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US economy records bumper jobs growth in April

<b>The US economy created 288,000 jobs in April, the strongest monthly job creation since January 2012.</b><p>The largest jobs gain came in professional and business services, which added 75,000 jobs during the month.<p>The unemployment rate fell to 6.3%, according to the latest figures from the US Labor …

Economy

Ukraine reinstates conscription as crisis deepens

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Russia

Luis Suarez: Liverpool striker wins PFA Player of the Year award

<b>Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been named as the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year at an awards ceremony in London on Sunday.</b><p>The Uruguayan, 27, travelled down to the ceremony after the Reds' 2-0 defeat at home to Chelsea earlier in the day.<p>PFA Player of the Year</b> …

Soccer

Russia orders exercises after Ukraine moves on separatists

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Russia

China's economy grows 7.4% in 2014 Q1, better than forecast

<b>China's economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than what many were expecting.</b><p>But it is a slowdown from 7.7% growth in the final quarter of last year.<p>Other data released with the gross domestic product (GDP) figure showed industrial output rising 8.8% in March from one …

Economy

Tamiflu: Millions wasted on flu drug, claims major report

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Public Health

Russian troops 'overrun Crimea's Feodosia naval base'

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Russia

Nato warns of Russian army build-up on Ukraine border

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Russia

Ukraine crisis: US sanctions target Putin's inner circle

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Russia

Ukraine officer 'killed in attack on Crimea base'

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Russia

Japan drags down global music market

<b>A sharp decline in music consumption in Japan caused overall global growth to slow down in 2013, according to figures from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).</b><p>The 16.7% slump in Japanese sales caused world figures to slide by 3.9%.<p>But European music consumers had a …

Cosmic inflation: 'Spectacular' discovery hailed

<b>Scientists say they have extraordinary new evidence to support a Big Bang Theory for the origin of the Universe.</b><p>Researchers believe they have found the signal left in the sky by the super-rapid expansion of space that must have occurred just fractions of a second after everything came into being.<p>It …

Physics

Crimean parliament formally applies to join Russia

<b>Crimea's parliament has formally declared independence from Ukraine and asked to join the Russian Federation.</b><p>It follows Sunday's controversial referendum which officials say overwhelmingly backed leaving Ukraine.<p>The government in Kiev has said it will not recognise the results. The US and EU say …

Russia

Ukraine crisis: EU ponders Russia sanctions over Crimea vote

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Russia

Pistorius bullet-holed toilet door shown to court

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South Africa

US President Obama pledges to 'stand with Ukraine'

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Russia

Ukraine crisis: John Kerry rejects Vladimir Putin talks

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Russia

Ukraine crisis: Thousands demonstrate in rival rallies

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Russia

Kosovo footballers draw with Haiti in Mitrovica debut

<b>Six years after declaring independence, Kosovo's footballers have played their first match at international level, drawing 0-0 with Haiti in a friendly.</b><p>The match, approved by football's world governing body Fifa, took place in the ethnically divided city of Mitrovica.<p>Kosovo is not recognised by …

Kosovo

WHO: Daily sugar intake 'should be halved'

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Diabetes

'Tough' Ukraine talks to continue after Paris summit

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Russia

Oscar Pistorius on trial for Reeva Steenkamp murder

South Africa

Pistorius pleads not guilty at Reeva Steenkamp murder trial

<b>South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has pleaded not guilty at the start of his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.</b><p>Mr Pistorius shot Ms Steenkamp, 29, a model and reality TV star, at his home in Pretoria on 14 February 2013.<p>State prosecutors allege the killing was premeditated, …

South Africa

Oscars: Slave and Gravity share Academy spoils

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Awards

Helvetica: How did one typeface conquer the world?

<b>Mike Parker who helped popularise Helvetica died this week. You won't find a graphic designer who isn't familiar with the typeface (released in 1957 under its original name Neue Haas Grotesk). But Helvetica is one of the most well known typefaces among non-designers, too. Why is that asks graphic</b> …

Typography

The day I enraged Viktor Yanukovych

<b>"Are you saying I am frightened? Do I look frightened - do I look frightened to you?"</b><p>Viktor Yanukovych, the president of Ukraine as he was then, did not look frightened exactly, but he did look very annoyed. A translator whispered his words in my ear. He stared me straight in the eye as he spoke …

Russia

Ukraine accuses Russia of deploying troops in Crimea

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Russia

Medecins Sans Frontieres' shock at Myanmar suspension

<b>The aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres has expressed its shock at the order to cease operations in Myanmar.</b><p>It said it was deeply concerned about the tens of thousands of people it was treating, particularly for HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB.<p>A presidential spokesman alleged to the BBC that Medecins Sans …

Asia

Philip Seymour Hoffman 'killed by toxic mix of drugs'

<b>Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an accidental overdose of a mixture of drugs including heroin, cocaine, amphetamine, and benzodiazepine, officials have said.</b><p>The Oscar winner, 46, was found dead at his home in New York City on 2 February with a syringe in his arm.<p>He had struggled with drug …

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Ukraine unrest: At least 21 protesters dead in clashes

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Russia