set of iOS password and encryption breaker tools that it is now selling to [..]


 
 

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Letters: Lords call for action to cap payday loans

We are writing because we are concerned that the government has backtracked on previous commitments to cap the interest [..]


 
 

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Tech giants who seek $80 billion tax holiday face stiff opposition

A group of technology companies, including Google, Microsoft and Apple, have launched a lobbying campaign to convince the [..]


 
 

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NHS watchdog cover-up 'deeply disturbing', says Downing Street

No 10 condemns cover-up but says government has taken 'very clear, strong action' to reform Care Quality CommissionAttempts [..]


 
 

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Panorama care home abuse investigation prompts government review

Social care minister asks regulator to investigate after BBC programme revealed systematic abuse at Winterbrook View unit in [..]


 
 

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Freeport resumes some output at world's No.2 copper mine

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc has restarted some operations at the world's second biggest copper [..]