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More than 1,000 jail escapees at large

More than 1,000 prisoners who absconded while on licence are still at large, it is revealed in the wake of the 'Skull Cracker' scandal<p>More than 1,000 prisoners who absconded while on licence are still at large, it has been disclosed.<p>They include 125 violent criminals and 35 sex offenders, according …

Ebola Virus in West Africa Is New Strain, Scientists Say

The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain — evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report.<p>"The source of the virus is still not known," but it was not imported from nearby countries, said Dr. …

Syrian regime accused of chlorine gas attacks

The Syrian government has been accused of new attacks on civilians with improvised chlorine gas bombs, in the latest reports of chemical weapons use in the Syrian war.<p>Several videos posted on Youtube on Wednesday, April 16, show what is said to be victims of chlorine gas attacks in the northern …

Hospital infection rates must come down, says watchdog

<b>Doctors and nurses should do more to stop hospital patients developing infections, an NHS watchdog says.</b><p>The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has issued "quality standards" on measures including hand-washing and catheter insertion.<p>About 300,000 patients develop an infection in …

NASA’s putting plants inside special ‘pillows’ to grow veggies in space

NASA and SpaceX are blasting a bunch of lettuce into orbit.<p>As part of the SpaceX-3 resupply mission to the International Space Station, SpaceX’s Dragon craft is carrying a plant growth chamber called Veggie. U.S. astronauts aboard the ISS will conduct NASA’s Veg-01 experiment, which will assess the …

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Families have less time together, teachers warn

<b>Family life is under growing strain as parents have to put work before their children, a survey of teachers finds.</b><p>Teachers warn days of up to 10 hours in school or childcare result in children who do not talk to anyone, fall asleep and lag behind their peers.<p>Most of the more than 1,300 teachers …

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Funeral fit for a Jedi: Little boy’s Star Wars ceremony after losing brain tumour battle

A little boy who lost his battle with an inoperable brain tumour has been given a funeral fit for a Jedi – with a Star Wars-themed ceremony.<p>Jack …

Kobe Bryant with Picasso Inspired NIKE Flyknit Sneakers by Martin Schoeller

Martin Schoeller Shoots Kobe Bryant with Picasso Inspired NIKE Flyknit Sneakers.<p>Photographer Martin Schoeller teamed up with Wieden+Kennedy Portland …