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Troubled Betsi health board 'turning a corner'

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Diesel pumps could run dry, says RAC Foundation

<b>Britain's diesel pumps could "run dry" because of a growing dependence on foreign fuel, according to the RAC Foundation.</b><p>The motoring research group said diesel demand had been rising for decades, but UK refineries were struggling to cope.<p>There were 11 million diesel cars on the road last year, …

UK Economy

Road casualties in Wales at all-time low

<b>The number of people killed or hurt on Welsh roads is at its lowest level since records began, with a 40% drop in the last 10 years alone.</b><p>There were almost 16,000 casualties in 1968, compared to just under 13,700 in 2004 and 8,208 in 2014.<p>Road safety charity Brake welcomed the Welsh government …

Welsh Government

Greenfield Valley pond death: Man's drowning accidental

<b>The death of a man at a heritage park pond in Flintshire was accidental, a coroner has found.</b><p>Shaun Stevenson, 28, from Greenfield, drowned after jumping into the pond in Greenfield Valley Heritage Park in Holywell on 20 April.<p>An inquest at Ruthin, Denbighshire, heard he had been out drinking with …

Burning Man to set fire in the Nevada desert - CNN Style

An Australian medical cannabis company just sold its first pot pills

Australian medical cannabis company MMJ PhytoTech Limited has just sold its first marijuana pills. The bad news: They are only available in …

ICC trial of Congolese 'Terminator' warlord to start

The once-feared rebel commander with a flair for pencil moustaches, cowboy hats and fine dining, faces 13 counts of war crimes and five of crimes against humanity. He has pleaded not guilty.<p>Presiding Judge Robert Fremr will open proceedings against Rwandan-born Ntaganda at 0730 GMT at the court's …

Africa

Dozens of Venezuelans shot by police amid crime crackdown

MARACAY, Venezuela (AP) — Workers in the industrial complex had been hiding in bathrooms and closets for hours when the shooting stopped. The last of …

Human Rights

Suspect in Houston-area deputy's death had mental evaluation

HOUSTON (AP) — The man accused of shooting and killing a suburban Houston officer has a history of mental illness and once lived in a homeless …

Mental Disorders

Britain's 50 greatest days out (perfect for the bank holiday)

The Midlands<p><b>1. Alton Towers, Staffordshire</b><p>Among the stomach-churning highlights are Nemesis, Air and Oblivion (a vertical drop of more than 180ft). This year saw the launch of the first “virtual reality” rollercoaster, “Galactica”, where riders use headsets to experience a space adventure.<p><b>Price:</b> on …