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St Andrews University invests £10m in research lab

<b>A new £10m marine lab for research into the effects of climate change on the world's oceans is planned for Fife.</b><p>St Andrews University said the lab would help cement Scotland's reputation as a world leader in oceanic research and species protection.<p>Officials have commissioned designs for a new …

If even Sweden is closing its borders to refugees, this really could be the end for mass immigration

By shutting its doors to the tide of migrants now sweeping across Europe, Sweden proves that there is such a thing as being too nice<p>I know we’re not supposed to make generalisations about entire nations and their people but, if pushed, I’d say the Swedes seem like a pretty nice bunch.<p>They live in a …

Gay Ugandans regret fleeing to Kenya

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Africa

Nepal police shoot dead Indian protester at border

<b>An Indian man has been killed after Nepali police fired on hundreds of protesters blocking a border crossing with India.</b><p>Police were trying to clear the blockade, which has cut supply lines of fuel and other goods, when protesters attacked a police post at Birgunj.<p>Reports say the man was shot in the …

Mexico and Texas hit by deadly storms

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Floods

Stepping Hill nurse Victorino Chua guilty of murdering patients

<b>A nurse has been convicted of murdering two patients and poisoning 20 others at a Greater Manchester hospital.</b><p>Victorino Chua killed Tracey Arden, 44, and Derek Weaver, 83, at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport by injecting insulin into saline bags and ampoules.<p>These were then unwittingly used by …

Greece two weeks from cash crisis - Yanis Varoufakis

<b>Greece's finance minister says his country's financial situation is "terribly urgent" and the crisis could come to a head in a couple of weeks.</b><p>Yanis Varoufakis gave the warning after eurozone finance ministers met in Brussels to discuss the final €7.2bn tranche of Greece's €240bn EU/IMF …

Robot subs beam the oceans to your homes

OpenROV is a simple submarine designed to explore the deep for little cost. In the first in our Future Thinking: Next Generation series, OpenROV founder David Lang explains how his creation may help a new generation get excited about our oceans.<p>Ocean exploration is no longer the preserve of a few …

The teenage scientist revolutionising cancer detection

Pancreatic cancer 's high death rate is partly blamed on the difficulty of early detection. Teenage scientist Jack Andraka has come up with a cheap and simple way to test for it.<p><i>Over the next month, we’re celebrating technology and innovation in a new series called Bright Sparks. As part of the</i> …

Japan maglev train breaks world speed record again

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Japan

Ukraine crisis: Poroshenko confirms rebel weapons moved

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Russia

How does a tidal lagoon power plant work?

Plans to generate electricity from the world's first series of tidal lagoons have been unveiled in the UK.<p>The six lagoons - four in Wales and one each in Somerset and Cumbria - will capture incoming and outgoing tides behind giant sea walls, and use the weight of the water to power turbines.<p>A £1bn …

International Space Station prepares for space tourism

Two astronauts have spent six hours installing new cabling on the outside of the International Space Station.<p>It will allow other spacecraft to dock, including those of private companies who hope one day to take tourists to the station.<p>Lucas de Jong reports.

MPs say yes to three-person babies

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Genetics

Alexander Litvinenko 'killed on third attempt'

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Russia

Crime in England and Wales falls to new record low

<b>Crime has fallen to new record low levels in England and Wales, despite some increases as a result of changes in how police record incidents.</b><p>The official crime survey found there were seven million incidents in the year to September 2014 - down 11% on the previous 12 months.<p>Police recorded crime …

Boko Haram crisis: Group of Cameroon captives freed

<b>At least 24 of up to 80 people taken hostage by Boko Haram militants in Cameroon at the weekend are reported to be free.</b><p>Some escaped from their captors while Cameroon said others were freed "as defence forces pursued the attackers who were heading back to Nigeria".<p>Many of those kidnapped in the …

Deadly mudslides engulf homes in Switzerland and Italy

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Natural Disasters

UK drone carries out first strike in Iraq

<b>The UK carried out its first drone attack on Islamic State militants in Iraq over the weekend, the Ministry of Defence has said.</b><p>An RAF Reaper drone was involved in coalition missions near Baiji, the site of Iraq's largest oil refinery.<p>The MoD said the drone "successfully attacked" militants who …

Boy, 16, winked at fellow student before stabbing teacher Ann Maguire to death as she tried to flee

Will Cornick, 16, chased and stabbed Ann Maguire as she tried to escape then sat down at his desk and told other students: "Good times"<p>A 15-year-old boy winked at fellow students before murdering his teacher Ann Maguire in an attack he had been planning for months, a court has heard.<p>Six foot 2ins …

Homepage

Teenagers in a border town who hope to become patrol agents speak to the BBC as they receive training.<p>The controversial rapper, a rising star who faced domestic violence charges, has been killed aged 20.<p>Puan left an "incredible legacy" of descendants for the critically endangered species, keepers …

Harry Kane

Ukraine crisis: NATO to create 'high-readiness force,' secretary general says

NATO members meeting this week in Wales are expected to create "a very high-readiness force" to deal with Russian aggression in Ukraine and other international conflicts, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday.<p>In a speech on the NATO website, Rasmussen said the fighting force will …

'Russian troops deployed' in Ukraine - Petro Poroshenko

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Russia

Ebola outbreak: Airlines stop flights as US expert warns outbreak will 'worsen'

More airlines continue to cancel flights as the Ebola outbreak spreads and Nigeria closes all schools until October 13<p>The three nations at the centre of the west African Ebola outbreak were left increasingly isolated as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone.<p>Air France has agreed to …

Disease