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'NHS spent £181,000 treating just one illegal immigrant'

Leading cancer specialist claims migrants are putting "unsustainable" strain on NHS<p>A hospital spent £181,000 treating a single illegal immigrant, it was reported on Sunday night.<p>Details of the patient’s bill emerged amid claims that the NHS was failing to collect millions of pounds from foreign …

Mason Timmins: parents of boy who died of meningitis release final images

A couple have released moving pictures of them cradling their son in their arms in his final moments before he died from meningitis.<p>The parents of Mason Timmins, who was seven when he died, hope that by sharing the images they can raise awareness of the dangers posed by the disease. Mason had had …

Public Health

An Aid Worker Is Being Accused Of Owning A Twitter Account That Denies People Are Starving In Syria

The International Organization for Migration has declined to comment on whether the account, and a website that posted doubt that journalist James Foley was actually beheaded by ISIS, are both run by a staffer.

Middle East

Praying mantises watch movies while wearing tiny 3-D glasses

Hollywood might have a whole new target audience for 3-D movies. Scientists have outfitted praying mantises with old-school 3-D glasses and showed them video clips to find out whether these tiny animals can see the world in three dimensions.<p>The results, described in Scientific Reports, show that …

3D

Church must repent for 'treating gays like second-class citizens'

More than 100 senior Anglicans sign letter to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, calling on the Church of England to apologise for treating gay people as 'a problem to be solved'<p>The organisers of a letter signed by more than 100 senior Anglicans, calling on the Church of England to apologise …

LGBTQI

Mo Farah comes unstuck in the mud during Great Edinburgh XCountry run

Mo Farah rarely smiles after a loss. Usually it is too painful. Those close to him say that defeat cuts him deeper than other athletes and that partly explains why he is so successful. But after coming second to the American Garrett Heath at the Great Edinburgh XCountry on Saturday, Farah was …

Running

A wild new Tesla feature lets a car park itself without anyone in the car

But now they're sure to get even more stares, thanks to a head-turning new trick that Tesla cars can perform.<p>A new "Summon" feature allows Telsa cars to park themselves, driving completely autonomously, without anyone in the actual automobile.<p>The Summon feature is part of the new 7.1 software …

Netflix has a hard battle ahead in China

Netflix is at a fork in the road. In a recent interview with Re/code, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings stated the streaming service's fate in China will be similar to that of either Apple or Google.<p>Hastings attributes Netflix's absence in China to the Chinese government's lack of approval of the streaming …

Televisions

Swagway's new Swagtron hoverboard has Bluetooth speakers and apparently won't explode

I hadn't ridden a hoverboard — the increasingly popular self-balancing rideable that definitely doesn't hover — before today. I was pretty sure I wouldn't be able to; I can't skate for the life of me, and have a habit of falling off moving things at CES. But after spending some time with the …

Hoverboards

Stephen Hawking's daughter says stubbornness and laughter have kept her father going

As Professor Stephen Hawking turns 74, his daughter Lucy tells an audience at the BBC Reith Lectures how her 'enormously stubborn' father has always approached life with a sense of humour<p>Professor Stephen Hawking’s daughter has said stubbornness and laughter have kept her father alive, as the …

Toddler loses eye after drone propeller sliced through it

An 18-month-old boy was left blind in one eye when an out-of-control drone hit him in the face<p>An 18-month-old boy lost his left eye when he was hit in the face by an out-of-control drone.<p>Oscar Webb was left blind in one eye when a propeller sliced through his eyeball while he was playing in the …

The second largest diamond ever found was just discovered in a mine in Botswana

Johannesburg (AFP) - A 1,111 carat "high quality diamond" has been discovered at a mine in Botswana, said to be the biggest find in more than a century, according to the mine company.<p>The gem, only second in size to the Cullinan diamond which was unearthered in South Africa in 1905, was mined by …