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Body found in search for missing baby

By Andrew BarrowBRITISH police searching for a missing six-month-old baby boy said last night they had found the body of a young child on waste ground near his home.

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Clinical trials of spinal injury repair drugs planned for humans

By John von RadowitzDRUGS with the potential to help people with spinal injuries regain use of their limbs could soon be tested on human patients.

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Deadly bird flu strain hits Nigeria

By Dulue Mbachu, LagosTHE deadly H5N1 bird flu virus has been detected on a large commercial chicken farm in Nigeria - the first reported outbreak in Africa, the World Organisation for Animal Health said yesterday.

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Teen fears for life after radiation overdose

By Lisette JohnstonA TEENAGER who was given a potentially fatal overdose of radiation, 17 times, spoke yesterday of her anger and fears for the future.

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Violence disrupts Nepalese ballot

By Binaj Gurubacharya, KatmanduA REBEL attack and an army shooting of protesters marred Nepal's first elections in seven years, as few voters turned out yesterday at schools, shrines and temples for municipal balloting seen as a referendum on the king. At least six people were killed.

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Counting begins in Haiti elections

By Stevenson Jacobs, Port-Au-PrinceUN troops mobilised helicopters, trucks and even mules yesterday to recover ballots from remote areas in an arduous vote-counting process as Haitians nervously awaited results of long-delayed presidential and legislative elections.

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Three more die in cartoon protests

By Robert Birsel, KabulMUSLIM protests against cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed claimed three more lives yesterday when Afghan police fired at a crowd trying to storm a US military base.

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Mobs force international observers to flee West Bank

By Nasser Shiyoukhi, Hebron DOZENS of international observers abandoned this volatile West Bank city yesterday after irate crowds smashed windows and threw stones at their headquarters - the most violent Palestinian protest yet against Danish cartoons depicting Islam's revered prophet.

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Iran 'getting help with missiles'

By Louis Charbonneau, BerlinTWO German businessmen, a former Russian military officer and North Korea are among those helping Iran develop missiles the West fears could one day carry nuclear warheads, diplomats and intelligence officials say.

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Spinosaur knocks T-rex off perch

By John von RadowitzTYRANNOSAURUS rex has been knocked off its throne by the biggest predator dinosaur that ever walked the Earth.

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If the kids get you down, you're not alone

By Rachel Williams, New YorkHAVING children makes you miserable and depressed, according to a new American study.

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