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New tests for cancer dispense with GPs

GPs could be bypassed by patients seeking hospital tests for cancer, as part of a five-year strategy by NHS England<p>Patients fear they may have cancer will be able to bypass their GP and self-refer for hospital tests under a radical new NHS plan that aims to save 8,000 lives a year.<p>The proposal is …

Cancer Research: Cambridge Scientists Find Way To Stem Cancer Growth

Scientists at Cambridge University in England have found a way to detangle the DNA double helix to prevent four-stranded "quadruple helix" DNA …

Photograph: Unimedia/Barcroft Media<p>Passengers aboard Akademik Shokalskiy were successfully transferred by Chinese helicopter to the ice surface near Australian rescue ship Aurora Australis in …

Monarch highlights Northern Ireland peace process and Scottish referendum, and pays tribute to health workers fighting Ebola<p>In the year that saw divisions over Scottish independence and the 100th anniversary of the first world war Christmas truce, reconciliation was the theme of the Queen’s …

Photos: Christmas in an Ebola ward

Bong County, LIBERIA—It was Christmas Eve in Bong, and as the hot, red sun dipped behind our blue-tarped Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU), staff began suiting up in protective gear. But these suits weren’t the classic yellow or white that we’ve grown so accustomed to. One had been painted red, and two, …

Ebola death toll rises to 7,693: WHO

The previous toll released December 22 stood at 7,518 fatalities out of 19,340 infected in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.<p>Worldwide, the disease has killed at least 7,708, including six in Mali, one in the United States and eight in Nigeria, which was declared Ebola-free in October.<p>Spain and …

Police evict squatters in London who planned to feed homeless on Christmas Day

LONDON — Police officers and bailiffs clashed with a group of squatters in a five-storey Victorian building near Trafalgar Square in central London …

Queen's Christmas message to veterans

The Queen says: 'We owe a great debt of gratitude to past and present servicemen and servicewomen who put their lives in jeopardy to keep us safe'<p>The Queen has delivered a Christmas message acknowledging the "great debt of gratitude" the country owes its armed forces.<p>In a letter to ABF The …

Pakistan to set up military courts for terrorism

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister announced Thursday the country will set up special trial courts under the supervision of military officers …

DC zoo's panda cub spends night in tree after touching 'hot wire'

The National Zoo in Washington is reassuring fans of the panda cub Bao Bao that she’s doing fine after spending the night in a tree.<p>Members of the public can watch a live feed online of the zoo’s pandas. When they saw that Bao Bao was in a tree overnight and still there Wednesday afternoon, they …

Man charged with murder of nine-year-old grandson in Lincoln

The grandfather of a nine-year-old boy has been charged with his murder.<p>The child has been named as Alex James Robinson from Lincoln.<p>Officers had been called to an address in Pennell Street in the city on Tuesday and the boy was taken by ambulance to Lincoln County hospital but was pronounced dead …

Here Comes Nick: Christmas Celebrations Around the World

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Russia again claims Ukraine shot down MH17

A shadowy Russian organisation claiming to be investigating the MH17 crash has claimed that a Ukrainian pilot fired a missile on the day the Malaysia Airlines plane went down, killing 298 people.<p>The group said a witness, who was not named, worked at an airfield in the Ukrainian city of …

A New Zealander Is Facing 4 Years in a Burmese Prison for 'Insulting Buddhism'

A bar manager from New Zealand and two Burmese nationals are spending Christmas Day in Burma’s notorious Insein prison and will go on trial Friday, …

Smartphone Use Makes Your Brain More Sensitive to Touch

Swiping fingers across a smartphone screen can make the brain more sensitive to the touch of the finger tips, a new study suggests.<p>The study, …

CDC Worker Monitored For Possible Ebola Exposure In Lab Error

(Reuters) - A laboratory technician for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been placed under observation for possible exposure …

Woman believed to be the oldest person on Facebook died today

At 114 years old, Anna Stoehr was the oldest person on Facebook—older than the social network even allowed her to be. A year ago, she made headlines …

In 2014 Britain became a nation paralysed by fear

We choose how we want to see the world. Right now, we are choosing to see a world that scares us<p>Stop reading this article. Rise from your chair, go to the nearest window and look outside. What do you see?<p>Actually, wait a second. We’ll come back to that. Let me tell you what I saw when I got up from …

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2014 Was Another Exceptionally Deadly Year For Reporters

Covering the news can come at a horrible price.<p>While the total number of reporters killed was down from last year's figure of 70, the watchdog group found 2014 to be particularly deadly for international journalists and correspondents, whose work often took them to volatile conflict zones.<p>In that …

Pope condemns 'Islamic State' in Christmas Day message

Speaking at midday local time (1100 UTC) from the central balcony of the Vatican Basilica on Thursday, the 78-year-old pontiff addressed the Catholic …

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NASA Sees Your Christmas Lights From Space

Whether it’s a lit nativity scene, illuminated trees or just staying up later for a meal with family and friends, the increase in lighting during the holiday season is so pronounced that NASA can spot it from space.<p>Analysis of data from the NOAA/NASA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi …

Father of pilot captured by IS pleads for release

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group in Syria pleaded for his son's release on Thursday, asking …

Navy Seal who shot Osama bin Laden 'under investigation' for leaking secrets

Robert O'Neill, the Navy Seal who says he killed Al-Qaeda leader dead during 2011 secret raid in Pakistan, could face criminal charges<p>The Navy Seal who revealed himself as the man who shot Osama bin Laden is being investigated by military police for possibly leaking secrets, according to …

Peru evacuates Amazon village after raid by indigenous tribe

Authorities in Peru have sent riverboats to evacuate a remote jungle village after it was raided by an indigenous tribe that has long lived in voluntary isolation in the country’s south-eastern Amazon.<p>Around 200 men armed with bows and arrows raided the remote community of Monte Salvado near the …